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Jack's longtime friend and supporter illustrator-humorist-author Alexander King would die on November 16, 1965 at the age of 65 from a heart-attack, three hours after appearing on The Today Show.
"Steptoe and Son" was remade in the United States as "Sanford and Son", which was a top-rated series that ran for five years (1972–1977) on the NBC network.
"Steptoe and Son" was voted 15th best British sitcom of all time.
Friday, January 3, 1964: Jack Paar's Program was the first to broadcast footage of The Beatles on a major U.S. show
On December 7, 1963, "The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite" featured footage of Beatles fans at a concert.
Criswell made an amazing forecast on this program. "I predict that President Kennedy will not run for reelection in 1964, because of something that will happen to him in November 1963."