Today in TV History 12/31/22

Saturday, December 31, 2022

Today in Television History

1968 – In the U.K., the TV special “Elvis” aired on BBC2-TV.

1971 – Peter Duel was found dead in his apartment in Hollywood Hills of an apparent suicide. Duel played the role of Hannibal Heyes in the series “Alias Smith and Jones.”

1972 – “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” special aired for the first time.

1984 – ESPN debuted in Hawaii, making it available in all 50 states.

1988 – “Simon & Simon” was aired for the last time on CBS.

2000 – CBS Sports aired a two-hour special that told the stories behind the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

Today in
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand History

1966 – Mrs. Miller performed “Downtown” and “A Lover’s Concerto” on American Bandstand.

1966 – The Blues Magoos performed “We Ain’t Got Nothin’ Yet” on American Bandstand.

1983 – ABC performed “That Was Then, but This Is Now” and “S.O.S.” on American Bandstand.

1983 – Oingo Boingo performed “Wake Up It’s 1984” on American Bandstand.

1994 – A taped performance by KISS was played on ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin’ Eve ’94.”

2001 – In New York, Dick Clark counted down to midnight from Times Square for the 30th consecutive year.

2005 – Regis Philbin hosted “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” from Times Square. It was the first time in 32 years that Dick Clark was unable to host the show.

Today in
Saturday Night Live History

2003 – There is nothing available for this date…at this time.

Saturday Night Live Quote


Now, Garth, if you hurl, then I’m gonna spew. And if I spew, chances are someone else is gonna honk, alright? And if that happens it could set off a peristaltic chain reaction.
– Mike Myers (as Wayne)



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