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October 25: This Day in TV History

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by DFWTexan1975, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. DFWTexan1975

    DFWTexan1975 The Saloon News Anchor

    Sep 20, 2010
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    Just a few random TV related events that happened on October 25. Discuss or comment as you please……

    1925: Actress Marion Ross (Happy Days) is born in Albert Lea, Minnesota.

    1953: KIEM-TV (channel 3) hits the air in Eureka, California.

    1953: WLBR-TV (channel 15, now WLYH-TV) begins broadcasting in Lancaster-Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

    1954: CFRN-TV (channel 3) signs on in Edmonton as Alberta’s second TV station.

    1957: Voice actress Nancy Cartwright (The Simpsons) is born in Dayton, Ohio.

    1963: Actress Tracy Nelson (Square Pegs, Father Dowling Mysteries) is born in Santa Monica, California.

    1971: HEEYYYY, YOU GUUUUUYS!!! The Electric Company debuts on PBS.

    1975: The classic Mary Tyler Moore Show episode “Chuckles Bites the Dust†is first broadcast on CBS.

    1979: The final original episode ("Basil the Rat") of Fawlty Towers is broadcast by the BBC. Taping had been delayed for several months because of a technician's strike, and the episode finally airs only after the season's other 5 episodes had already been repeated.

    1982: Newhart premieres on CBS.

    1982: The final season of M*A*S*H begins on CBS.

    1986: Actor Forrest Tucker (F Troop) dies in Los Angeles, aged 67.

    1986: Saturday Night (Not Quite) Live: The scheduled live broadcast of NBC’s SNL (with guest host Rosanna Arquette) is delayed, then cancelled due to a World Series game running into extra innings. (For baseball fans, this was the classic game in which the Mets’ Mookie Wilson’s routine grounder went through the Red Sox’ Bill Buckner’s legs, giving the Mets the victory in the bottom of the 10th.) The show is performed anyway starting at 1:30 am, and the taped show would air two weeks later, prefaced with an “apology†by Mets’ pitcher Ron Darling.

    1988: NBC airs Devil Worship: Exposing Satan's Underground.
  2. Bye You!

    Bye You! The n word guy 2010 OG Gold

    Sep 3, 2010
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    I had no idea today was the day!:D