31 March 1973: Johnny Young (Young Talent Time)

31 March 1973: Gerard Kennedy (Division 4)

31 March 1979: TV Week Logie Awards‘ guest Muhammad Ali with Bert Newton (New Faces, The Don Lane Show)

31 March 1979: Michael Parkinson (Parkinson In Australia)

31 March 1984: Rowena Wallace (Sons And Daughters)

31 March 1990: Tammy MacIntosh and Andrew McFarlane (The Flying Doctors)

31 March 2001: Anna Belperio, Jason Bird, Tamara Jaber, Daniela Scala (Popstars)

31 March 2007: Tammy MacIntosh (All Saints)

31 March 1962: Journalist Gerald Lyons hosts the 4th annual TV Week Logie Awards, held at Melbourne’s Chevron Hotel. The awards were given a half-hour live telecast on ABV2, Melbourne, and recorded for later screening in other states — TV Week Logie Awards: 50 years ago [2012]

31 March 1964: GTV9, Melbourne, debuts one of Australia’s first situation comedies, Barley Charlie, starring Ed Hepple, Sheila Bradley, Robina Beard and Stewart Weller. The series is based on two sisters who inherit a rundown service station, and its clueless mechanic. Sydney’s TCN9 debuted the series two weeks later.

31 March 1979: The first episode of Parkinson In Australia (ABC) features Ita Buttrose, Mike Willesee and Sir Robert Helpmann.

31 March 1989: The first full day of programming following aggregation affecting Southern NSW and Canberra. New arrivals Prime and WIN launch their first Canberra-market news bulletins, competing with Canberra’s Ten News on former incumbent Capital Television.

31 March 1991: Ten crosses to Bathurst for coverage of the James Hardie 12-Hour Race, hosted by Tim Webster. Coverage starts at 6.00am for an hour, then resumes at 2.00pm for the next three-and-a-half hours.

31 March 1992: Nine presents a delayed telecast of the 64th Academy Awards, hosted by Billy Crystal at the Los Angeles Music Centre.

31 March 1995: Seven’s new football entertainment program Four Quarters is hosted by Sandy Roberts, Wayne Carey, Tim Watson, Brigitte Duclos and Michael Veitch.

31 March 1998: The ABC documentary The Fame Game, co-directed and written by Oscar-winning costume designer Lizzie Gardiner, looks at the rise and fall of some of TV’s popular stars. The documentary features interviews with former soap stars Ashley Paske, Bruce Samazan, Isla Fisher, Melissa George and Tempany Deckert — some of whose fame has continued, while others have faded out of the spotlight.

31 March 2008: The Nine Network debuts game show Power Of 10, hosted by Steven Jacobs. The show was axed after two episodes due to poor ratings.

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