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Today in TV: February 9, 2014.

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Here are some notable events in TV history for today:

  • On this date in 1958, the American Research Bureau concluded that "American Bandstand" was the most popular daytime program.
  • Tessie O'Shea, Georgia Brown and some British group called "The Beatles" appear on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
  • Rosyln Kind, Barbra Streisand's sister, made her TV debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on this date in 1969.
  • Brandon Tartikoff, then with NBC, gave an interviewer his "10 Commandments for TV Programmers" to an interviewer on this date in 1984.
  • "Beverly Hills: 90120" made it to 100 episodes on this date in 1994.
  • On this date in 1997, "The Simpsons" became the longest-running animated prime time TV show, beating out "The Flintstones."
  • Oprah Winfrey announced that Garth Brooks would donate seven days of sales from his "Sevens" album to charity on this date in 1998.
  • Ellen Degeneres became a short-lived "American Idol" judge on this date in 2010.
  • Jay Leno's prime-time show aired for the last time on this date in 2010.

Here are some notable birthdays for today:

  • Judith Light from "One Life to Live" and "Who's The Boss" celebrates a birthday today.
  • Charlie Day, creator, writer, producer, and star of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" was born on this date.
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