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  •  On August 31st, 1948, actor Robert Mitchum was arrested during a Hollywood drug raid. The next year, he was found guilty of criminal conspiracy to possess marijuana and was sentenced to 60 days in jail. 
  •  In 1963, Walter Cronkite began as anchor on the "CBS Evening News."
  •  In 1979, INXS (in-ex-ES') played its first gig in Sydney, Australia. 
  •  In 1980, singer Karen Carpenter married real-estate developer Thomas Burris in Beverly Hills, California. 
  •  In 1987, the album "Bad" by Michael Jackson was released in North America. 
  •  In 1988, actress-model Julianne Phillips filed for divorce from singer Bruce Springsteen, citing irreconcilable differences. 
  • On that same day, singer Bob Seger and actress Annette Sinclair filed for divorce. 
  •  In 1989, the Rolling Stones' "Steel Wheels" tour kicked off in Philadelphia. 
  •  In 1991, singer Jan Berry of Jan and Dean married waitress Gertie Filip between concerts in Las Vegas. Dean Torrence was his best man. 
  •  In 1994, R. Kelly married Aaliyah in Rosemont, Illinois. He was 25, but she was 15 -- a year under the state legal age for marriage. The marriage was later annulled. 
  •  In 1995, Elizabeth Taylor and Larry Fortensky, her eighth husband, announced a trial separation.


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