Here are some notable events in TV history for today:
- New York City's W2XBS broadcast the fist intercollegiate track meet on TV on this date in 1940. New York University won the meet, which was broadcast from Madison Square Garden.
- ABC aired "The Barry Manilow" special on this date in 1977.
- Michael Jackson guested on Diana Ross' third TV special on this date in 1981.
- "Pacific Blue" debuted on this date in 1996.
- Jimmy Fallon began his run on "Late Night: on this date in 2009.
- Roger Ebert made his first TV appearance since losing his ability to speak on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on this date in 2010.
Here are some notable birthdays for today:
- Desi Arnaz was born on this date.
- Gates McFadden, Dr. Crusher on "Star Trek: The Next Generation," observes a birthday today.
- Robert Iller, who played Tony Sopranos son, AJ, on "The Sopranos" celebrates a birthday today.