Monday, June 18, 2018

Today in TV History - June 2018


Today is Monday, June 18, 2018

Today in
Television History

1959 - The first telecast received from England was broadcast in the U.S. over NBC-TV.

1966 - BBC-TV aired "Chronicle" for the first time.

1998 - David Cassidy began selling a two-CD set exclusively on the cable TV shopping network QVC.

2006 - Dan Rather's final CBS News report was aired on "CBS Sunday Morning."

Today in
American Bandstand History

1959 - Bobby Freeman performed "Mary Ann Thomas" on "American Bandstand."

1966 - Love performed "My Little Red Book" on "American Bandstand."

1966 - Steve Alaimo performed "So Much Love" on "American Bandstand."

1977 - Peter McCann performed "Do You Wanna Make Love" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - Heaven 17 performed "Temptation" and "Live So Fast" on "American Bandstand."


Today is Sunday, June 17, 2018


Today in
Television History

1941 - WNBT-TV in New York City, NY, was granted the first construction permit to operate a commercial TV station in the U.S.

1971 - BBC-TV aired the first episode "Yesterday's Men."

1982 - Former U.S. President Richard M. Nixon was interviewed by Diane Sawyer on "The CBS Morning News."

1991 - The 100th episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" aired.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1967 - Johnny Rivers performed "Tracks of My Tears" on "American Bandstand."

1967 - Don and the Goodtimes performed "I Could Be So Good to You" on "American Bandstand."

1972 - Wayne Newton performed "Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast" on "American Bandstand."

1971 - Billy Preston performed "Outta Space" on "American Bandstand."




Today is Saturday, June 16, 2018


Today in
Television History

1952 - "My Little Margie" debuted on CBS-TV.

1976 - The TV show "The Jacksons" began airing for four weeks on CBS.

2002 - The first episode of "The Dead Zone" aired.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1961 - Gary "U.S." Bonds performed "Quarter to Three" on "American Bandstand."

1973 - Dr. John performed "Right Place, Wrong Time" on "American Bandstand."

1979 - A video of Cheryl Barnes performing "Easy to be Hard" was played on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Bananarama performed "Robert DeNiro's Waiting" and "Cruel Summer" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Duran Duran's video for "Reflex" was aired on "American Bandstand."


Today is Friday, June 15, 2018


Today in
Television History

1958 - The Platters performed "Twilight Time" on Ed Sullivan.

1993 - FOX-TV aired "Paul McCartney Live In The New World." It was McCartney's first live concert to be televised.

2007 - Bob Barker's final appearance as host of "The Price Is Right" aired. The show had been taped on June 6.

Today in

American Bandstand History

1962 - The Five Satins performed "Memories of Days Gone By" on "American Bandstand."

1968 - Albert King performed "Cold Feet" on "American Bandstand."

1968 - Merilee Rush performed "Angel of the Morning" on "American Bandstand."




Today is Thursday, June 14, 2018


Today in
Television History

1923 - Charles Francis Jenkins cited this date as the day he transmitted the earliest moving silhouette images.

1939 - Ethel Waters became the first African-American to perform on television.

1958 - BBC-TV aired "The Black and White Minstrel Show" for the first time.

1995 - Michael and Lisa Marie Presley-Jackson were interviewed on "Prime Time Live" by Diane Sawyer.

1997 - The final episode of "Lois and Clark" aired.

2000 - "The Simpsons" received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Today in
American Bandstand History

1960 - Dante and the Evergreens performed "Alley Oop" on "American Bandstand."

1961 - The Cleftones performed "Heart and Soul" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - Brenda Lee performed "Everybody Loves Me but You" and "Here Comes That Feelin'" on "American Bandstand."

1963 - Bobby Vinton performed "Blue on Blue" on "American Bandstand."

1969 - Jerry Smith performed "Truck Stop" on "American Bandstand."

1969 - Tony Joe White performed "Polk Salad Annie" on "American Bandstand."

1975 - Tamiko Jones performed "Touch Me Baby" on "American Bandstand."


Today is Wednesday, June 13, 2018


Today in
Television History

1964 - The Rolling Stones made a television appearance on "Hollywood Palace." The show was hosted by Dean Martin.

1975 - John Lennon made his last TV appearance to sing "Imagine."


Today in

American Bandstand History

1960 - Johnny Horton performed "Johnny Freedom" on "American Bandstand."

1963 - Timi Yuro performed "Make the World Go Away" on "American Bandstand."

1964 - Jimmie Rodgers performed "The World I Used to Know" on "American Bandstand."

1970 - Melanie performed "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)" and "Peace Will Come" on "American Bandstand."




Today is Tuesday, June 12, 2018


Today in
Television History

1965 - Sonny and Cher performed "I Got You Babe" on "American Bandstand."

2009 - In the U.S., the switch from analog to digital TV transmission was completed.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1959 - Anita Bryant performed "Till There Was You" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - James Darren performed "Conscience" and "Mary's Little Lamb" on "American Bandstand."

1963 - Chubby Checker performed "Black Cloud" on "American Bandstand."

1965 - Eddie Hodges performed "New Orleans" on "American Bandstand."

1965 - Sonny and Cher performed "I Got You Babe" on "American Bandstand."

1971 - Susan Raye performed "L.A. International Airport" on "American Bandstand."

1971 - Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds performed "Don't Pull Your Love" and Annabella" on "American Bandstand."

1976 - Brass Construction performed "Movin'" on "American Bandstand."

1976 - John Sebastion performed "Welcome Back" on "American Bandstand."

1982 - Ashford and Simpson performed "Street Corner" on "American Bandstand." 

Today is Monday, June 11, 2018


Today in
Television History

1999 - Ricky Martin performed on NBC's "Today" show in New York City.

2001 - The first episode of "Fear Factor" aired on NBC.

2002 - The television singing competition "American Idol" debuted on FOX.

2010 - ESPN launched ESPN 3D.

Today in

American Bandstand History

1958 - Jimmy Clanton performed "Just a Dream" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - James Brown and the Famous Flames performed "Night Train" and "Shout and Shimmy" on "American Bandstand."

1977 - Carrie Lucas performed "I Gotta Keep Dancin'" on "American Bandstand."

1977 - Hues Corp. performed "I Caught Your Act" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - Walter Egan performed "Fool Moon Fire" and "Star on My Heart" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - The Temptations performed "Love on My Mind Tonight" and "Surface Thrills" on "American Bandstand."




Today is Sunday, June 10, 2018


Today in
Television History

1989 - HBO aired the first episode of "Tales from the Crypt."


Today in

American Bandstand History

1958 - Leslie Uggams appeared on "American Bandstand."

1960 - The Crests performed "Trouble in Paradise" on "American Bandstand."

1963 - Ray Stevens performed "Harry the Ape" on "American Bandstand."

1967 - The Grass Roots performed "Let's Live for Today" on "American Bandstand."

1973 - Frederick Knight performed "I've Been Lonely for So Long" on "American Bandstand."

1978 - Walter Egan performed "Magnet and Steel" on "American Bandstand."




Today is Saturday, June 9, 2018


Today in
Television History

1938 - BBC-TV televised coverage of the Trooping of the Colour ceremony for the first time.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1973 - Gunhill Road performed "Back When My Hair Was Short" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Laura Branigan performed "Self Control" and "Satisfaction" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - The video for Deniece Williams' "Let's Hear it for the Boy" was aired on "American Bandstand."




Today is Friday, June 8, 2018


Today in
Television History

1946 - BBC-TV began airing again to cover the Victory Parade. The television service had been blacked out since September 1, 1939 for defense reasons.

1948 - Milton Berle hosted "Texaco Star Theater" NBC-TV. It was the show's debut.

1979 - The final episode of "Welcome Back, Kotter" aired on ABC.

1979 - On "Midnight Special" Gloria Gaynor hosted Paul McCartney & Wings, Rod Stewart and Bad Company.

2010 - The pilot episode of "Pretty Little Liars" aired on ABC Family.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1961 - Roy Hamilton performed "You're Gonna Need Magic" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - The Orlons performed "Wah-Watusi" on "American Bandstand."

1968 - The People performed "I Love You" on "American Bandstand."

1968 - B.J. Thomas performed "The Eyes of a New York Woman" on "American Bandstand."

1974 - Rick Chuna performed "I'm a Yo-Yo Man" on "American Bandstand."

1974 - The Crusaders performed "Scratch" on "American Bandstand."




Today is Thursday, June 7, 2018


Today in
Television History

1969 - Johnny Cash debuted his own network show on CBS-TV.

1976 - "The NBC Nightly News", with John Chancellor and David Brinkley, aired for the first time.

1984 - "Crimewatch" was first transmitted on BBC-TV.

1996 - Directory-General John Birt announced the major re-structuring of the BBC to separate commissioning from production.

Today in

American Bandstand History

1962 - Claude King performed "Wolverton Mountain" on "American Bandstand."

1969 - Oliver performed "Good Morning Starshine" on "American Bandstand."

1969 - Ronnie Dove performed "I Need You Now" on "American Bandstand."

1975 - Boomer Castleman performed "Judy Mae" on "American Bandstand."

1975 - Consumer Rapport performed "Ease on down the Road" on "American Bandstand."

1980 - The Cretones performed "Real Love" on "American Bandstand."




Today is Wednesday, June 6, 2018


Today in
Television History

1965 - Herman's Hermits appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

1971 - "The Ed Sullivan Show" aired for the last time. It was canceled after 23 years on the air. Gladys Knight and the Pips were the musical guests on show.

1978 - "20/20" debuted on ABC.

1992 - The 700th episode of "Soul Train" aired.

1993 - "Lady Chatterley" was first transmitted by BBC-TV.

2007 - Bob Barker taped his final show for "The Price Is Right" ending his 35 years for the show and a 50 year career on daytime TV.

Today in

American Bandstand History

1962 - Dee Dee Sharp performed "Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes)" on "American Bandstand."

1964 - Brenda Holloway performed "Every Little Bit Hurts" on "American Bandstand."

1970 - Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band performed "Express Yourself" and "Love Land" on "American Bandstand."

1981 - Gary "U.S." Bonds performed "This Little Girl" on "American Bandstand."

1981 - Kim Carnes performed "Bette Davis Eyes" on "American Bandstand."




Today is Tuesday, June 5, 2018


Today in
Television History

1940 - BBC-TV broadcast J.B. Priestly for the first time.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1965 - Junior Walker and the All-Stars performed "Shotgun" and "Do the Boomerang" on "American Bandstand."

1971 - Paul Humphrey and the Cool-Aid Chemists performed "Cool-Aid" on "American Bandstand."

1976 - Aretha Franklin performed "Something He Can Feel" on "American Bandstand."

1976 - Cate Brothers performed "Union Man" on "American Bandstand."

1982 - The Motels performed "Only the Lonely" on "American Bandstand."




Today is Monday, June 4, 2018


Today in
Television History

1955 - The "Mickey Rooney Show" was aired on NBC for the last time.

1981 - The final episode of "The Waltons" aired. Six TV movies aired between 1982 and 1997.

1997 - The final episode of "Married With Children" aired.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1958 - Danny & the Juniors performed "Rock 'n' Roll is Here to Stay" and "Dotty" on "American Bandstand."

1959 - Johnny and the Hurricanes performed "Crossfire" and "Red River Rock" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - Ferrante and Teicher performed "Smile" and "Lisa" on "American Bandstand."

1966 - The Sunrays performed "Andrea" and "Still" on "American Bandstand."

1966 - Roy Orbison performed "Pretty Woman" and "Twinkle Toes" on "American Bandstand."

1977 - T-Connection performed "Do You Wanna Do" on "American Bandstand."

1977 - The Addrisi Bros. performed "Slow Dancin' Don't Turn Me On" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - The Hollies performed "Stop in the Name of Love" and "Casualty" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - Robert Hazard performed "Escalator of Life" and "Change Reaction" on "American Bandstand."




Today is Sunday, June 3, 2018


Today in
Television History

1948 - The last episode of "The Admiral Broadway Revue" was aired. It was the first comedy variety program on television.

1969 - The final episode of "Star Trek" aired on NBC.

1980 - ESPN began televising college world series games.

1985 - After five years, the characters of Nancy and Chris Hughes returned to CBS-TV's "As the World Turns."

1992 - Bill Clinton, while campaigning for U.S. President, played saxophone on the "Arsenio Hall Show".

Today in

American Bandstand History

1959 - Preston Epps performed "Bongo Rock" on "American Bandstand."

1967 - Jefferson Airplane performed "White Rabbit" and "Somebody to Love" on "American Bandstand".

1973 - Buffy St. Marie performed "Mister Can't You See" and "He's An Indian Cowboy in the Rodeo" on "American Bandstand."

1973 - Bill Withers performed "Lean on Me" on "American Bandstand."

1978 - Jimmy "Bo" Horne performed "Dance Across the Floor" on "American Bandstand."

1978 - K.C. and the Sunshine Band performed "It's the Same Old Song" on "American Bandstand."




Today is Saturday, June 2, 2018


Today in
Television History

1953 - BBC-TV aired the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey.

1957 - Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev was interviewed on CBS's "Face the Nation."

1978 - On "Midnight Special" Crystal Gayle hosted to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.

1999 - The final episode of "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" aired.

2003 - In the U.S., federal regulators voted to allow companies to buy more television stations and newspaper-broadcasting combinations in the same city. The previous ownership restrictions had not been altered since 1975.

2003 - It was announced that Scholastic Entertainment would start a new cartoon called "The Misadventures of Maya and Miguel."

Today in

American Bandstand History

1961 - Bobby Lewis performed "Tossin' and Turnin'" on "American Bandstand."

1961 - Carla Thomas performed "A Love of My Own" on "American Bandstand."

1979 - Anita Ward performed "Ring My Bell" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Van Stephenson performed "Modern Day Delilah" and "What the Big Girls Do" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - The video of Paul Young's "Love of the Common People" was aired on "American Bandstand."




Today is Friday, June 1, 2018


Today in
Television History

1953 - Raymond Burr made his network-TV acting debut. It was in "The Mask of Medusa" on ABC-TV's "Twilight Theater."

1959 - BBC-TV aired "Juke Box Jury" for the first time.

1966 - The final episode of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" aired.

1980 - Cable News Network (CNN) made its debut as the first all-news station.

1999 - BBC Knowledge was launched on digital television.

2009 - Conan O'Brien debuted as the host of NBC's "Tonight Show." In January 2010 he stepped down after a dispute with the network.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1959 - Dion & the Belmonts performed "A Teenager in Love" on "American Bandstand."

1960 - The Flamingos performed "Nobody Loves Me Like You Do" on "American Bandstand."

1961 - Tony Orlando performed "Halfway to Paradise" on "American Bandstand."

1968 - The Irish Rovers performed "The Unicorn" and "Whiskey on a Sunday" on "American Bandstand."

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