Entertainment History For September 22nd

8:29 PM, Sep 22, 2012   |    comments
  • Share
  • Print
  • - A A A +

On Sept. 22, 1957, "Maverick" starring James Garner, premiered on ABC.

In 1964, the musical "Fiddler on the Roof" opened on Broadway.

Also in 1964, "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." made its debut on NBC. U.N.C.L.E. stood for United Network Command for Law and Enforcement.

In 1965, singer Roger Daltry of The Who nearly got thrown out of the band for punching out drummer Keith Moon on the opening date of their Scandinavian tour in Copenhagen.

In 1982, the sitcom "Family Ties" premiered on NBC.

In 1983, the Everly Brothers performed together for the first time in 10 years.

In 1985, the first Farm Aid was held in Champaign, Ill., featuring John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson and Neil Young.

In 1989, songwriter Irving Berlin died in New York City at age 101. During his lengthy career, he wrote many classics, including "God Bless America" and "White Christmas."

In 1996, actress Dorothy Lamour died at her home outside Los Angeles. She was 81. The cause of death wasn't revealed.

In 1999, actor George C. Scott died of an aortic aneurysm at his home outside Los Angeles. He was 71.

Also in 1999, singer Diana Ross was arrested and subjected to a full body search while trying to board a plane in London's Heathrow Airport. A security guard had accused her of assault, but no charges were filed.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Paul Le Mat ("American Graffiti") is 66. Singer David Coverdale (Whitesnake, Deep Purple) is 61. Actress Shari Belafonte is 58. Singer Debby Boone is 56. Country singer June Forester of The Forester Sisters is 56. Singer Nick Cave is 55. Singer Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde is 55. Singer Joan Jett is 54. Opera singer Andrea Bocelli (ahn-DRAY'-uh boh-CHEL'-ee) is 54. Actress Catherine Oxenberg is 51. Actor Scott Baio is 51. Actor Rob Stone ("Mr. Belvedere") is 50. Bassist-guitarist Dave Hernandez (The Shins) is 42. Singer Big Rube of Society of Soul is 41. Actor Tom Felton ("Harry Potter" films) is 25.










Most Watched Videos