Oct 13, 2012
By AM740 Staff
On this day in ’74, television host Ed Sullivan passed away in New York at the age of 73. The Ed Sullivan Show ran for a total of 23 years, from 1948 to 1971, on CBS every Sunday night at 8PM, making it one of the longest-running variety shows in TV history. He also made TV history with the first live American appearance of The Beatles, on February 9th, 1964, drawing in over 73 million viewers.