(Wednesday, October 4, 1972, 11:30 p.m. EDT) — Comedian and actor Bob Hope appeared on tonight’s The Dick Cavett Show on ABC-TV.
Video: 'Lost And Found' (part 1)
(Wednesday, October 4, 8:00 p.m. EDT) — Malloy and Reed transport an unconscious 8-year-old boy to Rampart General Hospital and help him and his parents cope with the ordeal on tonight’s episode of the NBC-TV police drama Adam-12. Continue reading ‘Lost and Found’ episode airs on ‘Adam-12’ 40 years ago this hour (1972)
Video: 'The Talented Husband' (Oct. 4, 1962)
(Thursday, October 4, 1962) — The Saint, a mystery spy thriller television series that aired in the UK, debuted tonight on ITV. It starred Roger Moore.
Video: October 4, 1942 (at 1:55)
(Sunday, October 4, 1942, during the Battle of Stalingrad, part of the Eastern Front of World War II) — Wilhelm Hoffman, a soldier in the 267th Infantry Regiment, 94th Infantry Division of the German 6th Army who chronicled the Battle of Stalingrad in his journal, wrote today:
“Our regiment is attacking the Barrikady settlement. A lot of Russian tommy-gunners have appeared. Where are they bringing them from?”
Video: 'HIS 202 19. President Rutherford B. Hayes'
(Friday, October 4, 1822) — Rutherford Birchard Hayes, the 19th President of the United States (1877–1881), was born today in Delaware, Ohio. Hayes’s father, Rutherford, had died ten weeks before his son’s birth.
Video: 'Sinéad O'Connor VS Pope John Paul II'
(Sunday, October 4, 1992, after midnight) — After performing a song protesting alleged child abuse by the Catholic Church, Irish singer Sinead O’Connor ripped up a picture of the pope during an appearance on Saturday Night Live. NBC’s switchboard in New York was flooded with calls, most of them criticizing O’Connor’s actions (click here for a longer, cleaner clip).