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Friday, 31 October 1952

hanksr Hank Williams checks into a Shreveport hospital with acute intoxication RolandNote

Sunday, 31 October 1999

johnny-cash-08 Johnny Cash is discharged from Baptist Hospital in Nashville, following two weeks of treatment for pneumonia RolandNote

Wednesday, 31 October 2001

hank jr In response to terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Hank Williams Jr. records a new version of his hit "A Country Boy Can Survive" with new lyrics and a new title, "America Will Survive" RolandNote

Thursday, 31 October 2002

haggard Merle Haggard performs at the Warriors Theater in Fresno, California. It marks his first concert in some five weeks, after undergoing back and foot surgery RolandNote

Tuesday, 31 October 2006

george-jones sm Four days after having surgery on his broken right wrist, George Jones appears at New York's prestigious Carnegie Hall, forced to perform without the use of his customary guitar. Kris Kristofferson opens RolandNote

Wednesday, 31 October 2007

hank thompson Hank Thompson is released from the hospital after being diagnosed with lung cancer RolandNote

Friday, 31 October 2008

mindy-mccready Mindy McCready is released from the Williamson County jail in Tennessee after serving 30 days of a 90-day sentence for a probation violation RolandNote

Monday, 31 October 2011

liz anderson Songwriter Liz Anderson dies at Nashville's St. Thomas Hospital. The mother of Lynn Anderson, she wrote Merle Haggard's "The Fugitive," among others, and had her own hit with "Mama Spank" RolandNote

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

george-jones sm George Jones cancels a performance at the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen, Minnesota, as he battles an upper-respiratory infection. The show was a makeup date for a concert in the spring that was postponed due to illiness RolandNote

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ICountryMemorie Error - we incorrectly gave the wrong year for Lorrie Morgan's birthday on June 26 as 1924 instead of 1959. Our apologies to Lorrie.
ICountryMemorie Number One song 40 years ago today - Mickey Gilley - Room Full Of Roses
ICountryMemorie Number One song 33 years ago today - Anne Murray - Blessed Are The Believers
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