This was Television on April 28

1965: Barbra Streisand’s first TV special

Coming off her first Grammy wins and a starring role in the Broadway production of Funny Girl, Streisand took the next step in becoming a household name with My Name is Barbra. The CBS concert special was a smash hit for the 22-year-old songstress. It won the night in the ratings, took home multiple Emmys and a Peabody award, and launched a fruitful relationship between Streisand and CBS for years to come. -A.D.

Today’s Birthdays: Jessica Alba, super-soldier (32); Jorge Garcia, Islander (40); Paul Guilfoyle, police captain (64); Carolyn Jones, cara mia (d. 1983); Jay Leno, late night emcee (63); Ann-Margret, entertainer (72); Mary McDonnell, president (61); Bridget Moynahan, ADA (42); Elisabeth Röhm, ADA (40); Marcia Strassman, wife (65); Kari Wührer, slider (46).

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