(Thursday, September 30, 1982, 9:00 p.m. EDT) — Cheers, a television situation comedy series set in the Cheers bar (named for the toast “Cheers”) in Boston, Massachusetts, where a group of locals meet to drink, relax, chat and have fun, debuted tonight on NBC-TV. It starred Ted Danson, Shelley Long, Nicholas Colasanto, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger and and George Wendt. Continue reading ‘Cheers’ debuts on NBC-TV 30 years ago this hour (1982)→
(Thursday, September 30, 1982, 8:00 p.m. ET) — Magnum, T.C., and an ex-army buddy named Nuzzo try to track down Ivan, a Russian who held them captive during the Vietnam War and won’t stop until he kills them all on tonight’s episode of the CBS-TV series Magnum, P.I..
This episode is listed as #98 on TV Guide‘s 2009 list of Top 100 Episodes of All Time.
(Monday, September 30, 2002) — Japanese singer-songwriter Masayoshi Yamazakiplayed his own arrangement of All My Loving for ex-Beatle Paul McCartney backstage at Fleet Center in Boston to promote the fourth and final leg (in Japan) of McCartney’s Driving World Tour.
(Tuesday, September 30, 1952) — The motion picture This Is Cinerama, which introduced the triple-camera, triple-projector Cinerama widescreen process, premiered today at the New York Broadway theatre in New York City.
Directed by Merian C. Cooper, the film is narrated by travel writer and newscaster Lowell Thomas.
Video: 'Ringo Starr - Going Home' (performances captured on July 6, 1992; interviews were done Sept. 29,1992)
(Tuesday, September 29, 1992) — Ex-Beatle Ringo Starr returned to his birthplace of Liverpool today to film a walking tour of the city for the Disney Channel television special Ringo Starr: Going Home, featuring clips from a July 6 concert with his All-Starr band before 2,300 people at the Empire Theatre
(Wednesday, September 29, 1982) — Extra-Strength Tylenol capsules laced with cyanide claimed the first of seven victims in the Chicago area today, twelve-year-old Mary Kellerman of Elk Grove Village, Illinois. To date, the case remains unsolved.
(Saturday, September 29, 1962) — Green Onions by Booker T. & the M.G.’s peaked at #3 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for one week. It was ranked No. 183 on Rolling Stone‘s list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.