Video: 'Comedy Playhouse - Are You Being Served? (Pilot)'
(Friday, September 8, 1972) — Are You Being Served?, a British sitcom set in the ladies’ and gentlemen’s clothing departments of Grace Brothers, a large, fictional London department store, debuted tonight on BBC1 in the form of a pilot for the series Comedy Playhouse. It starred Frank Thornton, Mollie Sugden, John Inman, Wendy Richard and Nicholas Smith.
(Saturday, September 8, 1962) — You Don’t Know Me by Ray Charles peaked at #2 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for one week. It was Charles’ seventh of 11 top ten hits on the chart (1959-1966).
(Saturday, September 8, 1962) — She’s Not You by Elvis Presley peaked at #5 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for one week (the track was recorded March 19, 1962). It was Presley’s 29th of 38 top ten hits on the chart (1956-1972).
(Tuesday, September 8, 1942, during World War II) — U.S. District Court Judge Martin I. Welsh, ruling from Sacramento, California, on a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of Fred Korematsu, upheld the wartime detention of Japanese-Americans as well as Japanese nationals.