Here are some notable events from TV history for today:
- On this date in 1978, Abba provided a pre-recorded appearance for the "Mike Yarwood Christmas Show" for BBCI-TV.
- David Letterman spent the day with troops in Afghanistan on this date in 2002.
Here are some notable birthdays for today.
Rod Serling, creator of the "The Twilight Zone" and "Night Gallery" is a Christmas baby.
Barbara Mandrell, who did one of the last regular variety shows for network TV was born on this date.
Rob Mariano, a.k.a. Boston Rob from "Survivor" and "The Great Race" observes a birthday today.
"WKRP in Cincinatti's" Gary Sandy was born on this date.
King of Trivia, Robert Ripley is a Christmas baby. His "Believe it or Not" was spun off into a TV show in the 1980s.
British soap star, from the series, "Hollyoaks," was born on this date.
Mabel King, Mama Thomas on "What's Happening!!" is a Christmas baby.