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Saturday, 21 September 1974

Don Williams - I Wouldn't Want To Live If You Didn't Love Me

Saturday, 21 September 1985

Forester Sisters - I Fell In Love Again Last Night

Saturday, 21 September 1991

Lionel Cartwright - Leap Of Faith

Saturday, 21 September 1996

Bryan White - So Much For Pretending

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Thursday, 21 September 1950

johnny-cash-08 Johnny Cash begins training to intercept Soviet Morse code correspondence at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi RolandNote

Tuesday, 21 September 1954

hanksr A granite memorial of Hank Williams is unveiled in Montgomery, Alabama, following a parade in the late star's honor that draws 60,000 people RolandNote

Friday, 21 September 1956

elvis-presley sm Filming concludes on Elvis Presley's first movie, "Love Me Tender," in Los Angeles RolandNote

Thursday, 21 September 1961

rose maddox The landing gear fails on an airplane carrying Rose Maddox to Boston's Logan Airport. The plane spins into Boston Harbor; only one passenger dies RolandNote

Monday, 21 September 1964

elvis-presley sm Elvis Presley is made a special deputy sheriff of Shelby County, Tennessee RolandNote

Tuesday, 21 September 1965

elvis-presley sm Colonel Tom Parker renegotiates Elvis Presley's deal with RCA Records, with Presley committing to the label for one extra year, through 1972, in exchange for a hike in his annual guaranteed payments from $200,000 to $300,000 RolandNote

Thursday, 21 September 1967

ernieford Tennessee Ernie Ford begins a four-day run at the New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque. He is forced to leave the state before the stint is concluded when his wife, Betty Ford, attempts to overdose at home in California RolandNote

Monday, 21 September 1970

elvis-presley-70sm Elvis Presley is named an honorary deputy sheriff in Shelby County, Tennessee. The King received a similar honor exactly six years earlier RolandNote

Saturday, 21 September 1974

walter brennan Walter Brennan dies from emphysema at St. John's Hospital in Oxnard, California. The well-known character actor appeared in more than 150 films, and earned a country hit with his 1962 recitation "Old Rivers" RolandNote

Tuesday, 21 September 1976

KrisKristofferson Kris Kristofferson gives up alcohol RolandNote

Friday, 21 September 1990

Willie Nelson The Internal Revenue Service places liens totalling $16.7 million on Willie Nelson's property to guarantee that he pays $6.5 million in back taxes RolandNote

Thursday, 21 September 1995

bill monroe Bill Monroe visits Rosine, Kentucky, for the unveiling of a bronze plaque bearing his likeness. He plays "Blue Moon Of Kentucky" and "Uncle Pen" with a Navy bluegrass band in what amounts to his final performance in his hometown RolandNote

Tuesday, 21 September 1999

JonHager Jon Hager, of the former "Hee Haw" duo The Hager Twins, is released from Nashville's Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he underwent angioplasty following a heart attack RolandNote

Saturday, 21 September 2002

hanksr A large vase of Georgia marble marked with the initials H.W. is stolen from the gravesite of Hank Williams in Montgomery, Alabama, just four days after what would have been his 79th birthday RolandNote

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