Today in Entertainment History, September 11, 2012

According to the Associated Press, these events happened on September 11 through the years.

  • {}In 1962, The Beatles held their first recording session in London for EMI's Parlophone label. They recorded "Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You."{}
  • In 1964, George Harrison formed a music publishing company called Harrissongs.{}
  • In 1967, "The Carol Burnett Show" made its debut on CBS. It ran until 1978.{}
  • {}In 1969, a two-record set of Bob Dylan songs called "Great White Wonder" appeared in Los Angeles record stores. It's believed to be the first bootleg record album.{}
  • In 1971, "The Jackson Five" animated TV series debuted on ABC. The show used the voices of the five brothers: Michael, Marlon, Jackie, Tito and Jermaine.{}
  • In 1974, "Little House on the Prairie" made its TV debut.{}
  • In 1984, Barbra Mandrell and her two children were seriously injured in a car crash in Tennessee. The driver of the other car was killed.{}
  • In 1987, reggae star Peter Tosh was shot to death in his home in Jamaica. Police say Tosh was shot in the head after he refused to turn over money to three robbers.{}
  • Also in 1987, CBS news anchor Dan Rather walked off the set of the "CBS Evening News" because a tennis tournament ran long. The network went black for six minutes when the tournament ended and Rather was nowhere to be found.{}
  • In 1990, George Michael's second solo album, "Listen Without Prejudice," was released.{}
  • In 1992, Rick James pleaded innocent to charges he sexually assaulted and tortured a woman in his California home.{}
  • In 1995, singer Michael Hutchence of INXS pleaded guilty to hitting a photographer and was fined $600. The photographer was taking Hutchence's picture outside a hotel where Hutchence had spent the night with the estranged wife of singer Bob Geldof.{}
  • In 2001, the Latin Grammys were canceled and most entertainment events were called off in the wake of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.{}
  • In 2003, actor John Ritter died in Los Angeles of a heart problem he never knew he had. He was 54.{}
  • In 2008, singer Kanye West was arrested after he got into a fight with a photographer at an airport in Los Angeles.{}


Today's Birthdays include:

  • Actor Earl Holliman is 84.{}
  • Comedian Tom Dreesen is 73.{}
  • Movie director Brian De Palma is 72.{}
  • Singer Jack Ely of The Kingsmen is 69.{}
  • Drummer Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead is 69.{}
  • Guitarist Leo Kottke is 67.{}
  • Actress Amy Madigan is 62.{}
  • Guitarist Tommy Shaw of Styx is 59.{}
  • Sports reporter Lesley Visser is 59.{}
  • Songwriter Diane Warren is 56.{}
  • Drummer Jon Moss of Culture Club is 55.{}
  • Actress Roxann Dawson ("Star Trek: Voyager") is 54.{}
  • Actor Scott Patterson ("Gilmore Girls") is 54.{}
  • Actress Virginia Madsen ("Sideways," ''American Dreams") is 51.{}
  • Actress Kristy McNichol is 50.{}
  • Musician Moby is 47.{}
  • Singer Harry Connick Junior is 45.{}
  • Actress Taraji P. Henson ("The Curious Case of Benjamin Button") is 42.{}
  • Actress Laura Wright ("Guiding Light") is 42.{}
  • Guitarist Jeremy Popoff of Lit is 41.{}
  • Singer Brad Fischetti of LFO is 37.{}
  • Rapper Mr. Black is 35.{}
  • Guitarist Jon Buckland of Coldplay is 35.{}
  • Rapper Ludacris is 35.{}
  • Singer Ben Lee is 34.{}
  • Actor Ryan Slattery is 34.{}
  • Actor Tyler Hoechlin is 25.{}
  • Singer Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum is 31.