On this Day in History: December 27

1991 – Last episode of the Carol Burnett Show airs on CBS-TV.
1979 – Evening soap opera Knots Landing premieres on CBS-TV.
1947 – The first episode of the Howdy Doody Show (Puppet Playhouse), is telecast on NBC.
1937 – Mae West performs the sexy “Adam & Eve” skit that gets her banned from NBC radio.
1932 – Radio City Music Hall, called “Showplace of the Nation,” opens in New York City.
1927 – Show Boat, considered to be the first true American musical play, opens at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Broadway, in New York City.