Here are some notable events in TV history for today:
- On this date in 1958, "Sea Hunt," with Lloyd Bridges debuted.
- On this date in 1963, The Beatles made their national TV debut in the U.K. on "Thank Your Lucky Stars."
- On this date in 1983, "The Joy of Painting" with Bob Ross made its debut.
- On this date in 1999 Jon Stewart took over "The Daily Show" from Craig Kilborn.
Here are some notable birthdays for today:
- Kim Coles of "Living Single" and "In Living Color" celebrates a birthday today.
- Deanna Wright, who portrayed Kay Bennett on the NBC soap opera "Passions" observes a birthday today.
- Mark Blucas, who portrayed Riley Finn on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" was born on this date.
- David L. Wolper, who produced the TV mini-series, "The Thorn Birds" and "Roots" celebrates a birthday today
- Alyson Reed, who appeared in "High School Musical" celebrates a birthday today.