This Day in Showbiz History.. January 2


Jerry Maguire Oscar-winner Cuba Gooding jnr (pictured) turns 55 today, actress Tia Carrere turns 56, actress Kate Bosworth turns 40 and actor Taye Diggs, who featured in the movie Chicago and the Broadway musicals Rent and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, turns 52.

On this day in 1941, The Andrews Sisters recorded the classic Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy…  and on this day in 2011, English stage and screen actor Pete Portlethwaite, seen in In the Name of the Father, Brassed Off and The Usual Suspects, died of cancer, at the age of 64.

On this day in 1952, the musical Pal Joey made its Broadway debut, while on this day in 1983 , the musical Annie closed on Broadway after a reported 2 377 performances.

On this day in 1970, South Africa’s Springbok Radio chart was topped by The Hollies classic, He Ain’t Heavy… He’s My Brother, which enjoyed just one week at No 1. Just saying…