Today in TV History 10/16





Today is Saturday, October 16, 2021

Today in
Television History

1957 – Elvis Presley made his first appearance on “The Louisiana Hayride.”

1976 – The 100th episode of “The Bob Newhart Show” aired.

2008 – The iTunes Music Store reached 200 million television episodes sold and 1+ million HD episodes sold.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1959 – The Revels performed “Midnight Stroll” on “American Bandstand.”

1961 – Curtis Lee performed “Pretty Little Angel Eyes” on “American Bandstand.”

1962 – Neil Sedaka performed “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do” and “Next Door to an Angel” on “American Bandstand.”

1965 – The Toys performed “A Lover’s Concerto” on “American Bandstand.”

1976 – The Ritchie Family performed “Best Disco in Town” on “American Bandstand.”

1982 – Hall & Oats performed “Your Imagination,” “Maneater,” “Did it in a Minute” and “I Can’t Go for That” on “American Bandstand.”



Today in TV History 10/15





Today is Friday, October 15, 2021

Today in
Television History

1951 – The first episode of “I Love Lucy” aired on CBS.

1955 – “Grand Ole Opry” premiered on ABC-TV.

1960 – The 100th episode of “Perry Mason” aired on CBS.

1973 – “Tomorrow” debuted on NBC-TV.

2001 – The 0-4 Dallas Cowboys and the 0-4 Washington Redskins played on Monday Night Football. It was the only time in the 31-year history of Monday Night Football that two 0-4 teams played. The Cowboys won the game 9-7.

2006 – The first episode of “The Price is Right,” with Drew Carey as host, aired.

2007 – The 100th episode of “Two and a Half Men” aired.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1957 – Carol Jarvis performed “Rebel” on “American Bandstand.”

1966 – Stevie Wonder performed “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “Nothing’s Too Good for My Baby” on “American Bandstand.”

1983 – Paul Anka performed “Hold Me Til the Mornin’ Comes” and “Gimme the Work” on “American Bandstand.”

1983 – Loverboy’s video for “Queen of the Broken Hearts” was played on “American Bandstand.”



Today in TV History 10/14





Today is Thursday, October 14, 2021

Today in
Television History

1928 – The first televised wedding took place in Des Plains, IL. James Fowlkes and Cora Dennison were married in a radio studio.

1943 – The Radio Corporation of America finalized the sale of the NBC Blue radio network. Edward J. Noble paid $8 million for the network that was renamed American Broadcasting Company.

1968 – The first live telecast to come from a manned U.S. spacecraft was transmitted from Apollo 7. There were six broadcasts during the 11-day mission.

2001 – Toys “R” Us introduced the new version of Geoffrey the giraffe in a 60-second commercial before WABC-TV aired Disney’s “The Emperor’s New Groove.”

Today in
American Bandstand History

1957 – The Four Coins performed “My One Sin” on “American Bandstand.”

1972 – Rufus Thomas performed “The Funky Chicken” on “American Bandstand.”



Today in TV History 10/13





Today is Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Today in
Television History

1937 – The FCC adopted new television allocations including seven channels between 44 and 108 MHz and 12 channels between 165 and 194 MHz.

1947 – “Junior Jamboree” began airing in Chicago, IL. The show’s name was later changed to “Kukla, Fran and Ollie.”

1957 – Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra introduced the Ford Edsel on an hour long special.

1963 – The Beatles appeared on the BBC’s “Sunday Night at the Palladium.” It was their first appearance on a major TV show.

1971 – The first World Series night game was telecast on NBC.

1984 – Jesse Jackson appeared on “Saturday Night Live.”

1988 – The 100th episode of “The Cosby Show” aired on NBC.

2000 – WRAL-TV became the first TV station in the world to produce and air an all-HD newscast, including graphics, live shots, and news stories.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1973 – Johnnie Taylor performed “I Believe In You” on “American Bandstand.”

1984 – Billy Ocean performed “Caribbean Queen” and “Loverboy” on “American Bandstand.”

1984 – Tina Turner’s video for “Better Be Good To Me” was played on “American Bandstand.”

1984 – Deborah Allen performed “Heartache and a Half” on “American Bandstand.”



Today in TV History 10/12





Today is Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Today in
Television History

1949 – The police drama “The Plainclothesman” began airing on the DuMont Network.

2014 – The fifth season of “The Walking Dead” began airing on AMC.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1959 – The Tempos performed “See You in September” on “American Bandstand.”

1960 – Jack Scott performed “Patsy” on “American Bandstand.”

1963 – The Chiffons performed “He’s So Fine” and “A Love So Fine” on “American Bandstand.”

1968 – Johnny Nash performed “Hold Me Tight” and “You Got Soul” on “American Bandstand.”



Today in TV History 10/11





Today is Monday, October 11, 2021

Today in
Television History

1971 – Hugh Downs left the “Today” show and “Concentration.” He later became the host of ABC’s “20/20”.

1975 – “Saturday Night Live” was broadcast for the first time. George Carlin was the guest host. Janis Ian performed “At Seventeen” and “In the Winter” and Billy Preston played “Nothing from Nothing” and “Fancy Lady.”

Today in
American Bandstand History

1957 – The Del-Vikings performed “Come and Go with Me,” “Whispering Bells” and “Cool Shake” on “American Bandstand.”

1969 – The Grass Roots performed “Heaven Knows” on “American Bandstand.”



Today in TV History 10/10





Today is Sunday, October 10, 2021

Today in
Television History

1950 – The FCC approved the CBS color TV system effective November 20. CBS had promised 20 hours of color programs a week within two months.

1964 – NBC-TV aired the opening ceremonies of the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. It was the first live color TV program to be transmitted to the U.S. by satellite.

2000 – “The Geena Davis Show” premiered on ABC-TV.

2010 – Discovery Kids was relaunched and rebranded as The Hub. It was a joint operation by Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1957 – Thurston Harris performed “Little Bitty Pretty One” on “American Bandstand.”

1960 – Joe Jones performed “You Talk Too Much” on “American Bandstand.”

1962 – Chris Montez performed “Let’s Dance” on “American Bandstand.”

1970 – Poco performed “Better Think Twice” on “American Bandstand.”



Today in TV History 10/9





Today is Saturday, October 9, 2021

Today in
Television History

1967 – Doc Severinsen replaced Skitch Henderson as musical director of “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.”

1982 – The 400th episode of “Soul Train” aired.

1986 – Joan Rivers debuted her new “The Late Show” on the FOX network.

2000 – The 100th episode of “Everybody Loves Raymond” aired on CBS.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1957 – Johnny Mathis performed “Chances Are” on “American Bandstand.”

1958 – Duane Eddy performed “Ramrod” on “American Bandstand.”

1965 – Barbara Mason performed “Yes I’m Ready (To Learn)” on “American Bandstand.”

1965 – The Vejtables performed “I Still Love You” on “American Bandstand.”

1982 – Kim Carnes performed “Voyeur” on “American Bandstand.”



Today in TV History 10/8





Today is Friday, October 8, 2021

Today in
Television History

1956 – The show “Lawrence Welk�s Top Tunes and New Talent” debuted.

1994 – “Elvis Aaron Presley – The Tribute” was aired as a pay-per-view special.

1998 – The 100th episode of “Friends” aired on NBC.

2000 – NBC debuted the television series “Ed.”

2000 – The first episode of “Nikki” aired on the WB network.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1966 – Mel Carter performed “You You You” and “Take Good Care of Her” on “American Bandstand.”

1966 – Roy Head performed “To Make a Big Man Cry” on “American Bandstand.”

1983 – Marshall Crenshaw performed “Whenever You’re on My Mind” and “Our Town” on “American Bandstand.”

1983 – The Animals performed “The Night” on “American Bandstand.”

1983 – Shalamar’s video for “Dead Giveaway” was played on “American Bandstand.”



Today in TV History 10/7





Today is Thursday, October 7, 2021

Today in
Television History

1950 – “The Frank Sinatra Show” debuted.

1952 – “Bob Horn’s Bandstand” began as a local program in Philadelphia. Dick Clark began hosting the show in July of 1956.

1964 – The made-for-television movie “See How They Run” premiered.

1978 – The Rolling Stones appeared on “Saturday Night Live.”

Today in
American Bandstand History

1952 – “Bob Horn’s Bandstand” began as a local program in Philadelphia. Dick Clark began hosting the show in July of 1956.

1967 – Merry Go Round performed “You’re a Very Lovely Woman” and “Live” on “American Bandstand.”