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Today in TV: December 13, 2013

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Here are some highlights from today in TV history:

  • English pop duo Chad and Jeremy appeared on "Batman" on this date in 1967. Catwoman conspired to steal the duo's voices. Don Ho made a cameo in the "climbing up the side of the building" bit.
  • The rights to the first four Super Bowls were sold to CBS and NBC for a grand total of $9.5 million on this date in 1966.
  • The 100th episode of "Renegade" aired on the USA Network today in 1996. The show featured Lorenzo Lamas as the motorcycle-riding Reno Raines as a cop turned bounty hunter. The show started out in syndication and made the jump to the USA network.
  • In 2001 on this date, NBC announced it would start running ads for hard liquor. It also issued a 19-point document on the conditions for accepting such ads.

Here are some notable birthdays for today.

  • TV icon Dick Van Dyke was born today. He was notable for "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and "Diagnosis: Murder."
  • It's a very "Family Affair" birthday date. Both Kathy Garver, as Cissy, and Johnny Whitaker, as Jody were born today. In reality, the TV siblings were born 14 years apart.

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  • FC Barcelona
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  • Steve Austin
    'Stone Cold' Steve Austin's support of gay marriage goes viral

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