On This Day — 6 February

6 February 1958: (clockwise from top left) Don Bennetts, Corinne Kirby, Geoff Corke, Judy Jack, Hal Todd

6 February 1999: Martin Sacks and Lisa McCune (Blue Heelers)

6 February 2010: Axle Whitehead and Jodi Gordon (Home And Away)


6 February 1982: Channel 0/28’s afternoon test pattern is replaced by a test broadcast by public access organisation Open Channel. 0/28 would host several such test broadcasts over the following years in the lead up to regular trials and licencing of community television stations.

6 February 1996: With a federal election looming, Ten News presents a one-hour special, Paul Keating: True Colours, profiling the Prime Minister. The previous night there was an equivalent special featuring Opposition Leader John Howard.

6 February 2000: The Seven Network debuts the new reality series Popstars, based on a New Zealand format, which resulted in the formation of the all-girl pop group Bardot.

6 February 2005: Network Ten debuts reality series The X Factor with hosts Daniel MacPherson and Chloe Maxwell and judges Mark Holden, Kate Ceberano and John Reid.

6 February 2006: SBS and ESPN cover Superbowl XL, live from Detriot, Michigan.

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