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'The Simpsons' premieres as a short cartoon on 'The Tracey Ullman Show'

The Simpsons is an American adult animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of working-class life epitomized by the Simpson family, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. The show parodies American culture, society, television, and the human condition.

The 25th Eurovision Song Contest

The 25th Eurovision Song Contest and was held in The Hague. The presenter was Marlous Fluitsma, although each song was introduced by a presenter from the participating nation. In some cases, this was the same person providing the commentary. The contest was won by Johnny Logan, representing Ireland with a song called "What's Another Year".

FM stereo broadcasting authorized in U.S.

FM broadcasting in the United States began in the 1930s at the engineer and inventor Edwin Howard Armstrong's experimental station, W2XMN. The use of FM radio has been associated with higher sound quality in music radio. In the United States FM radio stations broadcast at frequencies of 87.9–107.9 MHz.

American Broadcasting Company TV network debuts

The American Broadcasting Company TV network made its debut with WFIL-TV in Philadelphia. The 1st program ever broadcast on the network was On the Corner, featuring satirist Henry Morgan. Other stations carrying the initial broadcast were WMAR-TV in Baltimore, and WMAL-TV in Washington, D.C.

Shirley Temple appears in her first movie

Stand Up and Cheer! is an American Pre-Code musical film directed by Hamilton MacFadden. The screenplay by Lew Brown and Ralph Spence was based upon a story idea by Will Rogers and Philip Klein. The film is about efforts undertaken during the Great Depression to boost the morale of the country. The film is best known for providing the first big breakthrough role for legendary child actress Shirley Temple.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1968

Ashley Judd

born 1979

Kate Hudson

born 1965

Suge Knight

born 1978

James Franco