12 August 1972: Joe Hasham (Number 96)

12 August 1972: Noel O’Connor (SAS10, Adelaide)

12 August 1972: TV stuntman Karl Avis

12 August 1978: Geoff Stone and Diana Fisher (The Inventors)

12 August 1978: Mike Minehan (This Day Tonight)

12 August 2000: Swimmer Ian Thorpe with Justin Melvey and Kylie Watson (Home And Away)

12 August 2006: Isabel Lucas (Home And Away)

12 August 1972: The debut of Nine Network quiz show Split Second, hosted by Ken James (Skippy The Bush Kangaroo, The Group).

12 August 1979: Seven‘s This Fabulous Century looks at Australia’s moral attitudes over the course of the century, in particular to the subject of sex. Peter Luck looks at the history of censorship as it was applied to films and other popular culture. On the same night, Marcia Hines and Daryl Braithwaite host the Australian Popular Song Festival on the 0-10 Network, including performances by Delilah, Ray Burgess, Tony Pantano, Mary Jane Boyd and Russell Hitchcock.

12 August 1984: Brisbane QTQ9‘s five-hour special, Channel Nine Celebrates 25 Years Of Television, features past and present personalities including Hugh Cornish, Babette Stephens, Don Seccombe, Jacki MacDonald, Ron Cadee, Jim Iliffe and Brian Cahill. Nine followed up the special with a further one hour on the actual date of the station’s 25th anniversary — 16 August 1984.

12 August 1990: Melbourne station ATV10’s daytime line-up features regular crosses throughout the day to the annual Deafness Appeal Telethon, hosted by TTFM breakfast presenters Geoff Cox and Gavin Wood.

12 August 1992: HSV7 newsreader Jennifer Keyte hosts a two-hour special Melbourne — The Living City, commemorating Melbourne’s 150th anniversary.

12 August 1995: Gladiators (Seven) begins a three-week battle featuring the Australian Gladiators versus their United Kingdom counterparts, hosted by UK Gladiators host John Fashanu and Australian co-host Kimberley Joseph.

12 August 1996: The special Forty Years Of Sport (Seven) takes a look at some of the greatest funniest and memorable moments in 40 years of sport on Australian television.


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