The classic variety show, Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, premiered on January 22, 1968. In addition to hosts Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, it featured a variety of cast members and guests over its 140 episodes–including Richard Pryor, Ruth Buzzi, Lily Tomlin, Richard Dawson, John Wayne, Flip Wilson, and Goldie Hawn.
The author of Dracula, Jewel of the Seven Stars, The Lair of the White Worm, and other works, was born on this day–in 1847 (in Ireland).
The classic comedy show, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, premiered on this day–in 1969. And we’ve laughed since then.
The greatest TV series of all-time–premiered on this day, in 1959.
A trio of historically important events happened on September 21st.
Stephen King was born–1947.
H.G. Wells was born–in 1866.
J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit was first released–in 1937.
The iconic film that made millions afraid to go in the water, Jaws, was released on this day in 1975.
One of my favorite films of all-time, Jason & the Argonauts, was released on this day–in 1963. Featuring the superb stop-motion work of my cinematic hero, Ray Harryhausen, it is a feast for the eyes.