November 21, 1980

Who shot J.R.? One of the most-watched TV moments in history takes place as 53 million Americans tune in to CBS to watch Dallas, which also starred Jim Davis, the patriarch of the Ewing clan, who grew up in Edgerton in Platte County, Missouri. Based upon content from the book Missouri 365: This Day in Missouri History by John W. Brown, broadcaster and Missouri historian. Get your copy at Reedy Press. AdobeStock photo