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On September 30, 1950, the Grand Ole Opry was first broadcast by the WSM station in Nashville. WSM-AM has been broadcasting the Opry on radio since 1925.

In 1955, actor James Dean was killed in the collision of his sports car with another automobile in Cholame (shoh-LAM ‘), California. He was 24 years old.

In 1960, “The Flintstones” debuted on ABC.

In 1965, Donovan made his American television debut on “Shindig!”

In 1967, John Lennon and Paul McCartney appeared on “The David Frost Show” to talk about the virtues of transcendental meditation taught by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

In 1982, “Cheers,” starring Ted Danson and Shelly Long, debuted on NBC. It operated until 1993.

In 1984, “Murder, She Wrote,” starring Angela Lansbury, premiered on CBS.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Angie Dickinson is 90 years old. Singer Cissy Houston is 88 years old. Singer Johnny Mathis is 86 years old. Actor Len Cariou (KAYR’-ee-oo) (“Blue Bloods” TV series, “The Four Seasons” movie) is 82 years old. Singer Marilyn McCoo is 78 years old. The Chiffons singer Sylvia Peterson is 75 years old. Actor John Finn (“Cold Case”) is 69 years old. Guitarist John Lombardo (10,000 Maniacs) is 69 years old. Country singer Deborah Allen is 68 years old. Babysitting “) is 67. Jazz singer Patrice Rushen is 67. Actor Barry Williams (” The Brady Bunch “) is 67. Actor Fran Drescher is 64. Country singer Marty Stuart is 63 .Actor Crystal Bernard (“Wings”) is 60. Actor Eric Stoltz is 60. Rapper-producer Marley Marl is 59. Country singer Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry is 58. Singer Trey Anastasio de Phish is 57. Bassist Robby Takac (TAY’-kak) of The Goo Goo Dolls is 57. Actor Monica Bellucci (“The Passion of Christ”, “The Matrix Reloaded”) is 57. Actress Lisa Thornhill (“Veronica Mars”) is 55. Actress Andrea Roth (“Save Me”) is 54. Actress Amy Landecker (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) is 52. Actor Silas Weir Mitchell ( “Grimm”) is 52. Actor Tony Hale (“Veep”, “Arrested Development”) is 51. Actress Jenna Elfman is 50. Actress Ashley Hamilton is 47. Actress Marion Cotillard (koh-tee-YAHR ‘) (“Public Enemies”, La Vie en Ros e “) is 46 years old. Actor Christopher Jackson (“Bull”, Oz “) is 46. Actor Toni Trucks (” SEAL Team “) is 41. Actor Lacey Chabert (chuh-BEHR ‘) (” Mean Girls “,” Party of Five “) is 39 years old. Actor Kieran Culkin is 38 years old. Rapper T-Pain is 37 years old.

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