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  • Jun 5, 1895
    Actor William Boyd is born in Hendrysburg, Ohio. He's known for his recurring role as western hero Hopalong Cassidy, referenced in Roy Rogers' 1974 country hit "Hoppy, Gene And Me"
    Feb 1, 1901
    Debonair actor Clark Gable is born in Cadiz, Ohio. Noted for roles in "Gone With The Wind" and "The Misfits," he's referenced in the lyrics of The Statler Brothers' 1972 hit "Do You Remember These"
    Apr 27, 1904
    Syd Nathan is born in Cincinnati. He founds King Records, which nets country hits with Moon Mullican, The Delmore Brothers and Hawkshaw Hawkins, among others. He also writes "I'll Sail My Ship Alone" and "Goodnight Irene"
    Jun 28, 1904
    Daniel Emmett dies in Mount Vernon, Ohio. He wrote the classic "Dixie," incorporated by songwriter Mickey Newbury into "An American Trilogy" for Elvis Presley
    Sep 23, 1905
    Songwriter Tiny Bradshaw is born in Youngstown, Ohio. He authors Johnny Burnette's "The Train Kept A-Rollin'," hailed among country's 500 greatest singles in the Country Music Foundation book "Heartaches By The Number"
    Nov 7, 1906
    Comedic recording artist Ernest "Red" Ingle is born in Toledo, Ohio. He nets a 1947 country hit with his remake of Bing Crosby's "Temptation (Tim-Tayshun)"
    Oct 7, 1911
    Trumpet player and bandleader Vaughn Monroe is born in Akron, Ohio. He charts more than 50 pop hits from 1940-1954, with "Riders In The Sky (A Cowboy Legend)" launching him into the country genre
    Nov 5, 1911
    Leonard Slye is born in Cincinnati, Ohio. As Roy Rogers, he becomes a silver-screen cowboy, joining the Country Music Hall of Fame as a solo star and as a member of The Sons Of The Pioneers
    May 30, 1912
    Inventor Wilbur Wright dies of typhus in Dayton, Ohio, nine years after the Wright Brothers inaugurated manned flight. The brothers are remembered in Trick Pony's 2001 single "Just What I Do"
    Jul 15, 1913
    Lloyd "Cowboy" Copas is born in Blue Creek, Ohio. Dubbed the Waltz King of the Grand Ole Opry, he fashions such hits as "Filipino Baby" and "Alabam." He dies in the same 1963 plane crash that kills Patsy Cline

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