This was Television on February 7

1969: Tom Jones is what’s new, pussycat

Produced by UK network ATV and broadcast in the United States on ABC, This Is Tom Jones was a variety show starring the British entertainer which ran for three seasons and 65 episodes. The debut episode on this date boasted a guest line-up including Peter Sellers, Richard Pryor, The Moody Blues.  -A.D.

Today’s Birthdays: Essence Atkins, younger sister (41); Eddie Bracken, character actor (d. 2002); Miguel Ferrer, character actor (58); Jason Gedrick, cop (48); Eddie Izzard, con man (51); Ashton Kutcher, burnout (35); Robyn Lively, character actress (41); Tina Majorino, hacker (28); Emo Philips, comic (57); Chris Rock, comedian (48); Robert Smigel, sketch scribe (53); James Spader, attorney (53); Deborah Ann Woll, vampire (28).

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