On this day…

Cosmo Allegretti (Dancing Bear), Roberta Lubell, and Hugh “Lumpy” Brannum (Mr. Green Jeans) appearing in the American children’s television show Captain Kangaroo on the 20th of September, 1960.

Captain Kangaroo ran from 1955 to 1992.

Photo of Cosmo Allegretti (Dancing Bear), Roberta Lubell and Hugh Lumpy Brannum (Mr. Green Jeans) from the television program Captain Kangaroo. American TV Show 20th September 1960

On this day: the premiere of Days of Our Lives

American soap opera Days of Our Lives had its premiere on the 8th of November, 1965.

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The Horton family cast in 1966. X

Famous for its outlandish storylines, including characters being possessed by the devil, and people coming back from the dead multiple times, it is one of the longest-running scripted shows in history.

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The 2010 logo.

Due to Days’ popularity, episodes were expanded from half-hour to one hour length in April 1975.