Howdy DoodyDecember 27, 1947The children's TV show Howdy Doody debuts on NBC. "Say, kids, what time is it?" It was the first nationally-broadcast TV program for children.Howdy Doody was originally a "voice only" character and there was no puppet. But, the response was so great to the character that they hastily had puppeteer Frank Paris… Continue reading BVB’S Today In In History
Johnny Carson Creates Toilet Paper PanicDecember 19, 1973Late night television host Johnny Carson jokes during his monologue, "You know, we've got all sorts of shortages these days. But have you heard the latest? I'm not kidding. I saw it in the papers. There's a shortage of toilet paper!" The panicked public then began hoarding toilet… Continue reading BVB’S
December 18th 1787 New Jersey becomes the 3rd State of the United States. 1878 Joseph Stalin is born. 1917 Prohibition begins. 1966 How The Grinch Stole Christmas Makes its Debut on TV with narration by Boris Karloff. And the song Your a Mean One Mr. Grinch sung by Thurl Ravencroft. 1943 Keith Richards is born… Continue reading BVB’S This Day In History
December 17th 1843-Charles Dickens classic, "A Christmas Carol", is published. 1875- There was a violent bread riot in Montreal. Photo by Ivan J. Long on Pexels.com Photo by Vaibhav Jadhav on Pexels.com 1946 Comedian/actor Eugene Levy was born. 1989 -The Simpsons makes its debut on the Fox network.