(Thursday, October 11, 1962, 9:30 p.m. EDT) — McHale’s Navy, a television situation comedy about the misadventures of a misfit PT Boat crew during World War II, debuted tonight on ABC. It starred Ernest Borgnine, Tim Conway, Joe Flynn, Gary Vinson and Carl Ballantine.
(Sunday, October 11, 1992, 7:00 p.m. EDT) — Gov. Bill Clinton, President Bush and Ross Perot clashed over familiar economic and character issues tonight in their first presidential debate of the general election campaign at Washington University in St. Louis.
(Monday, October 11, 1982) — 20 Greatest Hits, a compilation album featuring a selection of songs by The Beatles, released to mark the 20th anniversary of The Beatles’ first record release Love Me Do in the UK in 1962, was released today in the U.S. and UK.