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Today in History: Tuesday, January 2, 2024

“The Bob Cummings Show” premiered on NBC in 1955. The sitcom began with a half-season run on NBC, then ran for two full seasons on CBS, and returned to NBC for its final two seasons. The cast includes Rosemary DeCamp, Dwayne Hickman, and Ann B. Davis (pre-“The Brady Bunch”). who won two Emmy Awards in the Supporting Actress category for playing Charmaine “Schultz” Schultz…The primetime edition of game show “Password” with Allen Ludden premiered on CBS in 1962.

A patent was awarded to Willis Carrier, which gave us the world’s first air conditioner in 1906…Senator John F. Kennedy announced his candidacy for the US Presidency in 1960…Politician Ronald Reagan, who previously worked as an actor, was sworn in as governor of California in 1967.

Celebrity Birthdays:
“Beverly Hills 90210” star Gabrielle Carteris is 63. When the series began in 1990, Carteris, then 29, was playing high school student Andrea Zuckerman. No wonder she was the valedictorian!

Other birthdays: Model Christy Turlington is 55.

Did You Know?
“The Bob Cummings Show” was created by Paul Henning, who went on to create the rural-themed comedies “The Beverly Hillbillies, “Petticoat Junction” and “Green Acres.