The Week in Pop Culture.

Here are some of important pop culture milestones from the past week (9/12-9/18)
  1. September 12, 1965: The Beatles made their 4th appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
  2. September 12, 1966: The Monkees" TV series debuted on NBC. The series ran for 2 seasons & had 58 episodes.
  3. September 12, 1970: Hanna-Barbera's "Josie and the Pussycats" debuted on CBS. Only 16 episodes were produced.
  4. September 12, 1983: The original 5 part miniseries "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" premiered in syndication.
    Also, the first episode of the "Inspector Gadget" series debuted in syndication.
  5. September 12, 1992: NBC became the first network to drop its Saturday morning cartoons in favor of live-action programming.
  6. September 13, 1969: "Scooby Doo, Where Are You?" debuted on CBS. It spawned 11 spin off shows, 2 feature films & countless OVA and TV movies.
  7. September 13, 1986: "Pee-Wee's Playhouse" premiered on CBS. The popular Saturday Morning children's show won 15 Emmys.
  8. September 14, 1978: "Mork & Mindy" premiered on ABC. The "Happy Days" spinoff ran for 4 seasons.
  9. September 14, 1981: "Entertainment Tonight" debuted in syndication. Ron Hendren, Marjorie Wallace & Tom Hallick were the news magazine's original hosts.
  10. September 14, 1991: The animated "Back To The Future" series debuted on CBS. It ran for 2 season with 26 episodes.
  11. September 14, 1985: The Golden Girls" debuted on NBC.
  12. September 15, 1949: "The Lone Ranger," starring Clayton Moore & Jay Silverheels, premiered on ABC and ran for 5 seasons.
  13. September 15, 1965: "Lost in Space" debuted on CBS. John Williams composed the show's two theme songs.
  14. September 15, 1984: "Muppet Babies" premiered on CBS. The Saturday morning series was inspired by "the dream sequence in the film "The Muppets Take Manhattan."
  15. September 16, 1963: The science fiction anthology series "The Outer Limits" debuted on ABC. The show's original title was "Please Stand By."
  16. September 16, 1979: The Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" was released. The Library of Congress added it to the National Recording Registry in 2011.
  17. September 17, 1978: The original "Battlestar Galactica" premiered on ABC with the pilot episode "Saga of a Star World."
  18. September 18, 1987: Disney's "Duck Tales" debuted in syndication. The series was based on Carl Barks' classic Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge comics.