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Today in TV: February 27, 2014

Adam Baldwin
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Here are some notable events in TV history for today:

  • "People" magazine debuted on this date with Mia Farrow on the cover. It would spawn a short-lived TV series in 1978.
  • On this date in 1979, "The Curse of Dracula," one wheel in the short-lived rotating series, "Cliffhanger" debuted on NBC.
  • A Pepsi commercial featuring The Jacksons debuted on MTV on this date in 1984.
  • On this date in 1997, ABC aired the Elizabeth Taylor tribute, "Happy Birthday Elizabeth." Michael Jackson performed on the taped show.
  • On this date in 2000, ABC aired the made for TV movie, "The Beach Boys."

Here are some notable birthdays for today:

  • Adam Baldwin, who is not a Baldwin brother, and co-starred in the TV series, "Chuck" was born today.
  • Donal Logue from "Grounded for Life" observes a birthday today.
  • Van Williams, who portrayed TV's "Green Hornet" celebrates a birthday today.