Category Archives: Television 1960s

Eartha Kitt makes First Lady cry 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 18 1968)


Video: 'Eartha Kitt Said Black Lives Matter in 1968'

(Thursday, January 18, 1968, at approximately 2:00 p.m. EST) — Singer Eartha Kitt, having debuted as the third actress to play the role of Catwoman in the Batman TV series a month ago, stunned other guests at a White House luncheon today when she angrily told Lady Bird Johnson that American youth was rebelling because of the Vietnam War. Continue reading Eartha Kitt makes First Lady cry 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 18 1968)

Vanilla Fudge performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 14 1968)


Video: 'Vanilla Fudge - You Keep Me Hangin' On (Supremes) (ca. 1968) HD 0815007'

(Sunday, January 14, 1968, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) — Vanilla Fudge performed “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” on tonight’s edition of the CBS-TV variety show The Ed Sullivan Show from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Continue reading Vanilla Fudge performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 14 1968)

The Supremes play a group of nuns on ‘Tarzan’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 12 1968)


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(Friday, January 12, 1968, 7:30-8:30 p.m. EST) — Diana Ross and The Supremes played a trio of nuns, one of whom is a native of the village where they hope to build a hospital, on tonight’s episode of the television series Tarzan on NBC. Continue reading The Supremes play a group of nuns on ‘Tarzan’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 12 1968)

‘Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau’ debuts 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 8 1968)


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(Monday, January 8, 1968, 7:30-8:30 p.m. EST)The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau, a nonfiction documentary television series focusing on marine biodiversity, debuted tonight on ABC. Continue reading ‘Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau’ debuts 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 8 1968)

‘Magical Mystery Tour’ album by The Beatles peaks at #1 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 6 1968)


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(Saturday, January 6, 1968)Magical Mystery Tour, an album by the English rock band The Beatles that included the soundtrack to the band’s Magical Mystery Tour television film, peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Top LP’s chart for eight consecutive weeks (Jan. 6/13/20/27, Feb. 3/10/17/24, 1968). Continue reading ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ album by The Beatles peaks at #1 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 6 1968)

The Beatles’ ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ film premieres 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 26 1967)


Video: 'THE BEATLES - Magical Mystery Tour [1967]'

(Tuesday, December 26, 1967, 8:35 p.m. GMT)Magical Mystery Tour, a 52-minute British surreal comedy television film starring The Beatles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr), premiered tonight on BBC1 in black and white. Continue reading The Beatles’ ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ film premieres 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 26 1967)

George Carlin performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 24 1967)


Video: 'George Carlin "Hippy Dippy Weatherman"'

(Sunday, December 24, 1967, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) — Comedian George Carlin performed as the “Hippy Dippy Weatherman” on tonight’s edition of the CBS-TV variety show The Ed Sullivan Show from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Continue reading George Carlin performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 24 1967)

Production on ‘The Monkees TV’ series wraps 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 24 1967)


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(Sunday, December 24, 1967) — Production officially wrapped on season two of The Monkees television series today at Screen Gems’ Studio 7 in Hollywood as the show’s crew completed post-production on what will become episode 54 of the series The Monkees in Paris. Continue reading Production on ‘The Monkees TV’ series wraps 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 24 1967)

‘Magical Mystery Tour’ album by The Beatles debuts at #157 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 23 1967)


Video: 'Magical Mystery Tour (Full Album Remastered 2009) - The Beatles'

(Saturday, December 23, 1967)Magical Mystery Tour, an album by the English rock band The Beatles that included the soundtrack to the band’s Magical Mystery Tour television film, debuted at #157 on today’s Billboard Top LP’s chart. Continue reading ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ album by The Beatles debuts at #157 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 23 1967)

Spanky and Our Gang perform on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 17 1967)


Video: 'The Ed Sullivan Show - 'Sunday Will Never Be The Same' - Spanky and Our Gang (Aired December 17, 1967)'

(Sunday, December 17, 1967, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) — Spanky and Our Gang performed “Sunday Will Never Be the Same” on tonight’s CBS television variety show The Ed Sullivan Show live from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Continue reading Spanky and Our Gang perform on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 17 1967)