Today in TV History 10/3/22

Monday, October 3, 2022

Today in Television History

1947 – WMAL-TV became the first VHF high band station.

1951 – CBS-TV aired the first coast-to-coast telecast of a prizefight. Dave Sands defeated Carl Olson at Soldier Field in Chicago.

1954 – “Father Knows Best” began airing on CBS-TV.

1955 – “Captain Kangaroo” premiered on CBS-TV.

1955 – ABC aired “The Mickey Mouse Club” for the first time.

1957 – “The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom” premiered on ABC-TV.

1960 – “The Andy Griffith Show” began airing on CBS.

1961 – “The Dick Van Dyke Show” debuted on CBS-TV.

1976 – The first episode of “Quincy, M.E.” aired on NBC. It was a 90 minute movie called “Go Fight City Hall — To the Death!”

1977 – CBS-TV broadcasted “Elvis In Concert.” It was a special that was filmed during his last tour.

1992 – Sinead O’Connor tore a picture of the pope during her appearance on “Saturday Night Live.”

2001 – ESPN began its 10th season of National Hockey League (NHL) coverage.

2004 – The first season of “Desperate Housewives” began.


Today in
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand History

1957 – Marvin Rainwater performed “Gonna Find Me a Bluebird” on American Bandstand.

1960 – Ike and Tina Turner performed “A Fool in Love” on American Bandstand.

1961 – The Duals performed “Stick Shift” on American Bandstand.

1964 – The Newbeats performed “Bread and Butter” and “Everythin’s Alright” on American Bandstand.

1970 – The Grass Roots performed “Come On and Say It” on American Bandstand.

1970 – The Spinners performed “It’s a Shame” on American Bandstand.


Today in
Saturday Night Live History

1981 – Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Michael Davis, Swifty Lazar and Andy Warhol were guests on Saturday Night Live. This was the first episode to feature “Weekend Update” with Charles Rocket and Gail Matthius. The segment was retitled “SNL Newsbreak” starting with this episode.

1992 – Lorne Michaels, Tim Robbins, Sinead O’Connor and Susan Sarandon were guests on Saturday Night Live. Sinead O’Connor ripped up a picture of Pope John Paul II during her performance. This was the first episode to feature the segment “The Hollywood Minute with David Spade.”

1998 – Kelsey Grammar and Sheryl Crow were guests on Saturday Night Live.

2009 – Ryan Reynold and Lady Gaga were guests on Saturday Night Live. Lady Gaga performed “Paparazzi” and a medley of “LoveGame,” “Bad Romance,” and “Poker Face.”





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