Here are some notable events in TV history for today:
- On this date in 1954, WNBT broadcast the first color local TV commercial for Castro Decorators of New York City.
- "The Smothers Brothers' Comedy Hour" was cancelled by CBS on this date in 1969.
- On this date in 1979, ABC broadcast, "Heroes of Rock and Roll."
- "The Muppets Tonight" aired for the first time on ABC on this date in 1996.
- Dan Rather made his last appearance on "The CBS Evening News" on this date in 2005.
Here are some notable birthdays for today:
- Emmanuel Lewis of "Webster" was born on this date.
- Kato Kaelin, who leaped to prominence during the televised O.J. Simpson trial observes a birthday today.
- Jean Louisa Kelly from "Yes, Dear" was born today.
- Lauren Koslow from "Days of Our Lives" observes a birthday today.