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According to the Associated Press, these events all happened on the fifth of September:
  • In 1969, bluesman Josh White died at a Long Island hospital following heart surgery. Among his work were the songs "I Believe I'll Make A Change" and "Jim Crow Train." 
  •  In 1987, "American Bandstand" was canceled after 30 years on TV. 
  •  In 1990, guitar great B.B. King got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 
  •  In 1991, R.E.M. won six MTV video music awards, including video of the year for "Losing My Religion." 
  •  Also in 1991, actor John Travolta and model Kelly Preston got married. 
  •  In 1992, John Mellencamp and model Elaine Irwin got married at a cabin near Seymour, Indiana, where Mellencamp grew up. They had met during the filming of the video for the song "Get A Leg Up." She also appeared on the cover of his album "Whenever We Wanted." They divorced in 2011. 
  •  In 1993, former Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers. 
  •  In 2006, Katie Couric debuted as anchor of the CBS Evening News. Her first newscast ended with photos of the baby of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, who had eluded paparazzi for months. 
Today's Birthdays include:
  • Comedian-actor Bob Newhart is 83. 
  • Actor George Lazenby is 73. 
  • Actress Raquel Welch is 72. 
  • Singer Al Stewart is 67. 
  • Singer Loudon Wainwright the Third is 66. 
  • Cartoonist Cathy Guisewite ("Cathy") is 62. 
  • Actor Michael Keaton is 61. 
  • Drummer Jamie Oldaker of The Tractors is 61. 
  • Actress Debbie Turner-Larson (Marta from "The Sound of Music") is 56. 
  • Singer Terry Ellis of En Vogue is 49. 
  • Drummer Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine (and of Audioslave) is 44. 
  • TV personality-musician Dweezil Zappa is 43. 
  • Actress Rose McGowan is 39. 
  • Actor Andrew Ducote ("Dave's World") is 26. 
  • Actress Kat Graham ("The Vampire Diaries") is 26. 
  • Actor Skandar Keynes ("The Chronicles of Narnia") is 21.

 

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