Today in TV History 8/8

Monday, August 8, 2022

Today in
Television History

1956 – The Dumont network made its final telecast.

1991 – John McCarthy, a British TV producer was released by his Lebanese kidnappers. He had been held captive for more than five years. A rival group abducted Jerome Leyraud in retaliation and threatened to kill him if any more hostages were released.

Today in
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand History

1961 – Ray Peterson performed “Missing You” on “American Bandstand.”

1962 – Joey Dee and the Starliters performed “What Kind of Love Is This” on “American Bandstand.”

1963 – Wayne Newton performed “Donke Schoen” on “American Bandstand.”

1964 – Rene & Rene performed “Angelito” on “American Bandstand.”

1964 – Little Richard performed “Bama Lama Bamaloo” on “American Bandstand.”

1970 – Ron Dante & the Detergents performed “Leader of the Laundromat” and “Double-O-Seven” on “American Bandstand.”

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