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Today in TV: February 23, 2014

Aziz Ansari
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Here are some notable events in TV history for today:

  • On this date in 1983, PBS broadcast a live open-heart surgery.
  • "Gimme a Break!" was broadcast live on this date in 1985. The first live sitcom broadcast since the 1950s.
  • The Perry Mason movie, "The Case of the Lost Love" aired on this date in 1987.
  • NBC aired "Schindler's List" with limited commercial interruption and uncensored on this date in 1997.

Here are some notable birthdays for today:

  • Aziz Ansari of "Parks and Recreation" was born on this date.
  • Reality star-turned actress, Niecy Nash observes a birthday today.
  • Patricia Richardson of "Home Improvement" celebrates a birthday today.