‘ER’ series debuts on NBC-TV 20 years ago this hour (Sep 19 1994)

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(Monday, September 19, 1994, 10:00 p.m. EDT)ER, a medical drama that follows the inner life of the emergency room (ER) of fictional County General Hospital in Chicago, debuted tonight as a regular television series on NBC. It starred Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Sherry Stringfield, Noah Wyle, Eriq La Salle and Julianna Margulies. Continue reading

The Beatles enjoy a day off at a ranch in Alton, Missouri 50 years ago today (Sep 19 1964)

(Saturday, September 19, 1964) — Following their concert in Dallas, Texas, The Beatles were flown today to a ranch owned by Reed Pigman (who also owned the charter service that flew the group around on their first North American tour) in Alton, Missouri, for a rest. The Beatles used the ranch as a hideaway prior to a trip to New York for the final concert of the tour.

Bruno Hauptmann arrested for kidnap-murder of Lindbergh baby 80 years ago this morning (Sep 19 1934)

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(Wednesday, September 19, 1934, morning local time) — German alien Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested this morning in the Bronx, New York City, charged with the kidnap-murder of Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr., the 20-month-old son of Charles A. Lindbergh, pilot of the world’s first non-stop transatlantic flight, at Hopewell, N.J., in March 1932. Continue reading

‘The Addams Family’ series debuts on ABC-TV 50 years ago this hour (Sep 18 1964)

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(Friday, September 18, 1964, 8:30 p.m. EDT)The Addams Family, a situation comedy about the misadventures of a blissfully macabre but extremely loving family, debuted tonight as a regular television series on ABC. It starred John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Jackie Coogan, Ted Cassidy, Blossom Rock, Ken Weatherwax and Lisa Loring.