23 September 1989: Georgie Parker (A Country Practice)

23 September 1995: Tempany Deckert (Home And Away)

23 September 1963: Afternoon game shows include The Price Is Right with Horrie Dargie, Video Village with Danny Webb, Say When with Jimmy Hannan and Take The Hint with Frank Wilson.

23 September 1976: The documentary series Australians At War debuts on ATV0, Melbourne. Written by Fred ‘Cul’ Cullen and narrated by actor Tim Elliott, the six-part series had already been renewed for a second series of six episodes in 1977. It went on to be awarded Best Documentary at the 1977 TV Week Logie Awards.

23 September 1990: Network Ten crosses to Sydney Football Stadium for the State Bank Big Game – Winfield Cup Grand Final.

23 September 1993: Seven, Nine and Ten all provide coverage of the announcement in Monte Carlo of the host city of the 2000 Olympic Games. Bidding for the rights are Beijing, Berlin, Istanbul, Manchester and Sydney. Seven’s coverage starts at 10.30pm, Nine’s starts at 7.30pm and Sports Tonight (11pm, Ten) presents a special Olympic announcement edition. With the actual announcement due at 4.20am (AEST), Seven and Nine present a rare joint telecast hosted by Bruce McAvaney and Ray Martin which is also made available to other networks. Seven and Nine continue coverage through to 9am.

23 September 1994: Drama series Banjo Patterson’s Man From Snowy River (Nine) debuts with a two-hour episode, starring Andrew Clarke (pictured), Wendy Hughes, Guy Pearce, Victoria Tennant, John Stanton and Brett Climo.


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