Today in TV History 8/9

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Today in
Television History

1939 – A tennis tournament was televised for the first time. IT was the Eastern Grass Court championship matches held at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, NY.

1945 – The first network television broadcast occurred in Washington, DC. The program announced the bombing of Nagasaki, Japan.

1956 – The first statewide, state-supported educational television network went on the air in Alabama.

1963 – The TV program “Ready Steady Go!” premiered in England.

1983 – Peter Jennings was made the new anchor on the ABC News “World News Tonight” program.

Today in
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand History

1957 – Lee Andrews and the Hearts performed “Long Lonely Nights” on “American Bandstand.”

1960 – Jo Ann Campbell performed “A Kookie Little Paradise” on “American Bandstand.”

1961 – Tony Orlando performed “Bless You” on “American Bandstand.”

1961 – Barry Mann performed “Who Put the Bomp (In the Bomp-Bomp-Bomp)” on “American Bandstand.”

1969 – Junior Walker & the All-Stars performed “What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)” on “American Bandstand.”

1975 – Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds performed “Fallin’ In Love Again” on “American Bandstand.”

1975 – Willie Hutch performed “Love Power” on “American Bandstand.”

1980 – Kim Carnes performed “More Love” on “American Bandstand.”

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