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).

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

The first word of the new ‘Star Wars’ movie is …


Director J.J. reveals the first word spoken in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which hits theaters next month.

in Entertainment

Jennifer Lawrence named entertainer of the year


The star is one of the biggest and bankable actresses in Hollywood and has featured in a number of blockbusters including the "X-Men" franchise and "The Hunger Games" films.

in Music

Sam Hunt wants to open up country music


Sam Hunt's advice for people who hate country music: give it another try.

in Entertainment

‘Rocky’ successor ‘Creed’ highlights Philadelphia’s revival


Adonis Johnson, the son of Balboa rival-turned-mentor Apollo Creed, leaves behind a life of privilege to walk in the footsteps of a father he never knew.

in Entertainment, Sports

FanDuel NFL entries have fallen sharply after New York shutdown


Entries at daily fantasy sports site FanDuel's NFL contests have fallen sharply since New York's attorney general declared the games to be illegal gambling in the state and the company stopped taking money from New Yorkers.