Why that was the famous night on the Ed Sullivan Show when the Beatles appeared.
You can read about it in detail in this article
And That's the Way It Was: The Story Behind The Beatles on Ed Sullivan
by Bruce Spizer
Beatlefan Magazine, Jan-Feb 2004
...and here we are 45 years later and Paul McCartney appears on the Grammy awards singing "I Saw Her Standing There"..the same song that Bob Bishop, Mike Smith, Jim Manning and Dave Sholin lip synched to in the gym for our Senior skit!!
Thanks to Dave for submitting this great article