January 6 - Elvis Presley makes final appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
Jack Paar becomes the permanent host for NBC's Tonight Show
April - The Sky at Night appears for the first time, presented by Patrick Moore
The final episode of I Love Lucy
Popular Television Shows
January 5 - The Benny Hill Show premieres in the U.K.
The Ed Sullivan Show (1948-1971)
The Tonight Show (1954-present)
Lawrence Welk Show (1955-1982)
January 7 - Katie Couric, television host
September 10 - Dan Castellaneta, voice actor ("Homer Simpson" and "Grandpa Phil" from Hey Arnold)
December 30 - Matt Lauer, NBC newscaster