This Day in Showbiz History… January 30

batmanChristian Bale (pictured) turns 43 today while actress Vanessa Redgrave turns 80, singer Phil Collins turns 66 and actor-rapper Kid Cudi turns 33.

Turning 87 today is Gene Hackman,who received five Oscar nominations, winning two – for best actor (The French Connection) and best supporting actor (Unforgiven).

It was on this day in 1931 that the Charlie Chaplin classic, City Lights, premiered in Los Angeles, and on this day in 1933 that the Lone Ranger began a 21-year run on America’s ABC Radio.

This day in 1956 saw Elvis Presley record his hit Blue Suede Shoes, while The Beatles performed their last live gig on this day in 1969 – on the roof of London’s Apple Corp headquarters.

On this day in 1987, the Bangles hit, Walk Like an Egbyptian, was topping the Springbok Radio Top 20. It remained at No 1 for four weeks. – Just saying…