This Day in Showbiz History… September 9


Canadian crooner Michael Buble (pictured) turns 48 today, while comic actor Adam Sandler turns 58 and Indian actor Akshay Kumar turns 56.

Actor Hugh Grant turns 63, Rachel Hunter turns 54, The Greatest Showman star Michelle Williams turns 43 and Dave Stewart, formerly of hit duo Eurythmics, turns 71 today.

On this day in 2022, the Robbie Williams album, XXV, a compilation of refreshed hits, became his 14th number-one album on the UK Albums Chart, surpassing Elvis Presley as the solo act with the most UK number-one albums. The album also topped the charts in Ireland, Scotland and Netherlands, while also reaching the top five in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland.

On this day in 2015, actor Ryan Reynolds, then 35, tied the knot with Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively, then 25, in South Carolina. Also, this day in 1979, marked the wedding of Yusef Islam (Cat Stevens) to Fouzia Ali.

Elvis Presley appeared on TV’s Ed Sullivan Show for the first time on this day in 1956, while on this day in 1971, John Lennon and Yoko Ono appeared on The Dick Cavett Show in the US.

The Soft Cell hit, Tainted Love, was topping the UK singles chart on this day in 1981, staying put for two consecutive weeks. It also made the top 5 there in 1991. Just saying…