Here are some notable events in TV history for today:
On this date in 1970, The Jackson Five appeared on "American Bandstand" and performed "I Want You Back" and "ABC."
NBC aired Neil Diamond's concert special on this date in 1977.
Prince made his "Saturday Night Live" debut and performed "Party Up" on this date in 1981.
The Perry Mason movie, "The Case of the Lethal Lesson" aired on this date in 1989.
David Letterman returned to live TV following a five-week absence due to quintuple bypass heart surgery on this date in 2000.
On this date in 2003, HBO debuted "Real Time With Bill Maher.:
Here are some notable birthdays for today:
Kelsey Grammer of "Frasier" was born on this date.
Rue McClanahan from "Maude' and "The Golden Girls" was born today.