Just a few random TV related events that happened on October 8. Discuss or comment as you pleaseÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ 1943: Actor Chevy Chase (Saturday Night Live) is born (as Cornelius Crane Chase) in New York City. 1948: WNBQ (channel 5, now WMAQ-TV) begins broadcasting in Chicago, the last of the cityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 4 commercial VHF stations to launch, as well as the 3rd of the original 5 NBC O&OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s. 1953: WTAP-TV (channel 15) signs on in Parkersburg, West Virginia. 1953: One from the VHF Morgue: KIVA (channel 11, Yuma, Arizona) begins full-power test transmissions from Pilot Knob (across the border in California). Regular programming would commence 10 days later. The sole station in the market for the first decade of its existence, KIVA was officially independent, but carried selected programs from all 4 commercial networks until becoming an NBC primary later on. Although licensed to Yuma (in the Mountain Time Zone), the station operated on Pacific Time as much of their viewership was located across the border in CaliforniaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Imperial Valley. The station would struggle, but persevere when competition arrived in the form of KBLU-TV (channel 13, now KSWT) in Yuma (1963) and KECC-TV (channel 9, now KECY-TV) in El Centro, California (1968). (In fact, one of KIVAÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s owners, Bruce Merrill, fought tooth and nail against the establishment of these new stations.) With the market unable to support three local stations (and cable bringing additional competition from distant Phoenix and L.A. channels), KIVA ultimately gave up the ghost on January 31, 1970. The channel would remain dark for 18 years until KYMA signed on in 1988. 1954: CHCT (channel 2, now CICT-TV) begins broadcasting in Calgary, Alberta, as that provinceÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first TV station. 1966: WAND-TV (channel 17, Decatur, Illinois) activates its new 1100-foot tower in Argenta, Illinois. It is topped with an experimental RCA Ã¢â‚¬Å“Vee-ZeeÃ¢â‚¬Â antenna, one of only two ever put into service (the other at WJJY-TV in Jacksonville. Illinois). 1968: Actress Emily Procter (The West Wing, CSI: Miami) is born in Raleigh, North Carolina. 1985: KMBH-TV (channel 60) signs on in Harlingen, Texas, bringing a local PBS signal to the Rio Grande Valley for the first time. 1988: Empty Nest premieres on NBC as a spin-off from The Golden Girls. 1941: Civil rights leader, politician and 1984 & 1988 Democratic presidential candidate Jesse Jackson is born in Greenville, SC. He hosted "Saturday Night Live" in 1984, and also hosted the short-lived talk show "Both Sides With Jesse Jackson" in 1992. In light of what occurred by Philly pitcher Roy Halliday (Oct. 6, 2010): 1956: Game 5 of the 1956 World Series, televised on NBC (announcers Mel Allen for the Yankees, and Vin Scully for the Dodgers). Yankee pitcher Don Larsen pitches the only postseason perfect game and only postseason no-hitter--until Roy Halliday's feat yesterday.