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Country Timeline: Johnny And June Anniversary

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March 1st, a day that makes everyone who has a birthday on February 29th angry.  But it’s also Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash’s anniversary and some other stuff…

  • In 1961 Mattel places Ken dolls on sale as Barbie’s boyfriend.
  • In 1962 The first K-Mart opens.
  • In 1968 Johnny Cash married June Carter in Franklin, Kentucky.
  • In 1969 Mickey Mantle announces his retirement from baseball.
  • In 1972 Merle Haggard is pardoned by then California governor Ronald Reagan. Haggard had served time in San Quentin during the late 1950′s for attempted burglary.
  • In 1994 Reba McEntire’s “Greatest Hits” album goes double platinum.
  • In 2001 Collin Raye receives the Artist Humanitarian Award from Country Radio Broadcasters, presented by Clint Black.
  • Steve Holy’s “Good Morning Beautiful” spent it’s 5th and final week at the top of the charts in 2002.

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