On This Day

Events in Film & TV on January 2

  • 1948 WNDT (now WNET) TV channel 13 in New York-Newark, NY (PBS) begins
  • 1949 KDKA TV channel 2 in Pittsburgh, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 1st "Bob Cummings Show" premieres on NBC (later on CBS)
  • 1962 Nighttime version of "Password" with Allen Ludden premieres on CBS
  • 1966 National Football League Championship, Lambeau Field, Green Bay: Green Bay Packers beat Cleveland Browns, 23-12; first NFL title game televised in colour; last one played before Super Bowl era
  • 1968 KBHK TV channel 44 in San Francisco, California (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1990 Sting joins pro wrestling's legendary "4 Horsemen" (Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson)