Sunday, May 15, 2022


Today in
Television History

1968 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney appeared on NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show." Joe Garagiola was sitting in for Johnny Carson. During the show the establishment of the Apple record label was announced.

1979 - The final episode of "Starsky and Hutch" was aired by ABC.

1981 - "Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island" was aired.

1988 - The Perry Mason TV movie "The Case of the Lady in the Lake" aired.

1997 - ABC News and Starwave Corp. launched ABCNEWS.com.


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Today in
Dick Clark's American Bandstand History

1959 - Dave "Baby" Cortez performed "The Happy Organ" on American Bandstand.

1961 - Gene McDaniels performed "A Tear" on American Bandstand.

1965 - Jackie DeShannon performed "What The World Needs Now is Love" on American Bandstand.

1971 - The Staple Singers performed "Heavy Makes You Happy" and "You've Got to Earn It" on American Bandstand.

1971 - Bobby Bloom performed "We're All Goin' Home" on American Bandstand.

1976 - Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds performed "Every Day Without You" on American Bandstand.

1982 - War performed "You Got the Power" on American Bandstand.


Dick Clark - American Bandstand Quote

"He had boundless energy and a remarkable ability to do innumerable things at any given time."
- Fran La Maina, the longtime president of Dick Clark Productions Inc.








Today in
Saturday Night Live History

1976 - Dyan Cannon and Leon Russell were guests on "Saturday Night Live."

1982 - Danny DeVito, the Sparks, Tony Danza, Andy Kaufman, Christopher Lloyd, Marilu Henner and Judd Hirsch were guests on "Saturday Night Live."

1993 - Christina Applegate and Midnight Oil were guests on "Saturday Night Live."

1999 - Sarah Michelle Gellar and the Backstreet Boys were guests on "Saturday Night Live."

2004 - Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen were guests on "Saturday Night Live." J-Kwon was the musical guest. The Olsen sisters skipped their own prom to host this episode. The episode was Jimmy Fallon's final show as a regular cast member.

2010 - Alec Baldwin and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers were guests on "Saturday Night Live." Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers performed "I Should Have Known It" and "Jefferson Jericho Blues."


Saturnday Night Live Quote

If a child asks you where rain comes from, tell them it's God crying. If they ask why He's crying, tell them it's probably because of something they did.
- Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy




Tomorrow in:
Television History
Dick Clark's American Bandstand History


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