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Today in Entertainment History, September 24, 2012

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According to the Associated Press, these events happened on September 24th:

  • In 1958, "The Donna Reed Show" made its debut on ABC. 
  • In 1964, "The Bullwinkle Show" premiered on NBC. 
  • In 1968, "60 Minutes" made its debut on CBS, with reporters Harry Reasoner and Mike Wallace. 
  • In 1977, "The Love Boat" premiered on ABC. 
  • In 1988, singer James Brown was arrested after a high-speed chase through Georgia and South Carolina. He eventually was sentenced to six years in jail. 
  • In 1991, Theodore Geisel, better known as children's author Dr. Suess, died at the age of 87. 
  • In 1993, actress Shannon Doherty married actor Ashley Hamilton. They have since split up. 
  • In 1995, one person piloting a personal watercraft was killed after colliding with a boat with Gloria Estefan and her husband on board. The Estefans weren't hurt and were not found to be at fault. 
  • In 2005, actor Ashton Kutcher married actress Demi Moore in Beverly Hills, California. 

Today's birthdays:

  • Actress Sheila MacRae is 88. 
  • Singer Sonny Turner of The Platters is 73. 
  • Singer Barbara Allbut of The Angels is 72. 
  • Singer Phyliss "Jiggs" Allbut of The Angels is 70. 
  • Singer Gerry Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers is 70. 
  • News anchor Lou Dobbs is 67. 
  • Actor Gordon Clapp ("NYPD Blue") is 64. 
  • Actor Kevin Sorbo ("Hercules: Legendary Journeys") is 54. 
  • Singer Cedric Dent of Take 6 is 50. 
  • Actress-writer Nia Vardalos ("My Big Fat Greek Wedding") is 50. 
  • Drummer Marty Mitchell (Ricochet) is 43. 
  • Singer-guitarist Marty Cintron of No Mercy is 41. 
  • Guitarist Juan DeVevo of Casting Crowns is 37. 
  • Actor Kyle Sullivan ("Malcolm in the Middle") is 24.


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