FILE - In this Feb. 9, 1964, file photo, The Beatles, from left, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr on drums, George Harrison and John Lennon, perform for the CBS "Ed Sullivan Show" in New York, as they record a set that would later be shown on the Feb. 23 broadcast of the show. The Beatles made their first broadcast appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show," America's must-see weekly variety show, later in the day, Sunday, Feb. 9, 1964, officially kicking off Beatlemania.  (AP Photo/Dan Grossi/ file)

Today in History – Feb. 9

In 1964, The Beatles made their first live American television appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” broadcast from New York by CBS.