13 March 1971: Bert Newton and Patti McGrath

13 March 1993: Lisa Lackey and John Adam (Home And Away)

13 March 2004: Bridie Carter and Myles Pollard (McLeod’s Daughters)

13 March 2010: My Kitchen Rules

13 March 1972: Forever branded as ‘the night Australian television lost its virginity’ as Number 96 makes its debut — Number 96 at 50 [2022]

13 March 1992: The Seven Network presents the 34th annual TV Week Logie Awards, live from the Radisson President Hotel, Melbourne. Special international guests include John Stamos, Dennis Waterman and Diana Ross joining local stars including Steve Vizard, Jana Wendt, Ray Martin, Daryl Somers, Jo Bailey, Mary Coustas, Nicolle Dickson, Nick Giannopoulos, Rebecca Gibney, Elizabeth Hayes, Sophie Lee, Gina Riley, Bruce Samazan, Jennifer Keyte, Magda Szubanski and Kym Wilson — TV Week Logie Awards: 25 years ago [2017]

13 March 1993: The evening is dominated by coverage of the Federal Election results. Andrew Olle and Kerry O’Brien host The Verdict (ABC) with analysis by Andrew Peacock, Gareth Evans, Bob McMullin, Peter Costello and Andrew Denton. ABC’s coverage is followed by Call Of The Board, providing a seat-by-seat analysis of the election. Judgement Day (Nine) is hosted by Ray Martin with commentators Laurie Oakes, Senator Graham Richardson, Michael Kroger and Bob Hawke. Network Ten has five-minute election updates throughout the evening with a one-hour report, Election ’93, at 10.30pm. With live coverage of the semi-final match in the Foster’s Cup, Seven’s election coverage is limited to a half-hour report, Poll ’93, from 11.00pm.

13 March 2000: The debut of Seven‘s new morning show The Morning Shift, with Lisa Wilkinson.

13 March 2000: The commemorate the anniversary of the debut of Number 96 (as above), Foxtel channel TV1 begins a three- week season of selected episodes from the hit series of the ’70s, introduced by Andrew Mercado.

13 March 2010: ABC begins its daily coverage of the X Paralympic Winter Games, from Vancouver, Canada. Coverage consists of a half-hour package of highlights at 6.30pm each night, repeated at around 11.30pm.

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