3 March 1965: Johnny O’Keefe (Sing, Sing, Sing)

3 March 1973: Tony Barber (Temptation / The Great Temptation) and Gail Fisher (Mannix)

3 March 1973: Maurie Fields (Bellbird)

3 March 1979: Joanna Lockwood and Peter Adams (Cop Shop)

3 March 1984: Mike Willesee (Willesee) and Bert Newton (Tonight With Bert Newton)

3 March 1990: Alyce Platt (Sale Of The Century)

3 March 2001: Ryan Kwanten and Ada Nicodemou (Home And Away)

3 March 2007: Kate Ritchie and Chris Sadrinna (Home And Away)

3 March 1975: The first episode of The Graham Kennedy Show for 1975 sparks complaints from the Australian Broadcasting Control Board over Graham Kennedy‘s “crow call” which was sounded to resemble the F-word. The show also attracted complaints from viewers about “general vulgarity and poor taste”.

3 March 1978: The 20th annual TV Week Logie Awards are televised on Nine, hosted by Bert Newton from the Southern Cross Hotel. Special guests include Florence Henderson, Sammy Davis Jnr, Patti Weaver, David Frost, Richard Anderson and Mike Farrell — 1978: TV Week Logie Awards

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3 March 1981: ABC premieres two new children’s dramas: Fatty And George, a Tasmanian-made sci-fi series starring Scott Kinloch, Lisa Douglas and Mathew Excell; and The Patchwork Hero, starring Steve Bisley, Damon Herriman, Monica Maughan and Jackie Woodburne.

3 March 1985: After 28 years, the final edition of ABC‘s Weekend Magazine goes to air. The Sunday night program, which began on 11 November 1956 as Sunday Magazine, was the longest running program on Australian television.

3 March 1996: ABC six-part anthology series Naked: Stories Of Men begins with Coral Island, the story of four men gathered at a 20th anniversary dinner at a Jesuit boarding school. Starring Hugo Weaving, Joss McWilliam, Peter Hardy, Lewis FitzGerald, Justin Rosniak, Anthony Hayes and Steve Rodgers.

3 March 2002: The 2002 Foster’s Australian Grand Prix is live on the Nine Network from Albert Park, Melbourne. Commentators include Martin Brundle, James Allen, Alan Jones, Darrell Eastlake and John Watson.

3 March 2005: The Osbournes host the inaugural MTV Video Music Awards Australia, held at Luna Park, Sydney. Performances include Missy Higgins, Grinspoon, Eskimo Joe, The Dissociatives and Simple Plan. The awards are telecast live on MTV with a delayed telecast the following night on Network Ten.

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