January 4, 2014
Here are some notable events from TV history for today:
- On this date in 1957, Former heavy weight champ Joe Louis appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show" to introduce Solomon Burke, who performs Louis' "You Can Run, But You Cannot Hide."
- Also on this date in 1957, NBC tries to import the popular "Blondie" film series to TV starring Arthur Lake and Penny Singleton.
- "Mr. Ed" came to CBS on this date in 1961.
- On this date in 1965, CBS bought Fender Guitar for $13 million.
- The Boston Bruins and New York Rangers played on prime-time network TV on this date in 1974 on NBC.
- The Chicago White Sox hired their first female play-by-play TV announcer, Mary Shane, on this date in 1977.
- Bryant Gumbel joined "The Today Show" as Jane Pauley's co-anchor on this date in 1982.
- "Night Court" debuted on NBC on this date in 1984.
Here are some notable birthdays for today:
- Graham Elliot, from "Iron Chef America" celebrate a birthday today.
- Dave Foley, from the Canadian sketch-comedy show, "Kids in the Hall" and "News Radio' observes a birthday today.