Here are some notable events in TV history for today:
- On this date in 1956, Perry Como became the first major TV star to book a rock and roll act when Carl Perkins appeared on his show.
- On this date in 1977, ABC aired John Denver's, "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" special.
- "Sliders" with Jerry O'Connor first aired on Fox on this date in 1995. The series later moved to Sci-Fi.
- Monty Hall returned to "Let's Make a Deal" on this date in 2010.
Here are some notable birthdays for today:
- William Shatner was born on this date.
- Ross Martin observes a birthday today.
- Bob Costas was born today.
- Tania Raymonde from "Lost" celebrates a birthday today.