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Today in History: Friday, September 16, 2022

'The Bob Newhart Show' Turns 50!

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Television
“Judge Judy,” presided over by Judge Judith Sheindlin, debuted in 1996 and revived the once prosperous syndicated daytime court show genre…In primetime, the series debuts included “The Outer Limits” on ABC in 1963, “The Dean Martin Show” on NBC in 1965, “Mannix” on CBS in 1967; “The Bob Newhart Show” on CBS in 1972, “The Streets of San Francisco” on ABC in 1972; “Webster” on ABC in 1983; “Miami Vice” on NBC in 1984, “Punky Brewster” on NBC in 1984; “Wiseguy” on CBS in 1987, and NBC’s “Frasier” in 1993. “The Bob Newhart Show” turns 50!…In 1968, then-Presidential candidate Richard Nixon appeared on “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” and boldly said “Sock it to me.”

Movies:
“Drive,” starring Ryan Gosling, was released in movie theaters in 2011.

Music:
Bob Dylan recorded “Blood on the Tracks” in 1974…Ringo Starr released “Drowning in the Sea of Love” in 1977…Reaching No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart: “Black and White” by Three Dog Night in 1972; “Don’t Wanna Lose You” by Gloria Estefan in 1989; “Music” by Madonna in 2000.

News:
The Metropolitan Opera House opened in Lincoln Center, New York with Leontyne Price as Cleopatra in “Antony and Cleopatra” by Samuel Barber…In 1956, Rainbow Crafts introduced Play-Doh.

Celebrity Birthdays
Actress Janis Paige is 100;  actor Ed Begley Jr. (“St. Elsewhere”) is 73; actress Susan Ruttan (“L.A. Law”) is 73; actor Mickey Rourke (“9 1/2 Weeks”) is 70; actor-comedian Lenny Clarke (“Rescue Me”) is 69; former CBS Morning Show weatherman Mark McEwen is 68; Milwaukee Brewers shortstop legend Robin Yount is 67; magician David Copperfield is 66; actress Jennifer Tilly (“Child’s Play”) is 64; 1988 World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Orel Hershiser is 64; Hall of Fame Montreal Expos outfielder Tim Raines is 63; singer-songwriter Richard Marx is 59; actress Molly Shannon (“Divorce”) is 58; singer Marc Anthony is 54; daytime talk show host Tamron Hall is 52; “SNL” alum Amy Poehler is 51; R&B singer Musiq Soulchild is 45; rapper Tramar Lacel Gillard aka Flo Rida is 43; “Gilmore Girls” star Alexis Bledel is 41; Cheetah Girls singer Sabrina Bryan is 38; actress Madeline Zima (“The Nanny”) is 37; pop singer Nick Jonas is 30.
 
Did You Know?
“Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” on NBC was the top-rated show in all of primetime from 1968-70….“Miami Vice” rose as high as No. 9 in the rankings overall for the season in 1985-86 (despite facing “Dallas” on CBS, which finished No. 6)…“Frasier” at 11-seasons is the longest running spin-off sitcom in the history of television.