Here are some notable events in TV history for today:
- On this date in 1928, Charles Jenkins Laboratories was issued the first U.S. television license on this date in 1928.
- The first hockey game in the United States was broadcast on this date in 1940. The game between the Montreal Canadiens and the New York Rangers was broadcast on New York on station W2WBS.
- "Your Show of Shows" debuted on this date in 1950.
- Frank Sinatra guested on "Magnum: PI" on this date in 1987.
- Prince appeared on "The Arsenio Hall Show" on this date in 1993 and performed, "The Max."
- "The Simpsons" episode, "New Kids on the Blecch." on this date in 2001.
Here are some notable birthdays for today:
Jim Backus of "Gilligan's Island" was born on this date.
Rashida Jones of "The Office" and "Parks and Recreation" observes a birthday today.