Time got away from me.
September 22, 1957 -
The comedy-western series Maverick, premiered on ABC-TV on this date .
In 1960, James Garner sued the Warner Brothers studio for breach of contract, arising from his suspension during the writers' strike of that year. Warner claimed that there were no scripts available during the strike, and were, therefore justified in suspending Garner without pay. However, it was learned during court testimony that the studio had secretly obtained approximately 100 television scripts during the strike. Eventually, the Los Angeles Superior Court ruled in favor of Garner, and he was released from his contract with the series.
September 22, 1958 -
The Private Eye series, Peter Gunn, starring Craig Stevens premiered on this date
The pianist who played the well known piano portion of the "Peter Gunn Theme" was future film composer John Williams.
September 22, 1960 -
Joan Marie Larkin, singer/ musician extraordinaire was born on this date.
If you love Rock and Roll, you love Joan
September 22, 1964 -
Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, who kept the world safe on The Man from U.N.C.L.E, made their first appearance on NBC-TV on this date.
U.N.C.L.E. stands for United Network Command for Law and Enforcement. The meaning of the acronym THRUSH was never spelled out in the series, though a meaning was created for one of the UNCLE novels published at the time (Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity).
September 22, 1994 -
You could get a cup of coffee at Central Perk for the first time when Friends, premiered on NBC-TV on this date.
The golden frame around the peephole was originally a mirror which one of the crew accidentally smashed. But because it still looked good they decided to leave it there.
Today in History:
September 22, 1761 -
George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz were crowned King and Queen of the Great Britain. Which is funny because George was not British. He was German. He had been Elector of Hanover. (Although he was the first King of England in a very long time that spoke English as his first language, if at all.)
But he ended his days, completely blind, increasingly deaf and totally insane locked up in Windsor Castle, with his son acting as Regent for the remainder of George III's life.
I've said it before - sometimes it's not so good to be King.
September 22, 1776 -
An American Captain was hanged as a spy with no trial by the British, under the orders of General William Howe, in New York City during the Revolutionary War on this date. He was considered as one of the incendiaries of the burning of NYC.
September 22, 1869 -
Richard Wagner's opera Das Rheingold premieres in Munich on this date.
Beer drinkers around the world rejoice!!!
September 22, 1961 -
President John Kennedy took a break from hanging out with Frank Sinatra, shooting speed and having sex with Marilyn Monroe to sign a congressional act establishing the Peace Corps on this date.
Sometimes it good to be the President (and sometimes it sucks, as Mr. Kennedy would eventually find out.)
September 22, 1980 -
In a stunning blow to America's feminine hygiene, consumer products manufacturer Procter & Gamble initiates the largest tampon recall in history, pulling Rely Tampons from store shelves, starting on this date.
The action results from the ongoing Toxic Shock Syndrome controversy.
And so it goes.