Thursday, May 23, 2019

Today in TV History - May 2019


Today is Thursday, May 23, 2019


Today in
Television History

1963 - NBC purchased the 1963 AFL championship game TV rights for $926,000.

1994 - The final episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" aired.

1995 - The final episode of "Full House" aired.

1995 - The 100th episode of "Home Improvement" aired.

2001 - The final episode of "Star Trek: Voyager" aired.


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American Bandstand History

1958 - Julius LaRosa performed "Torrero" on American Bandstand.

1961 - Little Caesar and the Romans performed "Those Oldies but Goodies (Remind Me of You)" on American Bandstand.

1964 - Marvin Gaye performed "You're a Wonderful One" and "Try It Baby" on American Bandstand.

1970 - Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan performed "Tennessee Birdwalk" and "Humphrey the Camel" on American Bandstand.

1981 - Rick Springfield performed "Jesse's Girl" on American Bandstand.

2002 - ABC celebrated the 50th anniversary of American Bandstand. 

Today is Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Today in
Television History

1955 - Jack Benny did his last live network radio broadcast after a run of 23 years. He devoted his time fully to TV.

1966 - The final episode of "Perry Mason" aired on CBS.

1967 - "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" made its debut.

1967 - The final "To Tell the Truth" program was seen on CBS-TV.

1984 - The final episode of "Hart to Hart" aired.

1987 - Roy Orbison performed on "Saturday Night Live."

1988 - The reunion movie "The Incredible Hulk Returns" aired.

1992 - Johnny Carson hosted NBC's "Tonight Show" for the last time. He had been host for 30 years. He was replaced by Jay Leno.

1997 - Fleetwood Mac performed the first of two MTV Unplugged specials that would be aired in the summer of 1997.
2001 - The final episode of "3rd Rock from the Sun" aired on NBC. 


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American Bandstand History

1958 - The Four Aces performed "Rock 'n' Roll Rhapsody" on American Bandstand.

1965 - Tony Clarke performed "The Entertainer" on American Bandstand.

1971 - Sugarloaf performed "Mother Nature's Wine" and "Green-Eyed Lady" on American Bandstand.

1976 - Kool and the Gang performed "Love and Understanding" on American Bandstand.

1982 - Richard "Dimples" Fields performed "If It Ain't One Thing...It's Another" on American Bandstand.



Today is Tuesday, May 21, 2019


Today in
Television History

1979 - Elton John began a series of Russian concerts that were videotaped for a cable-TV special and a videodisc. They were both titled "To Russia with Elton."

1985 - HBO began airing "The Ray Bradbury Theatre."

1990 - The final episode of "Newhart" aired on CBS.

1992 - The final episode of "MacGyver" aired.

1992 - Bette Midler appeared Johnny Carson's last guest on the NBC's "The Tonight Show."

1993 - The Perry Mason TV movie "The Case of the Telltale Talk Show Host" aired.


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American Bandstand History

1966 - Roy Head performed "Treat Her Right" and "My Babe" on American Bandstand.

1966 - The Tokens performed "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" and "I Hear Trumpets Blow" on American Bandstand.

1977 - Yvonne Elliman performed "Hello Stranger" on American Bandstand.

1977 - Crown Heights Affair performed "Dancin'" on American Bandstand.

1983 - Patrick Simmons performed "It's So Wrong" and "Don't Make Me Do It" on American Bandstand.

1983 - Def Leppard performed "Photograph" and "Rock of Ages" on American Bandstand. 



Today is Monday, May 20, 2019


Today in
Television History

1939 - The first telecast over telephone wires was sent from Madison Square Garden to the NBC-TV studios at 30 Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. The event was a bicycle race.

1982 - The final episode of "Barney Miller" aired.

1986 - CBS aired the "Flintstones 25th Anniversary Celebration."

1990 - The Perry Mason TV movie "The Case of the Silenced Singer" aired.

1993 - The final episode of "Cheers" aired on NBC. The show debuted on September 30, 1982.

1995 - CBS News fired co-anchor Connie Chung.

1996 - The final episode of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" aired on NBC.

1997 - The final episode of "Roseanne" aired on ABC.

2015 - David Letterman made his last appearance on "The Late Show."


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American Bandstand History

1967 - The Seeds performed "Can't Seem to Make You Mine" on American Bandstand.

1972 - Gladys Knight and the Pips performed "Help Me Make it Through the Night" on American Bandstand.

1972 - Stevie Wonder performed "If You Really Love Me" and "Superwoman" on American Bandstand.

1978 - Joey Travolta performed "I Don't Wanna Go" on American Bandstand. 


Today is Sunday, May 19, 2019


Today in
Television History

1991 - The TV movie "Knight Rider 2000" aired on NBC.

1992 - U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle criticized the CBS sitcom "Murphy Brown" for having its title character decide to bear a child out of wedlock.

1994 - The final episode of "L.A. Law" aired.

1996 - The final episode of "Murder, She Wrote" aired on CBS.

1999 - Rosie O'Donnell and Tom Selleck got into an uncomfortable verbal issue concerning gun control on O'Donnell's talk show.

2000 - The "Dukes Of Hazzard" television movie entitled "Hazzard in Hollywood" aired.

2002 - The conclusion of "Survivor: Marquesas" was aired by CBS. The show, the fourth "Survivor" series, was filmed in the South Pacific's Marquesas Islands.

2009 - The pilot episode of "Glee" aired.


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American Bandstand History

1972 - Sylvia performed "Pillow Talk" and "Didn't I" on American Bandstand.

1979 - Badfinger performed "Love's Gonna Come at Last" on American Bandstand.

1979 - Narada Michael Walden performed "I Don't Want Nobody Else" on American Bandstand.

1984 - Wang Chung performed "Don't Let Go" and "Dance Hall Days" on American Bandstand.

1984 - Kim Fields performed "Dear Michael" on American Bandstand.

2002 - The Dick Clark's American Bandstand 50th Anniversary show aired on ABC. The show featured performances by Michael Jackson Cher, Alanis Morissette, Kiss, and Stevie Wonder.



Today is Saturday, May 18, 2019


Today in
Television History

1964 - Paul McCartney was interviewed by David Frost on BBC-TVs "A Degree Of Frost."

1965 - The Beatles appeared on the NBC-TV special "The Best on Record." The show featured recent Grammy Winners.

1978 - The final episode of "Baretta" aired.

1985 - "Nightline" aired from a remote location for the first time. The location was in South Africa.

1990 - The TV movie "Return To Green Acres" was aired.

1998 - The final episode of "Murphy Brown" aired on CBS.


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American Bandstand History

1959 - Jesse Lee Turner performed "The Little Space Girl" on American Bandstand.

1974 - The Staple Singers performed "Touch a Hand, Make a Friend" on American Bandstand.



Today is Friday, May 17, 2019


Today in
Television History

1939 - The first fashion to be shown on television was broadcast in New York from the Ritz-Carleton Hotel.

1961 - The final episode of "You Bet Your Life"/"The Groucho Show" was taped.

1975 - NBC TV bought the rights to show "Gone with the Wind." The one time rights cost NBC $5,000,000.

1977 - Japan agreed to slow its TV exports to avoid a rise in U.S. tariffs.

1985 - Bobby Ewing died on the season finale of "Dallas" on CBS-TV. He returned the following season.

1993 - Barry Manilow appeared on the CBS-TV's "Murphy Brown."

1994 - The last episode of "The Joy of Painting" aired.

1999 - Alex Trebek received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2000 - The final episode, number 296, of "Beverly Hills 90210" was aired by FOX.


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American Bandstand History

1969 - DeeDee Warwick performed "Foolish Fool" on American Bandstand.

1969 - The Ventures performed "Hawaii Five-O" and "Theme From A Summer Place" on American Bandstand.

1980 - Robbie Dupree performed "Steal Away" on American Bandstand.

1980 - Public Image Ltd. performed "Poptones" and "Careering" on American Bandstand.



Today is Thursday, May 16, 2019


Today in
Television History

1958 - The final episode of "Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok" aired.

1965 - The Rolling Stones appeared with Chuck Berry on the television show "Hollywood A-GO-GO."

1965 - The Beach Boys appeared on the "The Ed Sullivan Show" and performed "Help Me Rhonda."

1995 - The final episode of "In the Heat of the Night" aired.

1997 - The final episode of "Baywatch Nights" aired.

1999 - The 225th episode of "The Simpsons" was aired. The animated show had been airing since January 14, 1990.

2005 - The final episode of "Everybody Loves Raymond" aired.


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American Bandstand History

1958 - Jack Scot performed "Leroy" and "My True Love" on American Bandstand.

1964 - Jan & Dean performed "Dead Man's Curve" on American Bandstand.

1970 - The Chairmen of the Board performed "Give Me Just a Little More Time" and "Dangling on a String" on American Bandstand.

1981 - Franke and the Knockouts performed "Sweethearts" on American Bandstand.


Today is Wednesday, May 15, 2019


Today in
Television History

1968 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney appeared on NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show." Joe Garagiola was sitting in for Johnny Carson. During the show the establishment of the Apple record label was announced.

1979 - The final episode of "Starsky and Hutch" was aired by ABC.

1981 - "Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island" was aired.

1988 - The Perry Mason TV movie "The Case of the Lady in the Lake" aired.

1997 - ABC News and Starwave Corp. launched ABCNEWS.com.

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American Bandstand History

1959 - Dave "Baby" Cortez performed "The Happy Organ" on American Bandstand.

1961 - Gene McDaniels performed "A Tear" on American Bandstand.

1965 - Jackie DeShannon performed "What The World Needs Now is Love" on American Bandstand.

1971 - The Staple Singers performed "Heavy Makes You Happy" and "You've Got to Earn It" on American Bandstand.

1971 - Bobby Bloom performed "We're All Goin' Home" on American Bandstand.

1976 - Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds performed "Every Day Without You" on American Bandstand.

1982 - War performed "You Got the Power" on American Bandstand.



Today is Tuesday, May 14, 2019


Today in
Television History

1968 - Paul McCartney and John Lennon were guests on NBC's "Tonight Show" (with guest host Joe Garagiola).

1988 - Atlantic Records celebrated its 40th anniversary with a televised cable show.

1989 - The final episode of "Family Ties" aired.

1991 - The Perry Mason TV movie "The Case of the Glass Coffin" aired.

1994 - Janet Jackson performed on NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live."

1997 - The 100th episode of "The Nanny" was aired by CBS.

1998 - The final episode of "Seinfeld" aired on NBC. The commercial time during the show was priced at $2 million for 30 seconds.

2006 - The final episode of "West Wing" aired on NBC.

2010 - NBC confirmed it had canceled "Law and Order." The show began airing on September 6, 1990.


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American Bandstand History

1963 - The Rockin' Rebels performed "Rockin' Crickets" on American Bandstand.

1966 - Brian Hyland performed "3000 Miles" on American Bandstand.

1966 - Just Us performed "I Can't Grow Peaches on a Cherry Tree" on American Bandstand.

1977 - Rose Royce performed "I Wanna Get Next to You" on American Bandstand.

1983 - Nick Lowe performed "Wish You Were Here" and "Raging Eyes" on American Bandstand.

1983 - Jose Feliciano performed "Lonely Teardrops" and "One Night" on American Bandstand.


Today is Monday, May 13, 2019


Today in
Television History

1978 - The final episode of "Bionic Woman" aired.

1989 - The 600th episode of "Soul Train" aired.

1993 - The final episode of "Knots Landing" aired.

1996 - The 200th episode of "Murphy Brown" aired on CBS.

1996 - O.J. Simpson appeared on British TV to discuss his not guilty verdict.


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American Bandstand History

1959 - The Falcons (featuring Wilson Pickett) performed "You're So Fine" on American Bandstand.

1967 - Jerry Butler performed "I Dig You Baby" on American Bandstand.

1972 - Gallery performed "Nice to Be with You" and "I Believe in Music" on American Bandstand.

1972 - Millie Jackson performed "Ask Me What You Want" and "My Man, a Sweet Man" on American Bandstand.

1978 - Robert Palmer performed "Every Kind of People" on American Bandstand.

1978 - Chic performed "Everybody Dance" on American Bandstand.

Today is Sunday, May 12, 2019


Today in
Television History

1955 - Gisele MacKenzie played a singer on the NBC-TV program, "Justice."

1960 - Elvis Presley guest-starred on "Welcome Home Elvis." The TV special was hosted by Frank Sinatra. Elvis sang "Witchcraft" and Sinatra sang "Love Me Tender."

1963 - Bob Dylan walked out of dress rehearsals for "The Ed Sullivan Show" when CBS censors told him he could not perform "Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues."

1982 - The final episode of "The Incredible Hulk" aired.

1987 - The final episode of "Hill Street Blues" aired.

1989 - The 2000th episode of "Entertainment Tonight" was aired.

1993 - The final episode of "The Wonder Years" aired on ABC.

1999 - The final episode of "The Nanny" was aired by CBS.

2002 - The 200th episode of "X-Files" aired on FOX.


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American Bandstand History

1958 - Mickey & Sylvia performed "Bewildered" on American Bandstand.

1960 - Duane Eddy performed "Shazam!" and "Because They're Young" on American Bandstand.

1973 - Doby Gray performed "Drift Away" on American Bandstand.

1979 - Blondie performed "Heart of Glass" on American Bandstand.

1979 - G.Q. performed "Disco Nights" and "I Do Love You" on American Bandstand.

1984 - Berlin performed "No More Words" and "Now It's My Turn" on American Bandstand.

1984 - Yarbrough and Peoples performed "Don't Waste Your Time" on American Bandstand.




Today is Saturday, May 11, 2019


Today in
Television History

1928 - In Schenectady, NY, General Electric opened their first TV station.

1957 - The Everly Brothers made their debut on "Grand Ole Opry" in Nashville, TN.

1965 - The Byrds made their TV debut with "Mr. Tambourine Man" on NBC's "Hullabaloo."

1967 - The ABC-TV special "Rodgers & Hart Today" aired. It starred Bobby Darin, the Supremes, Petula Clark and the Mamas & the Papas.

1972 - John Lennon appeared on the "Dick Cavett" TV show and said that the FBI had tapped his phone.

1976 - ABC aired the last episode of "Marcus Welby, MD."

1983 - The final episode of "Quincy, M.E." aired on NBC.

1989 - The final episode of "Dynasty" aired.

1992 - The 100th episode of "Murphy Brown" aired on CBS.

1993 - The Paramaribo Suriname TV studio was destroyed by fire.

1999 - CBS announced that it would provide high-definition prime-time programming beginning in September.

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American Bandstand History

1968 - The Byrds performed "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" on American Bandstand.

1974 - Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods performed "Billy Don't Be a Hero" on American Bandstand.



Today is Friday, May 10, 2019


Today in
Television History

1928 - WGY-TV in Schenectady, NY, began regular television programming.

1964 - Dusty Springfield made her U.S. television debut on the "Ed Sullivan Show."

1982 - Elliott Gould made his dramatic television debut after 30 movies in 17 years. He starred in "The Rules of Marriage" on CBS-TV.

1983 - The last episode of "Laverne & Shirley" aired on ABC.

1994 - The "Perry Mason Mystery" TV movie "The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle" aired.

1997 - Barbara Mandrell launched her "Country Sentiments" line of jewelry on the QVC cable TV channel.

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American Bandstand History

1969 - Tommy Roe performed "Heather Honey" on American Bandstand.

1969 - Smoke Ring performed "Not Much" on American Bandstand.

1975 - The Captain and Tennille performed "Love Will Keep Us Together" on American Bandstand.

1975 - Charlie Kulis performed "Runaway" on American Bandstand.

1980 - Photoglo performed "We Were Meant to Be Lovers" on American Bandstand.


Today is Thursday, May 9, 2019


Today in
Television History

1946 - "NBC's Hour Glass" premiered. It was the first hour long entertainment show.

1958 - Richard Burton made his network television debut in the presentation of "Wuthering Heights" on CBS-TV.

1990 - Sinead O'Connor refused to perform on "Saturday Night Live" after Andrew Dice Clay was named as host.

1991 - Michael Landon appeared on the "Tonight Show" and talked about condition with cancer.

1992 - The final episode of "The Golden Girls" aired on NBC.

1996 - WRAL-TV filed the first application in the U.S. for a license to operate a high-definition television station.

1998 - Puff Daddy and Jimmy Page were musical guests on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." They performed their collaboration "Come To Me."

2002 - The pilot episode of "CSI: Miami" aired.


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American Bandstand History

1958 - Jody Reynolds performed "Endless Sleep" on American Bandstand.

1962 - The Castells performed "So This Is Love" on American Bandstand.

1964 - Dusty Springfield performed "Stay Awhile" on American Bandstand.

1964 - Round Robin performed "Kick That Little Foot, Sally Ann" on American Bandstand.

1970 - Crabby Appleton performed "Go Back" on American Bandstand.

1970 - The Grass Roots performed "Baby Hold On" and "Walking Through the Country" on American Bandstand.

1981 - Bill Medley performed "Don't Know Much" on American Bandstand.


Today is Wednesday, May 8, 2019


Today in
Television History

1978 - ABC TV aired "The Stars Salute Israel at 30."

1984 - Joanie (Erin Moran) and Chachi (Scott Baio) got married on ABC-TV's "Happy Days."

1994 - ABC aired the 500th commentary by Andy Rooney on "60 Minutes."


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American Bandstand History

1961 - The Regents performed "Barbara Ann" on American Bandstand.

1963 - Darlene Love performed "Today I Met The Boy I'm Gonna Marry" on American Bandstand.

1971 - Mike Nesmith performed "Nevada Fighter" on American Bandstand.

1971 - The Bells performed "Stay Awhile" and "I Love You, Lady Dawn" on American Bandstand.

1976 - Dorothy Moore performed "Misty Blue" on American Bandstand.

1976 - Pratt & McClain performed "Happy Days" on American Bandstand.

1982 - Karla Bonoff performed "Personally" on American Bandstand.

1982 - Atlantic Starr performed "Circles" on American Bandstand.


Today is Tuesday, May 7, 2019


Today in
Television History

1947 - "Kraft Television Theater" premiered on NBC.

1987 - Shelly Long, as Diane Chambers, made her last appearance as a regular on the TV show "Cheers."

1989 - The movie "Trial of the Incredible Hulk" aired on NBC.

1995 - The final episode of "Matlock" aired on NBC.

1996 - Evan Chandler filed a $60 million breach of contract suit against Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley. The charge was that they had violated a confidentiality clause in the 1994 out-of-court settlement by discussing the case with Diane Sawyer on "PrimeTime Live."

1998 - Leeza Gibbons received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1999 - A jury ruled that "The Jenny Jones Show" and Warner Bros. were liable in the shooting death of Scott Amedure. He was killed by another guest on the show. The jury's award was $25 million.

2012 - The 200th episode of "Two and a Half Men" aired.


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American Bandstand History

1958 - The Champs performed "Tequila" and "El Rancho Rock" on American Bandstand.

1958 - The Playboys performed "Over the Weekend" on American Bandstand.

1963 - Neil Sedaka performed "Let's Go Steady Again" on American Bandstand.

1966 - Otis Redding performed "Satisfaction" on American Bandstand.

1966 - Shadows of Knight performed "Gloria" and "Oh Yeah" on American Bandstand.

1977 - Hot performed "Angel in Your Arms" on American Bandstand.

1977 - The Ohio Players performed "Feel the Beat" and "O-H-I-O" on American Bandstand.

1983 - Bow Wow Wow performed "Do You Want to Hold Me" and "Aphrodisiac" on American Bandstand.

1983 - The Thompson Twins performed "Lies" and "Love on Your Side" on American Bandstand.


Today is Monday, May 6, 2019


Today in
Television History

1957 - The final episode of "I Love Lucy" aired.

1964 - "Around The Beatles" aired on ITV.

1981 - The 100th episode of "Quincy, M.E." aired on NBC.

1984 - The final episode of "The Jeffersons" aired.

1989 - The 100th episode of "The Golden Girls" aired on NBC.

1992 - The final episode of "Jake and the Fatman" aired.

1995 - The Classic Sports Network began on cable TV.

2001 - The 100th episode of "The Practice" aired on ABC.


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American Bandstand History

1967 - The Electric Prunes performed "Get Me to the World on Time" on American Bandstand.

1967 - Brenda Holloway performed "Just Look What You've Done" on American Bandstand.

1972 - Honey Cone performed "The Day I Found Myself" and "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show" on American Bandstand.

1978 - Bobby Arvon performed "Baby Hold On" on American Bandstand.


Today is Sunday, May 5, 2019


Today in
Television History

1979 - The 300 episode of "Soul Train" aired.

1988 - The 100th episode of "Night Court" aired on NBC.

1988 - Michael Jackson became the first non-Soviet to be featured while advertising a product on Russian television.

1992 - The Perry Mason TV movie "The Case of the Reckless Romeo" aired.

1993 - The final episode of "Quantum Leap" aired on NBC.

1997 - The final episode of "The Jeff Foxworthy Show" aired.

2000 - The final episode of "Boy Meets World" aired on ABC.

2001 - The 200th episode of "Walker, Texas Ranger" aired on CBS.


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American Bandstand History

1959 - The Crests performed "Six Nights a Week" and "Flowers of Love" on American Bandstand.

1973 - Vickie Lawrence performed "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" on American Bandstand.

1979 - Bachman-Turner Overdrive performed "Heartaches" on American Bandstand.

1984 - Christine McVie performed "Got a Hold on Me" and "Love Will Show Us How" on American Bandstand.

1984 - Wire Train performed "Chambers of Hello" on American Bandstand.


Today is Saturday, May 4, 2019


Today in
Television History

1957 - The "Alan Freed Show" premiered on ABC-TV. It was the first prime-time network rock show.

1964 - "Another World" premiered on NBC-TV.

1968 - Mary Hopkins won on the ITV talent show "Opportunity Knocks." Paul McCartney saw the performance and makes Hopkins the first signed artist on the Apple label.

1974 - The 100th episode of "Soul Train" was aired.

1999 - The final episode of "NewsRadio" aired on NBC.


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American Bandstand History

1959 - Martin Denny performed "Quiet Village" on American Bandstand.

1961 - Paul Revere & the Raiders performed "Like, Long Hair" on American Bandstand.

1968 - Dyke & the Blazers performed "Funky Walk Part I" and "We Got More Soul" on American Bandstand.

1968 - Steppenwolf performed "Born to Be Wild" on American Bandstand.

1974 - Sami Jo performed "Tell Me a Lie" on American Bandstand.

1974 - Soul Children performed "I'll Be the Other Woman" on American Bandstand.


Today is Friday, May 3, 2019


Today in
Television History

1964 - Gerry & the Pacemakers made their U.S. TV debut on the "Ed Sullivan Show." They performed "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying."

1966 - The game "Twister" was featured on the "Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson.

1986 - The final episode of "Crazy Like a Fox" was aired on CBS.

1991 - The final episode of "Dallas" aired on CBS.

2000 - The final episode of "Party of Five" aired on FOX.


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American Bandstand History

1960 - Charlie Rich performed "Lonely Weekends" on American Bandstand.

1961 - Dee Clark performed "Raindrops" on American Bandstand.

1961 - Bobby Bare appeared on American Bandstand.

1962 - Yvonne and the Sensations performed "Let Me In" and "That's My Desire" on American Bandstand.

1963 - Jimmy Clanton performed "Darkest Street in Town" on American Bandstand.

1969 - Linda Ronstadt appeared on American Bandstand.

1975 - B.J. Thomas performed "Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" on American Bandstand.

1975 - Elvin Bishop performed "Fooled Around and Fell in Love" on American Bandstand.

1980 - Felix Cavalieri performed "Only A Lonely Heart Sees" on American Bandstand.


Today is Thursday, May 2, 2019


Today in
Television History

1941 - The Federal Communications Commission agreed to let regular scheduling of TV broadcasts by commercial TV stations begin on July 1, 1941. This was the start of network television.

1965 - The Rolling Stones made their second appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show."

1965 - The "Early Bird" satellite was used to transmit television pictures across the Atlantic.

1996 - Phil Donahue taped the final edition of his talk show "Donahue." On July 15, 2002, he returned to television with a talk show under the same name.

2010 - Conan O'Brien made his first television appearance since his final appearance on "The Tonight Show." He did an interview with Steve Kroft on CBS' "60 Minutes."


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American Bandstand History

1963 - Peter, Paul and Mary performed "Puff the Magic Dragon" on American Bandstand.

1964 - The Bermudas performed "Donnie" on American Bandstand.

1970 - Turley Richards performed "Love Minus Zero - No Limit" and "I Heard the Voice of Jesus" on American Bandstand.


Today is Wednesday, May 1, 2019


Today in
Television History

1963 - Lesley Gore performed "It's My Party" on "American Bandstand."

1969 - Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash taped a TV special at the Grand Ol' Opry in Nashville, TN.

1988 - The final episode of "Magnum, p.i." aired.

2000 - ABC aired the first celebrity "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire."

2005 - FOX aired the 350th and 351st episodes of "The Simpsons".


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American Bandstand History

1958 - Roy Hamilton performed "Don't Let Go" on American Bandstand.

1959 - Freddy Cannon performed "Tallahassee Lassie" on American Bandstand.

1961 - Neil Sedaka performed "Little Devil" on American Bandstand.

1965 - Ian Whitcomb performed "The Sporting Life" and "You Turn Me On" on American Bandstand.

1965 - The Ikettes performed "Peaches 'n' Cream" and "I'm Blue (The Gong-Gong Song)" on American Bandstand.

1971 - Helen Reddy performed "I Don't Know How to Love Him" and "Crazy Love" on American Bandstand.

1976 - The Commodores performed "Sweet Love" on American Bandstand.

1976 - Melissa Manchester performed "Better Days" on American Bandstand.

1982 - Taste of Honey performed "I'll Try Something New" on American Bandstand.

1982 - George Duke performed "Shine One" on American Bandstand.

2002 - Dick Clark appeared on CNN to talk about the history of "American Bandstand." ABC aired "American Bandstand's 50th" on May 3.

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