1942: Tammy Wynette, one of country music's best-known artists and biggest-selling female singers, is born Virginia Wynette Pugh in Bounds, Mississippi. She was best known for songs such as "Stand By Your Man," "I Don't Wanna Play House," "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" and "Kids Say the Darndest Things." She was married to fellow country music singer George Jones from 1969 to 1975 and the duo recorded several albums and singles throughout the 1970s and early '80s, including the No. 1 country hits "We're Gonna Hold On," "Golden Ring" and "Near You." She suffered a series of serious physical ailments starting in the 1970s, including more than a dozen major operations and an addiction to large doses of pain medication, and died at age 55 from a blood clot in her lung on April 6, 1998.