On this day: April 2

POSTED: 08:46 AM PDT Mar 29, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Apr 01, 2016 

Elvis heads north of the border, 10-year-old Tatum O'Neal strikes Oscar gold, Velcro hits the market, the MLB finds labor peace, and Pope John Paul II dies, all on this day.

OTD April 2 - Dallas
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Warner Bros. Television

1978: The primetime soap opera drama "Dallas" premieres with the first episode of a planned five-episode miniseries. Originally no more additional episodes were planned, but the show's popularity led to it becoming a regular series, with a total of 357 episodes over 14 seasons through May 3, 1991.


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