On This Day — 10 February

10 February 1968: The Seekers

10 February 1973: Judy Morris (Certain Women)

10 February 1979: Ray Martin, Ian Leslie, George Negus (60 Minutes)

10 February 1979: Lorraine Bayly (The Sullivans)

10 February 1990: Jana Wendt (A Current Affair)

10 February 1996: Kristy Wright and Shane Ammann (Home And Away)

10 February 2001: Holly Valance and Daniel MacPherson (Neighbours)

10 February 2007: Jodi Gordon (Home And Away)


10 February 1973: The Seven Network telecasts the opening of Hobart’s Wrest Point casino — the first casino in Australia. The telecast is hosted by Seven Network personalities Bob Rogers and Tony Barber and includes a performance by Jerry Lewis.

10 February 1991: The Simpsons makes its Australian premiere on Network Ten, featuring two episodes – ‘Bart The Genius’ and ‘Homer’s Odyssey’.

10 February 1992: The Nine Network launches children’s quiz show Guess What?, the game show Supermarket Sweep with Ian Turpie, and a new Extra local current affairs shows in each of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

10 February 1994: Ray Martin hosts the one-hour special Graham Kennedy’s 60th Birthday (Nine), featuring various footage of Kennedy’s career including In Melbourne Tonight.

10 February 1996: The life of transport tycoon and media owner Reg Ansett is covered in the one-hour special RM The Ansett Story (Nine), hosted by Getaway‘s Jeff Watson, timed to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the Ansett Australia airline.

10 February 2000: Amanda Keller hosts new series Switching Lives (Ten), which turns the phrase ‘walking a mile in my shoes’ into reality.

10 February 2002: Melbourne radio personality Matt Tilley hosts the debut of reality contest The Fugitive, a joint venture between the Austereo radio network and Network Ten.

10 February 2004: Network Ten screens Australian Idol: The Concert, featuring all 12 Australian Idol finalists from the 2003 series: Guy Sebastian, Shannon Noll, Cosima de Vito, Paulini Curuenavuli, Rob Mills, Levi Kereama, Rebekah LaVauney, Kelly Cavuoto, Lauren Buckley, Cle Wootton, Peter Ryan and Mathew Chadwick.

10 February 2010: MasterChef Australia season one runner-up Poh Ling Yeow debuts her new cooking show, Poh’s Kitchen, on ABC.

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