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Today in Entertainment History, September 25, 2012

According to the Associated PRess, these events happened on September 25th:

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  • In 1964, Beatles manager Brian Epstein turned down an offer from a group of U.S. businessmen to buy out his management contract with The Beatles. {}{}
  • In 1965, "The Beatles" cartoon show premiered on ABC. The show featured Beatles songs but not their voices. {}{}
  • In 1973, the Rolling Stones album "Goat's Head Soup" went gold, even though the band admitted it wasn't their favorite album. {}{}
  • In 1974, guitarist Robert Frigg of King Crimson announced the band was breaking up temporarily. {}{}
  • In 1975, singer Jackie Wilson suffered a heart attack while performing in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. He collapsed just as he sang the line "My heart is crying" from "Lonely Teardrops." He emerged from a coma with significant brain damage. {}{}
  • In 1976, Loggins and Messina broke up. {}{}
  • In 1980, drummer John Bonham of Led Zeppelin died from choking on his own vomit after drinking a huge amount of vodka the night before the band's U.S. tour. He was 32.{}
  • In 1990, drummer Dave Grohl joined Nirvana. {} {}{}

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Today's birthdays:

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  • Newswoman Barbara Walters is 83.{}
  • Singer Ian Tyson of Ian and Sylvia is 79.{}
  • Actor Robert Walden ("Lou Grant") is 69.{}
  • Actor Michael Douglas is 68.{}
  • Model Cheryl Tiegs is 65.{}
  • Actress Mimi Kennedy ("Dharma and Greg") is 63.{}
  • Actor Anson Williams ("Happy Days") is 63.{}
  • Actor Mark Hamill is 61.{}
  • Polka band leader Jimmy Sturr is 61.{}
  • Actor Colin Friels is 60.{}
  • Actor Michael Madsen is 54.{}
  • Actress Heather Locklear is 51.{}
  • Actress Aida Turturro ("The Sopranos") is 50.{}
  • Actor Tate Donovan ("The O.C.") is 49.{}
  • Actor Jason Flemyng ("The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen") is 46.{}
  • Actor-singer Will Smith is 44.{}
  • Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones is 43.{}
  • Actress Bridgette Wilson-Sampras ("I Know What You Did Last Summer") is 39.{}
  • Rapper T.I. is 32.{}
  • Actor Lee Norris ("One Tree Hill") is 31.{}
  • Singer Diana Ortiz of Dream is 27.{}
  • Actress Emmy{}Clarke ("Monk") is 21.

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