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This Day in Pop Culture for October 3


1966: ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’ Premieres

The comedy show hit, The Dick Van Dyke Show, premiered on this day in 1966 and starred Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam and Mary Tyler Moore. However, the show’s original pilot had a completely different cast – including the show’s namesake. The “other” show’s pilot was created in 1960 and was to be called Head of the Family and would have starred Carl Reiner. The storyline was basically the same as the finished product, but fortunately, the latter won out. The Dick Van Dyke Show aired on CBS for five seasons. During that time, the show won 15 Emmy Awards. (Image: Wikimedia)

Birthdays

  • 1941: Chubby Checker (singer)
  • 1964: Clive Owen (actor)
  • 1969: Gwen Stefani (singer)

  • 1973: Neve Campbell (actress)
  • 1984: Ashlee Simpson (singer)

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I write about arts and entertainment in the greater Seattle area.

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