January 8th

January 8th in TV History

Births

William Hartnell (1908, St. Pancras, London, England, UK) – Doctor Who (the first doctor)
Larry Storch (1923, New York City, NY) – F-Troop, The Ghost Busters
Soupy Sales (1926, Franklinton, NC) – The Soupy Sales Show
Bob Eubanks (1938, Flint, MI) – The Newlywed Game

Deaths

Reta Shaw (1982 in Encino, CA) – The Ghost & Mrs. Muir
Pat Buttram (1994 in Los Angeles, CA) – Green Acres, The Gene Autry Show
Yvonne De Carlo (2007 in Woodland Hills, CA) – The Munsters

Weddings

Burgess Meredith marries Kaja Sundsten (1951)
Michael Caine marries Shakira Baksh (1973)

TV Episode Debuts

The Twilight Zone “Third From the Sun” (1960)
The Rifleman “The Princess” (1962)
The Andy Griffith Show “Keeper of the Flame” (1962)
The Addams Family (1964) “The Addams Family Meets the Undercover Man” (1965)
Doctor Who “Golden Death” (1966)
Get Smart (1965) “Double Agent” (1966)
Gunsmoke “Death Watch” (1966)
I Dream of Jeannie “Get Me to Mecca on Time” (1966)
The Avengers “Room Without a View” (1966)
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea “Death from the Past” (1967)
The Big Valley “Days of Wrath” (1968)
Gunsmoke “Deadman’s Law” (1968)
I Spy (US) “Home to Judgement” (1968)
The Andy Griffith Show “Emmett’s Brother-In-Law” (1968)
The Avengers “The Rotters” (1969)
Bewitched “Samantha’s Lost Weekend” (1970)
Doctor Who “Day of the Daleks, Episode Two” (1972)
The Mary Tyler Moore Show “Feeb” (1972)
Doctor Who “The Face of Evil, Part Two” (1977)
The Mary Tyler Moore Show “The Critic” (1977)
The Six Million Dollar Man “Just a Matter of Time” (1978)
Lou Grant “Fire” (1979)
Happy Days “Ah, Wilderness” (1980)
Three’s Company “Larry Loves Janet” (1980)
Taxi “Tony and Brian” (1980)
Mork & Mindy “Alas, Poor Mork, We Knew Him Well” (1981)
The Dukes of Hazzard “The Sound of Music – Hazzard Style” (1982)
Cheers “Chambers vs Malone” (1987)
Night Court “Murder” (1987)
The Cosby Show “Monster Man Huxtable” (1987)
Family Ties “O’Brother (1)” (1987)
L.A. Law “Prince Kuzak in a Can” (1987)
Murder, She Wrote “Something Borrowed, Someone Blue” (1989)
Family Ties “Deja Vu” (1989)
ALF “Make ’em Laugh” (1990)
Murphy Brown “Subpoena Envy” (1990)
Night Court “Shave and a Haircut” (1992)
Murder, She Wrote “The Scent of Murder” (1995)
Murphy Brown “All in the Family” (1996)

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