Category Archives: 1980s

‘The Simpsons’ debut on ‘The Tracey Ullman Show’ 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 19 1987)


Video: 'The Simpsons Shorts Episode 1 - Good Night'

(Sunday, April 19, 1987, 8:30 p.m. EDT)The Simpsons, an animated satirical depiction of working-class life epitomized by the Simpson family, first appeared tonight as a series of shorts on the Fox network’s television variety show The Tracey Ullman Show, starting with “Good Night.” Continue reading ‘The Simpsons’ debut on ‘The Tracey Ullman Show’ 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 19 1987)

‘I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)’ by Aretha Franklin and George Michael peaks at #1 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 18 1987)

(Saturday, April 18, 1987)“I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” by Aretha Franklin and George Michael peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two consecutive weeks (Apr. 18/25, 1987). Continue reading ‘I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)’ by Aretha Franklin and George Michael peaks at #1 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 18 1987)