The 48th Anniversary of The Beatles' 1st Appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show
It was 48 years ago tonight that The Beatles made their historic first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. It broke the record for the most watched television programme in the United States at the time and would hold that position for literally years. It remains the 26th most watched programme in the United States, although it must be kept in mind that America had far fewer television sets from what it did when many of the programmes (mostly Super Bowls) surpassed it.
Here is a video I found of The Beatles' complete performance on that historic night 48 years ago.