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Today in History: Thursday, December 28, 2023

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Daytime soap “The Edge of Night” ended its 28 year run in 1984. It debuted on CBS on April 2, 1956, and ran as a live broadcast on that network for most of its run until November 28, 1975. The series then moved to ABC, where it aired from December 1, 1975 until its conclusion…“The Brady Bunch” star Christopher Knight deviated from his role as Peter for an NBC sitcom called “Joe’s World”, which launched on this day in 1979. It aired for 11 episodes.

“Bright Eyes” starring Shirley Temple and featuring the song “On the Good Ship Lollipop” opened in theaters in 1934…Neil Simon’s “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” opened in New York City in 1969.

The Beatles’ “White Album” went No. 1 in 1968 and stayed there for nine weeks.

Celebrity Birthdays
Two-time Oscar winner Maggie Smith in 88; two-time Oscar winner Denzel Washington is 69, singer John Legend is 45.