This Day in Showbiz History… September 26


Singer-actress Olivia Newton John (pictured), who died of cancer in August 2022, would have turned 74 today, while actress Linda Hamilton turns 66 and singer Bryan Ferry turns 771. Singer Christina Milian turns 41.

Paul Newman died on this day, aged 83, in 2008. French singer and actor Tina Rossi died on this day in 1983. He was 76.

It was on this day in 1999 that singer-actress Vanessa Williams, then aged 36, tied the knot with Los Angeles Laker’s basketball player Rick Fox, six years her junior, in New York.

Sailing by Rod Stewart was topping the UK singles chart on this day in 1975, where it remained for four weeks. It was his third No 1 hit. Just saying…