History Blog

September 28

Happy Birthday RIP Seymour Cray(1925–1996) Edward “Ed” Sullivan(1901–1974) James “J.T.” Walsh(1943–1998) ; Brigitte Bardot–83 Jeffrey Jones–71 Jane “Janeane” Garofalo–53 Leilani Sarelle Figalan–51 Mira Sorvino–50 Naomi Watts–49 Lucas Bryant–39 Hilary Duff–30 ; 1951 – CBS makes the first color televisions available for sale to the general public, but the product is discontinued less than a month later. Only 200 units were produced. NBC made the first coast-to-coast color broadcast when it telecast the Tournament of Roses Parade on January 1, 1954,  the first production receiver using NTSC color offered to the public (the NTSC standard still used in most of the world, as well as PAL standard, adding digital broadcasting in the US approx 2011)