Here are some important events in TV history for this date:
- On this date in 1949, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis made their radio show debut on NBC.
- The first issue of TV guide was published on this date in 1953. It featured Lucy and Desi's son on the cover.
- Fred Astaire appeared on TV for the first time on TV on this date in 1955 on Ed Sullivan's "Toast of the Town."
- Elvis appeared on "The Milton Berle Show" on this date in 1956. It was broadcast from on board the "USS Hancock" aircraft carrier.
- Cher's TV special aired on this date in 1978, with special guest, Rod Stewart.
- "Barnaby Jones" last aired on this date in 1980.
- John Chancellor stepped down from anchoring "The NBC Nighty News" on this date 1982 He was replaced by the team of Roger Mudd and Tom Brokaw.
- Paul McCartney appeared on "MTV Unplugged" on this date in1991.
- On this date in 1994, Charles Kuralt stepped down from CBS' "Sunday Morning."
Here are some important birthdays for today:
- Doris Day was born on this date.
- David Hyde Pierce from "Frasier" celebrates a birthday today.