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Today in TV: December 9,2013

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Here are some highlights in TV history for today:

  • On this date in 1960, the long-running, and still running, British soap opera, "Coronation Street" made its debut. Future Monkee, Davy Jones was once a cast member.
  • The "new" Beatles song, "Free As A Bird" was first heard on the Beatles, six-hour documentary on ABC.

Here are some people observing birthdays today:

  • Simon Helberg, Howard Wolowitz on "Big Bang Theory" was born today.
  • Fred Sanford, also known as Redd Foxx was born on this date
  • Donny Osmond, one half of "The Donny and Marie Show" was born today.
  • Jess Metcalfe from "Desperate Housewives" was born on this date as was his series co-star Felicity Huffman.
  • Margaret Hamilton, most famous for playing the Wicked Witch of the West on the perennial TV favorite, "The Wizard of Oz." She was also on the bizarre "Paul Lynde Halloween Special" which aired in 1976.
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