Today in TV History 8/3





Today is Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Today in
Television History

1970 – “NBC Nightly New” first aired.

1973 – The Eagles were featured on ABC’s “In Concert.”

1979 – Johnny Carson, the “Tonight Show” host, was on the cover of the Burbank, CA, telephone directory.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1960 – Jan & Dean performed “We Go Together” on “American Bandstand.”

1968 – Merilee Rush performed “That Kind of Woman” on “American Bandstand.”

1968 – The Vogues performed “Turn Around, Look at Me” and “My Special Angel” on “American Bandstand.”

1974 – Fanny performed “I’ve Had It” on “American Bandstand.”



Today in TV History 8/2





Today is Monday, August 2, 2021

Today in
Television History

1962 – Aretha Franklin performed “Don’t Cry Baby” and “Try a Little Tenderness” on “American Bandstand.”

Today in
American Bandstand History

1962 – Aretha Franklin performed “Don’t Cry Baby” and “Try a Little Tenderness” on “American Bandstand.”

1969 – Underground Sunshine performed “Birthday” on “American Bandstand.”

1975 – The Spinners performed “Games People Play” on “American Bandstand.”

1975 – Johnny Rivers performed “Help Me Rhonda” on “American Bandstand.”



Today in TV History 8/1





Today is Sunday, August 1, 2021

Today in
Television History

1971 – “The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour” was debuted on CBS-TV.

1979 – CBS aired the last episode of “Good Times.”

1981 – MTV made its debut at 12:01am. The first video to be shown was “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles.

1996 – MTV launched another channel known as M2.

1995 – Westinghouse Electric Corporation made a deal to buy CBS for $5.4 billion.

2010 – HSN launched HSN2.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1963 – The Dovells performed “Betty in Bermuda” on “American Bandstand.”

1964 – The Premieres performed “Farmer John” on “American Bandstand.”

1964 – Dale and Grace performed “The Loneliest Night” on “American Bandstand.”

1970 – Norman Greenbaum performed “Canned Ham” on “American Bandstand.”

1970 – Robin McNamara performed “Lay a Little Lovin’ on Me” and “Got to Believe in Love” on “American Bandstand.”



Today in TV History 7/31





Today is Saturday, July 31, 2021

Today in
Television History

1971 – Lou Rawls performed “A Natural Man” on “American Bandstand.”

Today in
American Bandstand History

1971 – Lou Rawls performed “A Natural Man” on “American Bandstand.”

1976 – Sylvers performed “Cotton Candy” on “American Bandstand.”



Today in TV History 7/30





Today is Friday, July 30, 2021

Today in
Television History

1889 – Vladimir Zworykin, called the “Father of Television” was born in Russia. He invented the iconoscope.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1966 – The Syndicate of Sound “Little Girl” and “Rumors” on “American Bandstand.”

1977 – Stephen Bishop performed “On and On” on “American Bandstand.”

1983 – James Brown performed “Bring It On” on “American Bandstand.”



Today in TV History 7/29





Today is Thursday, July 29, 2021

Today in
Television History

1957 – Jack Paar began hosting the “Tonight” show on NBC-TV. The name of the show was changed to “The Jack Paar Show”. Paar was host for five years.

2004 – The first episode of “Blue Collar TV” aired.

2010 – U.S. President Barack Obama made an appearance on “The View.” It was the first time a sitting president appeared on a daytime talk show.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1959 – Eugene Church & the Fellows performed “Miami” on “American Bandstand.”

1961 – Dick Clark premiered his summer stage show, the Dick Clark Caravan of Stars, at the Steel Pier in Atlantic City.

1967 – The Byrds performed “Have You Seen Her Face” and “Lady Friend” on “American Bandstand.”

1967 – The Forum performed “The River Is Wide” on “American Bandstand.”

1972 – Helen Reddy performed “I Am Woman” on “American Bandstand.”

1978 – High Energy performed “Love Is All You Need” on “American Bandstand.”



Today in TV History 7/28





Today is Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Today in
Television History

1957 – Jerry Lee Lewis made his television debut on “The Steve Allen Show.”

1995 – Michael Jackson’s video “You Are Not Alone” was premiered on ABC-TV.

2000 – Kathie Lee Gifford made her final appearance as co-host of the ABC talk show “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee.”

Today in
American Bandstand History

1960 – Dee Clark performed “You’re Looking Good” on “American Bandstand.”

1979 – Maxine Nightingale performed “Lead Me On” on “American Bandstand.”



Today in TV History 7/27





Today is Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Today in
Television History

1920 – Charles P. Ginsburg was born. He led the research team at Ampex Corporation in developing the first practical videotape recorder (VTR). The VTR revolutionized television broadcasting.

1974 – NBC-TV took “Dinah’s Place” off of its daytime programming roster.

2000 – HBO aired “NSYNC Live.” The show was aired from New York’s Madison Square Garden.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1968 – Eternity’s Children performed “Mrs. Bluebird” on “American Bandstand.”

1974 – Billy “Crash” Craddock performed “Rub it in” on “American Bandstand.”

1974 – Blue Magic performed “Sideshow” on “American Bandstand.”



Today in TV History 7/26





Today is Monday, July 26, 2021

Today in
Television History

1984 – NBC began shooting 15-minute episodes of “Punky Brewster.” The short episodes were used when football games spilled over into the show’s time slot.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1969 – Cat Mother & the All-Night News Boys performed “Good Old Rock ‘n’ Roll” on “American Bandstand.”

1975 – Dwight Twilley performed “I’m on Fire” on “American Bandstand.”



Today in TV History 7/25





Today is Sunday, July 25, 2021

Today in
Television History

1939 – In New York, W2XBS TV presented the first musical comedy on TV. The show was “Topsy and Eva.”

2007 – “The Simpsons Movie” opened in the U.S.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1961 – Dion performed “Kissin’ Game” on “American Bandstand.”

1962 – Dion performed “Lovers Who Wander” on “American Bandstand.”

1970 – Rare Earth performed “Get Ready” and “(I Know) I’m Losing You” on “American Bandstand.”

1981 – Lee Ritenour performed “Is It You” on “American Bandstand.”