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On Sept. 23, 1962, “The Jetsons” premiered on ABC. It was the first program to be carried by the network in color.
In 1968, Lucille Ball returned to TV in “Here’s Lucy” on CBS.
In 1969, the “Paul is Dead” rumor began with a story in the Illinois University newspaper with the headline, “Clues Hint at Beatle Death.”
In 1974, Robbie McIntosh, drummer with the Average White Band, died of a heroin overdose in Los Angeles. He had ingested the drug at a party, thinking it was cocaine.
In 1996, actor Jim Carrey married actress Lauren Holly. She later filed for divorce.
In 1998, actress Mary Frann, who played Bob Newhart’s wife on “Newhart,” died of apparent heart failure at her home in Beverly Hills, Calif. She was 55.
Also in 1998, White Zombie announced its breakup.
In 2010, singer Katy Perry was cut from an episode of “Sesame Street” because the producers thought her dress was too low-cut.