February 9, 2014
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.