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Today in History: Sunday, September 3, 2023

CBS premiered the daytime soap “Search for Tomorrow” in 1951, which featured Mary Stuart as housewife Joanne Gardner. The 15-minute broadcast shared a half-hour daytime block with “Guiding Light” for its first 16 years. In 1968, it expanded to a half hour. “Search for Tomorrow” moved to NBC in 1982, where is remained until its cancellation in 1986…Multi Emmy Award-winning “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” officially exited CBS after seven seasons in 1977. It produced 168 episodes in total and won 29 Primetime Emmy Awards…Actress Jeri Ryan officially joined the cast of UPN’s “Star Trek: Voyager” in the series’ fourth season premiere in 1997 as Seven of Nine, the role that gave her most notoriety.

Comedy “Calendar Girl” starring “Beverly Hills 90210’s Jason Priestley and Jerry O’Connell opened in theaters in 1993.

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” by the British pop duo Eurythmics reached No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1983.

To cope with drastic cuts at the time, the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1981 made the infamous decision to allow local school districts to count ketchup as a vegetable. Twenty-two days later, President Reagan rescinded that proposal….Napster, the software program that allowed its users to download and exchange music files for free, officially shut itself down in 2002.
Atlanta Braves slugger Hank Aaron earned his 6,135th total base to break Stan Musial’s MLB record in an 8-0 home defeat to the Philadelphia Phillies in 1972.

Celebrity Birthdays
Actress Valerie Perrine (“Lenny”) is 80; actor Steve Schirripa (“The Sopranos”) is 65; former MTV VJ Adam Curry is 59; actor Charlie Sheen (“Two and a Half Men”) is 58; former “America’s Funniest Home Videos” host John Fugelsang is 54; actor Nick Wechsler (“Revenge”) is 45; Olympic softball champion Jennie Finch is 43; Olympic snowboarding champion Shaun White is 37.

Did You Know?
Actors who appeared on “Search for Tomorrow” at some point over the course of its 35 season run included Kevin Bacon, Angela Bassett, Olympia Dukakis, Sandy Duncan, Morgan Fairchild, Lee Grant, Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval, Kevin Kline, Don Knotts, Viggo Mortensen and Susan Sarandon“The Mary Tyler Moore Show” spun off three television series, all of which aired on CBS: the sitcoms “Rhoda” (1974–78) and “Phyllis” (1975–77), and the one-hour drama “Lou Grant” (1977–82). In 2000, Mary Tyler Moore and Valerie Harper reprised their roles in a two-hour ABC TV-movie, “Mary and Rhoda.” Two retrospective specials were produced by CBS: “Mary Tyler Moore Show: The 20th Anniversary Show” (1991) and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show Reunion” (2002). Additionally, an episode of TV Land’s “Hot in Cleveland” in 2013 featured appearances by Mary, Valerie, Cloris LeachmanGeorgia Engel and Betty White.