Friday, June 14, 2024


Today in
Television History


1923 - Charles Francis Jenkins cited this date as the day he transmitted the earliest moving silhouette images.

1939 - Ethel Waters became the first African-American to perform on television.

1958 - BBC-TV aired "The Black and White Minstrel Show" for the first time.

1995 - Michael and Lisa Marie Presley-Jackson were interviewed on "Prime Time Live" by Diane Sawyer.

1997 - The final episode of "Lois and Clark" aired.

2000 - "The Simpsons" received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


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Today in
Dick Clark's American Bandstand History


1960 - Dante and the Evergreens performed "Alley Oop" on American Bandstand.

1961 - The Cleftones performed "Heart and Soul" on American Bandstand.

1962 - Brenda Lee performed "Everybody Loves Me but You" and "Here Comes That Feelin'" on American Bandstand.

1963 - Bobby Vinton performed "Blue on Blue" on American Bandstand.

1969 - Jerry Smith performed "Truck Stop" on American Bandstand.

1969 - Tony Joe White performed "Polk Salad Annie" on American Bandstand.

1975 - Tamiko Jones performed "Touch Me Baby" 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


2003 - There is nothing available for this date...at this time.


Saturday Night Live Quote

Kenny G will be releasing a CD fully comprised of Christmas songs. Happy birthday, Jesus - HOPE YOU LIKE CRAP!
- Norm Macdonald




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Television History
Dick Clark's American Bandstand History