This Day in Showbiz History… September 5

Actress Raquel Welch (pictured) turns 77 today, while actor Michael Keaton turns 66 and director and screewriter Werner Herzog turns 75. Freddie Mercury of Queen would have turned 71 today. He died of Aids, aged 45, in 1991.

It was on this day in 1992 that rock singer John Mellencamp, then aged 40, married model Elaine Irwin, then 23, in Indiana.

Also married on this day, in 1991, were Saturday Night Fever and Grease star John Travolta and actress Kelly Preston; while actor Steven Seagal and actress Kelly LeBrock tied the knot on this day in 1987.

On this day in 1976, Paloma Blanca by George Baker Selection rose to the top of the South African singles chart, where it stayed put for four weeks. Just saying…