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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.

Today’s Birthdays:

Maureen McCormack from the Brady Bunch is 60 (1956)

Aussie actor John Jarratt is 64 (1951)  

And Angry Anderson is 69 (1947) 

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