This Day in Showbiz History… September 20


Actress Sophia Loren (pictured) turns 88 today, while former American Idol winner Phillip Phillips turns 32.

The Archies hit, Sugar Sugar, reached No 1 on this day in 1969 and Micky Dolenz, former lead singer with The Monkees, married Donna Quinter on this day in 2002, in California.

On this day in 2003, Will & Grace star Megan Mullally, then 44, married actor Nick Offerman, 12 years her junior, in Los Angeles. The award-winning This is Us premiered on US television on this day in 2016, while both Who’s the Boss? and The Crosby Show made their debut in the US on this day in 1984. The big-screen Downton Abbey premiered on this day in 2019.

Wild Horses by Gino Vannelli topped the South African singles chart on this day in 1987, spending a week at No 1. Just saying…