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Today in Entertainment History, September 8, 2012

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According to the Associated Press, these events happened on September 12:

  •  In 1959, "Bonanza" made its TV debut on NBC. 
  • In 1966, "The Monkees" made its debut on NBC. 
  • In 1970, "Josie and the Pussycats" debuted on CBS. 
  • In 1978, "Taxi" made its debut on ABC. 
  • In 1987, Michael Jackson began a tour in Tokyo in support of the album "Bad." 
  • In 1996, Oasis abruptly canceled its U.S. tour two-thirds of the way into it. The band said it was due to "internal differences." 
  • In 1999, singer Graham Nash was injured in a freak boating accident in Hawaii. He broke both his legs. 
  • In 2003, country singer Johnny Cash died of complications from diabetes at a hospital in Nashville. He was 71. 

 Today's Birthdays:

  • Actor Dickie Moore ("Our Gang" films) is 87. 
  • Actor Ian Holm ("Lord of the Rings," ''Chariots of Fire") is 81. 
  • Country singer George Jones is 81. 
  • Actress Linda Gray is 72. 
  • Singer Maria Muldaur is 70. 
  • Actor Joe Pantoliano is 61. 
  • Singer-guitarist Gerry Beckley of America is 60. 
  • Drummer Neil Peart of Rush is 60. 
  • Actor Peter Scolari is 57. 
  • Actress Rachel Ward is 55. 
  • Actress Amy Yasbeck ("Wings," ''Life on a Stick") is 50. 
  • Bassist Norwood Fisher of Fishbone is 47. 
  • Actor Darren E. Burrows ("Northern Exposure") is 46. 
  • Singer Ben Folds (Ben Folds Five) is 46. 
  • Comedian Louis C.K. is 45. 
  • Guitarist Larry LaLonde of Primus is 44. 
  • Actor Paul Walker ("The Fast and the Furious") is 39. 
  • Country singer Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland is 38. 
  • Actor Ben McKenzie ("The O.C.") is 34. 
  • Singer Ruben Studdard is 34. 
  • Singer-actress Jennifer Hudson is 31. 
  • Actress Emmy Rossum ("Phantom of the Opera") is 26.

 

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