January 17th

January 17th in TV History

Births

Andy Kaufman (1949, New York City, NY) – Taxi, Saturday Night Live

TV Episode Debuts

I Love Lucy “First Stop” (1955)
Gunsmoke “Passive Resistance” (1959)
The Rifleman “Long Trek” (1961)
The Twilight Zone “Valley of the Shadow” (1963)
The Twilight Zone “The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross” (1964)
The Andy Griffith Show “The Legend of Barney Fife” (1966)
The Fugitive (1963) “The One That Got Away” (1967)
Lost in Space “The Time Merchant” (1968)
Star Trek “The Mark of Gideon” (1969)
Doctor Who “Spearhead From Space, Episode Three” (1970)
Hogan’s Heroes “The Meister Spy” (1971)
Gunsmoke “Tara” (1972)
Cannon “Death of a Stone Seahorse” (1973)
The Rockford Files (1974) “Sleight of Hand” (1975)
The Six Million Dollar Man “Lost Love” (1975)
Doctor Who “The Brain of Morbius, Part Three” (1976)
The Mary Tyler Moore Show “Once I Had a Secret Love” (1976)
Lou Grant “Hero” (1978)
Happy Days “Joanie’s First Kiss” (1978)
Laverne & Shirley “The Horse Show” (1978)
Three’s Company “The Baby Sitters” (1978)
Mork & Mindy “Mork Learns to See” (1980)
Doctor Who “Warriors’ Gate, Part Three” (1981)
Happy Days “The People vs. The Fonz” (1984)
Three’s Company “Baby, It’s Cold Inside” (1984)
Night Court “Nuts About Harry” (1985)
The Cosby Show “Physician of the Year” (1985)
Family Ties “Philadelphia Story” (1985)
The Fall Guy “Reunion” (1986)
Family Ties “The Spirit of Columbus” (1988)
Moonlighting “Shirts and Skins” (1989)
Night Court “Razing Bull” (1990)
Murder, She Wrote “Double Jeopardy” (1993)
Murphy Brown “The Deal of the Art” (1994)

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