The thriller/mystery anthology series hosted by the famed director enjoyed a run of 10 seasons and 361 episodes, alternating between CBS and NBC. In 1962, the program was expanded from a half-hour and retooled as The Alfred Hitchcock Hour. Although Hitchcock himself directed only 20 episodes during the series’ run, he influenced the tone of the stories and made an indelible impression introducing each episode with his customary mordant humor. -A.D.
Today’s Birthdays: Andrea Anders, product tester (38); Chris Berman, sportscaster (58); David Clennon, ad man (70); Meg Foster, character actress (65); Victoria Rowell, medical examiner (54); Pat Summerall, play-by-play man (d. 2013); Kenan Thompson, SNLer (34); Nancy Walker, mom (d. 1992).