Here are some notable events in TV history for today:
- Joey Giardello knocked out Willie Tory in TV's first color televised boxing match on thus date in 1954.
- "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" was last broadcast on this date in 1977.
- The U.S. House of Representatives started broadcasting daily sessions on this date in 1979.
- "Dallas" made it to 100 episodes on this date in 1982.
- "Kate and Allie" debuted on this date in 1984.
- "Cagney and Lacey" came back to TV as a result of a letter-writing campaign on this date in 1984.
- Televangelist Jim Bakker resigned from PTL on this date after admitting to an affair with Jessica Hahn.
- "Dallas" made it to 300 episodes on this date in 1989.
- The most-watched televised NBA game to date was aired on this date in 1995 when Michael Jordan came out of retirement to play again for The Chicago Bulls.
- "Beverly Hills 90120" made it 200 episodes on this date in 1997.
- On this date in 2003, Fox announced that Monica Lewinsky would host the dating show, "Mr. Personality."
Here are some notable birthdays for today:
- Bruce Willis, who got his start on "Moonlighting" was born on this date.
- Renee Taylor from "The Nanny" observes a birthday today.