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Today in TV: January 28. 2014

Allan Alda
Allan Alda
Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Here is today's obituary:

John Banner, noted for portraying Sergeant Schultz on "Hogan's Heroes" died on this date.

Here are some notable events in TV history for today:

  • On this date in 1956, The Dorsey Brothers' "Stage Show" gave Elvis Presley his first network TV appearance.
  • On this date in 1965, The Who made their first British TV appearance on "Ready, Steady Go."
  • "Barnaby Jones" with Buddy Ebsen debuted on this date in 1973.
  • The Doobie Brothers made an appearance on the sitcom, "What's Happening!?" on this date in 1978.
  • "All in the Family" made it to 200 episodes on this date in 1979.
  • "Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer" with Stacey Keach made its debut on this date in 1983.
  • Chris Isaak made a guest appearance on "Friends" on this date in 1996.

Here are some notable birthdays for today:

  • Allan Alda, who won Emmys for Directing, Acting, and Writing for "MASH" was born today.
  • Singer Joey Fatone, who has hosted, "Nick Arcade," "Family Feud" and "Don't Forget the Lyrics" was born on this date.
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