Back In the Day-The Beatles on Sullivan, The Simpsons Milestone, and more![VIDEO]
Despite February 9th being snowy in Amarillo today, here’s what happened back on this day.
1964 – The BEATLES appeared on the “Ed Sullivan Show” and earned $2,400. The show was watched by 73 MILLION people . . . and 50,000 requests were made for the 728 available seats in the theater.
1972 – PAUL MCCARTNEY & WINGS made their official debut with a show at England’s Nottingham University.
1975 – CHER made her solo debut with her own TV show. The guests for her first Sonny-less episode were BETTE MIDLER, ELTON JOHN and FLIP WILSON.
1992 – MAGIC JOHNSON played in the NBA All-Star Game. It was his first competitive basketball game since retiring on November 7th, 1991, after finding out he had the dreaded HIV.
(–He scored 25 points and had nine assists as the Western Conference team beat the East, 153-to-115. Magic was the MVP.)
1997 – “The Simpsons” became the longest-running prime-time animated series, beating the record previously held by “The Flintstones”.
1999 – The Senate began closed-door deliberations in PRESIDENT CLINTON’S impeachment trial, even though members from both parties acknowledged that the two-thirds margin for conviction could not be attained.
2005 – An extremely unattractive nude portrait of a pregnant KATE MOSS was auctioned off for more than $7.3 MILLION to an anonymous bidder.