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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Friday, Jan. 12, 2007.
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2006 with 353 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2005 with 353 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2004 with 354 to follow.
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Actor John Ritter dies at 54

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- John Ritter, the amiable actor best known for his Emmy-winning performance in "Three's Company," died Thursday night of an undetected heart problem, his publici
PAT NASON, Hollywood Reporter

John Ritter dies of aorta problem

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Emmy-winning actor and comedian John Ritter died unexpectedly Friday after suffering what was described as a "dissection of the aorta."

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2003 with 353 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late Tex Ritter, who was born in 1905; country singer Ray Price in 1926 (age 77); Glenn Yarborough in 1930 (age 73); William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys in 1939 (age 64); British blues pioneer "Long" John Baldry in 1941
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Country Music News

Fiddler Curly Ray Cline born in Baisden, W.Va., 1923. Hank Williams makes his first recordings as "Luke the Drifter," 1950.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Jan. 11-17.
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Country Music News

Roger Miller born in Fort Worth, Texas, 1936. Red Smiley dies at 46, 1972.
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Woodward Maurice Ritter (January 12, 1905 – January 2, 1974), better known as Tex Ritter, was an American country music singer and movie actor popular from the mid-1930s into the 1960s, and was the father of actor John Ritter. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Ritter was born in Murvaul, Texas, the son of James Everett Ritter and Martha Elizabeth Matthews. He grew up on his family's farm in Panola County and attended grade school in Carthage. He attended South Park High School in Beaumont. After graduating with honors, he entered the University of Texas at Austin; he studied pre-law, majoring in government, political science and economics.

An early pioneer of country music, Ritter soon became interested in show business. In 1928, he sang on KPRC-AM in Houston, a 30-minute show featuring cowboy songs. That same year, he moved to New York City and landed a job in the men's chorus of the Broadway show The New Moon (1928). He appeared as The Cowboy in the Broadway production Green Grow the Lilacs (1930), the basis for the musical Oklahoma!. He also played the part of Sagebrush Charlie in The Round Up (1932) and Mother Lode (1934).

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