16 March 1974: Graham Kennedy (The Graham Kennedy Show)

16 March 1974: Ron Shand and Pat McDonald (Number 96)

16 March 1985: Wendy Strehlow and Grant Dodwell (A Country Practice)

16 March 1991: Daryl Somers and Ossie Ostrich (Hey Hey It’s Saturday)

16 March 1996: Jo Beth Taylor and Daryl Somers (Hey Hey It’s Saturday)

16 March 2002: Madeleine West and Blair McDonough (Neighbours)

16 March 2019: Jodi Gordon and Scott McGregor (Neighbours)

16 March 1979: Bert Newton (pictured) hosts the 21st annual TV Week Logie Awards, telecast on the Nine Network from the Hilton Hotel in Melbourne. Special overseas guests include Robin Williams (Mork And Mindy), Susan Seaforth and Bill Hayes (Days Of Our Lives), Lauren Tewes (The Love Boat), Yootha Joyce and Brian Murphy (George And Mildred) and championship boxer Muhammad Ali 1979: 21st TV Week Logie Awards [2009]

16 March 1986: SBS begins transmission in Perth and Hobart — completing the broadcaster’s roll-out into every state capital city — SBS Television turns 40 [2020]

16 March 1991: Seven covers the Grand Final of the AFL pre-season Foster’s Cup, live from AFL Park, Waverley.

16 March 1996: The 90-minute special The Crawford Story (Nine) presents a nostalgic look at the shows to come from Crawford Productions, led by Hector and Dorothy Crawford.

16 March 1998: Elle McFeast (Libbi Gorr) launches her new chat show McFeast Live on ABC. The debut episode sparked controversy with the guest appearance by notorious underworld figure and convicted criminal Mark ‘Chopper’ Read, whose graphic retelling of his real-life crimes as “comedy” sparked condemnation from both inside and out of the ABC.

16 March 2003: Network Ten airs Blackjack, the first in a series of telemovies, co-written by Shaun Micallef and Gary McCaffrie and starring Colin Friels.

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