24 July 1971: Mike Drewer, Clive Hale, June Heffernan, Doug Stanley, Geoff Michels (This Day Tonight, Adelaide)

24 July 1976: Joe Hasham (Number 96)

24 July 1993: Bruce Samazan and Scott Michaelson (Neighbours)

24 July 1999: Belinda Emmett (Home And Away, All Time Greatest Bloopers)

24 July 2004: The Block contestants, including Dr Andrew Rochford (top left)

24 July 2010: MasterChef Australia contestants, including Adam Liaw (top right)

24 July 1977: The premiere of the five-part drama Pig In A Poke, starring Paul Mason and Justine Saunders. The series was a spin-off from the 1974 TV play of the same name.

24 July 1987: Christopher Skase’s Universal Telecasters purchases Seven Network stations ATN7 Sydney, HSV7 Melbourne and BTQ7 Brisbane from Fairfax for $780 million.

24 July 1989: The launch of game show Family Double Dare, hosted by Larry Emdur, new US series The Wonder Years and Quantum Leap, and the re-naming of Ten’s news bulletins as Eyewitness News.

24 July 2008: ABC launches its online viewing portal, ABC iview.

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