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      Today in Entertainment History, September 8, 2012

      According to the Associated Press, these events happened on September 12:

      • {}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 Dickie Moore ("Our Gang" films) is 87.{}
      • Actor Ian Holm ("Lord of the Rings," ''Chariots of Fire") is 81.{}
      • Country singer George Jones is 81.{}
      • Actress Linda Gray is 72.{}
      • Singer Maria Muldaur is 70.{}
      • Actor Joe Pantoliano is 61.{}
      • Singer-guitarist Gerry Beckley of America is 60.{}
      • Drummer Neil Peart of Rush is 60.{}
      • Actor Peter Scolari is 57.{}
      • Actress Rachel Ward is 55.{}
      • Actress Amy Yasbeck ("Wings," ''Life on a Stick") is 50.{}
      • Bassist Norwood Fisher of Fishbone is 47.{}
      • Actor Darren E. Burrows ("Northern Exposure") is 46.{}
      • Singer Ben Folds (Ben Folds Five) is 46.{}
      • Comedian Louis C.K. is 45.{}
      • Guitarist Larry LaLonde of Primus is 44.{}
      • Actor Paul Walker ("The Fast and the Furious") is 39.{}
      • Country singer Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland is 38.{}
      • Actor Ben McKenzie ("The O.C.") is 34.{}
      • Singer Ruben Studdard is 34.{}
      • Singer-actress Jennifer Hudson is 31.{}
      • Actress Emmy Rossum ("Phantom of the Opera") is 26.

      {}

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