Thursday, November 23, 2017

Today in TV History - November 2017

Today is Thursday, November 23, 2017

Today in
Television History

1958 - The radio drama "Have Gun Will Travel" debuted. The show began after the end of the TV show of the same name.
Today in
American Bandstand History

1962 - Bobby Vinton performed "Troubles Is My Middle Name" and "Let's Kiss and Make Up" on "American Bandstand."

1963 - April & Nino performed "Deep Purple" on "American Bandstand."

1963 - Dick & DeeDee performed "Turn Around" on "American Bandstand."

1963 - Trini Lopez performed "Kansas City" on "American Bandstand."



Today is Wednesday, November 22, 2017


Today in
Television History

1988 - The 100th episode of "Who's the Boss?" aired on ABC.

2005 - Ted Koppel appeared on "Nightline" for the last time.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1957 - Tom & Jerry (Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel) performed "Hey Schoolgirl" on "American Bandstand."

1960 - Conway Twitty performed "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and "C'est Si Bon" on "American Bandstand."

1969 - The Turtles performed "Love in the City" and "Lady-O" on "American Bandstand."

Today is Tuesday, November 21, 2017


Today in
Television History

1980 - CBS aired the "who shot J.R.?" episode of "Dallas."

Today in
American Bandstand History

1960 - Neil Sedaka performed "Calendar Girl" on "American Bandstand."

1961 - The Impressions (with Curtis Mayfield) performed "Gypsy Woman" on "American Bandstand."


Today is Monday, November 20, 2017


Today in
Television History

1968 - The 100th episode of "Green Acres" aired.

1980 - The 200th episode of "M*A*S*H" aired on CBS.

2002 - CBS aired the Victoria's Secret show entitled "Christmas Dreams & Fantasies 2002."

2002 - The German film "Goebbels and Geduldig" aired on national television in Germany. It was the first Germany made satirical film on the Nazis.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1961 - Clarence "Frogman" Henry performed "On Bended Knees" on "American Bandstand."

1965 - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles performed "My Girl Has Gone" on "American Bandstand."

1971 - Coven performed "One Tin Soldier (Legend of Billy Jack)" on "American Bandstand."

1982 - Steel Breeze performed "You Don't Want Me Anymore" on "American Bandstand."

1982 - Sylvia performed "Nobody" on "American Bandstand."

Today is Sunday, November 19, 2017


Today in
Television History

1989 - The Perry Mason TV movie "The Case of the All-Star Assassin" aired.

1999 - The 100th episode of "ER" aired on NBC.

2008 - The 100th episode of "C.S.I.: NY" aired.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1958 - Duane Eddy performed "Cannonball" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - Tommy Boyce performed "I'll Remember Carol" on "American Bandstand."

2002 - Dick Clark, JC Chasez (N' Sync) and Toni Braxton announced the nominees for the 30th annual American Music Awards.


Today is Saturday, November 18, 2017


Today in
Television History

1992 - The 100th episode of "In the Heat of the Night" aired.

1998 - The 100th episode of "Party of Five" aired on FOX.

1998 - The 100th episode of "Star Trek: Voyager" aired.

2001 - ABC aired Britney Spears' first TV concert, "Britney Spears: Live from Las Vegas."

Today in
American Bandstand History

1960 - Mark Dinning performed "The Lovin' Touch" on "American Bandstand."

1967 - Strawberry Alarm Clock performed "Tomorrow" on "American Bandstand."

Today is Friday, November 17, 2017


Today in
Television History

1968 - NBC-TV cut away from the final minutes of a New York Jets-Oakland Raiders game to begin a TV special, "Heidi," on schedule. The Raiders came from behind to beat the Jets 43-32.


Today in
American Bandstand History

1984 - Sheena Easton performed "Strut" and "Hard to Say It's Over" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - The Pat Benatar video for "We Belong" was aired on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Sam Harris performed "Sugar Don't Bite" on "American Bandstand."


Today is Thursday, November 16, 2017


Today in
Television History

1968 - The 100th episode of "Hogan's Heroes" aired.

1997 - The 100th episode of "X-Files" aired on FOX.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1962 - Tommy Roe performed "Susie Darlin'" on "American Bandstand."

1963 - Bobby Bare performed "500 Miles Away from Home" on "American Bandstand."

1968 - Avant-Garde performed "Naturally Stoned" on "American Bandstand."

1974 - Carl Carlton performed "Everlasting Love" on "American Bandstand."

1974 - Bobby Vinton performed "My Melody of Love" on "American Bandstand."

Today is Wednesday, November 15, 2017


Today in
Television History

1985 - The 200th episode of "Dallas" aired on CBS.

1987 - The Perry Mason TV movie "The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel" aired.

1996 - The reunion movie "Dallas: J.R. Returns" aired on CBS.

1999 - The 50th episode of "Ally McBeal" aired.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1969 - The Cufflinks performed "Tracey" and "When Julie Come Around" on "American Bandstand."

1969 - Dorothy Morrison performed "All God's Children Got Soul" on "American Bandstand."

1975 - ABBA performed "S.O.S." on "American Bandstand."

1975 - David Ruffin performed " Walk Away From Love" on "American Bandstand."


Today is Tuesday, November 14, 2017


Today in
Television History

1988 - The first episode of "Murphy Brown" aired on CBS.


Today in
American Bandstand History

1958 - Eddie Cochran performed "C'mon Everybody" on "American Bandstand."

1960 - Wanda Jackson performed "Let's Have a Party" on "American Bandstand."

1964 - Bobby Freeman performed "S-W-I-M" on "American Bandstand."

1964 - Dick & DeeDee performed "The Mountain's High" and "Thou Shalt Not Steal" on "American Bandstand."

1970 - Freda Payne performed "Deeper and Deeper" and "Band of Gold" on "American Bandstand."

Today is Monday, November 13, 2017


Today in
Television History

1997 - Celine Dion released her first single in Japanese. The song, "Be The Man," was released in Japan only and is the theme to the Japanese TV drama "Eve."

2001 - The 200th episode of "Frasier" aired on NBC.


Today in
American Bandstand History

1957 - Janice Harper performed "Bon Voyage" and "That's Why I Was Born" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - Cliff Richard appeared on "American Bandstand."

1965 - Fontella Bass performed "Rescue Me" on "American Bandstand."

1982 - Toni Basil performed "Mickey" on "American Bandstand."

1982 - Chilliwack performed "Whatcha Gonna Do" on "American Bandstand."


Today is Sunday, November 12, 2017


Today in
Television History

1996 - "Dennis Rodman's World Tour '96" debuted on MTV.


Today in
American Bandstand History

1957 - Joni James performed "Summer Love" on "American Bandstand."

1966 - Count Five performed "Psychotic Reaction" on "American Bandstand."

1966 - Fantastic Johnny C performed "Boogaloo Down Broadway" on "American Bandstand."

1977 - Dorothy Moore performed "I Believe You" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - The Michael Stanley Band performed "My Town" and "Hard Times" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - Midnight Star performed "Wet My Whistle" on "American Bandstand."

Today is Saturday, November 11, 2017


Today in
Television History

1952 - The first video recorder was demonstrated by John Mullin and Wayne Johnson in Beverly Hills, CA.

1984 - Gary Coleman, at age 13, underwent his second kidney transplant in Los Angeles. He had his first transplant at age 5.

2001 - ABC-TV aired the "I Love Lucy 50th Anniversary" special. The show featured never before seen footage.

2010 - Gene Shalit left "The Today Show" after more than 40 years on the show.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1960 - Santo & Johnny performed "Twistin' Bells" on "American Bandstand."

1967 - Van Morrison performed "Brown Eyed Girl" on "American Bandstand."


Today is Friday, November 10, 2017


Today in
Television History


1969 - "Sesame Street" made its debut on PBS.

1980 - CBS News anchor Dan Rather claimed he had been kidnapped in a cab. It turned out that Rather had refused to pay the cab fare.

1999 - Ted Danson received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  


Today in
American Bandstand History

1958 - The Four Aces performed "The World Outside" on "American Bandstand."

1959 - Fats Domino performed "Be My Guest" and "I've Been Around" on "American Bandstand."

1973 - Steely Dan performed "My Old School" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Tommy Shaw performed "Girls with Guns" and "Lonely School" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - The Maria Vidal video for "Body Rock" was aired on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Dwight Twilley performed "Why You Wanna Break My Heart" on "American Bandstand."

Today is Thursday, November 9, 2017


Today in
Television History

1973 - Cat Stevens made his national TV debut on ABC's "In Concert."

1975 - David Bowie appeared on Cher's CBS TV show.

1986 - The Perry Mason TV movie "The Case of the Shooting Star" aired.

1994 - The "Perry Mason Mystery" TV movie "The Case of the Grimacing Governor" aired.

1998 - PBS aired its documentary special "Chihuly Over Venice."


Today in
American Bandstand History

1959 - Annette (Funicello) performed "First Name, Initial" and "My Heart Became of Age" on "American Bandstand."

1960 - Duane Eddy performed "Pepe" on "American Bandstand."

1960 - Joni James performed "My Last Date (With You)" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - Dion performed "Love Came to Me" on "American Bandstand."

1963 - Gene Pitney performed "24 Hours from Tulsa" on "American Bandstand."

1968 - Andy Kim performed "Shoot 'em Up Baby" and "Rainbow Ride" on "American Bandstand."


Today is Wednesday, November 8, 2017


Today in
Television History


1965 - The soap opera "Days of Our Lives" debuted on NBC-TV.

1972 - The premium cable TV network HBO (Home Box Office) made its debut. The first movie shown was "Sometimes a Great Notion."

1979 - The program, "The Iran Crisis: America Held Hostage", premiered on ABC-TV. The show was planned to be temporary, but it evolved into "Nightline" in March of 1980.

1989 - The 100th episode of "Growing Pains" aired on ABC.

1991 - Magic Johnson appeared on "The Arsenio Hall Show." It was his first appearance after announcing that he was HIV positive.

2010 - "Conan" premiered on TBS. 


Today in
American Bandstand History

1957 - Chuck Berry performed "Rock 'n' Roll Music" on "American Bandstand."

1969 - Cass Elliot performed "It's Getting Better" and "Make Your Own Kind of Music" on "American Bandstand."

Today is Tuesday, November 7, 2017


Today in
Television History


1965 - The "Pillsbury Dough Boy" debuted in television commercials.

1986 - Willie Nelson made a guest appearance the series "Miami Vice" as a corrupt policeman.

2003 - Discovery Channel aired the first episode of "Dirty Jobs." 


Today in
American Bandstand History

1958 - The Cadillacs performed "Peek-a-Boo" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - Trade Martin performed "That Stranger Used to be My Girl" and "Jelly Jelly" on "American Bandstand."

1964 - The Everly Brothers performed "Gone Gone Gone" on "American Bandstand."

1970 - Brian Hyland performed "Gypsy Woman" on "American Bandstand."


Today is Monday, November 6, 2017


Today in
Television History

1965 - The Rolling Stones, Strangeloves and Fontella Bass appeared on "Shindig!"

1967 - Phil Donahue began a TV talk show in Dayton, OH. The show, "Donahue," was on the air for 29 years.

2001 - The TV show "24" aired for the first time.

2004 - The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh re-opened. One of the main attractions was the expanded 'Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood.'


Today in
American Bandstand History

1957 - Jerry Reed appeared on "American Bandstand."

1959 - Freddy Cannon performed "Okeee-fun-okee" and "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" on "American Bandstand."

1965 - The Sunrays performed "I Live For The Sun" on "American Bandstand."

1976 - The Sylvers performed "Hot Line" on "American Bandstand."

1976 - Rick Springfield performed "Take a Hand" on "American Bandstand."

Today is Sunday, November 5, 2017


Today in
Television History

1911 - Roy Rogers was born.

1986 - Dick Clark registered for an initial public stock offering for his TV production company (DCP). The product listed on the registration form was called 'mind candy.'

Today in
American Bandstand History

1957 - The Sparkletones performed "Black Slacks" on "American Bandstand."

1958 - Earl Grant performed "The End" on "American Bandstand."

1986 - Dick Clark registered for an initial public stock offering for his TV production company (DCP). The product listed on the registration form was called 'mind candy.'

1983 - The Mary Jane Girls performed "All Night Long" and "Candy Man" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - Dave Davies performed "Love Gets You" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - The Fixx video for "One Thing Leads to Another" was aired on "American Bandstand."


Today is Saturday, November 4, 2017


Today in
Television History

1972 - The Jackson Five appeared on "Soul Train."

1997 - The 100th episode of "Frasier" aired on NBC.

2010 - The five members of the Backstreet Boys performed on "Oprah." It was the first time all five had performed together since 2006.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1957 - Jerry Lee Lewis performed "Great Balls of Fire" on "American Bandstand."

1967 - Don & the Goodtimes performed "Happy and Me" on "American Bandstand."

1972 - Bobby Womack performed "Sweet Caroline" and "Harry Hippie" on "American Bandstand."

Today is Friday, November 3, 2017


Today in
Television History

1975 - "Good Morning America" premiered on ABC-TV.

1978 - The first episode of "Different Strokes" was aired on NBC.

1993 - The first episode of "The Nanny" was aired by CBS.


Today in
American Bandstand History

1960 - Johnny Burnette performed "You're 16" on "American Bandstand."

1973 - Tavares performed "Check It Out" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Matthew Wilder performed "Bouncin' Off the Walls" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - The Core Hart video for "It Ain't Enough" was aired on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Honeymoon Suite performed "New Girl Now" on "American Bandstand."


Today is Thursday, November 2, 2017


Today in
Television History

1959 - Charles Van Doren, a game show contestant on the NBC-TV program "Twenty-One" admitted that he had been given questions and answers in advance.

1963 - Dion stormed out of a taping of the English TV show "Ready Steady Go!" He complained that the go-go dancers were distracting him from his performance.

1985 - The South African government imposed severe restrictions on television, radio and newspaper coverage of unrest by both local and foreign journalists.

1998 - U.S. President Clinton gave his first in-depth interview since the White House sex scandal to Black Entertainment Television talk show host and political commentator Tavis Smiley on the network's "BET Tonight with Tavis Smiley."

1998 - CBS debuted the television series "Becker."

1999 - The 100th episode of "3rd Rock from the Sun" aired on NBC.


Today in
American Bandstand History

1960 - Damito Jo performed "I Will Save the Last Dance for You" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - Chubby Checker performed "Limbo Rock" on "American Bandstand."

1963 - Wayne Newton performed "Shirl Girl" on "American Bandstand."

1963 - Dale & Grace performed "I'm Leaving It Up to You" on "American Bandstand."

1968 - The Grass Roots performed "Bella Linda" on "American Bandstand."

Today is Wednesday, November 1, 2017


Today in
Television History

1964 - The Dave Clark Five performed "Glad All Over" on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

1976 - The 100th episode of "Maude" aired.

1994 - Nirvana's "MTV Unplugged" performance was released as "MTV Unplugged in New York."


Today in
American Bandstand History

1957 - The Four Esquires performed "Love Me Forever" on "American Bandstand."

1960 - Jerry Butler performed "He Will Break Your Heart" on "American Bandstand."

1969 - Joe South performed "Games People Play" and "Don't It Make You Wanna Go Home" on "American Bandstand."

1969 - Andy Kim performed "So Good Together" on "American Bandstand."

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