Video: '"A Date with Doug"'
(Friday, February 9, 1973, 8 p.m. EST) — Peter’s wildly thrown football hits Marcia’s nose, causing it to swell and bruise (“Oh, my nose!”) on tonight’s ABC television sitcom series The Brady Bunch.
TV Guide and TV Land ranked this episode #98 out the “100 Most Memorable TV Moments of All Time” in 2004.
Video: 'Vietnam a Television History Episode 8' (Feb. 9, 1973, at 37:07)
(Friday, February 9, 1973; during — The U.S. secretly Operation Freedom Deal, part of the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) resumed bombing today in Cambodia When the Khmer Rouge refused to respond to pro-U.S. President Lon Nol’s unilateral cease-fire after the Paris Peace Accord was signed.
(Saturday, February 9, 1963) — “Hey Paula” by Paul & Paula (Ray Hildebrand, Jill Jackson) peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for three weeks (February 9/16/23, 1963).
(Saturday, February 9, 1963) — “Up on the Roof” by The Drifters peaked at #5 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for one week. In 2004, the song was was named number 113 on Rolling Stone‘s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list.
(Saturday, February 9, 1963) — “The Ballad of Jed Clampett”, the theme song for The Beverly Hillbillies TV show by Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, peaked at #44 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
Video: Japanese defeated at Guadalcanal (at 4:34)
(Tuesday, February 9, 1943, — U.S. Army Major General Alexander Patch, realizing that the Japanese were gone, Guadalcanal Campaign, part of the Solomon Islands campaign, part of the Pacific Theater of World War II) declared Guadalcanal secure for Allied forces today, ending the Guadalcanal Campaign in the southwest Pacific with an Allied victory over Japanese forces.
Video: 'Presidential Minute With William Henry Harrison'
(Tuesday, February 9, 1773) — William Henry Harrison, the 9th President of the United States (1841), was born today in Charles City County, Virginia.