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JANUARY

THIS ANNIVERSARY DAY IN TELEVISION HISTORY

 

1 - THE GARRY MOORE SHOW (1963)

 

2 - 78th TOURNAMENT OF ROSES PARADE (1967) - Betty White, Bill Cullen, others.

 

3 - FRANK SINATRA SHOW (1958) - Dinah Shore.

 

4 - THE MANY WORLDS OF JACKIE GLEASON (1964) - Art Carney, others.

 

5 - PATTI PAGE SHOW (1959) - Martha Raye.

 

6 - ED SULLIVAN SHOW (1957) - Elvis Presley.

 

7 - 13th ANNUAL DEB STAR BALL (1966) - Steve Allen...19 year old Sally Field.

 

8 - GEORGE GOBEL SHOW (1955) - Tennessee Ernie Ford.

 

9 - HERMAN'S HERMITS SPECIAL (1968)

 

10 - TRIBUTE TO A PATRIOT (1961) - President Dwight Eisenhower, Jimmy Stewart.

 

11 - JACK PAAR PROGRAM (1963) - Jack E. Leonard.

 

12 - EDDIE CANTOR'S 65th BIRTHDAY SPECIAL (1957) - Edward R. Murrow.

 

13 - HY GARDNER SHOW (1963) - Montgomery Clift.

 

14 - OMNIBUS: SUBURBAN REVIEW (1958) - Alistair Cooke, Nichols & May.

 

15 - THE GERSHWIN YEARS (1961) - Richard Rodgers, Maurice Chevalier, others.

 

16 - TURN OF THE CENTURY: MUSIC IN THE AIR (1963) - Max Morath.

 

17 - BOB HOPE SPECIAL FROM THE PACIFIC (1958) - Jayne Mansfield.

 

18 - ALLAN SHERMAN'S FUNNYLAND SPECIAL (1965)

 

19 - HUNTLEY-BRINKLEY REPORT -NBC NEWS- (1959) - report on Fidel Castro.

 

20 - PRESIDENT DWIGHT EISENHOWER INAUGURATION SPEECH (1957)

 

21 - BEN HECHT SHOW (1959) - Jimmy Durante.

 

22 - MERV GRIFFIN SHOW (1963) - Shelley Berman.

 

23 - HERE'S HOLLYWOOD (1962) - interview with Judy Garland.

 

24 - WINSTON CHURCHILL: IN MEMORY (1965) - Howard K. Smith.

 

25 - JACKIE GLEASON SHOW (1961) - Apology by Gleason for last week's ''bomb'' YOU'RE IN THE PICTURE, premiere quiz show hosted by Jackie Gleason.

 

26 - Premiere of SID CAESAR INVITES YOU (1958) - Imogene Coca.

 

27 - WONDERAMA (1963) - Sonny Fox with guest Boris Karloff.

 

28 - STEVE ALLEN SHOW (1963 - Syndicated) - Louis Nye.

 

29 - BELL TELEPHONE HOUR: THE FOUR OF US (1960) - Merman, Bolger, Goodman...

 

30 - PASSWORD (1962) - Allen Ludden.

 

31 - FABULOUS FIFTIES (1960) - Henry Fonda hosts this retrospective variety special.

 

 

FEBRUARY

THIS ANNIVERSARY DAY IN TELEVISION HISTORY

 

1 - TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON (1964) - Bob Hope.

 

2 - HOTLINE (1964) - live debate between Malcolm X and John Henry Faulk.

 

3 - RUGGLES OF RED GAP (1957) - Michael Redgrave, Imogene Coca, Paul Lynde.

 

4 - GARRY MOORE'S PEOPLE POLL (1966)

 

5 - TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON (1963) - Huntz Hall.

 

6 - TURN OF THE CENTURY: STAND CLOSE, SING LOUD (1963) - Max Morath.

 

7 - CBS MORNING NEWS WITH MIKE WALLACE (1964) - Beatles arrive in New York.

 

8 - MERV GRIFFIN SHOW (1963) - Woody Allen.

 

9 - ED SULLIVAN SHOW (1964) - Beatles television debut in the USA.

 

10 - FCC TV HEARINGS (1963) - ABC network accused of boosting ratings...sex & violence.

 

11 - JACK PAAR TONIGHT SHOW (1960) - Jack Paar walks off in dispute with NBC.

 

12 - CHET HUNTLEY REPORTING (1963) - interview with "Beyond the Fringe" troupe.

 

13 - HENRY FONDA AND THE FAMILY (1962) - Dan Blocker, Dick Van Dyke, Paul Lynde.

 

14 - 1st ANNUAL ACADEMY PROFESSIONAL SPORTS AWARDS (1968) - Johnny Carson.

 

15 - PETER JENNINGS & THE NEWS (1964) - 2nd week on the air. Death of Nat King Cole.

 

16 - THE FORD SHOW (1961) - Tennessee Ernie Ford's version of "Carmen".

 

17 - LES CRANE SHOW (1964) - Bobby Darin, Jack E. Leonard take phone calls.

 

18 - AN EVENING WITH CAROL CHANNING (1966) - George Burns.

 

19 - FESTIVAL OF PERFORMING ARTS: AN EVENING WITH ROBERT MORLEY (1963)

 

20 - FIRST USA ORBITAL FLIGHT BY JOHN GLENN (1962)

 

21 - ABC NEWS (1964) - Malcolm X shot dead.

 

22 - PERRY COMO SPECIAL (1967) - Frances Langford, Avery Schreiber & Jack Burns.

 

23 - WINTER CARNIVAL AT SUN VALLEY (1962) - Louis Armstrong.

 

24 - SONNY LISTON-CASSIUS CLAY WNEW TV PRE-FIGHT SPECIAL (1964)

 

25 - MERV GRIFFIN SHOW (1963) - Gloria Swanson.

 

26 - TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON (1963) - Glenn Ford.

 

27 - CAMBRIDGE CIRCUS (1965) - Satirical British revue headed by John Cleese.

 

28 - PONTIAC STAR PARADE (1959) - SPECIAL - written by Mel Brooks & Mel Tolkin.

 

 

MARCH

THIS ANNIVERSARY DAY IN TELEVISION HISTORY

 

1 - TV NEWS SPECIAL (1962) - Col. John Glenn receives gold medal for orbital flight.

 

2 - 25 YEARS OF LIFE (1961) - 25th anniversary of LIFE MAGAZINE. Bob Hope, Sid Caesar.

 

3 - HY GARDNER (1963) - Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre, together.

 

4 - FIGHT OF THE WEEK (1961) - Middleweight championship bout; Fullmer vs. Robinson.

 

5 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE (1963) - JFK's civil rights program.

 

6 - THAT WAS THE WEEK THAT WAS (1964) - David Frost, special guest Bill Cosby.

 

7 - JACK PAAR TONIGHT SHOW (1960) - Jack Paar returns after leaving the show Feb. 11.

 

8 - TV WRESTLING INTERVIEWS (1962) - Buddy Rodgers, Johnny Valentine.

 

9 - MILTON BERLE SPECIAL(1962) - Jack Benny.

 

10 - SING ALONG WITH MITCH (1961) - Leslie Uggams.

 

11 - TWENTY-ONE (1957) - quiz show with Jack Barry. Charles Van Doren is dethroned.

 

12 - ARTHUR GODFREY TIME (1959) - Rocky Graziano.

 

13 - OPEN END with DAVID SUSSKIND (1959) - Arthur Godfrey.

 

14 - LEAVE IT TO THE GIRLS (1963) - Jackie Mason.

 

15 - OMNIBUS: FORTY-FIVE MINUTES FROM B'WAY (1959) - Larry Blyden.

 

16 - JACK RUBY TRIAL VERDICT (1964) - live ABC news Special Report.

 

17 - ABC SPORTS WITH HOWARD COSELL (1965) - Cosell interviews Jackie Robinson.

 

18 - STEVE ALLEN SHOW (1963 - syndicated) - Burt Lancaster.

 

19 - ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (1967) - Ethel Merman.

 

20 - Premiere of MAKE ME LAUGH (1958) - quiz show with Robert Q. Lewis.

 

21 - NIGHT BEAT with Mike Wallace (1957) - interview with William F. Buckley Jr.

 

22 - OPEN END with DAVID SUSSKIND (1964) - Mel Brooks, Bill Cosby, Jack E. Leonard, Nipsey Russell, Jackie Kannon.

 

23 - HERE'S HOLLYWOOD (1962) - interview with Clint Eastwood.

 

24 - HORACE HEIDT'S FAMILY NIGHT (1968) - pilot - SPECIAL - variety show.

 

25 - COLLEGE QUIZ BOWL (1962) - Allen Ludden.

 

26 - ACADEMY AWARDS (1958) - hosted by Hope, Stewart, Niven, and Lemmon.

 

27 - ACADEMY AWARDS (1957) - hosted by Jerry Lewis, Celeste Holm.

 

28 - SALUTE TO MR. LAUREL AND MR. HARDY (1965) - Chuck McCann.

 

29 - CLUB OASIS STARRING SPIKE JONES (1958)

 

30 - FUNERAL FOR PRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (1969) - Live coverage.

 

31 - NEWS AND COMMENTS: WHAT'S WRONG WITH HOLLYWOOD? (1963) - Howard K. Smith.

 

 

APRIL

THIS ANNIVERSARY DAY IN TELEVISION HISTORY

 

1 - World Premiere of Film: CAST A GIANT SHADOW (1966) - host Bert Parks; celebrities.

 

2 - BIRTHDAY HOUSE (1962) - children's series starring Paul Tripp.

 

3 - NATIONAL TRIVIA TEST (1966) - host Henry Morgan, with Joan Rivers, Soupy Sales, others.

 

4 - CBS, NBC, ABC, TV NEWS (1968) - ASSASSINATION OF Dr. MARTIN LUTHER KING.

 

5 - PERSON TO PERSON with EDWARD R. MURROW (1957) - Liz Taylor & Mike Todd.

 

6 - FRANKIE AVALON'S EASTER SPECIAL (1969) - Joanie Sommers...

 

7 - PORTRAIT OF WILLIE MAYS (1967) - profile of the "Say-Hey Kid". Chris Schenkel.

 

8 - DAMN YANKEES (1967) - Jerry Lanning, Lee Remick, Phil Silvers, Linda Lavin, others.

 

9 - Premiere of FIRING LINE (1966) William F. Buckley Jr. debates Norman Thomas.

 

10 - ACADEMY AWARDS (1967) - hosted by Bob Hope.

 

11 - VIDEO VILLAGE (1961) - quiz show series with Monty Hall.

 

12 - DICK CLARK'S BEECHNUT SHOW (1958) - Fats Domino.

 

13 - SALUTE TO BASEBALL (1957) - host Gene Kelly with Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, others.

 

14 - LAMBS CLUB SALUTE (1966) - Hy Gardner, Bert Lahr.

 

15 - THE POLO GROUNDS: REQUIEM FOR AN ARENA (1964) - Produced by Howard Cosell.

 

16 - TONIGHT! AMERICA AFTER DARK (1957) - Jack Lescoulie.

 

17 - Premiere of JOEY BISHOP SHOW (1967) - Ronald Reagan.

 

18 - THE TONIGHT SHOW (1962) - guest host Joey Bishop.

 

19 - TODAY SHOW with Hugh Downs (1963) - guest Marlon Brando.

 

20 - JACKIE GLEASON SHOW (1957) - Live Reggie Van Gleason III skit with Art Carney.

 

21 - OPEN END with DAVID SUSSKIND (1963) - interview with Marlon Brando.

 

22 - NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR: OPENING NIGHT (1964) - host Henry Fonda.

 

23 - BOGART (1967) - salute to Humphrey Bogart. Many friends and fellow actors interviewed.

 

24 - ALAN BURKE SHOW (1967) - a discussion on Sen. Robert F. Kennedy.

 

25 - PM EAST with Mike Wallace (1962) - comments regarding Burt Lancaster walk off.

 

26 - Special: 60 HOURS TO THE MOON (1962) - current and future space flights by USA .

 

27 - FELlCIANO - VERY SPECIAL (1969) - Jose Feliciano, Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick.

 

28 - TONY AWARDS (1963) - host Sam Levine, with ''color'' commentary by Jean Shepard.

 

29 - WORLD'S FAIR SPECTACULAR (1965) - Gordon & Sheila MacRae.

 

30 - WORLD WIDE 60: BASEBALL'S CHANGING PROFILE (1960) - Frank McGee reporting.

 

 

MAY

THIS ANNIVERSARY DAY IN TELEVISION HISTORY

 

1 - READING OUT LOUD (1960) - Jackie Robinson reads the Gettysburg Address to his wife, Rachel, his son Jackie Jr., and to his daughter, Sharon.

 

2 - THIS IS EARLY BIRD (1965) -SPECIAL- FIRST TV SATELLITE TRANSMISSION TO EUROPE .

 

3 - DEAN MARTIN SPECIAL (1959) - Mae West.

 

4 - YOUR HIT PARADE (1957) - Dorothy Collins, Gisele MacKenzie, Snooky Lanson.

 

5 - STEVE ALLEN SHOW (1957) - Sammy Davis Jr.

 

6 - NBC NEWS (1963) - 750 Negroes, including comedian Dick Gregory, arrested - Alabama .

 

7 - ARTHUR MURRY PARTY (1957) - guest Alan Freed.

 

8 - PURSUIT OF PLEASURE (1967) - Timothy Leary, Hugh Hefner, William F. Buckley.

 

9 - ISSUES AND ANSWERS (1965) - Cyrus Vance. ''The war in Viet Nam''.

 

10 - JACK PAAR TONIGHT SHOW (1960) - guest George Jessel.

 

11 - ROCK 'n' ROLL REVUE (1957) - second Rock 'n' Roll SPECIAL hosted by Alan Freed.

 

12 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE (1960) - JFK for President.

 

13 - PHIL SILVERS ON BROADWAY (1958) - a musical and comedy revue.

 

14 - CAMPY'S CORNER (1960) - Roger Maris, just acquired by the Yankees guests alongside Roy Campanella, Chris Schenkel, Jack E. Leonard.

 

15 - TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON (1963) - Marlon Brando.

 

16 - CAMERA THREE: THE WORLD IN 1984 (1965) - predictions about our future.

 

17 - TONIGHT SHOW (1965) - substitute host Woody Allen's monologue.

 

18 - PERRY COMO SHOW (1957) - guest Joey Bishop.

 

19 - MIKE WALLACE INTERVIEWS (1957) Mobster Mickey Cohen tells all.

 

20 - PRESIDENT EISENHOWER RETURNS FROM THE SUMMIT (1960)

 

21 - INTERNATIONAL HOUR: MUSIC FROM HOLLYWOOD (1964) - host Ray Milland.

 

22 - FESTIVAL OF PERFORMING ARTS: EVENING WITH SANDERS & SWANN (1962)

 

23 - ANDY WILLIAMS SHOW (1966) - final show of the season.

 

24 - SIXTEENTH ANNUAL EMMY AWARDS (1964) - Joey Bishop, E.G. Marshall, host.

 

25 - HOWARD COSELL SPORTS (1965) - predicts Liston will KO Clay in 7th round, tonight.

 

26 - TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON (1965) - Rocky Marciano discusses, with Johnny Carson, last night's heavyweight championship fight between Cassius Clay and Sonny Liston.

 

27 - JIMMY DEAN SHOW (1964) - ''Tonight I Kissed a Princess'' recited by Jimmy Dean.

 

28 - ABC NEWS REPORTS: WHAT MAKES GEORGE WALLACE RUN? (1964)

 

29 - WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS (1965) - Cosell, Dempsey, Marciano, discuss Clay victory.

 

30 - KINER'S KORNER (1963) - from Polo Grounds; Ralph Kiner interviews Jimmy Piersall.

 

31 - CBS NEWS (1963) - Pope John XXIII dying of cancer...JFK civil rights bill to Congress.

 

 

JUNE

THIS ANNIVERSARY DAY IN TELEVISION HISTORY

 

1 - TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON (1964) - Woody Allen & Louise Lasser.

 

2 - NBC SPECIAL: SURVEYOR A LUNAR MISSION (1966) - Gemini 9 lands on the moon.

 

3 - OPEN END with DAVID SUSSKIND (1962) topic: TELEVISION AROUND THE WORLD.

 

4 - AMERICAN MUSICAL THEATRE WITH RICHARD RODGERS (1961)

 

5 - CBS SPECIAL: THE SHOOTING OF ROBERT F. KENNEDY (1968) - Harry Reasoner.

 

6 - ABC EVENING NEWS WITH FRANK REYNOLDS (1968) - Funeral of Robert F. Kennedy.

 

7 - CELEBRITY GAME with Carl Reiner (1964) - Mickey Rooney, Lee Marvin, Oscar Levant, others.

 

8 - THE BRIGHTER DAY (1959) - soap opera which aired its TV broadcasts on the radio till 1956.

 

9 - JOEY BISHOP SHOW (1968) - Andrew West's audio recording of the shooting of RFK.

 

10 - AS CAESAR SEES IT starring Sid Caesar (1963)

 

11 - NBC SPECIAL - INTEGRATION SHOWDOWN: THE ALABAMA STORY (1963)

 

12 - TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON (1963) - CLEOPATRA FILM PREMIERE.

 

13 - HERE'S HOLLYWOOD (1962) - interview with Gene Autry.

 

14 - HOUSE PARTY with ART LINKLETTER (1963) - Henry Fonda.

 

15 - SAJID KHAN SPECIAL (1969) - with Harpers Bizarre and Susan Barret.

 

16 - ONE IN A MILLION (1967) - short-lived daytime game show hosted by Danny O'Neil.

 

17 - NBC SPECIAL SUPREME COURT DECISION ON BIBLE AND PRAYER (1963)

 

18 - PLAYBOY'S PENTHOUSE (1961) - Hugh Hefner.

 

19 - BIOGRAPHY OF THE FIGHT (1960) - James Cagney hosts. Patterson vs. Johansson preview.

 

20 - JOE FRANKLIN SHOW (1963) - interview with Cornel Wilde and Jean Wallace.

 

21 - JACK PAAR TONIGHT SHOW (1960) - Jerry Lewis.

 

22 - THREE FOR TONIGHT (1955) - Harry Belafonte, Marge & Gower Champion.

 

23 - TAKE TWO with Don McNeil (1963) - short-lived celebrity game show.

 

24 - TV GUIDE AWARDS SHOW (1962) - Judy Holliday, Art Carney, Bob Hope, Carol Burnett.

 

25 - Premiere of PICTURE THIS (1963) - game show with host Jerry Van Dyke.

 

26 - STEVE ALLEN SHOW (1963 - Syndicated) - James Garner.

 

27 - COKE TIME (1960) - Pat Boone hosts, with Paul Anka, Frankie Avalon, Bobby Darin, others.

 

28 - HERE'S HOLLYWOOD (1962) - interview with Lon Chaney Jr.

 

29 - HERE'S HOLLYWOOD (1961) - interview with George Raft.

 

30 - CBS SPECIAL: THE CORONATION OF POPE PAUL VI (1963)

 

 

JULY

THIS ANNIVERSARY DAY IN TELEVISION HISTORY

 

1 - MANTOVANI (1961 - Syndicated) - hosted by John Conte; tonight - MUSIC OF COLE PORTER

 

2 - TV WRESTLING INTERVIEWS (1962) - Buddy Rogers, Bobo Brazil.

 

3 - MORGAN & COMPANY (1959) - Henry Morgan's last short-lived series. Fred Demara.

 

4 - WOR TELEVISION NEWS (1960) - JFK on his qualifications to become President.

 

5 - SING ALONG WITH MITCH (1963) - Mitch Miller, Leslie Uggams, others.

 

6 - HEE HAW (1969) - Roy Clark, Buck Owens, Grandpa Jones, Sheb Wooley, others.

 

7 - PERSON TO PERSON with CHARLES COLLINGWOOD (1961) - Carol Burnett.

 

8 - JACK PAAR TONIGHT SHOW (1960) - James Cagney.

 

9 - CBS NEWS with HARRY REASONER (1965) - Viet Nam war will get worse before it gets better.

 

10 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE (1962) - Launch of Telstar I.

 

11 - Premiere of ESP (1958) - short-lived quiz show hosted by Vincent Price.

 

12 - THE TEMPTATIONS! (1969) -SPECIAL- with the TEMPTATIONS, Kaye Stevens, others.

 

13 - DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION ON CBS (1960) - Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite.

 

14 - PERSON TO PERSON with CHARLES COLLINGWOOD (1961) - Chuck Connors.

 

15 - TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON (1963) - 19 year old Linda Day George.

 

16 - PICCADILLY PALACE (1967) - Morecambe & Wise.

 

17 - FANFARE (1965) - Al Hirt.

 

18 - Premiere of film THE SANDPIPER (1965) - starring Taylor & Burton . Bill Welch interviews.

 

19 - SOME FRIENDS OF ADLAI STEVENSON (1965) -SPECIAL- on the day of his funeral.

 

20 - APOLLO 11 - LANDING ON THE MOON (1969) - SPECIAL.

 

21 - DIALOGUE (1963) - studio interview with 21 year old Cassius Clay & brother Rudolph.

 

22 - YOUNG MAN FROM BOSTON (1965) - musical profile of JFK and the Kennedy family.

 

23 - SPECIAL: FIRST LIVE TV TRANSMISSION VIA TELSTAR-ENTIRE COUNTRY (1962)

 

24 - SPECIAL: RICHARD NIXON-NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV KITCHEN DEBATE (1959)

 

25 - PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY ON BERLIN CRISIS (1961) - TV SPEECH TO THE US .

 

26 - ABC NEWS (1963) - 1000 die in Yugoslavian Earthquake.

 

27 - HERE'S HOLLYWOOD (1962) - Bronco Billy Anderson (star- The Great Train Robbery - 1903).

 

28 - REPUBLICAN CONVENTION (1960) - Richard Nixon conversation with shoeshine boy.

 

29 - N.Y. YANKEES OLD TIMERS DAY (1961) - Mel Allen interviews Jackie Robinson.

 

30 - OUR PLACE (1967) - summer series with Jack Burns & Avery Schreiber.

 

31 - SECOND CITY (1963) - satirical review by troupe - Bob Dishy, Andrew Duncan, Barbara Harris, others.

 

 

AUGUST

THIS ANNIVERSARY DAY IN TELEVISION HISTORY

 

1 - CASSIUS CLAY WALKS OFF DURING INTERVIEW WITH CLU MOSHER (1963)

 

2 - HERE'S HOLLYWOOD (1961) - interview with Gene Kelly.

 

3 - Premiere on primetime late-night of LES CRANE SHOW (1964) - Harry Belafonte, Mel Brooks.

 

4 - PERSON TO PERSON with CHARLES COLLINGWOOD (1961) - Connie Francis.

 

5 - HY GARDNER SHOW (1961) - William Bendix & Dorothy Lamour.

 

6 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE (1962) - Kim Novak on the death of Monroe .

 

7 - HERE'S HOLLYWOOD (1962) - interview with Steve McQueen.

 

8 - MIKE AND LIBERACE (1968) -SPECIAL- Mike Douglas and Liberace variety show.

 

9 - JIMMY DURANTE SPECIAL (1961) - Bob Hope, Garry Moore, Janice Rule.

 

10 - HERE'S HOLLYWOOD (1961) - interview with Buster Keaton.

 

11 - N.Y. METS (1968) - Bob Murphy interviews Russ Hodges at Shea Stadium.

 

12 - NBC NEWS SPECIAL: RUSSIAN SPACE FLIGHT (1962)

 

13 - BABE RUTH: A LOOK BEHIND THE LEGEND (1963) - 15th anniversary ABC SPECIAL.

 

14 - SHELLEY BERMAN: PERSONAL APPEARANCE (1962) - one man show SPECIAL.

 

15 - JACK PAAR TONIGHT SHOW (1961) - Jack E. Leonard.

 

16 - AMERICANS: A PORTRAIT IN VERSES (1962) - SPECIAL - American poetry about Americans.

 

17 - AN EVENING AT TANGLEWOOD (1967) -SPECIAL- with Itzhak Perlman.

 

18 - DICK TRACY (1962 - Syndicated) - 5 minute cartoon series. Everett Sloan voices the character of Dick Tracy.

 

19 - MICKEY MANTLE: A SELF PORTRAIT (1965) - Howard Cosell.

 

20 - TONIGHT SHOW with guest host Groucho Marx (1962) - Zsa Zsa Gabor.

 

21 - HERE'S HOLLYWOOD (1961) - interview with Anthony Quinn.

 

22 - HY GARDNER SHOW (1963) - Harry Richman.

 

23 - OPEN END with DAVID SUSSKIND (1964) - Phil Spector, Murry Kaufman, William B. Williams, Leslie Gore, Bobby Vinton.

 

24 - DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION (1964) - Edwin Newman interviews 1964 delegate.

 

25 - TALENT SCOUTS (1962) - host Jim Backus.

 

26 - YOUR FUNNY FUNNY FILMS (1963) - George Fenneman screens viewer home movies.

 

27 - WHO PAYS? (1959) - short-lived quiz show hosted by Mike Wallace (his last).

 

28 - CIVIL RIGHTS MARCH ON WASHINGTON D.C. (1963)

 

29 - SPOTLIGHT (1967) - Variety summer series. This week's host is Robert Goulet.

 

30 - INTERVIEW WITH JACK BENNY (1968) - from San Francisco James Day interviews Mr. Benny.

 

31 - TODAY SHOW (1962) - host John Chancellor. 65th anniversary of Edison's kinetograph invention.

 

 

SEPTEMBER

THIS ANNIVERSARY DAY IN TELEVISION HISTORY

 

1 - MOST IN MUSIC: LENA (1966) -SPECIAL- showcasing Lena Horne.

 

2 - CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE (1963) - first TV half-hour news broadcast. JFK.

 

3 - JAN MURRAY SHOW (CHARGE ACCOUNT) (1962) - daytime game show.

 

4 - YOURS FOR A SONG (1962) - Bert Parks hosts this sing-along game show.

 

5 - CBS NEWS with DOUGLAS EDWARDS (1957) - integration crisis in Little Rock.

 

6 - SENATE RACE DEBATE (1963) - Ted Kennedy vs. Edward McCormack TV debate.

 

7 - MISS AMERICA PAGEANT (1957) - hosted by Douglas Edwards.

 

8 - HUNTLEY-BRINKLEY ADVANCE REPORT (1963) - preview of new half-hour news format.

 

9 - THE LIBERACE SHOW (1969) - Tessie O'Shea, Larry Storch, Cliff Richard.

 

10 - THE MATCH GAME (1965) - host Gene Rayburn. Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Whitey Ford, others.

 

11 - ABC SPORTS with HOWARD COSELL (1963) - Duke Snider.

 

12 - DUKE SNIDER DAY AT SHEA STADIUM (1963) - Duke Snider given a special day in his honor.

 

13 - CONNIE FRANCIS SHOW (1960) - Connie Francis in her one and only television special.

 

14 - BASEBALL GAME OF THE WEEK (1968) - Denny McLain wins 30th game of the year.

 

15 - Premiere of 100 GRAND (1963) - short-lived quiz show; first, reviving big cash prizes.

 

16 - CBS FALL PREVIEW OF TV SHOWS FOR 1964-65 SEASON (1964) - Host Buddy Ebsen.

 

17 - THE KEEFE BRASSELLE SHOW (1963) - last show of this summer variety series.

 

18 - LAST OUT AT THE POLO GROUNDS (1963) - Philadelphia Phillies vs. N.Y. Mets. Bob Murphy.

 

19 - ROBERTA (1958) - Musical adaptation of the Broadway play by Jerome Kern. Starring Bob Hope.

 

20 - COMMAND APPEARANCE: TRIBUTE TO ED WYNN (1957) - an all-star salute.

 

21 - Premiere of THE JERRY LEWIS SHOW (1963) - short-lived 2 hour variety series.

 

22 - A TOAST TO JEROME KERN (1959) -SPECIAL- with Robert Cummings as host.

 

23 - OPENING NIGHT AT N.Y. LINCOLN CENTER (1962) -SPECIAL- Alistair Cooke.

 

24 - NBC SPECIAL (1957) - (David Brinkley, Frank McGee, Richard Harkness) Little Rock Crisis.

 

25 - Premiere of RED SKELTON HOUR (1962)

 

26 - PLAYHOUSE 90: TOPAZ (1957) - Starring Ernie Kovacs in a live dramatic role.

 

27 - Premiere of ANDY WILLIAMS SHOW (1962) - Peggy Lee.

 

28 - TONIGHT SHOW with guest host DONALD O'CONNOR (1962) - Jack E. Leonard.

 

29 - HERCULES (1963) - children's cartoon series with host John Zacherley.

 

30 - VOICE OF FIRESTONE (1962) - Premiere return to television for one last season.

 

 

OCTOBER

THIS ANNIVERSARY DAY IN TELEVISION HISTORY

 

1 - ROGER MARIS' 61st HOMERUN (1961) - Red Barber's television call. Mel Allen.

 

2 - NBC NEWS with KENNETH BANGHART (1960) - Khrushchev UN ''shoe banging'' incident.

 

3 - SPECIAL REPORT (1962) - WALTER SCHIRRA ORBITS THE EARTH 6 TIMES.

 

4 - OPEN END with DAVID SUSSKIND (1964) - Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Bob Feller, Charles O. Finley, Frankie Frisch.

 

5 - POLLY BERGEN SHOW (1957) - guest Ernie Kovacs.

 

6 - HOT LINE (1964) - live phone-in talk show with host David Susskind. Murray Kaufman.

 

7 - OPEN END with DAVID SUSSKIND (1960) - Soviet premier NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV.

 

8 - Premiere of THE KRAFT MUSIC HALL STARRING MILTON BERLE (1958) - Bob Hope.

 

9 - THE BIG SELL (1960) - Live SPECIAL with Jackie Gleason and Phil Harris.

 

10 - HERE'S HOLLYWOOD (1962) - interview with Aldo Ray.

 

11 - THE STEVE LAWRENCE SHOW (1965) - Soupy Sales, Bobby Darin.

 

12 - Premiere of film GIANT (1956) - Jinx Falkenberg. Cast & celebrities interviewed...praise for James Dean.

 

13 - MORGAN & COMPANY (1959) - Henry Morgan with guest Orson Bean.

 

14 - MIKE WALLACE NEWS (1959) - Charles Van Doren quiz scandal. Press conference.

 

15 - THE WORLD OF PEGGY LEE (1969) - SPECIAL.

 

16 - THE FORD SHOW (1958) - Tennessee Ernie Ford with his guest Ernie Kovacs.

 

17 - CBS SPECIAL (1957) - MIKE TODD'S ''AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS'' spectacular party. Elizabeth Taylor, Walter Cronkite, hosting.

 

18 - LAUGHS FOR SALE (1963) - short-lived panel show with emcee Hal March.

 

19 - FEATHERTOP (1961) - An original ABC hour-long musical fantasy starring Hugh O'Brien.

 

20 - ROY ROGERS & DALE EVANS SHOW (1962) - Tonight, western style minstrel show.

 

21 - World Premiere of film MY FAIR LADY (1964) - Arthur Godfrey interviews celebrities.

 

22 - PRESIDENT KENNEDY TALKS TO THE NATION (1962) - CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS.

 

23 - CANDID CAMERA (1960) - hosted by Arthur Godfrey & Allen Funt. Audrey Meadows.

 

24 - KISMET (1967) -SPECIAL- starring Jose Ferrer, Anna Marie Alberghetti, others.

 

25 - Premiere of SUNDAY with FRANK BLAIR (1963) - newsmagazine show.

 

26 - NIGHTLINE with LES CRANE (1963) - LIVE ONE AM PHONE-IN TALK SHOW. Bobby Darin, Jack E. Leonard.

 

27 - AMERICAN SCENE MAGAZINE (1962) - Jackie Gleason, Frank Fontaine (Crazy Guggenheim).

 

28 - ED SULLIVAN SHOW (1956) - Elvis Presley.

 

29 - DuPONT SHOW OF THE WEEK (1961) - THE ZIGFIELD TOUCH (JOAN CRAWFORD).

 

30 - CBS NEWS with DOUGLAS EDWARDS (1956) - Edward R. Murrow comments on Israel .

 

31 - CRISS AWARDS (1965) - Presented to William Gargan for courage. Bob Hope, others, testimonials.

 

 

NOVEMBER

THIS ANNIVERSARY DAY IN TELEVISION HISTORY

 

1 - ONE MAN SHOW: GROUCHO MARX (1969)

 

2 - THE JERRY LEWIS SHOW (1963) - entire cast from film IT'S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD.

 

3 - WEEKEND starring JERRY LESTER (1962-WOR N.Y.) - Bobby Darin.

 

4 - TODAY SHOW (1964) - Barbara Walters on 42nd Street . Interviews regarding presidential election.

 

5 - DuPONT SHOW OF THE WEEK: MUSIC OF THE THIRTIES (1961) - Paul Whiteman.

 

6 - TODAY SHOW (1963) - Hugh Downs, Jack Lescoulie. 60th anniversary of cowboy movies. Ken Maynard.

 

7 - HERE'S EDIE (1963) - EDIE ADAMS with guest Allan Sherman.

 

8 - ELECTION NIGHT COVERAGE WITH HUNTLEY & BRINKLEY (1960)

 

9 - PRESIDENT-ELECT JOHN F. KENNEDY ADDRESSES THE NATION (1960)

 

10 - TODAY SHOW (1965) - Jack Lescoulie, Arlene Francis. LAST NIGHT'S EAST COAST BLACKOUT.

 

11 - THE CHILDREN'S HOUR (1956-WRCA N.Y.) - children's series with ED HERLIHY.

 

12 - BEATLES IN AMERICA (1964) -SPECIAL- Carol Burnett, Murray Kaufman.

 

13 - MUSIC FROM SHUBERT ALLEY (1959) - Andy Williams.

 

14 - STEVE ALLEN SHOW (1956) - Steve Allen returns to birth place of James Dean who died on September 30, 1955.

 

15 - BOB NEWHART SHOW (1961) - half-hour weekly variety series. Jane Morgan.

 

16 - JOE FRANKLIN SHOW (1962) - Joe interviews studio guest Johnny Mack Brown.

 

17 - KNICKERBOCKER HOLIDAY (1950) - TV adaptation of Anderson-Weill musical. John Raitt, others.

 

18 - HY GARDNER SHOW (1962) - interview with Mitch Miller and Gary Morton.

 

19 - BELL TELEPHONE HOUR (1963) - Patti Page.

 

20 - ZACHERLEY AT 12 (1959-WOR N.Y.) - John Zacherley, suave, ghoulish monster from Transylvania .

 

21 - WESTINGHOUSE PRESENTATION: AN OLD FASHIONED THANKSGIVING (1961) - host Gene Barry.

 

22 - NBC BULLETINS (Don Pardo): JFK ASSASSINATION & FIRST COVERAGE (1963)

 

23 - 1ST ANNUAL ALL-STAR CELEBRITY BASEBALL GAME (1967) - Vin Scully, Jerry Lewis.

 

24 - VOICE OF FIRESTONE (1958) - 30th anniversary show (began on radio in 1928). John Daly.

 

25 - TODAY SHOW (1963) - Regulars from the show report on the funeral of JFK.

 

26 - YOUR ALL-TIME FAVORITE SONGS (1964) -SPECIAL- Dean Martin, Eydie Gorme.

 

27 - MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE (1969) - Lorne Greene, Betty White, Joe Garagiola.

 

28 - THE VICTOR BORGE SPECIAL (1958).

 

29 - THE GENE KELLY SPECIAL (1959) - Donald O'Connor.

 

30 - RED SKELTON TIMEX SPECIAL (1960) - Frank Sinatra, George Raft, Dinah Shore, others.

 

 

DECEMBER

THIS ANNIVERSARY DAY IN TELEVISION HISTORY

 

1 - CAMERA THREE (1968) - Richard Schickel interviews John Cassavetes.

 

2 - TED MACK'S AMATEUR HOUR (1962)

 

3 - HIGHLIGHTS OF NEW FACES (1960) - Alice Ghostley, Paul Lynde, Robert Clary, others.

 

4 - JACK PAAR TONIGHT SHOW (1959) - George Raft, Criswell predicts the 1960's.

 

5 - HY GARDNER SHOW (1964) - rerun of the September 10, 1956 kinescope of interview with Paul Muni (his only television interview).

 

6 - CBS NEWS with ROBERT TROUT (1957) - Failure at first attempt to launch a satellite by the United States .

 

7 - HERE'S HOLLYWOOD (1962) - interview with Bud Abbott.

 

8 - GEORGE JESSEL'S HERE COME THE STARS (1968) - Joey Bishop is ''roasted''.

 

9 - THE EDDIE FISHER SHOW (1957) - Bob Hope, George Gobel.

 

10 - DANNY THOMAS SPECIAL: COCONUT GROVE 40th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION (1964)

 

11 - THE LUX SHOW STARRING ROSEMARY CLOONEY (1957) - Charles Laughton.

 

12 - TEX & JINX (radio-WRCA 1955) - Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando and Sid Caesar, together.

 

13 - THE INCREDIBLE WORLD OF JAMES BOND (1964) - SPECIAL.

 

14 - YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONCERT with LEONARD BERNSTEIN (1961)

 

15 - GEORGE JESSEL'S HERE COME THE STARS (1968) - Martha Raye is ''roasted''.

 

16 - NEWS (radio-WINS 1960) - Over N.Y., worst dual airline crash in American history. 136 die. Live reports

 

17 - TO TELL THE TRUTH (1962) - quiz show hosted by Bud Collyer.

 

18 - AT THE DROP OF ANOTHER HAT (1967) - Flanders and Swann.

 

19 - Premiere of film DR. DOLITTLE (Rex Harrison 1967) - Barry Gray interviews celebrities.

 

20 - 1965: A TV ALBUM (1965) Charles Collingwood reports on this past year in Television.

 

21 - TONIGHT SHOW with guest host Alan King (1967) - guest Woody Allen.

 

22 - A JOHN F. KENNEDY TRIBUTE (1963) - Ben Bradlee, Arthur Schlesinger Jr.

 

23 - HY GARDNER SHOW (1962) - Vaughn Meader, impressionist of President John F. Kennedy.

 

24 - OPEN END with DAVID SUSSKIND (1961) - Woody Allen, Johnny Carson, others.

 

25 - THIS IS TOM JONES (1969) -CHRISTMAS SHOW- Judy Collins, Millicent Martin, others.

 

26 - MERV GRIFFIN SHOW (1962) - Jonathan Winters, Carol Channing.

 

27 - MIKE WALLACE NEWS (1959) - Mike Wallace and Howard Cosell predictions for 1960.

 

28 - HERE'S HOLLYWOOD (1962) - interview with Tony Curtis. FINAL SHOW OF THE SERIES.

 

29 - TONIGHT SHOW with Hugh Downs hosting (1960) - Lucille Ball, Luci & Desi Arnaz Jr.

 

30 - EYEWITNESS TO HISTORY: REMEMBER 1960? (1960) - correspondent Charles Kuralt.

 

31 - GUY LOMBARDO & HIS ROYAL CANADIANS (1963) -NEW YEARS EVE SPECIAL- Allen Ludden, Dorothy Collins, and, at Times Square and 42nd Street, Robert Trout, bringing in the New Year.

 





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