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Today in
Television History

1953 - Sixty-eight percent of all TV sets in the U.S. were tuned to CBS-TV, as Lucy Ricardo, of "I Love Lucyve birth to a baby boy.

1955 - U.S. President Eisenhower allowed a filmed news conference to be used on television (and in movie newsreels) for the first time.

1957 - Philadelphia comedian, Ernie Kovacs, did a half-hour TV show without saying a single word of dialogue.

1957 - Johnny Cash made his first network TV appearance, on CBS' "Jackie Gleason Show."

1967 - Lesly Gore appeared on ABC-TV's "Batman" as Catwoman's sidekick, Pussycat.

2012 - The 100th episode of "The Big Bang Theory" aired.

2013 - In Scottsdale, AZ, the original Batmobile for the TV series "Batman" sold at auction for $4.6 million. It was the first of six Batmobiles produced for the show.


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Today in
American Bandstand History

1960 - Ray Smith performed "Rockin' Little Angel" on "American Bandstand."

1961 - Skeeter Davis performed "My Last Date (With You)" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - Frankie Avalon performed "You Are Mine" on "American Bandstand."

1974 - Jim Stafford performed "Spiders and Snakes" on "American Bandstand."

1985 - Dan Hartman performed "I Can Dream About You" and "Second Nature" on "American Bandstand."

1985 - Kashif performed "Ooh Love" on "American Bandstand."


Television Quotes

"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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