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Today in TV: January 19, 2014

Katey Sagal
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Here are some notable events from this day in TV history:

  • On this date in 1953, America tuned in in droves to watch Lucy Ricardo have her baby.
  • President Eisenhower allowed a filmed press conference to be used for TV broadcast and newsreels on this date in 1955.
  • Ernie Kovacs did an entire half hour show without saying a word on this date in 1957.
  • Johnny Cash appeared on TV for the first time on "The Jackie Gleason Show" on this date in 1957.
  • Lesley Gore appeared on "Batman" on this date in 1967 as one of Catwoman's helpers and performed two songs on this date in 1967.
  • The ABC news show, "48 Hours" aired for the first time on this date in 1988.
  • On this date in 2012, the 100th episode of "The Big Bang Theory" aired.
  • In 2013, on this date, the original Batmobile from "Batman" sold in Scottsdale, Arizona fro $4.6 million.

Here are some notable birthdays for today:

  • Shelly Fabares, known for her roles on "The Donna Reed Show" and "Coach" was born on this date.
  • Katey Sagal from "Married with Children" and "Sons of Anarchy" observes a birthday today.
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