October 1st

October 1st in TV History

In 1962, Johnny Carson began hosting The Tonight Show.

Births

James Whitmore, Sr. (1921, White Plains, NY) – The Law and Mr. Jones, My Friend Tony, The New Temperatures Rising Show
Tom Bosley (1927, Chicago, IL) – Happy Days
George Peppard (1928, Detroit, MI) – Banacek, The A-Team
Stella Stevens (1938, Yazoo City, MS) – Ben Casey, Flamingo Road, The Love Boat
Stephen Collins (1948, Des Moines, IA) – Tales of the Gold Monkey, Tattinger’s, 7th Heaven
Randy Quaid (1950, Houston, TX) – Saturday Night Live

Deaths

Joe Devlin (1973, Burbank, CA) – Dick Tracy

TV Show Debuts

This Is Your Life (1952)
The Honeymooners (1955)
The Lucy Show (1962)
Centennial (1978) *miniseries
Remington Steele (1982)

TV Shows Ended

Kraft Television Theatre (1958)

TV Episode Debuts

Gunsmoke “Word of Honor” (1955)
I Love Lucy “Lucy and Bob Hope” (1956)
Gunsmoke “Say Uncle” (1960)
The Rifleman “Waste (1)” (1962)
The Andy Griffith Show “Mr. McBeevee” (1962)
The Fugitive (1963) “The Other Side of the Mountain” (1963)
Bewitched “It Shouldn’t Happen to a Dog” (1964)
The Munsters “My Fair Munster” (1964)
The Addams Family (1964) “Morticia’s Romance (2)” (1965)
Hogan’s Heroes “Kommandant of the Year” (1965)
Doctor Who “The Smugglers, Episode Four” (1966)
Get Smart (1965) “A Spy for a Spy” (1966)
Gunsmoke “The Jailer” (1966)
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea “The Deadly Dolls” (1967)
Bewitched “Salem, Here We Come (2)” (1970) – *200th episode
Night Gallery “The Girl with the Hungry Eyes” (1972)
Gunsmoke “The Boy and the Sinner” (1973)
Happy Days “You Go to My Head” (1974)
Cannon “The Iceman” (1975)
The Rockford Files (1974) “The Oracle Wore a Cashmere Suit” (1976)
Doctor Who “The Invisible Enemy, Part One” (1977)
The Bionic Woman “Fembots in Las Vegas (2)” (1977)
Lou Grant “Slammer” (1979)
The Dukes of Hazzard “Dukes Strike it Rich” (1982)
Moonlighting “The Lady in the Iron Mask” (1985)
Cheers “‘I’ on Sports” (1987)
The Cosby Show “Theogate” (1987)
Murder, She Wrote “Seal of the Confessional” (1989)
Murphy Brown “Loco Hero” (1990)
Cheers “The Beer is Always Greener” (1992)
Murphy Brown “Murphy Redux” (1997)

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