Today in TV History 1/31

Today is Sunday, January 31, 2021

Today in
Television History

1949 – The first TV daytime soap opera was broadcast from NBC’s station in Chicago, IL. It was “These Are My Children.”

1960 – Julie Andrews, Henry Fonda, Rex Harrison and Jackie Gleason, appeared in a two-hour TV special entitled “The Fabulous ’50s”.

1961 – The “Bobby Darin and Friends” TV special aired on NBC-TV.

1984 – NBC Newsman Edwin Newman retired after 35 years with the network.

1988 – The first episode of “The Wonder Years” aired on ABC.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1963 – Bobby Comstock & the Counts performed “Let’s Stomp” on “American Bandstand.”

1970 – R.B. Greaves performed “Take a Letter, Maria” and “Always Something There to Remind Me” on “American Bandstand.”

1976 – Smokey Robinson performed “Quiet Storm” on “American Bandstand.”

1976 – Eric Carmen performed “All by Myself” on “American Bandstand.”

1981 – Fred Knoblock & Susan Anton performed “Killing Time” on “American Bandstand.”

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