Today in TV History 8/7





Sunday, August 7, 2022

Today in
Television History

1941 – WNBT broadcast the first audience-participation program.

1960 – The Cuban Catholic Church condemned the rise of communism in Cuba. Fidel Castro then banned all religious TV and radio broadcasts.

Today in
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand History

1957 – Paul Anka performed “Diana” on “American Bandstand.”

1958 – The Poni-Tails performed “Born Too Late” on “American Bandstand.”

1958 – Dion and the Belmonts performed “No One Knows” on “American Bandstand.”

1959 – Skip and Flip performed “It Was I” on “American Bandstand.”

1959 – Dave “Baby” Cortez performed “The Whistling Organ” on “American Bandstand.”

1961 – The Jarmels performed “A Little Bit of Soap” on “American Bandstand.”

1965 – We Five performed “You Were On My Mind” on “American Bandstand.”

1965 – Donovan performed “Catch the Wind” and “Colours” on “American Bandstand.”

1971 – Honey Cone performed “Want Ads” and “Stick Up” on “American Bandstand.”

1976 – Cyndi Greco performed “Making Our Dreams Come True” on “American Bandstand.”

1982 – Flock of Seagulls performed “I Ran” on “American Bandstand.”

2001 – The DVD box set “Dick Clark’s #1’s: 50’s to 70’s When AM Radio Was King” was released.



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