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Groucho MarxOct 27, 1947

Walt DisneyOct 27, 1954

Ted CassidySep 18, 1964

Peter JenningsFeb 1, 1965

Cesar RomeroJan 12, 1966

Tom JonesFeb 7, 1969

Johnny CashJun 7, 1969

Yoko OnoSep 9, 1971

Neil Patrick HarrisSep 19, 1989

Michael JacksonFeb 10, 1993

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Abc - Historical Events
Date Event
1914-04-25

US President W Wilson is persuaded by the ABC powers - Argentina, Brazil, and Chile - to accept mediation in the conflict with Mexico

1921-03-21

Walter Kerr Theater (Ritz, CBS, NBC, ABC) opens at 223 W 48th St NYC

1933-01-30

"Lone Ranger" begins a 21-year run on ABC radio

1947-09-13

WPVI TV channel 6 in Philadelphia, PA (ABC) begins broadcasting

1947-10-03

WMAL (now WJLA) TV channel 7 in Washington, DC (ABC) begins

1947-10-27

"You Bet Your Life" with Groucho Marx premieres on ABC radio

1947-12-17

WEWS TV channel 5 in Cleveland, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting

1948-01-18

Ted Mack's "Original Amateur Hour" begins, DuMont (later NBC/ABC/CBS)

1948-03-21

"Stop the Music" with Bert Parks premieres on ABC radio

1948-04-15

KCPX (now KTVX) TV channel 4 in Salt Lake City, UT (ABC) 1st broadcast

1948-04-19

ABC-TV network begins

1948-04-23

KSTP TV channel 5 in St Paul-Minneapolis, MN (ABC) 1st broadcast

1948-06-15

WTNH TV channel 8 in New Haven, CT (ABC) begins broadcasting

1948-08-10

ABC enters network TV at 7 PM (WJZ, NY)

1948-08-10

Allen Funt's "Candid Camera" TV debut on ABC

1948-08-10

WABC TV channel 7 in New York, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting

1948-09-17

WLS TV channel 7 in Chicago, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting

1948-09-29

WSB TV channel 2 in Atlanta, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting

1948-10-09

WXYZ TV channel 7 in Detroit, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting

1948-11-02

WJZ TV channel 13 in Baltimore, MD (ABC) begins broadcasting

1949-04-04

WKRC TV channel 12 in Cincinnati, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting

1949-05-05

KGO TV channel 7 in San Francisco, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting

1949-05-30

WRTV TV channel 6 in Indianapolis, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting

1949-07-01

WBRC TV channel 6 in Birmingham, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting

1949-08-30

WTVN (now WSYX) TV channel 6 in Columbus, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting

1949-09-15

"Lone Ranger" premieres on ABC-TV

1949-09-15

WJAC TV channel 6 in Johnstown, PA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1949-09-16

KABC TV channel 7 in Los Angeles, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting

1949-09-17

WFAA TV channel 8 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting

1950-02-21

WOI TV channel 5 in Ames-Des Moines, IA (ABC/PBS) begins broadcasting

1950-07-20

"Arthur Murray Party" premieres on ABC TV (later DuMont, CBS, NBC)

1950-08-19

ABC begins Saturday morning kid shows (Animal Clinic & Acrobat Ranch)

1950-09-29

"Tin Pan Alley TV" last airs on ABC-TV

1951-05-28

Jerry Colonna Show, debuts on ABC-TV

1952-10-12

KBTV (now KUSA) TV channel 9 in Denver, CO (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953-01-16

KXLY TV channel 4 in Spokane, WA (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting

1953-02-08

WLVA (now WSET) TV channel 13 in Lynchburg-Roanoke, VA (ABC) begins

1953-02-09

WNEP TV channel 16 in Scranton Wilkes-Barre, PA (ABC) 1st broadcast

1953-03-08

KSWO TV channel 7 in Lawton, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953-03-28

KCAU TV channel 9 in Sioux City, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953-04-01

KXMC TV channel 13 in Minot, ND (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting

1953-04-14

WHYN (now WGGB) TV channel 40 in Springfield-Holyoke, MA (ABC) begins

1953-04-16

WAND TV channel 17 in Decatur, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953-04-29

The first U.S. experimental 3D-TV broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV.

1953-05-23

WHIZ TV channel 18 in Zanesville, OH (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1953-06-01

WDAY TV channel 6 in Fargo, ND (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

1953-06-19

WTPA (now WHTM) TV channel 27 in Harrisburg, PA (ABC) 1st broadcast

1953-07-12

KTVB TV channel 7 in Boise, ID (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1953-07-19

WAKR (now WAKC) TV channel 23 in Akron, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953-07-24

KEYT TV channel 3 in Santa Barbara, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953-08-01

KMBC TV channel 9 in Kansas City, MO (MET/ABC) begins broadcasting

1953-08-14

KXLF TV channel 4 in Butte, MT (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting

1953-08-23

KBAK TV channel 29 in Bakersfield, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953-09-09

KGTV TV channel 10 in San Diego, CA (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

1953-09-15

WVEC TV channel 13 in Hampton-Norfolk, VA (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953-09-21

KRDO TV channel 13 in Colorado Spgs-Pueblo, CO (ABC) 1st broadcast

1953-09-27

KOLO TV channel 8 in Reno, NV (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting

1953-09-27

KQTV TV channel 2 in Saint Joseph, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953-09-27

WHBQ TV channel 13 in Memphis, TN (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953-09-27

WMAZ TV channel 13 in Macon, GA (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting

1953-09-27

WTOK TV channel 11 in Meridian, MS (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting

1953-09-28

KOAT TV channel 7 in Albuquerque, NM (ABC/PBS) begins broadcasting

1953-09-29

"Make Room for Daddy" starring Danny Thomas, premieres on ABC-TV

1953-10-01

KJEO TV channel 47 in Fresno, CA (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting

1953-10-01

WATE TV channel 6 in Knoxville, TN (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

1953-10-01

WREX TV channel 13 in Rockford, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953-10-06

WTVM TV channel 9 in Columbus, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953-10-14

WTEN TV channel 10 in Albany, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953-10-20

WRAU (now WHOI) TV channel 19 in Peoria, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953-10-25

KIEM TV channel 3 in Eureka, CA (NBC/CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting

1953-11-01

KCEN TV channel 6 in Temple-Waco, TX (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1953-11-15

WIBW TV channel 13 in Topeka, KS (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting

1953-11-23

WJBF TV channel 6 in Augusta, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953-11-29

WSIX TV channel 8 in Nashville, TN (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953-12-07

WCCB TV channel 18 in Charlotte, NC (IND/ABC) begins broadcasting

1953-12-10

KOMO TV channel 4 in Seattle, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953-12-15

WJHG TV channel 7 in Panama City, FL (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1953-12-18

KATV TV channel 7 in Little Rock, AR (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953-12-18

KMID TV channel 2 in Midland & Odessa, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953-12-19

KFYR TV channel 5 in Bismarck, ND (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1953-12-24

KHOL (now KHGI) TV channel 13 in Kearney, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting

1954-01-13

WEAR TV channel 3 in Pensacola-Mobile, FL (ABC) begins broadcasting

1954-02-05

WCDC TV channel 19 in Adams, MA (ABC) begins broadcasting

1954-03-09

WMUR TV channel 9 in Manchester, NH (ABC) begins broadcasting

1954-03-15

WSJV TV channel 28 in Elkhart-South Bend, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting

1954-03-21

KFBB TV channel 5 in Great Falls, MT (ABC/CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting

1954-04-07

WALB TV channel 10 in Albany, GA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1954-04-10

KRGV TV channel 5 in Weslaco, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting

1954-05-03

KTEN TV channel 10 in Ada-Ardmore, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting

1954-07-04

WMSL (WYUR, now WAFF) TV channel 48 in Huntsville, AL (ABC) begins

1954-07-15

KOCO TV channel 5 in Oklahoma City, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting

1954-07-15

WBOC TV channel 16 in Salisbury, MD (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1954-08-15

WCHS TV channel 8 in Charleston-Huntington, WV (ABC) begins

1954-08-31

WMTW TV channel 8 in Portland-Poland Spring, ME (ABC) begins

1954-09-02

WTVD TV channel 11 in Raleigh-Durham, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting

1954-09-10

WLUK TV channel 11 in Green Bay, WI (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1954-09-18

KTUL TV channel 8 in Tulsa, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting

1954-09-18

WLOS TV channel 13 in G'ville-Spartanburg, SC (ABC) 1st broadcast

1954-09-25

WCBD TV channel 2 in Charleston, SC (ABC) begins broadcasting

1954-09-26

KODE TV channel 12 in Joplin, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting

1954-09-29

"Masquerade Party" TV game Show; moves to ABC

1954-09-29

KALB TV channel 5 in Alexandria, LA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1954-10-15

KLTV TV channel 7 in Tyler-Longview, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting

1954-10-18

WBTW TV channel 13 in Florence, SC (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting

1954-10-19

KAKE TV channel 10 in Wichita, KS (ABC) begins broadcasting

1954-10-26

Walt Disney's 1st television program, "Disneyland", premieres on ABC

1954-10-27

WISN TV channel 12 in Milwaukee, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting

1954-10-27

Walt Disney's 1st TV show, "Disneyland", premieres on ABC

1954-10-31

KREM TV channel 2 in Spokane, WA (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting

1954-11-20

KTRK TV channel 13 in Houston, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting

1954-12-14

WOAY TV channel 4 in Oak Hill-Beckley, WV (ABC) begins broadcasting

1955-02-02

1st presidential news conference on network TV-Eisenhower on ABC

1955-02-17

KTVF TV channel 11 in Fairbanks, AK (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting

1955-03-01

KFAR (now KATN) TV channel 2 in Fairbanks, AK (ABC/NBC) 1st broadcast

1955-03-05

WBBJ TV channel 7 in Jackson, TN (ABC) begins broadcasting

1955-03-27

WPRI TV channel 12 in Providence, RI (ABC) begins broadcasting

1955-04-14

WBRZ TV channel 2 in Baton Rouge, LA (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

1955-05-21

WFRV TV channel 5 in Green Bay, WI (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

1955-05-30

KMVT TV channel 11 in Twin Falls, ID (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1955-07-01

KOTA TV channel 3 in Rapid City, SD (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

1955-07-02

"Lawrence Welk Show" premieres on ABC

1955-08-15

WXEX TV channel 8 in Richmond-Petersburg, VA (ABC) begins

1955-08-31

KTRE TV channel 9 in Lufkin, TX (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

1955-09-03

KTBS TV channel 3 in Shreveport, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting

1955-09-12

KNTV TV channel 11 in San Jose, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting

1955-11-19

KXMB TV channel 12 in Bismarck, ND (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting

1955-11-21

KTVO TV channel 3 in Ottumwa-Kirksville, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting

1956-01-06

KGNS TV channel 8 in Laredo, TX (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1956-01-30

KTXS TV channel 12 in Sweetwater-Abilene, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting

1956-02-09

KHPL (now KWNB) TV channel 6 in Hayes Center, NB (ABC) 1st broadcast

1956-04-29

WLUC TV channel 6 in Marquette, MI (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1956-05-10

KFSN TV channel 30 in Fresno, CA (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting

1956-05-21

WITI TV channel 6 in Milwaukee, WI (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting

1956-06-03

KGUN TV channel 9 in Tucson, AZ (ABC) begins broadcasting

1956-08-01

KRCR TV channel 7 in Redding-Chico, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting

1956-08-05

KUAM TV channel 8 in Agana, GU (CBS/ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

1956-08-21

WTVW TV channel 7 in Evansville, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting

1956-10-13

WAGM TV channel 8 in Presque Isle, ME (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins

1957-01-21

KSAT TV channel 12 in San Antonio, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting

1957-03-01

KTWO TV channel 2 in Casper, WY (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting

1957-04-15

KTVI TV channel 2 in Saint Louis, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting

1957-04-28

WSOC TV channel 9 in Charlotte, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting

1957-08-05

"American Bandstand" premiers on network TV (ABC)

1957-09-01

WTLV TV channel 12 in Jacksonville, FL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

1957-09-17

KETV TV channel 7 in Omaha, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting

1957-09-29

"Paul Winchell Show" debuts on ABC-TV

1957-10-27

WPTA TV channel 21 in Fort Wayne, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting

1957-10-30

WLWI (now WTHR) TV channel 13 in Indianapolis, IN (ABC) 1st broadcast

1957-10-30

WYTV TV channel 33 in Youngstown, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting

1957-11-01

KVII TV channel 7 in Amarillo, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting

1957-11-01

KXGN TV channel 5 in Glendive, MT (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1957-11-17

WBOY TV channel 12 in Clarksburg, WV (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1957-11-26

WCVB TV channel 5 in Boston, MA (ABC) begins broadcasting

1957-12-22

KWRB (now KFNE) TV channel 10 in Lander-Riverton, WY (ABC) begins

1958-01-22

KRSD (now KEVN) TV channel 7 in Rapid City, SD (ABC) 1st broadcast

1958-02-01

WFTV TV channel 9 in Orlando, FL (ABC) begins broadcasting

1958-02-11

WTVC TV channel 9 in Chattanooga, TN (ABC) begins broadcasting

1958-03-05

KDUH TV channel 4 in Scottsbluff-Hay Spring, NB (ABC) 1st broadcast

1958-03-15

KULR TV channel 8 in Billings, MT (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting

1958-04-01

KVIQ TV channel 6 in Eureka, CA (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting

1958-06-12

"Make Me Laugh" TV Game Show last airs on ABC-TV, syndicated 1979

1958-07-03

"Andy Williams Show" premieres on ABC (later on CBS & NBC)

1958-09-14

WTAE TV channel 4 in Pittsburgh, PA (ABC) begins broadcasting

1958-09-22

KTVK TV channel 3 in Phoenix, AZ (ABC) begins broadcasting

1958-09-24

Donna Reed Show premiers on ABC

1958-10-08

KCMT TV channel 7 in Alexandria, MN (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1958-10-12

WJRT TV channel 12 in Flint, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting

1958-11-28

KCOO (now KABY) TV channel 9 in Aberdeen, SD (ABC) begins broadcasting

1958-11-30

WKBW TV channel 7 in Buffalo, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting

1959-02-01

WVUE TV channel 8 in New Orleans, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting

1959-04-24

WICD TV channel 15 in Champaign, IL (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1959-06-13

"Sammy Kaye Show" last airs on ABC-TV

1959-08-01

WAAY TV channel 31 in Huntsville, AL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

1959-09-29

"Philip Marlowe" debuts on ABC-TV

1959-10-20

WABG TV channel 6 in Greenwood-Greenville, MS (ABC) 1st broadcast

1959-11-19

"Rocky & His Friends" debuts on ABC

1960-05-15

KHVO TV channel 13 in Hilo, HI (ABC) begins broadcasting

1960-06-09

ABC & AFL sign a 5 year contract

1960-06-12

KORN (now KDLT) TV channel 5 in Mitchell-Sioux Falls, SD (ABC) begins

1960-06-23

"Pat Boone Show" last airs on ABC-TV

1960-09-28

"Queen For A Day" moves to ABC-TV

1960-09-29

"My Three Sons" starring Fred MacMurray, debuts on ABC-TV

1961-04-29

ABC's "Wide World of Sports" debuts

1961-06-11

"Winston Churchill" last airs on ABC-TV

1961-06-18

KBMT TV channel 12 in Beaumont, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting

1961-09-16

WLKY TV channel 32 in Louisville, KY (ABC) begins broadcasting

1961-10-01

WOLO TV channel 25 in Columbia, SC (ABC) begins broadcasting

1961-11-20

WPLG TV channel 10 in Miami, FL (ABC) begins broadcasting

1962-03-15

KATU TV channel 2 in Portland, OR (ABC) begins broadcasting

1962-06-03

WBKO TV channel 13 in Bowling Green, KY (ABC) begins broadcasting

1962-09-01

KATC TV channel 3 in Lafayette, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting

1962-09-09

WNYS (now WIXT) TV channel 9 in Syracuse, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting

1962-09-15

WOKR TV channel 13 in Rochester, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting

1962-09-23

ABC's 1st color TV series - The Jetsons

1962-09-28

"I'm Dickens, He's Fenster" debuts on ABC-TV

1962-09-29

"Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Show" debuts on ABC-TV

1962-10-15

WLOX TV channel 13 in Biloxi-Gulfport, MS (ABC) begins broadcasting

1962-11-01

WZZM TV channel 13 in Grand Rapids, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting

1962-11-25

WBJA (now WMGC) TV channel 34 in Binghamton, NY (ABC) 1st broadcast

1963-07-15

KAIT TV channel 8 in Jonesboro, AR (ABC) begins broadcasting

1963-08-01

WQAD TV channel 8 in Moline, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting

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

"Fugitive" 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

1964-09-18

"The Addams Family", starring John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy, and Jackie Coogan, premieres on ABC

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

Beatles appear on Shindig (ABC-TV)

1965-01-23

"King Family Show" (musical variety) premieres on ABC TV

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, FL (ABC) begins

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

1966-01-12

"Batman" with Adam West & Burt Ward premieres on ABC TV

1966-01-12

"Batman", starring Adam West as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin, and Cesar Romero as The Joker, debuts 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

1st sci-fi soap opera, "Dark Shadows," 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

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 MD, a TV movie is shown on ABC-TV

1969-04-23

ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Jim Chestney

1969-06-07

"Johnny Cash Show" debuts on ABC-TV

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

1971-09-09

John Lennon & Yoko Ono appear on Dick Cavett Show (ABC-TV)

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

1974-01-18

"$6 Million Man" starring Lee Majors 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)

1976-01-14

"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

1976-12-18

"Wonder Woman" debuts on ABC

1977-01-23

Miniseries "Roots" premieres on ABC

1977-01-27

1st broadcast of "Roots" mini-series on ABC TV

1977-03-15

"Eight is Enough" premiers on ABC-TV

1977-05-25

"Brady Bunch Hour" last airs on ABC-TV

1977-09-24

1st broadcast of "Love Boat" on ABC-TV

1978-01-28

"Fantasy Island" starring Ricardo Montalban premieres on ABC TV

1978-05-08

ABC TV airs "Stars Salute Israel at 30"

1978-07-10

World News Tonight premieres on ABC.

1978-09-12

Situation comedy "Taxi" premieres on ABC television

1979-02-09

ABC airs "Heroes of Rock N Roll" special

1979-02-11

43 million watch "Elvis!" on ABC

1979-02-18

Miniseries "Roots: Next Generations" premieres on ABC TV

1979-09-26

1984 summer LA Olympic coverage sold to ABC for $225 million

1979-11-08

ABC broadcasts "Iran Crisis: American Held Hostage" with Frank Reynolds (forerunner to "Nightline")

1979-11-15

ABC-TV announces it would broadcast nightly specials on Iran hostage

1979-11-30

Ted Koppel becomes anchor of nightly news on Iranian Hostages (ABC)

1980-03-24

ABC's nightly Iran Hostage crisis program renamed "Nightline"

1980-05-23

ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Neil Burton

1981-01-12

"Dynasty" with Joan Collins premieres on ABC-TV

1981-01-12

Dynasty, a prime time soap opera inspired by Dallas, premieres on ABC

1981-03-24

"Nightline with Ted Koppel" premieres on ABC

1981-10-08

1st broadcast of "Cagney & Lacey" on ABC-TV

1982-01-04

ABC Direction Network (57 affiliates) & ABC Rock Network (40 affiliates) become the 5th & 6th ABC radio network

1982-05-03

ABC's All Talk network begins on radio (2 west coast stations)

1982-05-10

WABC joins ABC's All Talk radio network

1982-06-10

"Taxi" last airs on ABC, moves to NBC in the fall

1982-06-18

ABC's All Talk radio network expands to 22 stations

1982-07-01

ABC national music radio network scheduled premiere (never happened)

1982-08-02

Roger Ebert's Movie News premieres on ABC FM network

1983-05-10

"Laverne & Shirley" last airs on ABC-TV

1983-11-20

100 million watch ABC-TV movie "Day After" about nuclear war

1985-03-18

Capital Cities Communications Inc acquires ABC

1985-09-29

"MacGyver" starring Richard Dean Anderson, debuts on ABC-TV

1985-12-20

Sportscaster Howard Cosell retires from television sports after 20 years with ABC

1987-02-15

ABC-TV begins broadcasting "Amerika" mini-series

1987-02-20

David Hartman quits ABC's "Good Morning America," after 11 years

1987-06-18

Charles Glass, ABC journalist, kidnapped in Lebanon

1987-09-29

"thirtysomething" debuts on ABC-TV

1988-06-30

"Sledge Hammer!" last aires on ABC-TV

1988-10-25

ABC News reports on potbellied pygmy pigs' popularity as pets

1989-01-13

"Ryan's Hope" ends 13½ year run on ABC-TV

1989-05-14

Moonlighting, TV Crime Drama last airs on ABC

1989-07-23

FOX-TV tops ABC, NBC & CBS for 1st time (America's Most Wanted)

1989-09-19

"Doogie Howser, M.D.", starring Neil Patrick Harris as a teenage physician, debuts on ABC

1990-04-04

"Marshall Chronicles" premieres on ABC-TV

1990-04-08

"Twin Peaks" with Peggy Lipton premieres on ABC-TV

1990-04-09

"Capital News" starring Lloyd Bridges premieres on ABC-TV

1990-04-19

Marla Maples appears on ABC's Prime-Time

1990-05-05

ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Chris Warren

1990-05-19

General Elvis, TV Drama last airs on ABC

1990-07-16

Rick Dee's "Into the Night," premieres on ABC-TV

1991-01-08

"Davis Rules," with Jonathan Winters & Randy Quaid premieres on ABC-TV

1991-04-26

"Dinosaurs" premieres on ABC-TV

1991-05-04

ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Doug Kent

1991-06-10

"Twin Peaks" on ABC-TV

1991-09-24

"Good & Evil" & "Sibs" premieres on ABC TV

1991-09-25

"Good & Evil" premieres on ABC TV

1991-09-28

"Commish" debuts on ABC-TV

1992-04-26

"Growing Pains" final episode on ABC TV

1992-04-26

"Who's The Boss" final episode after 8 years on ABC TV

1993-02-10

"Michael Jackson Talks To Oprah Winfrey" airs on ABC & drew an astounding 39.3 rating/56 share, 90 million people

1993-05-08

ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Phil Ware

1993-05-12

Final episode of 6 year run of ABC's "Wonder Years" in Netherlands

1993-09-29

"Grace Under Fire" starring Brett Butler debuts on ABC-TV

1994-03-30

ABC Masters Tournament won by Hobo Boothe

1995-05-06

ABC Bud Light Masters Bowling Tournament won by Mike Aulby

1995-11-19

"Beatle Anthology" premieres on ABC-TV

1996-05-04

ABC Bud Light Masters Bowling Tournament won by Ernie Schlegel

1997-03-28

"City" soap opera's final episode on ABC-TV

1997-03-31

"Daytime to Remember" a series showing old soaps premieres on ABC-TV

1997-05-03

ABC Bud Light Masters Bowling Tournament won by Jason Queen

1997-05-15

ABC News & Starwave Corp launch ABCNEWS.com

1998-08-05

The American spin-off "Whose Line Is It Anyway?", starring Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, and Wayne Brady, debuts on ABC

2001-01-09

ABC-TV deputs "The Mole" for the first time

2017-05-17

Katy Perry will judge the reboot of 'American Idol' on ABC

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Abc - Notable Birthdays

Harry ReasonerApr 17, 1923

Roone ArledgeJul 8, 1931

Peter JenningsJul 29, 1938

Abc - Birthdays
Date Event
1889-10-18

Carl Ferdinand Fischer, Das Liebes-ABC

1901-04-28

Corry Vonk, [Cornelia D], wife of Wim Kan (ABC-cabaret)

1904-07-05

Don Goddard, Binghamton NY, news anchor (ABC Evening News 1958-59)

1909-10-15

Robert Trout, Wake County NC, newscaster (ABC)

1909-12-06

Alan McGilvray, cricketer (20 games for NSW mid 1930's) and commentator (ABC)

1909-9-07

Rudi Matt, ABC im Schnee

1911-01-06

Joey Adams, Brooklyn New York, American comedian/actor/columnist (ABC's Back That Fact)

1914-05-12

Howard K Smith, LA, TV newsman (ABC, Moderated Kennedy-Nixon debate)

1916-07-25

Fred Lasswell Jr., The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie

1918-02-01

Irving Robbin, ABC's Wide World of Sports

1918-02-13

Bud Blake, The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie

1918-04-27

John Alfred Scali, journalist/correspondent (ABC)

1919-07-31

Curt Gowdy, Green River Wyo, sportscaster (ABC)

1919-11-01

Ted Shearer, The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie

1919-11-26

César Fernández Moreno, The ABC of Love

1921-09-14

Hughes Rudd, TV newscaster (CBS/ABC)

1921-09-24

Jim McKay, Phila Pa, sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports)

1923-04-17

Harry Reasoner, Dakota City Iowa, newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC, CBS)

1923-04-17

Harry Reasoner, ABC World News Tonight with David Muir

1923-11-29

Frank Reynolds, E Chicago Ind, news anchor (ABC Evening News)

1923-11-29

Frank Reynolds, ABC World News Tonight with David Muir

1924-05-18

Jack Whitaker, Phila Pa, sportscaster (ABC, CBS)

1924-06-08

George Kirby, Chicago, comedian (ABC Comedy Hour, Pearl Bailey Show)

1925-06-14

Pierre Salinger, newsman (ABC)/press secretary (John Kennedy)

1926-04-10

Justin Edgerton, The ABC Afternoon Playbreak

1926-09-03

Bill Flemming, sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports)

1927-03-10

Donn Trenner, New Haven Ct, orchestra leader (ABC's Nightlife)

1928-10-18

Keith Jackson, Carrolton Ga, sportscaster (ABC Monday Night Football)

1929-03-21

Jules Verne Berman, space & science reporter (ABC-TV)

1930-08-16

Frank Gifford, California, NFL halfback (NY Giants)/ABC sportscaster

1931-07-08

Roone Arledge, New York City New York, American President of ABC Sports (Monday Night Football)

1931-09-25

Barbara Walters, Boston Mass, newscaster (Today, 20/20, ABC-TV)

1934-03-11

Sam Donaldson, El Paso Texas, ABC White House correspondent (Prime Time)

1934-07-10

Ann Windsor, The ABC Murders

1934-12-29

Tom Jarriel, LaGrange Ga, newscaster (ABC Weekend News, 20/20)

1935-08-22

Morton Dean, Fall River Mass, TV newscaster (CBS, ABC)

1935-08-22

Morton Dean, ABC News Nightline

1935-12-25

Susana Rinaldi, The ABC of Love

1937-07-10

Ernie Chambers, KLKN Channel 8 ABC News of Lincoln, Nebraska at 10 PM

1937-07-11

Alan Pultz, ABC's Wide World of Sports

1937-09-13

Fred Silverman, broadcasting exec (ABC/NBC/CBS)

1937-10-10

Helmut Huber, ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration

1937-11-30

Richard Threlkeld, newscaster (ABC-TV)

1938-02-23

Sylvia Chase, St Paul Minn, newscaster (ABC Weekend News, 20/20)

1938-07-29

Peter Jennings, Toronto Canada, news anchor (ABC Evening News)

1938-07-29

Peter Jennings, ABC World News Tonight with David Muir

1939-05-01

Max Robinson, Richmond Virginia, American broadcast journalistr (ABC Evening News) (d. 1988)

1939-05-01

Max Robinson, ABC World News Tonight with David Muir

1940-02-08

Ted Koppel, Lancashire England, American journalist (ABC Nightline)

1940-06-09

Dick Vitale, US, sportscaster (ESPN, ABC "Oh Baby!")

1941-10-16

Tim McCarver, baseball catcher (Phils, Mets)/sportscaster (ABC, CBS)

1943-06-10

Jeff Greenfield, ABC News Nightline

1943-06-22

Brit Hume, ABC News Nightline

1943-12-27

Cokie Roberts, newscaster (ABC-TV)

1944-02-26

Marilyn Michaels, comedienne (ABC Comedy Hour)

1945-11-26

Vera Vianna, The ABC of Love

1945-12-22

Diane Sawyer, Glasgow Ky, newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC Prime Time)

1946-02-22

Wojciech Wiszniewski, ABC Book

1946-06-04

Bettina Gregory, correspondent/journalist (ABC-TV)

1947-01-19

Ann Compton, news reporter (ABC TV)

1947-02-23

John McWethy, ABC 2000: The Millennium

1947-07-28

Dick Ebersol, ABC's Wide World of Sports

1949-9-12

Irina Rodnina, ABC's Wide World of Sports 30th Anniversary Special

1951-05-04

Jackie Jackson, [Sigmund], Gary In, rocker (Jackson 5-ABC)

1953-02-14

Martha Raddatz, ABC News Nightline

1953-05-17

Kathleen Sullivan, Pasadena Ca, newscaster (ABC-TV, CBS Morning Show)

1953-10-15

[Toriano] Tito Jackson, singer (Jackson 5-ABC, Never Can Say Goodbye)

1954-03-30

Don Wesely, KLKN Channel 8 ABC News of Lincoln, Nebraska at 10 PM

1954-12-11

Jermaine Jackson, Gary Indiana, singer (Jackson 5-ABC)

1956-02-24

Paula Zahn, Napperville Ill, news anchor (ABC, CBS This Morning)

1956-05-27

Cynthia McFadden, ABC News Nightline

1958-03-09

Martin Fry, English pop singer and rock vocalist (ABC-All of My Heart)

1958-11-05

Neide de Deus, Garotas do ABC

1959-04-17

Stephen Singleton, Sheffield, rocker (ABC)

1961-04-01

Mark White, rock guitarist (ABC-All of My Heart)

1961-05-29

David Palmer, heavy metal drummer (ABC, AC/DC)

1961-10-29

Randy Jackson, Gary In, rocker (Jackson 5-ABC)

1963-9-04

Vanessa Alves, Garotas do ABC

1972-08-06

Kelly di Bertolli, Garotas do ABC

1976-08-26

Natália Lorda, Garotas do ABC

1977-10-25

Lucielle di Camargo, Garotas do ABC

1978-03-13

Marcia de Oliveira, Garotas do ABC

1978-05-28

Anna Forsell, The ABC's of Happiness

1980-01-02

Viviane Porto, Garotas do ABC

1982-04-14

Michelle Valle, Garotas do ABC

1982-05-03

Juliana Alves, A Mascarada do ABC

Abc - Notable Weddings

Roone ArledgeMay 21, 1994

Peter JenningsDec 6, 1997

Abc - Weddings
Date Event
1993-04-24

ABC news analyst Jeff Greenfield weds Karen Gannett

1994-05-21

ABC Sports President Roone Arledge (62) weds third wife Gigi Shaw

1997-12-06

ABC's World News Tonight news anchor Peter Jennings (59) weds Kayce Freed in Bridgehampton, New York

2001-11-20

ABC News political analyst George Stephanopoulos (40) weds actress Alexandra Wentworth (36) at Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Manhattan

2002-07-20

ABC's World News Tonight co-host Elizabeth Vargas (39) weds singer-songwriter Marc Cohn (43) at the Council on Foreign Relations

2004-01-12

Two-time Oscar-winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski (44) weds ABC-TV correspondent Rebecca Rankin in Los Angeles

2012-02-18

Activist and contributor for ABC News Elizabeth Smart (24) weds Matthew Gilmour (22) in Hawaii

Abc - Deaths
Date Event
1957-12-16

Carl Ferdinand Fischer, Das Liebes-ABC

1961-08-14

Donald Gallaher, ABC Television Players

1972-03-02

Bill Lawrence, news anchor (ABC), dies at 56

1981-02-21

Wojciech Wiszniewski, ABC Book

1983-07-20

Frank Reynolds, news anchor (ABC Evening News), dies at 59

1983-07-20

Frank Reynolds, ABC World News Tonight with David Muir

1985-05-14

César Fernández Moreno, The ABC of Love

1988-12-20

Max Robinson, 1st black network (ABC) TV anchor, dies of AIDS at 49

1988-12-20

Max Robinson, ABC World News Tonight with David Muir

1991-08-06

Harry Reasoner, ABC World News Tonight with David Muir

1992-08-13

David Kaplan, news director (ABC), killed in Sarajevo Yugoslavia

1992-12-26

Ted Shearer, The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie

1993-11-18

Rudi Matt, ABC im Schnee

1994-08-05

Amy Sacks, producer (ABC sports, Disney), dies of Lupus at 39

1995-04-29

Ann Windsor, The ABC Murders

1997-11-04

Wally Bruner, journalist (ABC, What's My Line), dies at 66

2001-03-04

Fred Lasswell Jr., The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie

2001-10-25

Alan Pultz, ABC's Wide World of Sports

2004-10-17

Justin Edgerton, The ABC Afternoon Playbreak

2005-08-07

Peter Jennings, ABC World News Tonight with David Muir

2005-12-26

Bud Blake, The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie

2008-02-06

John McWethy, ABC 2000: The Millennium

2010-12-30

Irving Robbin, ABC's Wide World of Sports

2017-05-11

ABC journalist Mark Colvin dies aged 65


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