Today in TV History 1/8

Today is Friday, January 8, 2021

Today in
Television History

1952 – Marie Wilson came to TV as “My Friend Irma.”

1961 – Robert Goulet made his national TV debut this night on “The Ed Sullivan Show” on CBS.

1966 – The final episode of “Shindig!” was broadcast on ABC-TV. The show featured the Kinks and the Who.

1977 – The cover of TV Guide was “Super Bowl.”

1984 – ABC purchased the remaining 85% of ESPN.

1997 – Mister Rogers received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1966 – Lou Christie performed “Lightning Strikes” on “American Bandstand.”

1966 – The Knickerbockers performed “Lies” on “American Bandstand.”

1972 – The J. Geils Band performed “Lookin’ for a Love” on “American Bandstand.”

1972 – Joe Simon performed “Drowning in the Sea of Love” on “American Bandstand.”

1983 – Lee Ritenour performed “Cross My Heart” and “Keep It Alive” on “American Bandstand.”

1983 – Bobby Nunn performed “She’s Just a Groupie” and “Never Seen Anything Like You” on “American Bandstand.”

2000 – Dick Clark began hosting the game show “Winning Lines.”

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