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(Following Advance for Use Sunday, Sept. 16)

Source : AP
Last Updated: Mon, Sep 10, 2012 15:18 hrs

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! ENTERTAINMENT HISTORY !

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On Sept. 16, 1963, the science-fiction anthology series "The Outer Limits" premiered on ABC.

In 1964, the rock and roll TV show "Shindig" premiered on ABC. The show was considered a cut above its competitors at the time because the acts performed on stage, rather than just lip-synched. The first show featured Bobby Sherman, the Everly Brothers, the Righteous Brothers and Sam Cooke.

In 1968, the final episode of "The Andy Griffith Show" aired.

In 1970, a poll in Britain's "Melody Maker" magazine found that Led Zeppelin was the most popular band. It was the first time in eight years that The Beatles had not topped the list.

In 1972, "The Bob Newhart Show" debuted on CBS.

In 1977, Marc Bolan, leader of the band T. Rex, died in a car crash near London. His girlfriend was at the wheel.

In 1978, the Grateful Dead performed a concert before the pyramids of Egypt.

In 1979, "Rapper's Delight" by the Sugarhill Gang was released. It's considered to be the first rap record.

In 1991, country singer Willie Nelson married makeup artist Ann-Marie D'Angelo. They met on the set of Nelson's 1986 movie "Red Headed Stranger."

In 1992, Barbra Streisand sang in public for the first time in six years at a fundraiser in Beverly Hills for Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton.

In 1995, TV viewers voted to keep the swimsuit competition in the Miss America pageant.

In 1998, members of Mott the Hoople reunited for a concert in London, their first concert in 24 years.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Lauren Bacall is 88. Blues singer B.B. King is 87. Singer Betty Kelly of Martha and the Vandellas is 68. Drummer Kenney Jones (Small Faces, Faces, The Who) is 64. Actress Susan Ruttan ("L.A. Law") is 64. Actor Ed Begley Junior is 63. Singer David Bellamy of the Bellamy Brothers is 62. Jazz guitarist Earl Klugh is 59. Actor Christopher Rich ("Reba," ''Murphy Brown") is 59. TV weatherman Mark McEwen is 58. Singer Frank Reed of The Chi-Lites is 58. Illusionist David Copperfield is 56. Actor Mickey Rourke is 56. Country singer Terry McBride is 54. Actress Jennifer Tilly is 54. Actress Jayne Brook ("Chicago Hope") is 52. Singer Richard Marx is 49. Comedian Molly Shannon ("Saturday Night Live") is 48. Singer Marc Anthony is 44. Comedian Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation," ''Saturday Night Live") is 41. Singer Musiq is 35. Actress Alexis Bledel (bleh-DEL') ("Gilmore Girls") is 31. Actress Sabrina Bryan ("The Cheetah Girls") is 28. Actress Madeline Zima ("The Nanny") is 27. Actress Kyla Pratt ("Fat Albert," ''Dr. Doolittle") is 26. Singer Teddy Geiger is 24. Musician Nick Jonas of The Jonas Brothers is 20.

(Above for release Sunday, Sept. 16)

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