Today in TV History 10/2

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Today in Television History

1890 – Groucho Marx was born in New York. He is known for the “Marx Brothers” movies and his quiz show “You Bet Your Life”

1946 – “Faraway Hill” aired for the first time on the DuMont network. It was the first TV network soap opera.

1949 – “The Aldrich Family” debuted on NBC-TV.

1953 – “Person to Person” debuted on CBS-TV.

1955 – “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” debuted on CBS-TV.

1959 – “The Twilight Zone” debuted on CBS-TV. The show ran for 5 years for a total of 154 episodes.

1965 – The Who made their debut on U.S. TV on the show “Shindig!”

1971 – “Soul Train” premiered in syndication.

1976 – John Belushi came out on stage with Joe Cocker while he was performing on “Saturday Night Live.”

1983 – The 10th season of “The Jeffersons” began.

2006 – The 100th episode of “C.S.I.: Miami” aired.

Today in
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand History

1961 – Duane Eddy performed “My Blue Heaven” on American Bandstand.

1965 – Derek Martin performed “You Better Go” on American Bandstand.

1971 – Bill Withers performed “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Grandma’s Hands” on American Bandstand.

1976 – Rick Dees & His Cast of Idiots performed “Disco Duck” on American Bandstand.

1976 – The Four Tops performed “Catfish” on American Bandstand.


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