This Day in Showbiz History… September 24

Film director Brad Bird turns 60 today, while movie director Pedro Almodavar turns 68 and actress Nia Vardalos (pictured), of My Big Fat Greek Wedding fame, turns 55. Curt Smith, bassist with Tears For Fears, turns 56 today.

It was on this day in 1968, reports Playbill, that New York’s Julliard opened its four-year programme of the drama division, the first students including Kevin Kline and Patti LuPone, and subsequent students including Christoper Reeve, William Hurt and Kevin Spacey.

It was on this day in 1987 that legendary choreographer Bob Fosse died while walking down a Washington street with his wife Gwen Verdon. He was 60.

Dreadlock Holiday by 10CC was crowning the UK singles chart on this day in 1978, and remained at No 1 for one week. Just saying…