A year after the end of the band’s eponymous sitcom, NBC aired the special 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee. The show featured Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, Michael Nesmith, and Davy Jones working to escape a nefarious brainwashing scheme concocted by guest stars Julie Driscoll and Brian Auger. Chaotic production and a poor reception prompted NBC to cancel plans for a series of further specials centered on the group. -A.D.
Today’s Birthdays: Peter Capaldi, spin doctor (55); Robert Carlyle, fairy tale curser (52); Brad Garrett, older brother (53); Sarah Michelle Gellar, vampire slayer (36); Anthony Michael Hall, psychic (45); Rob McElhenney, sunny (36); John Shea, supervillain (64).