Today in TV History 10/13





Today is Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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.”



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