This was Television on April 9

2009: The Simpsons go postal

To commemorate 20 years of the animated sitcom, the U.S. Postal Service issued a series of five 44-cent stamps honoring Springfield’s first family. Designed by series creator Matt Groening, approximately one billion stamps depicting Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie were produced. -A.D.

Today’s Birthdays: Jay Baruchel, college freshman (31); Ward Bond, wagon train rider (d. 1960); Peter Gammons, sports reporter (68); Marty Krofft, children’s TV producer (76); Michael Learned, Walton (74); Cynthia Nixon, attorney (47); Mark Pellegrino, devil (48); Keisha Knight Pulliam, youngest daughter (34); Veronica Taylor, Pokémon wrangler (35); Jeff Zucker, network exec (48).

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