Video: 'The Jeffersons Season 1 Episode 1 A Friend in Need'
(Saturday, January 18, 1975, 8:30 p.m. EST) — The Jeffersons have moved on up and are now enjoying living in their new high-rise apartment on the premiere episode of the situation comedy series The Jeffersons tonight on CBS-TV. Continue reading ‘The Jeffersons’ series debuts on CBS-TV 40 years ago this hour (Jan 18 1975)
Video: 'Water' trailer
(Friday, January 18, 1985) — Water, a comedy film about five criminals who are recruited by a mysterious underworld figure to stop a drug transaction, premiered today at the Odeon Cinema in London.
Directed by Dick Clement, the film starred Michael Caine, Valerie Perrine, Brenda Vaccaro, Billy Connolly, Chris Tummings and Leonard Rossiter. It also featured cameo appearances by former Beatles George Harrison (the film’s co-producer) and Ringo Starr.
(Saturday, January 18, 1975) — “Mandy” by Barry Manilow peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. It was Manilow’s first of three number one hits on the chart (1975-1977).
(Saturday, January 18, 1975) — “Ride ‘Em Cowboy” by Paul Davis peaked at #23 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.