Saturday Night Live comedy-variety show premiers on NBC this day in 1975. The show commenced with guest host comedian George Carlin and special guests Janis Ian, Andy Kaufman and Billy Preston. It has become a landmark in American television.
Did you know that:
• Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan, considered a legend in Indian cinema, was born on this day in 1942
• British musician John Lennon’s Imagine was released as a single on this day in 1971. It became an iconic song of hope and peace and is arguably the best-known work of his solo career
• NASA launched its 100th Space Shuttle mission on this day in 2000