Here is today's obituary:
Sid Caesar, television pioneer from "Your Show of Shows" died on this date.
Here are some notable events from today in TV history:
- On this date in 1977, Carol Burnett as Eunice appeared on "The Gong Show." "The Family" sketch was spun off into a TV special in 1978 called "Eunice" and the 1982 NBC series, "Mama's Family."
- On this date in 1978, NBC first aired the three-part miniseries with Paul Winfield as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cicely Tyson as Coretta Scott King.
- On this date in 1985, Johnny Carson shaved his beard on "The Tonight Show."
- "Murder She Wrote" made it to 100 episodes on this date in 1989.
Here are some notable birthdays for today:
- Talk show host Arsenio Hall was born on this date.
- Voice actress Tara Strong, who voices Timmy on "Fairly Odd Parents" was born today.