Today in Entertainment History, September 24, 2012

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.