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Saturday, 28 August 1971

Tammy Wynette - Good Lovin' (Makes It Right)

Saturday, 28 August 1976

Ronnie Milsap - (I'm A) Stand By My Woman Man

Saturday, 28 August 1982

George Strait - Fool Hearted Memory

Saturday, 28 August 1993

Tracy Lawrence - Can't Break It To My Heart

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Thursday, 28 August 1947

gene autry Gene Autry records "Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane)" at the CBS Studios in Los Angeles RolandNote

Monday, 28 August 1961

elvis-presley sm Filming for Elvis Presley's movie "Follow That Dream" is completed in Los Angeles RolandNote

Tuesday, 28 August 1962

gene autry A fire destroys 75% of Gene Autry's Melody Ranch in California, a former shooting locale for dozens of western movies RolandNote

Saturday, 28 August 1965

Roy Acuff Seven weeks after a near-fatal car crash, Roy Acuff returns to the Grand Ole Opry, singing "Great Speckled Bird" RolandNote

Monday, 28 August 1967

buck owens sm Buck Owens records "How Long Will My Baby Be Gone" in the evening at the Capitol Tower in Hollywood RolandNote

Wednesday, 28 August 1968

elvis-presley sm Elvis Presley finishes filming "Charro!" RolandNote

Friday, 28 August 1970

elvis-presley-70sm Following a threatening phone call and a follow-up tip, Elvis Presley's entourage is told of a plot to kill The King during his Las Vegas performance that evening. Presley takes the stage with a gun in each boot, but the threat never materializes RolandNote

Thursday, 28 August 1975

RoyClark Roy Clark has his gall bladder removed during emergency surgery at Doctor's Hospital in Lanham, Maryland RolandNote

Friday, 28 August 1981

haggard Merle Haggard checks into a Bakersfield hospital with exhaustion RolandNote
johnny-cash-08 Johnny Cash enters the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, with ulcers RolandNote

Thursday, 28 August 1986

oaks The Oak Ridge Boys hold a press conference to deny they're breaking up. Eight months later, they ask William Lee Golden to leave RolandNote

Sunday, 28 August 1988

Roy Acuff The city of Knoxville celebrates Roy Acuff Day RolandNote

Friday, 28 August 1992

Radney Foster Arista releases Radney Foster's first solo single, "Just Call Me Lonesome" RolandNote

Saturday, 28 August 1993

tammy wynette Tammy Wynette is hospitalized at Jackson-Madison County Hospital in Tennessee with ongoing abdominal problems, forcing the cancellation of a show in Fort Worth RolandNote

Tuesday, 28 August 2001

Willie Nelson Willie Nelson becomes ill on stage at the Konocti Harbor Resort in Kelseyville, California. He cancels the next week's worth of shows while battling pneumonia RolandNote

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