On This Day August 5
Marilyn Monroe died of a drugs overdose in 1962 – she was just 36.
The Rolling Stones’ ‘Miss You’ hit number one in the US in 1978. It was the band’s eighth and final chart-topping single in the US.
Olivia Newton John got a got star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1981.
In 1984 actor Richard Burton died, he was 58.
British actor Sir Alec Guiness died in 2000 aged 86 – he’s best known as Obi Wan Kenobi from Star Wars.
And in 2015 one marriage ended, while another began – Miss Piggy & Kermit called it quits after 40 years of marriage the same day that Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux tied the knot.
Maureen McCormack from the Brady Bunch is 60 (1956)
Aussie actor John Jarratt is 64 (1951)
And Angry Anderson is 69 (1947)