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1960 – The first episode of Coronation Street is broadcast in the United Kingdom

9 December

Coronation Street is a British soap opera created by Granada Television and shown on ITV since 1960. The programme centres on Coronation Street in Weatherfield, a fictional town based on Salford, its terraced houses, café, corner shop, newsagents, textile factory and The Rovers Return pub. The fictional street was built in the early 1900s and named in honour of the coronation of King Edward VII. Continue reading “1960 – The first episode of Coronation Street is broadcast in the United Kingdom”

1918 – Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., American actor born (d. 2014)

30 November

Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. (30 Nov, 1918 – 2 May, 2014) was an American actor known for his starring roles in the television series 77 Sunset Strip and The F.B.I. He is also known as recurring character “Dandy Jim Buckley” in the series Maverick and as the voice behind the character Alfred Pennyworth in Batman: The Animated Series and associated spin-offs. He also voiced Doctor Octopus from the 1990s Spider-Man animated series, and Justin Hammer from the second season of 1994 Iron Man animated series. Continue reading “1918 – Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., American actor born (d. 2014)”

2002 – SciFi series ‘Firefly’ premiered in US

September

Firefly is an science fiction television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon, under his Mutant Enemy Productions label. Whedon served as an executive producer, along with Tim Minear. Continue reading “2002 – SciFi series ‘Firefly’ premiered in US”

1994 – Sitcom ‘Friends’ debuts

22 September – On this day

Friends is an American television sitcom, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which originally aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004. Continue reading “1994 – Sitcom ‘Friends’ debuts”

1985 – Clooney makes ‘Facts of Life’ debut

On this day in 1985, a little-known actor named George Clooney makes his first appearance as a handyman on the popular TV sitcom The Facts of Life. Continue reading “1985 – Clooney makes ‘Facts of Life’ debut”

1970 – The Mary Tyler Moore Show an American sitcom premiered on CBS

19 September – On this day

The Mary Tyler Moore Show is an American television sitcom created by James L. Brooks and Allan Burns that aired on CBS from 1970 to 1977. The program was a television breakthrough, with the first never-married, independent career woman as the central character. Continue reading “1970 – The Mary Tyler Moore Show an American sitcom premiered on CBS”

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