September 15 brings us another set of memories from the world of entertainment. There were a lot of television premieres, one very famous (or was it more infamous?) photograph, a savage putdown of a new group from Liverpool, a unique record for a champion boxer, a multi-platinum album release, and the passing of a rock music icon.
1949 – The Lone Ranger premiered on ABC. Although the program ran for eight season, that’s a little misleading.
The first 78 episodes were produced and broadcast for 78 consecutive weeks without any breaks or reruns. The entire 78 episodes were then shown again before any new episodes were produced.
Only five of the eight seasons actually had new episodes.
1954 – The iconic photograph of Marilyn Monroe, laughing as her skirt is blown up by the blast from a subway vent, was shot during the filming of The Seven Year Itch.
The scene infuriated her husband, Joe DiMaggio, who felt it was exhibitionist, and the couple divorced shortly afterward.
1983 – Huey Lewis & The News released the Sports album. It reached #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and spawned four Top Ten singles on the Billboard Hot 100: Heart and Soul (#8), I Want A New Drug (#6), The Heart of Rock & Roll (#6), and If This Is It (#6).
1986 – L.A. Law began an eight-year run on NBC.
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