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1948: Singer-songwriter and actress Barbara Mandrell, known for a series of Top 10 hits and TV shows that made her one of country music's top stars in the 1970s and 1980s, is born in Houston, Texas. Her No. 1 country hits include "Sleeping Single in a Double Bed," "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right," "Years," "I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool," "'Till You're Gone" and "One of a Kind, Pair of Fools." She's seen here in 1986.