April 27th

April 27th in TV History

04/27/1986 : "Captain Midnight" (satellite dealer James MacDougall) jammed HBO's signal with a message protesting HBO's move to scramble their signal and charge $12.95 a month for access. For the stunt, MacDougall received a $5000 fine and 1 year of probation.

Births

Judy Carne (1939, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, UK) - The "Sock It To Me" Girl on Laugh-In

Deaths

Paul Junger Witt (2018 in Los Angeles, CA) - Film and TV Producer

TV Shows Ended

The Danny Thomas Show (1964)
The Patty Duke Show (1966)
Green Acres (1971)

TV Episode Debuts

I Love Lucy "Lucy Hires a Maid" (1953)
Gunsmoke "What the Whiskey Drummer Heard" (1957)
The Twilight Zone "The Gift" (1962)
Gunsmoke "Quint-Cident" (1963)
The Andy Griffith Show "The Rumor" (1964)
Lost in Space "Follow the Leader" (1966)
Batman "Death in Slow Motion (1)" (1966)
The Big Valley "Last Train to the Fair" (1966)
I Spy (US) "One Thousand Fine" (1966)
Bewitched "Nobody But a Frog Knows How to Live" (1967)
Doctor Who "The Wheel in Space, Episode One" (1968)
Doctor Who "The Monster of Peladon, Part Six" (1974)
Columbo "A Deadly State of Mind" (1975)
The Six Million Dollar Man "Steve Austin, Fugitive" (1975)
Laverne & Shirley "Hi, Neighbor" (1976)
Punky Brewster "The Nun's Story" (1988)
Cheers "Sisterly Love" (1989)
The Cosby Show "What He Did for Love" (1989)
L.A. Law "His Suit Is Hirsute" (1989)
Murphy Brown "He-Ho, He-Ho, It's Off to Lamaze We Go" (1992)
Murphy Brown "A Man and a Woman" (1998)

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