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 On September 12th, 1931, country singer George Jones was born in Saratoga, Texas.

   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 Ian Holm ("Lord of the Rings," `'Chariots of Fire") is 84. Actress Linda Gray is 75. Singer Maria Muldaur is 73. Actor Joe Pantoliano is 64.

Singer-guitarist Gerry Beckley of America is 63. Original MTV VJ Nina Blackwood is 63. Drummer Neil Peart of Rush is 63. Actor Peter Scolari is 60. Actress Rachel Ward is 58.

Actress Amy Yasbeck ("Wings," `'Life on a Stick") is 53.

Bassist Norwood Fisher of Fishbone is 50. Actor Darren E. Burrows ("Northern Exposure") is 49. Singer Ben Folds (Ben Folds Five) is 49.

Comedian Louis (LOO'-ee) C.K. is 48. Guitarist Larry LaLonde of Primus is 47. Actor Will Chase ("Nashville") is 45. Country singer Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland is 41.

Rapper 2 Chainz is 38. Actor Ben McKenzie ("The O.C.") is 37.

Singer Ruben Studdard is 37. Singer-actress Jennifer Hudson is 34. Actress Alfie Allen ("Game of Thrones") is 29. Actress Emmy Rossum ("Phantom of the Opera") is 29.

Country singer Kelsea Ballerini is 22. Actor Colin Ford ("Under the Dome") is 19.

(This is according to the Associated Press...)

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