Today in TV History 6/28/22

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Today in
Television History

1951 – “Amos ’n’ Andy” moved to CBS-TV from radio.

1959 – ABC aired “The Record Years” hosted by Dick Clark. It was the first broadcast of a tribute to the recording industry. The guests were Johnny Mathis, Fabian, the McGuire Sisters, Les Paul and Mary Ford, Fats Domino.

2000 – Darva Conger announced that she had done a layout for Playboy magazine. Conger had married Rick Rockwell on Fox-TV’s “Who Wants to Marry a Multimillionaire.”

Today in
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand History

1959 – ABC aired “The Record Years” hosted by Dick Clark. It was the first broadcast of a tribute to the recording industry. The guests were Johnny Mathis, Fabian, the McGuire Sisters, Les Paul and Mary Ford, Fats Domino.

1969 – Spiral Starecase performed “No One for Me to Turn To” on “American Bandstand.”

1975 – The Jackson Five performed “Dancin’ Machine” on “American Bandstand.”

1980 – Rocky Burnette performed “Tired of Toein’ the Line” on “American Bandstand.”

Today in
Saturday Night Live History

1946 – Gilda Radner was born.

Today in TV History 6/27

Today in
Television History

1959 – CBS journalist Edward R. Murrow interviewed Lee Remick. It was his 500th and final guest on “Person to Person.”

1975 – Paul McCartney’s theme for ITV’s “Crossroads” aired for the first time.

Today in
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand History

1961 – The Marcels performed “Blue Moon” on “American Bandstand.”

1963 – Paul and Paula performed “Our First Quarrel” on “American Bandstand.”

1965 – Steve Alaimo performed “Real Live Girl” and “Cast Your Fate to the Wind” on “American Bandstand.”

1965 – Beau Brummels performed “You Tell Me Why” on “American Bandstand.”

1976 – The Manhattans performed “Kiss and Say Goodbye” on “American Bandstand.”

1982 – Haircut 100 performed “Love Plus One” on “American Bandstand.”

 

Today in TV History 6/26





Sunday, June 26, 2022

Today in
Television History

1959 – CBS journalist Edward R. Murrow interviewed Lee Remick. It was his 500th and final guest on “Person to Person.”

1975 – Paul McCartney’s theme for ITV’s “Crossroads” aired for the first time.

Today in
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand History

1961 – The Marcels performed “Blue Moon” on “American Bandstand.”

1963 – Paul and Paula performed “Our First Quarrel” on “American Bandstand.”

1965 – Steve Alaimo performed “Real Live Girl” and “Cast Your Fate to the Wind” on “American Bandstand.”

1965 – Beau Brummels performed “You Tell Me Why” on “American Bandstand.”

1976 – The Manhattans performed “Kiss and Say Goodbye” on “American Bandstand.”

1982 – Haircut 100 performed “Love Plus One” on “American Bandstand.”



Today in TV History 6/25





Saturday, June 25, 2022

Today in
Television History

1951 – The first commercial color TV program was a show presented on CBS using the FCC-approved CBS Color System. The public did not own color TV’s at the time.

1985 – ABC’s “Monday Night Football” began with a new line-up. The trio was Frank Gifford, Joe Namath and O.J. Simpson.

1993 – “Late Night” with David Letterman aired for the last time on NBC.

Today in
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand History

1962 – Jerry Butler performed “Make It Easy on Yourself” on “American Bandstand.”

1966 – Neil Diamond performed “Solitary Man” on “American Bandstand.”

1977 – Dave Mason performed “So High” on “American Bandstand.”

1977 – Starbuck performed “Everybody Be Dancin'” on “American Bandstand.”

1983 – Dave Edmunds performed “Slipping Away” and “Information” on “American Bandstand.”



Today in TV History 6/24





Friday, June 24, 2022

Today in
Television History

1940 – TV cameras were used for the first time in a political convention as the Republicans convened in Philadelphia, PA.

1981 – The final episode of “Charlie’s Angels” was aired on ABC-TV.

1994 – “Saturday Night Armistice” was first transmitted by BBC-TV.

1998 – AT&T Corp. struck a deal to buy cable TV giant Tele-Communications Inc. for $31.7 billion.

2002 – Connie Chung debuted her prime-time news program on CNN.

2003 – Steven Cojocaru signed a deal to do celebrity interviews, monitor pop-culture trends and provide fashion commentary for the syndicated TV show “Entertainment Tonight.”

2013 – The pilot episode of “Under the Dome” aired.

Today in
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand History

1959 – The Dick Clark episode of “This Is Your Life” aired.

1967 – Fifth Dimension performed “Up, Up and Away” on “American Bandstand.”

1972 – John Kay performed “I’m Movin’ On” on “American Bandstand.”

1972 – Joey Heatherton performed “Gone” on “American Bandstand.”

1978 – Tuxedo Junction performed “Chattanooga Choochoo” on “American Bandstand.”



Today in TV History 6/23





Thursday, June 23, 2022

Today in
Television History

1973 – Three Dog Night performed “Joy to the World,” “Black and White” and “Shambala” on “American Bandstand.”

2011 – The pilot episdoe of “Suits” aired on USA.

Today in
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand History

1961 – The Fireballs performed “Quite a Party” on “American Bandstand.”

1973 – Three Dog Night performed “Joy to the World,” “Black and White” and “Shambala” on “American Bandstand.”

1979 – McFadden and Whitehead performed “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now” on “American Bandstand.”

1984 – Slade performed “Run Runaway” and “My Oh My” on “American Bandstand.”

1984 – R.E.M.’s video for “South Central Rain” was aired on “American Bandstand.”



Today in TV History 6/22





Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Today in
Television History

1939 – The first actual telecast of beauty contest took place from Flushing Meadows.

1961 – The final episode of “You Bet Your Life”/”The Groucho Show” was aired.

2001 – The final episode of “Xena: Warrior Princess” aired.

Today in
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand History

1960 – Hank Ballard and the Midnighters performed “Finger Poppin’ Time” on “American Bandstand.”

1968 – Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart performed “Alice Long” on “American Bandstand.”

1974 – Johnny Nash performed “Lovin’ You” on “American Bandstand.”



Today in TV History 6/21





Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Today in
Television History

1937 – The BBC televised coverage of the Wimbledon tennis Championships for the first time.

1948 – The first network telecast of political conventions took place.

1969 – BBC-TV aired “Royal Family” for the first time.

Today in
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand History

1962 – Bobby Vinton performed “Rose Are Red” on “American Bandstand.”

1963 – Nancy Sinatra appeared on “American Bandstand.”

1980 – Bernadette Peters performed “Gee Whiz” on “American Bandstand.”

1980 – Devo performed “Snowball” on “American Bandstand.” In addition, the video for “Girl U Want” was shown.



Today in TV History 6/20





Monday, June 20, 2022

Today in
Television History

1937 – W2XBS (later WNBC-TV) televised the first TV operetta. The work was the “Pirates of Penzance” by Gilbert and Sullivan.

1948 – “Toast of the Town” debuted on CBS-TV. The show was hosted by Ed Sullivan. The name of the show was eventually changed to “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

1960 – Nan Winton became the first female television newsreader for BBC-TV.

1966 – The U.S. Open golf tournament was broadcast in color for the first time.

1973 – “American Bandstand” celebrated its 20th anniversary with a 90-minute television special. Little Richard, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Cheech and Chong and Three Dog Night made appearances.

1975 – On “The Midnight Special” Herb Alpert hosted Supertramp and the Captain and Tennille.

1979 – ABC News correspondent Bill Stewart was shot to death in Managua, Nicaragua, by a member of President Anastasio Somoza’s national guard.

1989 – Ringo Starr was a guest on NBC-TV’s “Late Night With David Letterman.”

Today in
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand History

1962 – Bobby Curtola performed “Fortune Teller” on “American Bandstand.”

1963 – Bill Anderson performed “Still” on “American Bandstand.”

1964 – Johnny Rivers performed “Memphis” on “American Bandstand”.

1964 – Wayne Newton performed “The Little White Cloud That Cried” on “American Bandstand.”

1970 – Mac Davis performed “Whoever Finds This, I Love You” on “American Bandstand.”

1970 – Feather performed “Friends” on “American Bandstand.”

1973 – “American Bandstand” celebrated its 20th anniversary with a 90-minute television special. Little Richard, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Cheech and Chong and Three Dog Night made appearances.

1981 – John O’Banion performed “I Love You Like I Never Loved Before” on “American Bandstand.”

1981 – Get Wet performed “Just So Lonely” on “American Bandstand.”



Today in TV History 6/19





Sunday, June 19, 2022

Today in
Television History

1934 – The U.S. Congress established the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The commission was to regulate radio and TV broadcasting (later).

1946 – Gillette Razor Company became the first company to be a television Network sponsor. They sponsored the Joe Louis vs. Bill Conn heavyweight boxing match.

1952 – “I’ve Got a Secret” debuted on CBS-TV.

1971 – BBC-TV aired “Parkinson” for the first time.

1976 – Rhythm Heritage performed “S.W.A.T. Theme” and “Barretta Theme” on “American Bandstand.”

1998 – Loretta Lynn appeared on the Friday Night Opry.

Today in
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand History

1958 – Fabian appeared on “American Bandstand.”

1962 – Shelley Fabares performed “Johnny Angel” on “American Bandstand.”

1976 – Rhythm Heritage performed “S.W.A.T. Theme” and “Barretta Theme” on “American Bandstand.”