March 16 - Walter Cronkite succeeds Douglas Edwards as anchorman of the CBS Evening News.
March 24 - Boxer Benny Kid Paret falls unconcious at the hands of fellow boxer Emile Griffith during a televised boxing match at Madison Square Garden. Paret would die nine days later.
October 2 - Johnny Carson debuts as host of The Tonight Show.
Les Crane and Regis Philbin host The Tonight Show for a short time, until Johnny Carson took over later in the year.
The Beverly Hillbillies on CBS (1962-1971)
Popular Television Shows
Broadcast of Sábados Alegres begins, program later becomes Sábados Gigantes
The Andy Griffith Show (1960-1968)
The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1966)
The Ed Sullivan Show (1948-1971)
Hanna Barbera's The Flintstones (1960-1966)
Lawrence Welk Show (1955-1982)
Mister Ed (1961-1966)
My Three Sons (1960-1972)
The Tonight Show (1954-present)
Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone (1959-1965)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954-1983)
July 8 - Rob Burnett, one time head writer for David Letterman
September 11 - Elizabeth Daily, actress
November 19 - Jodie Foster, actress and director
January 13 - Ernie Kovacs, comedian