On This Day — 23 July

23 July 1966: Brian Henderson (Bandstand) and wife Mardi

23 July 1977: Garry McDonald (The Garry McDonald Show)

23 July 1988: Kylie Minogue (Neighbours)

23 July 2005: Alexandra Davies and Christopher Gabardi (All Saints)

23 July 1938: Bert Newton is born in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy. He began his career in radio in the early 1950s, and in television in 1957. Over his career he worked at ABC, Seven, Nine and Ten networks, hosted 19 TV Week Logie Awards presentations, won four TV Week Gold Logies and in 1988 was inducted into the TV Week Logie Awards Hall of Fame. He died in 2021 and was given a State Funeral.

23 July 1960: GTV9 launches breakfast program Today, hosted by Barry McQueen and featuring Zara Lange and Brendan Edwards.

23 July 1986: The Royal Wedding of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson is televised live from London on ABC, Seven, Nine and Ten.

23 July 1989: After a months-long teaser campaign following falling ratings, Network Ten is relaunched as 10 TV Australia. The new-look network promised a slew of new shows, including Double Dare spin-off Family Double Dare, revivals of Candid Camera, The Price Is Right and Superquiz, and pop culture quiz show The Great TV Game Show — 30 years since 10 TV Australia [2019]

23 July 1990: The Comedy Company‘s Mark Mitchell launches his new comedy series, The Big Time, featuring his family in real-life situations while he dreams he is a late-night TV show host.

23 July 1996: Claudia Karvan guest stars in the 300th episode of GP (ABC), playing the part of a mother who holds Maureen (Melissa Jaffer) and Henry (Steve Bisley) hostage after her child dies from an asthma attack.

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