Here are some notable events in TV history for today:
- On this date in 1964, The Beatles made their third appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." This appearance was taped.
- "The Second Barry Manilow Special" aired on this date in 1978 on ABC, with special guest, Ray Charles.
- NBC aired the made-for-TV movie, "Harper Valley PTA" on this date in 1980.
- On this date in 1995, HBO aired, "The Late Shift" based on the book about the contest between Jay Leno and David Letterman to replace Johnny Carson.
- "Ride to Freedom: The Rosa Parks Story" aired on CBS on this date in 2002.
- Phil Donahue's MSNBC show was cancelled on this date in 2003 after less than one year.
Here are some notable birthdays for today:
- Abe Vigoda, who played Phillip Fish on "Barney Miller" and "Fish" was born on this date.
- Kristen Davis from "Sex and the City" observes a birthday today.