On This Day — 19 August

19 August 1961: Bob Dyer and Barry Jones (Pick-A-Box)

19 August 1961: Dawn Lake (The Mobil-Limb Show)

19 August 1967: Gita Rivera (Bandstand)

19 August 1978: Paula Duncan and Gil Tucker (Cop Shop)

19 August 1995: Lisa McCune and Martin Sacks (Blue Heelers)

19 August 2000: Bardot (Popstars)

19 August 2006: Aaron Jeffery and Simmone Jade Mackinnon (McLeod’s Daughters)


19 August 1961: ABC’s acclaimed weekly current affairs program Four Corners premieres — TV At 60: Four Corners [2021]

19 August 1992: ABC presents a two-hour special, A Tribute To Dame Joan Sutherland, direct from the Sydney Opera House and featuring 16 of Australia’s finest singers accompanied by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

19 August 1994: Tim Webster and Anne Fulwood (pictured) host live coverage of the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games from Victoria, Canada, from 9.00am AEST on Ten. Highlights of the opening ceremony and previews of the upcoming sports and commentators are broadcast from 7.30pm.

19 August 1996: Four Corners (ABC) presents a special edition to celebrate its 35th anniversary.

19 August 2007: After three series and a telemovie on ABC, the comedy series Kath And Kim makes its debut on the Seven Network — Kath And Kim turns 20 [2022]

19 August 2012: The debut of Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War, which dramatises the media tycoon’s 1970s battle with the cricket establishment in setting up World Series Cricket for his Nine Network.

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