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Today in TV: January 29, 2014

Tom Selleck
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Here are some notable events in TV history for today:

  • On this date in 1969, "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour" debuted on CBS.
  • Prince and The Revolution performed on "Solid Gold," lip synching in front of the "1999" tour set.
  • On this date in 1989, "Shining Time Station" with Ringo Starr and Thomas the Tank Engine was added to the PBS lineup.

Here are some notable birthdays for today:

  • Oprah Winfrey, TV mogul and talk show host was born today.
  • Tom Selleck, from "Magnum: P.I." and "Blue Bloods" was born on this date.
  • Sara Gilbert was born on this date. She was a featured player on "Roseanne" and currently directs and produces. Her siblings starred on "Little House on the Prairie."
  • Sam Trammel, from HBO's "True Blood" celebrates a birthday today.
  • Justin Hartley, who had a role on "Smallville" was born today.