Thursday, September 29, 2022


Today in
Television History


1953 - "Make Room for Daddy" premiered on ABC-TV.

1960 - "My Three Sons" debuted on ABC-TV.

1963 - "My Favorite Martian" premiered on CBS-TV.

1963 - "The Judy Garland Show" premiered on CBS-TV.

1977 - Eva Shain became the first woman to officiate a heavyweight title boxing match. About 70 million people on watched Muhammad Ali defeat Ernie Shavers on NBC-TV.

1985 - The pilot episode of "MacGyver" aired on ABC.

1986 - The first episode of "Designing Women" aired on CBS.

1992 - The 100th episode of "Roseanne" aired on ABC.

1999 - The first episode of "Popular" aired.

2002 - The first pilot episode of "American Chopper" aired. A second pilot was aired on January 19, 2003.


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Today in
Dick Clark's American Bandstand History


1960 - Chubby Checker performed "The Twist" on American Bandstand.

1973 - The Raspberries performed "Tonight" on American Bandstand.

1984 - Y&T performed "Don't Stop Runnin'" and "Lipstick and Leather" on American Bandstand.

1984 - The video of The Fixx's "Are We Ourselves" was aired on American Bandstand.

1984 - O'Bryan performed "Breakin' Together" 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


1990 - Kyle MacLachlan, Conan O'Brien and Sinead O'Connor were guests on Saturday Night Live. This was the first time for Chris Farley and Chris Rock to appear as featured performers.

1998 - "The Best of Saturday Night Live: The Mr. Bill Collection" was released on VHS.

2001 - Reese Witherspoon, Rudolph Giuliani, Alicia Keys and Paul Simon were guests on Saturday Night Live. Tina Fey became a full-time cast memeber in this episode.


Saturday Night Live Quote

Well, isn't that special.
- The Church Lady




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Television History
Dick Clark's American Bandstand History