On This Day 18 September

By TheBoldAge. Published 2020-09-18
In 1851 New York Times started publishing; in 1932 the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was formed out of the Kingdoms of Hejaz and Najd; in 1939 Lord Haw-Haw made his first Nazi propaganda broadcast; in 2014 Scotland voted no to independence. In 1965 Get Smart debuted on NBC.

Get Smart first aired

On the 18th of September, 1965 we were first introduced to Agents 86 and Agents 99 on NBC. It was described as the "insane combination of James Bond and Mel Brooks comedy" and was a success having 5 seasons and a follow on movie in 2008.

Don Adams - Maxwell Smart (Agent 86)


Barbara Feldon - Agent 99


You'll no doubt remember some of the famous catchphrases:

  • "missed it by that much"
  • "sorry about that, Chief"
  • "the old <such-and-such> trick"

Spend the next 15 minutes rediscovering some of the best parts of Get Smart - and have the theme tune stuck in your head for the rest of the day!

Other events on this day

  • 1851: New York Times started publishing
  • 1932: Kingdoms of Hejaz and Najd were unified into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • 1939: William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw due to his accent) made his 1st Nazi propaganda broadcast to the UK
  • 1965: Get Smart debuted on NBC
  • 2014: Scotland voted no to independence in a referendum
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