ABC in History (Part 3)

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Events in Film & TV

Events 201 - 300 of 395

  • 1963-04-01 American television soap opera premieres: "General Hospital" (ABC) & "Doctors" (NBC)
  • 1963-07-15 KAIT TV channel 8 in Jonesboro, AR (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1963-08-01 WQAD TV channel 8 in Moline, Illinois (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1963-09-07 WCTI TV channel 12 in New Bern, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1963-09-16 "The 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
  • 1964-10-07 The Beatles appear on episode of "Shindig" (ABC-TV) in the US
  • 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
  • 1965-01-23 Musical variety program "King Family Show", featuring big band vocal group The King Sisters, premieres on ABC TV

Film & TV History

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

  • 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, Florida (ABC) begins
  • 1965-09-14 Western sitcom "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 The Who and The Kinks perform on the last "Shindig" TV show on ABC
  • 1966-01-24 WDIO TV channel 10 in Duluth, MN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1966-03-21 American medical drama series "Ben Casey", starring Vince Edwards and Sam Jaffe, ends a five season run on ABC-TV
  • 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

Television Finale

1967-01-06 "Milton Berle Show" last airs on ABC-TV

  • 1967-02-05 "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" premieres on CBS (later ABC, NBC)
  • 1967-07-11 "The Newlywed Game" premieres in the US on ABC TV
  • 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 and cancelled by ABC after flopping so badly

Television Debut

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

  • 1969-02-09 KGTO TV channel 36 in Fayetteville, AR (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1969-03-26 "Marcus Welby, M.D.", starring Robert Young and James Brolin debuts as a TV movie on ABC-TV, prior to becoming a weekly series
  • 1969-04-23 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Jim Chestney

Television Debut

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

  • 1969-07-30 KAEC TV channel 19 in Lufkin, Texas (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

Television Premiere

1969-09-26 TV sitcom "The Brady Bunch" created by Sherwood Schwartz premieres on ABC in the US

  • 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 American daytime 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, Texas (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

Film & TV History

1970-09-21 "Monday Night Football" created by Roone Arledge, 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
  • 1971-04-02 Dark Shadows, American Gothic supernatural soap opera, concludes an almost 5 year run on ABC
  • 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

TV Show Appearance

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

  • 1971-09-10 KVUE TV channel 24 in Austin, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1971-10-23 WXLT (now WWSB) TV channel 40 in Sarasota-Bradenton, FL (ABC) begins

Television Premiere

1971-11-30 Emmy and Peabody Award-winning TV movie "Brian's Song", about the friendship of Chicago Bears football teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers (based on Sayers' autobiography) premieres on ABC, starring James Caan and Billie Dee Williams

  • 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 TV sitcom "Happy Days" created by Garry Marshall and starring Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross, and Tom Bosley, begins an 11 year run on ABC

Television Premiere

1974-04-21 "Julie and Dick In Covent Garden", music and comedy special starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, with Carl Reiner, premieres on ABC-TV

  • 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)

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