Here are some notable events from TV history for today:
- "The Rifleman" made it to 100 episodes on this date in 1961.
- The first "Six Million Dollar Man" TV movie aired on this date in 1973.
- "The Odd Couple" aired its last episode on this date in 1975.
- The NCAA Division One Basketball Tournament selection was broadcast for the first time on this date in 1982.
- On this date in 1983. ESPN broadcast the first professional football game on cable. It was a USFL game between The Birmingham Stallions and the Michigan Panthers.
- The Nashville Network was broadcast for the first time on this date in 1983.
- "Different Strokes" aired its last episode on this date in 1986.
- On this date in 1993, ABC debuted the news magazine "Day One" and aired a story that earned a lawsuit from tobacco company, Phillip Morris.
- "The Pink Panther and Company" debuted on The Cartoon Network on this date in 2010.
Here are some notable birthdays for today:
- Bryan Cranston of "Malcolm in the Middle" and "Breaking Bad" was born on this date.
- Jenna Fischer of "The Office" was born today.