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The Beverly Hillbillies is an American television sitcom that was broadcast on CBS from 1962 to 1971. It had an ensemble cast featuring Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, and Max Baer Jr. as the Clampetts, a poor, backwoods family from the hills of the Ozarks, who move to posh Beverly Hills, California, after striking oil on their land. The show was produced by Filmways and was created by Paul Henning. It was followed by two other Henning-inspired “country cousin” series on CBS: Petticoat Junction and its spin-off Green Acres, which reversed the rags-to-riches, country-to-city model of The Beverly Hillbillies.
The Beverly Hillbillies ranked among the top 20 most-watched programs on television for eight of its nine seasons, ranking as the #1 series of the year during its first two seasons, with 16 episodes that still remain among the 100 most-watched television episodes in American history. It accumulated seven Emmy nominations during its run. It remains in syndicated reruns, and its ongoing popularity spawned a 1993 film adaptation by 20th Century Fox.
- 1820: ON THE STEPS OF THE SALEM, NEW JERSEY COURTHOUSE, COLONEL ROBERT JOHNSON BIT INTO A TOMATO IN ORDER TO PROVE WRONG THE LONG-LASTING THEORY THAT TOMATOES WERE POISONOUS
- DIED 1820: DANIEL BOONE (FRONTIERSMAN)
- 1960: RICHARD NIXON AND JOHN F. KENNEDY CONFRONTED EACH OTHER IN THE FIRST TELEVISED PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE
- 1962: THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES DEBUTED ON TELEVISION
- BORN 1962: MELISSA SUE ANDERSON (ACTRESS)
- BORN 1981: SERENA WILLIAMS (TENNIS PLAYER)
- 1983: AUSTRALIA WON THE AMERICA’S CUP. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME IN 132 YEARS THAT THE U.S. DID NOT WIN
- 1983: N.Y. GIANT ALI HAJI-SHEIKH KICKED A 56-YARD FIELD GOAL