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Celebrity Birthdays for Sept. 28: Actress Brigitte Bardot is 89. Actor Joel Higgins ("Silver Spoons") is 80. Nick St. Nicholas, bass guitarist with Steppenwolf is 80. Actor Jeffrey Jones is 77. Singer Helen Shapiro is 77.


Today in History for Sept. 28: On this date: In 1066, William the Conqueror and his Norman troops landed in England. In 1791, Jews in France were given full citizenship.


Today in Music History for Sept. 28: In 1928, the Victor Recording Co. organized the first commercial recording session in Nashville.


Celebrity Birthdays for Sept. 27: Actress Kathleen Nolan is 90. Actor Claude Jarman Jr. is 89. Author Barbara Howar is 89. Memphis singer-guitarist-saxophonist Don Nix is 82. Singer-guitarist Randy Bachman of Bachman-Turner Overdrive is 80.


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Today in Music History for Sept. 27: In 1920, Canadian impresario Louis-Honore Bourdon presented Enrico Caruso at the Mount Royal Arena in Montreal.


Today in History for Sept. 26: On this date: In 1751, some 1,000 immigrants from Wurtemberg, Germany, arrived in Halifax, N.S. In 1774, American pioneer environmentalist Jonathan Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, was born.


Celebrity Birthdays for Sept. 26: Actor Jonathan Goldsmith is 85. Country singer David Frizzell is 82. Actor Kent McCord ("Adam 12") is 81. Singer Bryan Ferry is 78. Actress Mary Beth Hurt is 77. Actor James Keane is 71.


Today in Music History for Sept. 26: In 1887, Emile Berliner filed a patent application for the gramophone. This recording device used zinc discs instead of the metal cylinders of Thomas Edison's phonograph, which was patented 10 years earlier.


Today in History for Sept. 25: On this date: In 1493, Christopher Columbus set sail from Cadiz, Spain, with a flotilla of 17 ships on his second voyage to the Western Hemisphere.
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