ON THIS DAY IN 2023:
It was on this day in 2009 that Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie (then aged 33) married actor Josh Duhamel (then 36) at Church Estate Vineyards in Malibu, California.
Sticking with music, today marks the birthdays of Rod Stewart (pictured) who turns 78. Donald Fagen of Steely Dan turns 75 today and Pat Benatar turns 70. David Bowie died on this day in 2016, aged 69.
At the 80th Golden Globes Awards, held on this day in 2023, Steven Spielberg took the award for best film drama, for The Fabelmans, while The Banshees of Inisheren took the award for best musical/comedy. Eddie Murphy took the Cecile B De Mille Award for his lifetime contribution to film, while the Best Actress award went to Cate Blanchett for Tar and Austin Butler took the Best Actor award for Elvis.
On this day in 1952, the Cecil B DeMille movie, The Greatest Show on Earth, premiered in New York before it went on to take the 1953 Oscar for best picture. It starred James Stewart and Charlton Heston.
On this day in 1973, Little Jimmy Osmond was crowning the British singles chart with Long Haired Lover From Liverpool, a song that spent five weeks at No 1, having becoming the country’s Christmas No 1. Just saying…