On This Day in 1960 – The pilot episode of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” aired.

  On this day in 1960 – The pilot episode of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” aired on CBS. The show was created by Carl Reiner and starred Dick Van Dyke as Rob Petrie, a comedy writer working for a fictional television show. The show also featured Barbara Britton as Rob’s wife, Laura, and Rose Marie as his colleague and friend, Sally Rogers. ` Although the show was not an instant success, it quickly developed a devoted following and went on to become one of the most beloved sitcoms of…

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