This Day in Pop Culture for October 4
First ABC Afterschool Special is Aired
The Last of the Curlews was the very first ABC Afterschool Special to air on this day in 1972. Created by Hanna-Barbera, it was one the few animated specials to air during its 25 year run. The special ran about six times throughout the school year featuring hour-long made-for-TV movies that dealt with social and controversial issues in the day. Later, CBS followed suit with its’ own Afternoon Playhouse and NBC did as well with Special Treat. Later, ABC would air similar programming on Saturday mornings called Saturday Superstar Movie and the ABC Weekend Special.
Other events that have happened on this day:
The Coverdale Bible is printed by William Tyndale and Myles Coverdale in 1535.
Pope Paul VI is the first papal to visit America in 1965.
WikiLeaks was launched in 2006.
Famous people born on this day:
Buster Keaton, actor (1895)
Charlton Heston, actor (1923)
Susan Sarandon, actress (1946)
Jon Secada, singer-songwriter (1961)
Liev Schreiber, actor (1967)
Alicia Silverstone, actress (1976)
Dakota Johnson, actress (1989)