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.

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