Today in History: Oct. 11

30 Rock, a television series created by Tina Fey and starring Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, and my friend and fellow “Pelican” Sean Marrinan, debuted on NBC ten years ago tonight.

A political speech for the occasion:

 
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Saturday Night Live debuted on NBC on this date in 1975. The host was George Carlin, the musical guest was Billy Preston.

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Jean Cocteau died on this date in 1963. Cory Lidle died on this date in 2006.

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Eleanor Roosevelt was born on this date in 1884. Jerome Robbins was born on this date in 1918. Elmore Leonard was born on this date in 1925.

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Daryl Hall is 70 today. “Foolish Pride”:

 
David Morse is 63. Dawn French is 59. Joan Cusack is 54. Artie Lange is 49. Jane Krakowski is 48.

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One comment

  1. loisajay · October 11, 2016

    30 Rock and SNL on the same date. Wow. Some kind of cosmic comic magic was going on then. Thanks, Mark!

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