This Was Television On December 10

1955: Mighty Mouse hits the small screen

The animated superheroic rodent created by Terrytoons had stared in theatrical shorts since 1942, but found his greatest popularity after becoming a star of CBS Saturday mornings with the debut of The Mighty Mouse Playhouse. A repurposed collection of Mighty Mouse’s original shorts, the series ran until 1967. -A.D.

Today’s Birthdays: Dan Blocker, Ponderosa denizen (d. 1972); Kenneth Branagh, inspector (52); Jean Byron, mom (d. 2006); Susan Dey, Partridge (60); Bobby Flay, chef (48); Greg Giraldo, comic (d. 2010); Harold Gould, Golden Girl suitor (d. 2010); Mako, wise uncle (d. 2006); George Newbern, Man of Steel (48); Nia Peeples, Fame-seeker (51); Raven-Symoné, so Raven (27).

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