Thursday, October 18, 2018

Today in TV History - October 2018


Today is Thursday, October 18, 2018

Today in
Television History

1943 - The first broadcast of "Perry Mason" was presented on CBS Radio. The show went to TV in 1957.

1954 - The 100th episode of "I Love Lucy" aired.

1958 - The first computer-arranged marriage took place on Art Linkletter's show.

1969 - The Jackson 5 made their U.S. television debut on ABC-TV's "Hollywood Place."

1975 - Simon and Garfunkel reunited on "Saturday Night Live."

1988 - The first episode of "Roseanne" aired on ABC.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1975 - Natalie Cole performed "This Will Be" on "American Bandstand."

1980 - Irene Cara performed "Fame" on "American Bandstand."

1980 - Livingston Taylor performed "First Time Love" on "American Bandstand."


Today is Wednesday, October 17, 2018


Today in
Television History

1962 - The Beatles first appeared on Great Britain's Grenada TV Network.

1972 - The TV movie "Sandcastles" aired. It was the first TV movie to use a single camera videotape system.

1995 - Rhino Home Video released 58 episodes of "The Monkees" on 21 cassettes. It was the largest video boxed set to be released.

1997 - Warren G filed a lawsuit against Garth Brooks, his company Blue Rose Inc., and Home Box Office Inc. The suit alleged that Brooks had infringed on the trademarked circled "g" logo.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1958 - Roy Hamilton performed "Pledging My Love" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - Frank Ifield performed "I Remember You" on "American Bandstand."

1964 - Jerry Lee Lewis performed "High Heeled Sneakers" on "American Bandstand."

1970 - The O'Kaysions performed "Girl Watcher" and "Love Machine" on "American Bandstand."

1970 - The Moments performed "Love on a Two-Way Street" and "If I Didn't Care" on "American Bandstand."

1980 - Ronnie Milsap performed "There's No Gettin' Over Me" on "American Bandstand."



Today is Tuesday, October 16, 2018


Today in
Television History

1957 - Elvis Presley made his first appearance on "The Louisiana Hayride."

1976 - The 100th episode of "The Bob Newhart Show" aired.

2008 - The iTunes Music Store reached 200 million television episodes sold and 1+ million HD episodes sold.
Today in
American Bandstand History

1959 - The Revels performed "Midnight Stroll" on "American Bandstand."

1961 - Curtis Lee performed "Pretty Little Angel Eyes" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - Neil Sedaka performed "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" and "Next Door to an Angel" on "American Bandstand."

1965 - The Toys performed "A Lover's Concerto" on "American Bandstand."

1976 - The Ritchie Family performed "Best Disco in Town" on "American Bandstand."

1982 - Hall & Oats performed "Your Imagination," "Maneater," "Did it in a Minute" and "I Can't Go for That" on "American Bandstand."


Today is Monday, October 15, 2018


Today in
Television History

1951 - The first episode of "I Love Lucy" aired on CBS.

1955 - "Grand Ole Opry" premiered on ABC-TV.

1960 - The 100th episode of "Perry Mason" aired on CBS.

1973 - "Tomorrow" debuted on NBC-TV.

2001 - The 0-4 Dallas Cowboys and the 0-4 Washington Redskins played on Monday Night Football. It was the only time in the 31-year history of Monday Night Football that two 0-4 teams played. The Cowboys won the game 9-7.

2006 - The first episode of "The Price is Right," with Drew Carey as host, aired.

2007 - The 100th episode of "Two and a Half Men" aired.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1957 - Carol Jarvis performed "Rebel" on "American Bandstand."

1966 - Stevie Wonder performed "Blowin' in the Wind" and "Nothing's Too Good for My Baby" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - Paul Anka performed "Hold Me Til the Mornin' Comes" and "Gimme the Work" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - Loverboy's video for "Queen of the Broken Hearts" was played on "American Bandstand."



Today is Sunday, October 14, 2018


Today in
Television History

1928 - The first televised wedding took place in Des Plains, IL. James Fowlkes and Cora Dennison were married in a radio studio.

1943 - The Radio Corporation of America finalized the sale of the NBC Blue radio network. Edward J. Noble paid $8 million for the network that was renamed American Broadcasting Company.

1968 - The first live telecast to come from a manned U.S. spacecraft was transmitted from Apollo 7. There were six broadcasts during the 11-day mission.

2001 - Toys "R" Us introduced the new version of Geoffrey the giraffe in a 60-second commercial before WABC-TV aired Disney's "The Emperor's New Groove."


Today in
American Bandstand History

1957 - The Four Coins performed "My One Sin" on "American Bandstand."

1972 - Rufus Thomas performed "The Funky Chicken" on "American Bandstand."


Today is Saturday, October 13, 2018


Today in
Television History

1937 - The FCC adopted new television allocations including seven channels between 44 and 108 MHz and 12 channels between 165 and 194 MHz.

1947 - "Junior Jamboree" began airing in Chicago, IL. The show's name was later changed to "Kukla, Fran and Ollie."

1957 - Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra introduced the Ford Edsel on an hour long special.

1963 - The Beatles appeared on the BBC's "Sunday Night at the Palladium." It was their first appearance on a major TV show.

1971 - The first World Series night game was telecast on NBC.

1984 - Jesse Jackson appeared on "Saturday Night Live."

1988 - The 100th episode of "The Cosby Show" aired on NBC.

2000 - WRAL-TV became the first TV station in the world to produce and air an all-HD newscast, including graphics, live shots, and news stories.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1973 - Johnnie Taylor performed "I Believe In You" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Billy Ocean performed "Caribbean Queen" and "Loverboy" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Tina Turner's video for "Better Be Good To Me" was played on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Deborah Allen performed "Heartache and a Half" on "American Bandstand."


Today is Friday, October 12, 2018


Today in
Television History

1949 - The police drama "The Plainclothesman" began airing on the DuMont Network.

2014 - The fifth season of "The Walking Dead" began airing on AMC.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1959 - The Tempos performed "See You in September" on "American Bandstand."

1960 - Jack Scott performed "Patsy" on "American Bandstand."

1963 - The Chiffons performed "He's So Fine" and "A Love So Fine" on "American Bandstand."

1968 - Johnny Nash performed "Hold Me Tight" and "You Got Soul" on "American Bandstand."



Today is Thursday, October 11, 2018


Today in
Television History

1971 - Hugh Downs left the "Today" show and "Concentration." He later became the host of ABC's "20/20".

1975 - "Saturday Night Live" was broadcast for the first time. George Carlin was the guest host. Janis Ian performed "At Seventeen" and "In the Winter" and Billy Preston played "Nothing from Nothing" and "Fancy Lady."

Today in

American Bandstand History

1957 - The Del-Vikings performed "Come and Go with Me," "Whispering Bells" and "Cool Shake" on "American Bandstand."

1969 - The Grass Roots performed "Heaven Knows" on "American Bandstand."



Today is Wednesday, October 10, 2018


Today in
Television History

1950 - The FCC approved the CBS color TV system effective November 20. CBS had promised 20 hours of color programs a week within two months.

1964 - NBC-TV aired the opening ceremonies of the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. It was the first live color TV program to be transmitted to the U.S. by satellite.

2000 - "The Geena Davis Show" premiered on ABC-TV.

2010 - Discovery Kids was relaunched and rebranded as The Hub. It was a joint operation by Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1957 - Thurston Harris performed "Little Bitty Pretty One" on "American Bandstand."

1960 - Joe Jones performed "You Talk Too Much" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - Chris Montez performed "Let's Dance" on "American Bandstand."

1970 - Poco performed "Better Think Twice" on "American Bandstand."



Today is Tuesday, October 9, 2018


Today in
Television History

1967 - Doc Severinsen replaced Skitch Henderson as musical director of "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson."

1982 - The 400th episode of "Soul Train" aired.

1986 - Joan Rivers debuted her new "The Late Show" on the FOX network.

2000 - The 100th episode of "Everybody Loves Raymond" aired on CBS.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1957 - Johnny Mathis performed "Chances Are" on "American Bandstand."

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

1965 - Barbara Mason performed "Yes I'm Ready (To Learn)" on "American Bandstand."

1965 - The Vejtables performed "I Still Love You" on "American Bandstand."

1982 - Kim Carnes performed "Voyeur" on "American Bandstand."



Today is Monday, October 8, 2018


Today in
Television History

1956 - The show "Lawrence Welk’s Top Tunes and New Talent" debuted.

1994 - "Elvis Aaron Presley - The Tribute" was aired as a pay-per-view special.

1998 - The 100th episode of "Friends" aired on NBC.

2000 - NBC debuted the television series "Ed."

2000 - The first episode of "Nikki" aired on the WB network.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1966 - Mel Carter performed "You You You" and "Take Good Care of Her" on "American Bandstand."

1966 - Roy Head performed "To Make a Big Man Cry" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - Marshall Crenshaw performed "Whenever You're on My Mind" and "Our Town" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - The Animals performed "The Night" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - Shalamar's video for "Dead Giveaway" was played on "American Bandstand."




Today is Sunday, October 7, 2018


Today in
Television History

1950 - "The Frank Sinatra Show" debuted.

1952 - "Bob Horn's Bandstand" began as a local program in Philadelphia. Dick Clark began hosting the show in July of 1956.

1964 - The made-for-television movie "See How They Run" premiered.

1978 - The Rolling Stones appeared on "Saturday Night Live."


Today in

American Bandstand History

1952 - "Bob Horn's Bandstand" began as a local program in Philadelphia. Dick Clark began hosting the show in July of 1956.

1967 - Merry Go Round performed "You're a Very Lovely Woman" and "Live" on "American Bandstand."



Today is Saturday, October 6, 2018


Today in
Television History

1949 - The "Ed Wynn Show" became the first regularly scheduled network show to be broadcasted from the West Coast of the United States.

1968 - "The Doors are Open" was aired on British TV. The show was a documentary about the Doors.

1968 - On "The Smothers Brothers Show" a promotional clip for the Beatles' "Hey Jude" was shown.

1991 - Cable News Network aired a videotape of American hostage Terry Anderson that had been made in Beirut, Lebanon.

1992 - Ross Perot appeared in his first paid broadcast on CBS-TV after entering the U.S. presidential race.

2000 - The first episode of CBS's "CSI" aired.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1973 - The New Seekers performed "Pinball Wizards/See Me, Feel Me" on "American Bandstand."

1973 - Willie Hutch performed "Slick" and "Brother's Gonna Work It Out" on "American Bandstand."

1979 - Smokey Robinson performed "Cruisin'" on "American Bandstand."

1976 - Mary MacGregor performed "Good Friends" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Sparks performed "With All My Might" and "Pretending to Be Drunk" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Billy Ocean's video for "Caribbean Queen" was played on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Karen Kamon performed "Da Do Ron Ron" on "American Bandstand."




Today is Friday, October 5, 2018


Today in
Television History

1947 - U.S. President Harry S. Truman held the first televised presidential address from the White House. The subject was the current international food crisis.

1951 - "The Honeymooners" was introduced during Jackie Gleason's first variety series "Cavalcade of Stars."

1969 - The Who performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

1969 - "Monty Python's Flying Circus" debuted on BBC television.

1974 - The 100th episode of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" aired on CBS.

1986 - "Business World" began airing on ABC-TV.

1989 - Jim Bakker was convicted of using his television show to defraud his viewers.

1998 - HBO premiered Janet Jackson's new video for "Every Time". 


Today in
American Bandstand History

1963 - Dee Dee Sharp performed "Wild!" on "American Bandstand."

1968 - Eddie Floyd performed "I've Never Found a Girl (To Love Me Like You Do)" and "Bring it on Home to Me" on "American Bandstand."

1968 - Iron Butterfly performed "In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida" on "American Bandstand."



Today is Thursday, October 4, 2018


Today in
Television History

1953 - "I Led Three Lives" was first seen in syndication. The TV show was never on network.

1954 - "December Bride" debuted on CBS-TV.

1956 - "Playhouse 90" debuted on CBS-TV.

1957 - "Leave it to Beaver" debuted on CBS-TV.

1976 - Barbara Walters joined Harry Reasoner at the anchor desk of the "ABC Evening News" for the first time

1981 - Bruce Jenner and Harry Belafonte debuted in their first dramatic roles in NBC-TV's "Grambling's White Tiger".

1986 - Two men mugged Dan Rather in New York City, NY.

1987 - The Perry Mason TV movie "The Case of the Murdered Madam" aired.

1990 - FOX began airing "Beverly Hills 90210."


Today in

American Bandstand History

1957 - Jackie Wilson performed "Reet Petite (The Prettiest Girl You Ever Wanna Meet)" on "American Bandstand."

1961 - Freddy Cannon performed "For Me and My Gal" on "American Bandstand."

1975 - Faith, Hope and Charity performed "To Each His Own" on "American Bandstand."




Today is Wednesday, October 3, 2018


Today in
Television History

1947 - WMAL-TV became the first VHF high band station.

1951 - CBS-TV aired the first coast-to-coast telecast of a prizefight. Dave Sands defeated Carl Olson at Soldier Field in Chicago.

1954 - "Father Knows Best" began airing on CBS-TV.

1955 - "Captain Kangaroo" premiered on CBS-TV.

1955 - ABC aired "The Mickey Mouse Club" for the first time.

1957 - "The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom" premiered on ABC-TV.

1960 - "The Andy Griffith Show" began airing on CBS.

1961 - "The Dick Van Dyke Show" debuted on CBS-TV.

1976 - The first episode of "Quincy, M.E." aired on NBC. It was a 90 minute movie called "Go Fight City Hall -- To the Death!"

1977 - CBS-TV broadcasted "Elvis In Concert." It was a special that was filmed during his last tour.

1992 - Sinead O'Connor tore a picture of the pope during her appearance on "Saturday Night Live."

2001 - ESPN began its 10th season of National Hockey League (NHL) coverage.

2004 - The first season of "Desperate Housewives" began.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1957 - Marvin Rainwater performed "Gonna Find Me a Bluebird" on "American Bandstand."

1960 - Ike and Tina Turner performed "A Fool in Love" on "American Bandstand."

1961 - The Duals performed "Stick Shift" on "American Bandstand."

1964 - The Newbeats performed "Bread and Butter" and "Everythin's Alright" on "American Bandstand."

1970 - The Grass Roots performed "Come On and Say It" on "American Bandstand."

1970 - The Spinners performed "It's a Shame" on "American Bandstand."



Today is Tuesday, October 2, 2018


Today in
Television History

1890 - Groucho Marx was born in New York. He is known for the "Marx Brothers" movies and his quiz show "You Bet Your Life"

1946 - "Faraway Hill" aired for the first time on the DuMont network. It was the first TV network soap opera.

1949 - "The Aldrich Family" debuted on NBC-TV.

1953 - "Person to Person" debuted on CBS-TV.

1955 - "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" debuted on CBS-TV.

1959 - "The Twilight Zone" debuted on CBS-TV. The show ran for 5 years for a total of 154 episodes.

1965 - The Who made their debut on U.S. TV on the show "Shindig!"

1971 - "Soul Train" premiered in syndication.

1976 - John Belushi came out on stage with Joe Cocker while he was performing on "Saturday Night Live."

1983 - The 10th season of "The Jeffersons" began.

2006 - The 100th episode of "C.S.I.: Miami" aired.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1961 - Duane Eddy performed "My Blue Heaven" on "American Bandstand."

1965 - Derek Martin performed "You Better Go" on "American Bandstand."

1971 - Bill Withers performed "Ain't No Sunshine" and "Grandma's Hands" on "American Bandstand."

1976 - Rick Dees & His Cast of Idiots performed "Disco Duck" on "American Bandstand."

1976 - The Four Tops performed "Catfish" on "American Bandstand."




Today is Monday, October 1, 2018

Today in
Television History

1952 - "This is Your Life" began airing on NBC-TV.

1955 - The television series "Honeymooners" began airing.

1962 - Johnny Carson began hosting the "Tonight" show on NBC-TV. He stayed with the show for 29 years. Jack Paar was the previous host.

1962 - "The Lucy Show" aired for the first time.

1970 - The 200th episode of "Bewitched" was aired on ABC.

1982 - NBC aired the first episode of "Remington Steele."

1997 - The 10th season of "Murphy Brown" began.

2006 - The pilot episode of "Dexter" aired.

2010 - Sony launched the Sony Movie Channel. It was Sony's first wholly-owned American channel.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1959 - The Poni-Tails performed "I'll Be Seeing You" on "American Bandstand."

1966 - ? and the Mysterians performed "96 Tears" and "I Need Somebody" on "American Bandstand."

1966 - Lesley Gore performed "Young Love" on "American Bandstand."

1977 - Leif Garrett performed "Surfin' USA" and "Runaround Sue" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - Bonnie Taylor performed "Total Eclipse of the Heart" and "Have You Ever Seen The Rain" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - Frank Stallone performed "Far from Over" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - The Lionel Richie video for "All Night Long" was played on "American Bandstand."

1997 - The hard back version of John Jackson's book "American Bandstand: Dick Clark and the Making of a Rock 'N' Roll Empire" was published.

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