Category Archives: Television 1960s

The Beatles begin work on ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ project 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 25 1967)


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(Tuesday, April 25, 1967, 7:00 p.m.-3:45 a.m. BST) — Just four days after completing their eighth studio album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, which Rolling Stone magazine would later rank number one in its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time,” The Beatles convened tonight at EMI Studio 3 in London to begin work on their next film and record project, recording three takes of the backing track of the title track “Magical Mystery Tour.”

Joan Rivers performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 23 1967)


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(Sunday, April 23, 1967, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) — Comedian Joan Rivers talked about troubles plaguing women on tonight’s CBS television variety show The Ed Sullivan Show live from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City. Continue reading Joan Rivers performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 23 1967)

‘The Joey Bishop Show’ debuts 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 17 1967)


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(Monday, April 17, 1967, 11:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m. EST)The Joey Bishop Show talk show, with Regis Philbin was Bishop’s announcer and sidekick, premiered tonight on the ABC television network as a challenge to NBC’s The Tonight Show and host Johnny Carson. Continue reading ‘The Joey Bishop Show’ debuts 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 17 1967)

Totie Fields performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 16 1967)


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(Sunday, April 16, 1967, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) — Comedian Totie Fields performed her “I’m Perfect” routine on tonight’s CBS television variety show The Ed Sullivan Show live from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City. Continue reading Totie Fields performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 16 1967)

‘Challenge of the Masked Racer: Episode 1’ episode airs on ‘Speed Racer’ 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 16 1967)


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(Sunday, April 16, 1967) — When The Masked Racer, a mysterious race driver considered a dangerous jinx because of fatal crashes in past races, enters a major race, Speed becomes determined to face off against him on today’s episode of the Fuji TV animated series Speed Racer. Continue reading ‘Challenge of the Masked Racer: Episode 1’ episode airs on ‘Speed Racer’ 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 16 1967)

‘A Man for All Seasons’ wins Best Picture at 39th Academy Awards 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 10 1967)


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(Monday, April 10, 1967, 7:00 p.m.-9:31 p.m. PST)A Man for All Seasons, a British biographical drama film about a devout scholar who gets caught in the middle of Henry VIII’s plans to break with the Catholic Church, won six Oscars tonight at the 39th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Fred Zinnemann for Best Director and Paul Scofield for Best Actor. Continue reading ‘A Man for All Seasons’ wins Best Picture at 39th Academy Awards 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 10 1967)

‘The City on the Edge of Forever’ episode airs on ‘Star Trek’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 6 1967)


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(Thursday, April 6, 1967, 8:30-9:30 p.m. EST) — Kirk and Spock must travel into the past in order to prevent a deranged McCoy from altering history and eradicating their own past on tonight’s episode of the of the American science fiction television series Star Trek on NBC. Continue reading ‘The City on the Edge of Forever’ episode airs on ‘Star Trek’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 6 1967)

‘Ironside’ starring Raymond Burr debuts on NBC 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 28 1967)


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(Tuesday, March 28, 1967, 9:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. EST)Ironside, an American crime drama television series about San Francisco Chief of detectives Robert Ironside (Raymond Burr) who was paralyzed from the waist down after being shot while on vacation, debuted tonight on NBC as a TV movie entitled Ironside. Continue reading ‘Ironside’ starring Raymond Burr debuts on NBC 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 28 1967)

The Lovin’ Spoonful performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 19 1967)


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(Sunday, March 19, 1967, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) — The Lovin’ Spoonful performed “Do You Believe in Magic?” and “Daydream” on tonight’s CBS television variety show The Ed Sullivan Show live from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City. Continue reading The Lovin’ Spoonful performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 19 1967)

Dick Clark presents new Beatles promotional videos on ‘Bandstand’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 11 1967)


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(Saturday, March 11, 1967, 1:30 p.m. EST)American Bandstand host Dick Clark today presented promotional videos for The Beatles’ new records “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane” and asked the audience for their reactions. Continue reading Dick Clark presents new Beatles promotional videos on ‘Bandstand’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 11 1967)