On This Day — 23 August

23 August 1975: Daryl Braithwaite

23 August 1980: Johnny Farnham (Farnham And Byrne)

23 August 1997: Kristy Wright and Richard Grieve (Home And Away)

23 August 2003: Delta Goodrem and Jay Bunyan (Neighbours)

23 August 2008: Paul O’Brien and Jodi Gordon (Home And Away)


23 August 1993: SBS newsreader Mary Kostakidis presents a half-hour preview of the network’s new morning programming block, Worldwatch — marking SBS’ debut in daily early morning television. Worldwatch started the following morning at 7am with four hours of news programs via satellite from broadcasters in China, Germany, Russia and the United States. Following Worldwatch is Weatherwatch, a continuous weather forecast featuring up to date satellite images, through to the late afternoon resumption of programming.

23 August 1996: Lisa Treloar hosts the new wedding game show I Do, I Do (Ten), where three couples compete for the opportunity for the show to host their wedding. Each couple has their families and friends in the audience, dressed in formal clothes, in the hope they will be attending the major prize — a televised wedding.

 

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