Category Archive: Television

Sep 18

September 18, 1946: Billy Drago Born

On this day in 1946, William Eugene Burrows was born in Hugoton, Kansas. Under his stage name, he has been the most recognizable portrayer of villains in movies and television today.

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Sep 16

September 16, 1984: E/R Premieres

On this day in 1984, “E/R” premiered on CBS. This short-lived sitcom, which was not to be confused with the more famous series on NBC, also featured George Clooney.

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Sep 07

September 7, 1979: ESPN Launches

On this day in 1979, ESPN (originally known as the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) launched with its signature program, “Sportscenter.” Today, it is hard to imagine life without ESPN.

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Sep 04

September 4, 1995: WCW Monday Nitro Premieres

On this day in 1995, “WCW Monday Nitro” premiered on TNT. This show led to ratings wars between World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and began the most exciting period in wrestling.

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Jul 27

July 27, 1981: Adam Walsh Kidnapped

On this day in 1981, Adam Walsh was kidnapped outside a Sears department store in Hollywood, Florida. His kidnapping and murder influenced a generation more than any other missing person case probably ever has.

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Jul 23

July 23, 1984: Vanessa Williams Resigns as Miss America

On this day in 1984, Vanessa Williams resigned as Miss America. The first African-American woman to receive the crown was forced to do so before nude pictures of her were published in Penthouse magazine.

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Jul 17

July 17, 2009: Walter Cronkite Dies

On this day in 2009, legendary broadcaster Walter Cronkite passed away. He was 92.

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Jun 10

June 10, 2007: The Sopranos Goes Black

On this day in 2007, “The Sopranos” ended with one of the most provocative endings in history. As time as gone on and I have watched “The Sopranos” over and over a few times, I have decided that this frustrating ending was actually brilliant.

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Jun 05

June 5, 1956: Elvis Presley’s Pelvis Debuts on National TV

On this day in 1956, Elvis Presley performed “Hound Dog” for a nationwide audience for the first time on “The Milton Berle Show.” The performance marked the first time Elvis’ famous pelvic gyrations were fully shown on national television.

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Jun 02

June 2, 2004: Ken Jennings Jeopardy Win Streak Begins

On this day in 2004, Ken Jennings first appearance on Jeopardy aired. Jennings would go on to win that contest en route to a 74-game Jeopardy win streak.

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