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Today in
Television History

1963 - "The Outer Limits" premiered on ABC-TV.

1964 - "Shindig!" premiered on ABC. The first show opened with Sam Cooke, The Everly Brothers, The Wellingtons, The Righteous Brothers, Bobby Sherman and Alan Sues.

1965 - The second season of "Shindig!" was opened with the Rolling Stones performing "Satisfaction." The Kinks, Byrds and Everly Brothers also appeared on the season opener.

1965 - "The Dean Martin Show" debuted on NBC-TV.

1968 - "The Andy Griffith Show" was seen for the final time on CBS.

1968 - U.S. Presidential candidate Richard Nixon appeared on episode 15 of "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In". He spoke the show signature line "Sock it to me."

1972 - "The Bob Newhart Show" premiered on CBS-TV.

1984 - The first episode of "Miami Vice" aired on NBC.

1987 - The first episode of "Wiseguy" aired on CBS.

1993 - The first episode of "Frasier" aired on NBC.

1996 - The first episode of "Cosby" aired on CBS.

2000 - "Soul Train" began its 30th season.

2002 - "Oprah After the Show" debuted on the Oxygen cable channel.


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Today in
American Bandstand History

1959 - Barry Mann appeared on "American Bandstand."

1967 - The Lewis & Clarke Expedition performed "I Feel Good" on "American Bandstand."

1967 - Brenda Holloway performed "You've Made Me So Very Happy" on "American Bandstand."

1972 - Rick Springfield performed "Speak to the Sky" on "American Bandstand."

1978 - Foxy performed "Get Off" on "American Bandstand."


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"I just want to say to the kids out there watching: You can do anything you want in life. Unless Jay Leno wants to do it too."
- Conan OBrien




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