Today in TV History 1/20

Today is Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Today in
Television History

1953 – “Studio One” became the first television show to be transmitted from the United States to Canada.

1965 – The Rolling Stones and the Kinks made their first appearance on ABC-TV’s “Shindig!”

1985 – The most-watched Super Bowl game in history was seen by an estimated 115.9 million people. The San Francisco 49ers downed the Miami Dolphins, 38-16. Super Bowl XIX marked the first time that TV commercials sold for a million dollars a minute.

1989 – The 100th episode of “Miami Vice” aired on NBC.

1998 – The first episode of “Dawson’s Creek” aired on the WB network.

1999 – ESPN announced the creation of the Great Outdoor Games to be held in Lake Placid, NY, in 2000.

2008 – The pilot episode of “Breaking Bad” aired.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1958 – Dale Wright & the Rock-its performed “She’s Neat” on “American Bandstand.”

1959 – Jim Reeves performed “Billy Bayou” on “American Bandstand.”

1968 – Joe Simon performed “No Sad Songs” on “American Bandstand.”

1968 – American Breed performed “Green Lite” on “American Bandstand.”

1979 – Livingston Taylor performed “I Will Be In Love With You” on “American Bandstand.”

1979 – Grace Jones appeared on “American Bandstand.”

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