(Monday, September 26, 1983, 8:00 p.m. EDT) — AfterMASH, a situation comedy series that chronicled the adventures of three characters (Colonel Potter, Klinger and Father Mulcahy) from the TV series M*A*S*H (1972-1983), debuted tonight on CBS-TV.
It starred Harry Morgan, Jamie Farr, William Christopher, Rosalind Chao, John Chappell, Jay O. Sanders, Barbara Townsend, David Ackroyd, Anne Pitoniak, Peter Michael Goetz and Brandis Kemp.
(Thursday, September 26, 1963, 10:00 a.m. PDT; during the Cold War) — U.S. President John F. Kennedy used atomic energy today to break ground for the world’s largest nuclear power plant before a crowd of 37,000 at the Hanford nuclear reservation in eastern Washington state.
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(Sunday, September 25, 1983, 8 p.m. EDT) — Cheers, a situation comedy set in Boston about a group of locals who meet to drink, relax, chat and have fun, captured top honors tonight at the 35th Primetime Emmy Awards, winning four Emmys including Outstanding Comedy Series.
Hill Street Blues, a serial police drama about a staff of a single police precinct in an unnamed American city, was hailed as the Outstanding Drama Series for the third year in a row.
Tonight’s ceremonies at Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California, were hosted by Eddie Murphy and Joan Rivers.
(Wednesday, September 25, 1963, 9:30 p.m. EDT ) — Rob tells Mel about the day Ritchie came home when Laura said that Ritchie looked different in the crib on tonight’s episode of the CBS-TV sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show. In 2004, TV Guide named this the 90th most memorable TV moments of all time.
(Wednesday, September 24, 2003) — Concert for George, a documentary film about the Concert for George, a tribute concert for George Harrison held at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Nov. 29, 2002, the first anniversary of Harrison’s death, premiered tonight at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California.
Directed by David Leland, the film featured performances by various rock stars and musicians including Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Eric Clapton.
(Saturday, September 24, 1983) — “Tell Her About It” by Billy Joel peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for one week. It was Joel’s second of three number one hits on the chart (1980-1989).