ABC in History (Part 3)

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Events in Film & TV

Events 201 - 300 of 376

  • 1963-09-07 WCTI TV channel 12 in New Bern, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1963-09-13 "Outer Limits" premieres on ABC TV
  • 1963-09-16 "Outer Limits" premieres on ABC-TV
  • 1963-09-17 "The Fugitive" starring David Janssen premieres on ABC TV
  • 1963-10-14 WGHP TV channel 8 in Greensboro-High Point, NC (ABC) begins
  • 1964-03-12 WKAB TV channel 32 in Montgomery, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1964-05-04 KIII TV channel 3 in Corpus Christi, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1964-09-11 Gillette's 20 year contract with Madison Square Garden & ABC to televise fights for free ends as Dick Tiger defeats Don Fullmer at Cleve Auditorium
  • 1964-09-16 "Shindig" premieres on ABC-TV
  • 1964-09-17 "Bewitched" premieres on ABC TV
  • 1964-10-01 WWAY TV channel 3 in Wilmington, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1964-10-12 WSBK TV channel 38 in Boston, MA (IND/ABC/CBS/NBC) begin
  • 1964-11-08 KUPK TV channel 13 in Garden City, KS (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1964-12-03 KHQL (now KCAN) TV channel 8 in Albion, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1965-01-16 "Outer Limits" last airs on ABC-TV
  • 1965-01-20 The Beatles appear on Shindig (ABC-TV)
  • 1965-01-23 "King Family Show" (musical variety) premieres on ABC TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1965-02-01 Peter Jennings, 26, becomes anchor of ABC's nightly news

Journalist and T.V. News Anchor Peter Jennings
Journalist and T.V. News Anchor
Peter Jennings
  • 1965-05-07 WAOW TV channel 9 in Wausau, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1965-07-17 WLCY (now WTSP) TV channel 10 in St Petersburg-Tampa, FL (ABC) begins
  • 1965-09-14 "F-Troop" premieres in the US on ABC
  • 1965-10-15 WEMT (now WVII) TV channel 7 in Bangor, ME (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1965-11-19 ABC radio begins weekly "Vietnam Update" report
  • 1966-01-08 Who & the Kinks perform on the last "Shindig" TV show on ABC
  • 1966-01-24 WDIO TV channel 10 in Duluth, MN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1966-04-02 WJET TV channel 24 in Erie, PA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1966-05-03 WDHO (now WNWO) TV channel 24 in Toledo, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1966-05-17 KFDO (now KVIJ) TV channel 8 in Sayre, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1966-06-27 Dark Shadows, American Gothic soap opera, premieres on ABC-TV
  • 1966-09-08 "That Girl" starring Marlo Thomas premieres on ABC-TV
  • 1966-11-02 KHSD TV channel 11 in Lead, SD (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1967-01-06 "Milton Berle Show" last airs on ABC-TV
  • 1967-01-07 "Newlywed Game" premieres on ABC TV
  • 1967-01-29 WDAZ TV channel 8 in Devils Lake, ND (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1967-02-05 "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" premieres on CBS (later ABC, NBC)
  • 1967-09-01 WIRT TV channel 13 in Hibbing, MN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1967-09-15 KPOB TV channel 15 in Poplar Bluff, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1967-10-16 WGNO TV channel 26 in New Orleans, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1967-10-31 KIMO TV channel 13 in Anchorage, AK (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1968-01-01 ABC radio splits into 4 networks (Info, Entertainment, Contemp & FM)
  • 1968-04-24 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Pete Tountas
  • 1968-06-02 WBLG (now WTVQ) TV channel 62 in Lexington, KY (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1968-06-10 KCFW TV channel 9 in Kalispell, MT (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1968-07-14 WSWO TV channel 26 in Springfield, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1968-10-05 KPLM (now KESQ) TV channel 42 in Palm Springs, CA (ABC) begins
  • 1968-11-12 KSEL (now KAMC) TV channel 28 in Lubbock, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1969-02-05 "Turn-On," debuts & cancelled by ABC after flopping so badly

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1969-02-07 "This Is Tom Jones" debuts on ABC TV

Singer Tom Jones
Singer
Tom Jones
  • 1969-02-09 KGTO TV channel 36 in Fayetteville, AR (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1969-03-26 Marcus Welby MD, a TV movie is shown on ABC-TV
  • 1969-04-23 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Jim Chestney

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1969-06-07 "Johnny Cash Show" debuts on ABC-TV

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
  • 1969-07-30 KAEC TV channel 19 in Lufkin, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1969-08-29 KYUS TV channel 3 in Miles City, MT (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1969-09-22 "Music Scene" debuts on ABC-TV
  • 1969-09-23 1st broadcast of "Marcus Welby MD" on ABC-TV
  • 1969-09-29 "Love American Style" premieres on ABC-TV
  • 1969-10-07 WJMN TV channel 3 in Escanaba, MI (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1969-11-12 WJJY (now WJPT) TV channel 14 in Jacksonville, IL (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1969-11-19 WENY TV channel 36 in Elmira, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1969-11-21 KXIX (now KVCT) TV channel 19 in Victoria, TX (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1970-01-05 Soap Opera "All My Children" premieres on ABC
  • 1970-02-07 "Hollywood Palace" last airs on ABC TV
  • 1970-02-28 WUTR TV channel 20 in Utica-Rome, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1970-03-07 WXOW TV channel 19 in La Crosse, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1970-03-18 KAEC TV channel 19 in Lufkin, TX (ABC) suspends broadcasting
  • 1970-03-21 Vinko Bogataj crashes during a ski-jumping championship in Germany; his image becomes that of the "agony of defeat guy" in the opening credits of ABC's Wide World of Sports.
  • 1970-05-12 KTVM TV channel 6 in Butte, MT (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1970-05-31 KDUB TV channel 40 in Dubuque, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1970-06-22 WSWO TV channel 26 in Springfield, OH (ABC) suspends broadcasting
  • 1970-07-18 WJCL TV channel 22 in Savannah, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1970-08-07 WDHN TV channel 18 in Dothan, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1970-09-21 "Monday Night Football" premieres on ABC - Browns 31, Jets 21
  • 1970-09-21 KAPP TV channel 35 in Yakima, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1970-10-03 WAPT TV channel 16 in Jackson, MS (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1970-10-30 KVEW TV channel 42 in Kennewick, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1971-01-21 "Alias Smith & Jones" premieres on ABC TV
  • 1971-04-07 WCJB TV channel 20 in Gainesville, FL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting 3-judge US Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 1971-07-24 WUHQ TV channel 41 in Battle Creek, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1971-08-23 WGTU TV channel 29 in Traverse City, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1971-09-09 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on Dick Cavett Show (ABC-TV)

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • 1971-09-10 KVUE TV channel 24 in Austin, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1971-10-23 WXLT (now WWSB) TV channel 40 in Sarasota-Bradenton, FL (ABC) begins
  • 1971-11-30 TV movie "Brian's Song" airs for 1st time on ABC-TV
  • 1971-12-05 KCBJ (now KMIZ) TV channel 17 in Columbia, MO (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1973-01-06 "Schoolhouse Rock" premieres on ABC-TV with Multiplication Rock
  • 1973-05-16 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Dave Soutar
  • 1973-06-30 "Burns & Schreiber Comedy Hour" TV Variety; debut on ABC
  • 1973-09-13 ABC announces it obtained TV rights for 1976 Olympics
  • 1974-01-11 ABC airs final episode of "Love, American Style"
  • 1974-01-15 "Happy Days" begins an 11 year run on ABC
  • 1975-01-06 "AM America" premieres on ABC-TV with Bill Beutel as host
  • 1975-01-23 "Barney Miller" premieres on ABC TV
  • 1975-01-24 "Hot l Baltimore" situation comedy premieres on ABC TV
  • 1975-11-03 Good Morning America premieres on ABC (David Hartman & Nancy Dussault)
  • 1976-01-14 "The Bionic Woman" with Lindsay Wagner debuts on ABC (later NBC)
  • 1976-01-16 "Donny & Marie" [Osmond] musical variety show premieres on ABC TV
  • 1976-01-27 "Laverne & Shirley" spinoff from "Happy Days" premieres on ABC TV
  • 1976-02-01 "Rich Man, Poor Man" mini-series premieres on ABC TV
  • 1976-05-11 Last broadcast of "Marcus Welby, MD" on ABC-TV

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