February 12, 2014
Here are some obituaries for today:
- Child movie start, Shirley Temple Black, who briefly helmed "Shirley Temple's Storybook" on TV and made numerous guest appearances died on this date.
Here are some notable events in TV history for today:
- On this date in 1956, Elvis appeared on "Stage Show" for the third time and got permission from CBS to perform "Heartbreak Hotel."
- Jack Parr walked off of "The Tonight Show" in response to censors disallowing a joke about water closets the night before.
- John Lennon and Yoko Ono performed "Instant Karma" on "Top of the Pops" on this date in 1970.
- "Ironside" made it to 100 episodes on this date in 1971.
- Kurt Russell starred in the TV movie, "Elvis" on this date in 1979.
- On this date in 1982, "The Winds of War" wrapped up. This mini-series lasted 18 hours, cost $40 million to produce and got the highest TV audience to that point.
- Boy George appeared on "The A-Team" on this date in 1986.
- The two-part true crime made for TV movie, "Blind Faith" appeared on NBC on this date in 1990.
- On this date in 1991, the Perry Mason movie, "The Case of the Maligned Mobster" aired.
- Prince debuted the song, "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" on this date during the 1994 Miss USA Pageant.
- The six regular cast members of "Friends" inked a deal for $24 million per episode each for the show's ninth and final season on this date in 2002.
- Former First Lady Barbara Bush appeared on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno on this date in 2002.
Here are some notable birthdays for today:
- Jennifer Aniston from "Friends" celebrates a birthday today.
- Tina Louise from "Gilligan's Island" was born on this date.