30 January 1958: Graham Kennedy (and Panda Lisner posing as the “mystery bride”) (In Melbourne Tonight)

30 January 1963: Bobby Limb (The Mobil-Limb Show)

30 January 1971: Belinda Taubman (Sound Of Music)

30 January 1993: Kym Wilson (A Country Practice)

30 January 2010: Rebecca Breeds and Lincoln Lewis (Home And Away)

30 January 1984: Network Ten debuts dating game show Perfect Match, with Greg Evans and Debbie Newsome. The show became a ratings hit in the 5.30pm timeslot.

30 January 1995: Don Lane hosts ABC’s coverage of the Superbowl XXIX, live from Miami. The Seven Network launches its new current affairs program Today Tonight, with separate editions from each of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

30 January 1999: Seven screens the next instalment of the six-year Spirit 2000 series, tracing the journey of a group of Australian athletes heading towards the Sydney Olympic Games. The series of documentaries, presented and produced by David Goldie, began in 1995.

30 January 2001: ABC launches 26-part drama series Love Is A Four Letter Word, based around a group of twentysomethings working in an inner-city pub. The cast includes Peter Fenton, Leeanna Walsman, Matt Doran, Paul Tassone, Damian Walshe-Howling, Kate Beahan, Linal Haft and Paul Barry.

30 January 2005: ABC screens the telemovie Hell Has Harbour Views, starring Matt Day and Lisa McCune, based on the 2001 novel of the same name by Richard Beasley.

30 January 2006: Network Ten launches two new morning shows to replace the former Good Morning Australia: 9AM With David And Kim, with David Reyne and Kim Watkins, and Home Life Style with Andrew Daddo and Alyssa-Jane Cook.

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30 January 2006: The Nine Network unveils a new logo, ditching the “dots” logo it had held since 1970. The revamp also timed to coincide with the debut of former Network Ten newsreader Jessica Rowe as co-host of Today, and Tracy Grimshaw taking over as host of A Current Affair.

30 January 2006: Larry Emdur takes over as host on Seven‘s Wheel Of Fortune.

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