Video: 'Star Trek: The Original Series - First Episode Opening (The Man Trap)' (Jan. 12, 1966)
(Thursday, September 8, 1966, 8:30-9:30 p.m. EDT) — Star Trek, a science-fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that follows the adventures of the starship USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) and its crew (starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley), premiered tonight on NBC, (two days after it had premiered on Canadian network CTV). Continue reading ‘Star Trek’ series debuts on NBC-TV 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 8 1966) #StarTrek50
Video: 'My Emmy Moment: Julia Louis-Dreyfus'
(Sunday, September 8, 1996, 8:00 p.m. EDT) — Frasier dominated the 48th Primetime Emmy Awards tonight, winning two awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series (the third of five consecutive awards in this category). Continue reading ‘Frasier,’ ‘ER’ big winners at Primetime Emmy Awards 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 8 1996)
Video: '9/9/76: Chairman Mao Zedong Dies'
(Thursday, September 9, 1976, 12:10 a.m. China Standard Time) — Mao Zedong, the pre-eminent figure of the Chinese Communist revolution and the leader of his country since 1949, died today in Beijing four days after suffering third heart attack since May 1976. Chairman Mao was 82. Continue reading China’s Chairman Mao, 82, dies in Beijing 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 9 1976)