This Day in Showbiz History… September 30


Actor and heart-throb James Dean (pictured) died on this day in 1955, aged 24.

Maddie Ziegler, star of TV’s Dance Moms, turns 18 today while singer Johnny Mathis turns 85 and actress Jenna Elfman turns 49. Actor Eric Stoltz turns 59 today and Oscar-winner Marion Cottilard turns 45. US-born and South African-based singer-actor Joseph Clark also celebrates his birthday today.

It was on this day in 1978 that a 29-year-old Meryl Streep married sculptor Don Gummer, two years her senior, in Connecticut.

It was on this day in 1977 that the Peter McCann hit, Do You Wanna Make Love?, rose to top the South African singles chart, staying on top for four weeks. Just saying…