On This Day — 19 July

19 July 1997: Catherine McClements (Water Rats)

19 July 2003: Lisa Chappell and Aaron Jeffery (McLeod’s Daughters)

19 July 2008: Paul O’Brien, Jodi Gordon, Conrad Coleby (Home And Away)

19 July 1978: ABC presents the final of quiz show Mastermind. Four contestants from the semi-finals compete for the title Mastermind of Australia 1978.

19 July 1980: The Seven Network’s coverage of The Games Of The XXII Olympiad begins from Moscow, USSR. The Opening Ceremony is broadcast live from Lenin Stadium, with around four hours of coverage each day for the duration of competition.

19 July 1987: The final edition of Countdown, followed later by the final annual presentation of the Countdown Music And Video Awards —  Countdown turns 40 [2014]

19 July 1995: Jane Hall (pictured) hosts the new series Weddings, a spin-off of the special aired in 1994, going behind the scenes at the average and not-so-average wedding.

19 July 2009: The finale of the inaugural series of Masterchef Australia draws the highest audience of any non-sports program since OzTAM records were introduced in 2001.


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