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Remember when? This week in entertainment history

Remember when? This week in entertainment history

"The Beverly Hillbillies" premiered in 1962 on CBS and became a hit series for the network. Photo: Associated Press

A look back on milestones and memorable moments in the entertainment industry that happened the week of September 23.

September 23
1962: “The Jetsons” premiered on ABC and was the first program to be carried by the network in color.
1998: The band White Zombie announced its breakup.

September 24
1958: “The Donna Reed Show” debuted on ABC.
1968: “60 Minutes” made its debut on CBS, with reporters Harry Reasoner and Mike Wallace.
1991: Theodor Geisel, better known as children’s author Dr. Suess, died at the age of 87.

September 25
1980: Drummer John Bonham of Led Zeppelin died at age 32, the night before the band’s U.S. tour.
1990: Drummer Dave Grohl joined Nirvana.

September 26
1962: “The Beverly Hillbillies” premiered on CBS.
1969: The Beatles’ last studio album, “Abbey Road,” was released in the U.K.
1990: The Motion Picture Association of America announced the creation of the NC-17 rating, replacing the X rating for films with mature subject matter.

September 27
1954: “The Tonight Show” made its debut on NBC with host Steve Allen.
1986: Bassist Cliff Burton of Metallica was killed at the age of 24 when the band’s tour bus skidded off an icy road in Sweden.
1998: Phil Hartman’s voice was featured for the last time on “The Simpsons” as Troy McClure. Hartman was killed by his wife in a murder-suicide the previous May.

September 28
1968: Janis Joplin’s manager announced Joplin would leave the band Big Brother and the Holding Company.
1991: Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis died at the age of 65.
1991: Garth Brooks became the first country artist to have an album debut at No. 1 on the album charts, with “Ropin’ the Wind.”

September 29
1985: “MacGyver” made its debut on ABC.
1989: Zsa Zsa Gabor was convicted of slapping a police officer during a stop in Beverly Hills.
Celebrities celebrating their birthdays this week included: Musician Bruce Springsteen (64); rapper/producer Jermaine Dupri (41); news anchor Lou Dobbs (68); newswoman Barbara Walters (84); model Cheryl Tiegs (66); actor Mark Hamill (62); singer Jerry Lee Lewis (78); TV personality Bryant Gumbel (65); singer Olivia Newton-John (65); Actress Linda Hamilton (57); actor Wilford Brimley(79); singer-actor Meat Loaf (66) and rapper Lil’ Wayne (31).

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