The Day in Pop Culture: September 22

Here are today's pop culture milestones
  1. 1958: Joan Jett was born in Wynnewood, PA. The pioneering rock icon is 58.
  2. 1964: "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." premiered on NBC. James Bond creator Ian Fleming contributed concepts to the show & named Napoleon Solo.
    Fleming also named April Dancer, the featured character in the spinoff "The Girl from U.N.C.L.E."
  3. 1982: The classic sitcom "Family Ties" debuted on NBC. The series ran for 7 seasons.
  4. Also in 1982: "Tales of The Gold Monkey" premiered on ABC. The short-lived series starred Stephen Collins as adventurer Jake Cutter.
    The series was inspired by the success of "Raiders of the Lost Ark."
  5. 1985: "Orphan Black" star Tatiana Maslany was born in Regina, Canada. The recent Emmy winner is 31.
  6. 1986: Cult comedy "Alf" debuted on NBC. Gordon Shumway also had his own Saturday morning cartoon, a Marvel comic book series & hosted a talk show on Nickelodeon.
  7. 1987: "Full House" premiered on ABC. The family comedy ran for 8 seasons and spawned a revival series on Netflix.
  8. 1989: ABC began their "TGIF" programming block. The initial line up was "Perfect Strangers," "Family Matters," "Full House" and "Just the Ten of Us."
  9. 1994: The Emmy winning comedy "Friends" debuted on NBC. The series, originally titled "Six of One, ran for 10 seasons.
  10. 2004: J.J. Abrams' "Lost" premiered on ABC. The sci-fi/supernatural drama ran for 6 seasons.