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September 23, 2014 07:10 GMT

On September 23rd, 1962, "The Jetsons" premiered on ABC. It was the first program to be carried by the network in color.

In 1968, Lucille Ball returned to TV in "Here's Lucy" on CBS.

In 1969, the "Paul is Dead" rumor began with a story in the Illinois University newspaper with the headline, "Clues Hint At Beatle Death."

In 1974, Robbie McIntosh, drummer with the Average White Band, died of a heroin overdose in Los Angeles. He had ingested the drug at a party, thinking it was cocaine.

In 1996, actor Jim Carrey married actress Lauren Holly. She later filed for divorce.

In 1998, actress Mary Frann died of apparent heart failure at her home in Beverly Hills, California. She was 55. She's probably best known for play Bob Newhart's wife on "Newhart."

Also in 1998, White Zombie announced its breakup.

In 2010, singer Katy Perry was cut from an episode of "Sesame Street" because the producers thought her dress was too low-cut.

Today's Birthdays: Singer Julio Iglesias is 71. Actor Paul Petersen ("The Donna Reed Show") is 69. Actress-singer Mary Kay Place is 67. Singer Bruce Springsteen is 65. Drummer Leon Taylor of The Ventures is 59. Actor Jason Alexander ("Seinfeld") is 55. Actress Elizabeth Pena is 55. Actor Chi McBride ("Pushing Daisies," "Boston Public") is 53. Steel guitarist Don Herron of BR549 is 52. Singer Ani (AH'-nee) DiFranco is 44. Singer Sarah Bettens of K's Choice is 42. Rapper-producer-record head Jermaine Dupri is 42. Actor Anthony Mackie ("Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter") is 36. Singer Erik-Michael Estrada of O-Town is 35. Actress Aubrey Dollar is 34.

 
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