On this day: September 26

Published On: Sep 25 2012 11:33:14 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 26 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

Sir Francis Drake completes his trip around the world, Nixon and Kennedy square off on TV, the Beatles release "Abbey Road," and an acting legend passes away, all on this day.

OTD September 26 - Beverly Hillbillies
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CBS Television

1962: The sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies" premieres on television. The show, about a poor backwoods family transplanted to Beverly Hills after striking oil on their land, would run for nine seasons before ending on March 23, 1971.

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