Today in Entertainment History – Sept. 24

American author, artist and publisher Theodor Seuss Geisel, known as Dr. Seuss, speaks in Dallas, Texas, on April 3, 1987. (AP Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — On September 24th, 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. Seuss, 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: Singer Sonny Turner of The Platters is 76. Singer Barbara Allbut of The Angels is 75. Singer Phyliss “Jiggs” Allbut of The Angels is 73. Singer Gerry Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers is 73. News anchor Lou Dobbs is 70. Actor Gordon Clapp (“NYPD Blue”) is 67. Actor Kevin Sorbo (“Hercules: Legendary Journeys”) is 57. Singer Cedric Dent of Take 6 is 53. Actress-writer Nia Vardalos (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding”) is 53. Drummer Shawn Crahan of Slipknot is 46. Drummer Marty Mitchell (Ricochet) is 46. Singer-guitarist Marty Cintron of No Mercy is 44. Guitarist Juan DeVevo of Casting Crowns is 40. Actor Kyle Sullivan (“Malcolm in the Middle”) is 27.

Comments are closed.