Not only was it the first full day of the World Cup but also there were big events in golf (Arnold Palmer's final round in the US Open), baseball (Ken Griffey Jr tying Babe Ruth's record of most home runs in a season and other stuff I've patently just copied off Wikipedia.
But much more interesting that any of those was the breaking news cutting into many of those events' broadcasts showing former American Footballist and Bloke Off The Naked Gun Fillums, O.J. Simpson in what appeared to be possibly the slowest car chase ever recorded anywhere. The event quickly became legendary and was ruthlessly parodied by the likes of Seinfeld, Saturday Night Live and South Park (with the infamous "Chewbacca defense". ) Little did anyone know this was the start of the biggest media circuses the 20th century had ever seen.
Cut to over 20 years later and Simpson is in jail...but not for that. And just as people are starting to forget the details, along comes the mini-series "The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story" in which the alarmingly recent events are fully re-enacted by an all star cast, including Cuba Gooding Jnr as O.J. and John Travolta as...Craig T Nelson? No, wait, Robbie Rotten off Lazytown! The Spitting Image puppet of Boris Yeltsin??
Here are some other famous people playing other famous people in dramatic re-enactments. Who are they and who are they meant to be?
1. Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher (The Iron Lady), 2. Sheridan Smith as Cilla Black (Cilla), 3. David Walliams as Frankie Howerd (Rather You Than Me), 4. Daniel Day Lewis as Abraham Lincoln (Lincoln), 5. Madonna as Eva Peron (Evita), 6. Gary Oldman as Lee Harvey Oswald (JFK)
7. Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe (My Week With Marilyn), 8. Robert De Niro as Jake LaMotta (Raging Bull), 9. Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela (Invictus), 10. Naomi Watts as Diana Spencer (Diana), 11. Robert Downey Jnr as Charlie Chaplin (Chaplin), 12. Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan (I'm Not There)
13. Michael Sheen as David Frost, 14. Michael Sheen as Kenneth Williams, 15. Michael Sheen as Tony Blair, 16. Michael Sheen as Brian Clough
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