History Hop Tags - Debuts

Debuts - Notable Historical Events

Walter JohnsonAug 2, 1907

Charlie ChaplinFeb 7, 1914

Babe RuthJul 11, 1914

Frank SinatraFeb 6, 1943

Jackie RobinsonApr 18, 1946

Roy CampanellaJul 1, 1948

Desi ArnazOct 15, 1951

Johnny CashJun 21, 1955

Nat King ColeNov 5, 1956

Miles DavisNov 22, 1957

Christopher LeeMay 8, 1958

Pete RoseMar 10, 1963

Judy GarlandSep 29, 1963

Bob DenverSep 26, 1964

Cesar RomeroJan 12, 1966

Tom JonesFeb 7, 1969

Casey KasemJul 4, 1970

Janis JoplinJul 12, 1970

Farrah FawcettSep 22, 1976

Rickey HendersonJun 24, 1979

David LettermanJun 23, 1980

David HasselhoffSep 26, 1982

Kirby PuckettMay 8, 1984

Estelle GettySep 14, 1985

Steven SpielbergSep 29, 1985

Neil Patrick HarrisSep 19, 1989

Jerry SeinfeldMay 31, 1990

Tim Berners-LeeAug 6, 1991

Jerry SpringerSep 30, 1991

Pierce BrosnanNov 13, 1995

Jessica BielAug 26, 1996

Steve IrwinApr 5, 1997

Wayne BradyAug 5, 1998

Larry DavidOct 15, 2000

Eddie MurphyMay 18, 2001

Bill MaherFeb 21, 2003

Tyra BanksMay 20, 2003

David KrumholtzJan 23, 2005

Tina FeyOct 11, 2006

Jon HammJul 19, 2007

Ashton KutcherSep 19, 2011

Zooey DeschanelSep 20, 2011

Bobby OrrNov 3, 2013

Woody HarrelsonJan 12, 2014

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Debuts - Historical Events
Date Event
1715-05-04

French manufacturer debuts 1st folding umbrella (Paris)

1795-03-29

Beethoven (24) debuts as pianist in Vienna

1832-11-14

First streetcar (horse-drawn) (John Mason) debuts in NYC; fare 12 cents rode on 4th Avenue between Prince and 14th Sts

1873-10-30

P T Barnum's circus, "Greatest Show on Earth", debuts (New York City)

1879-06-16

Gilbert & Sullivan's "HMS Pinafore" debuts at Bowery Theater NYC

1881-03-16

Barnum & Bailey Circus debuts

1891-09-20

The first gasoline-powered car debuts in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States.

1896-11-27

"Also Sprach Zarathustra" (Thus Spake Zarathustra) debuts in Frankfurt

1897-08-27

Roger Bresnahan debuts as Wash Senator pitcher (later HOF catcher)

1903-07-02

Pitcher Jack Doscher, 1 son of a major leaguer debuts with Cubs

1905-06-11

Penns Railroad debuts fastest train in world (NY-Chicago in 18 hrs)

1906-08-30

NY Highlander Joe Doyle debuts pitching back-to-back shut-outs

1906-09-17

Playing as "Sullivan," Columbia University jr Eddie Collins debuts with A's

1907-08-02

Walter Johnson, 19, debuts with Washington & loses 3-2 to Detroit

1910-06-20

"Krazy Kat" comic strip by George Herriman debuts in NY Journal

1914-02-07

Charlie Chaplin debuts "The Tramp" in "Kid Auto Races at Venice"

1914-07-11

Babe Ruth debuts as a pitcher for Boston Red Sox, he beats Cleve 4-3

1914-12-21

"Tillie's Punctured Romance" 1st six-reel feature comedy debuts

1920-11-08

Actress Edna Lewis Thomas debuts at Putnam Theatre Brooklyn

1923-06-19

Comic Strip "Moon Mullins" debuts

1924-06-14

Test Cricket debuts of Herbert Sutcliffe & Maurice Tate v South Africa

1924-08-05

Comic strip "Little Orphan Annie" by Harold Gray debuts

1926-12-05

Sergei Eisenstein's "Battleship Potemkin" debuts

1928-03-19

"Amos & Andy" debuts on radio (NBC Blue Network-WMAQ Chicago)

1929-01-18

"NY Daily Mirror" columnist Walter Winchell debuts on radio

1929-02-05

Jimmy Hatlo's "They'll Do It Every Time" cartoon debuts in SF

1930-08-09

Betty Boop debuts in Max Fleischer's animated cartoon Dizzy Dishes

1930-09-29

Lowell Thomas made debuts on CBS Radio replacing Floyd Gibbons

1930-10-14

Ethel Mermans debuts on Broadway in "Girl Crazy"

1931-04-12

Joe McCarthy debuts as NY Yankee manager

1931-10-04

Dick Tracy comic strip by Chester Gould debuts

1932-01-10

"Pete the Tramp" cartoon strip by C D Russell debuts

1932-03-29

Jack Benny debuts on radio, on Ed Sullivan's New York interview program

1932-11-08

"Make Mine Music" debuts

1934-01-07

"Flash Gordon" comic strip (by Alex Raymond) debuts

1936-02-17

"Phantom" cartoon strip by Lee Falk debuts

1936-09-28

Bachelor's Children debuts on CBS radio (at 9:45 am)

1938-05-17

Radio quiz show "Information Please!" debuts on NBC Blue Network

1939-01-06

Daily newspaper comic strip "Superman" debuts

1939-06-10

MGM cartoon character Barney Bear debuts

1940-07-27

Bugs Bunny debuts in "Wild Hare"

1940-11-25

Woody Woodpecker debuts with release of Walter Lantz's "Knock Knock"

1941-08-31

Great Gildersleeve, a spin-off of Fibber McGee & Molly debuts on NBC

1942-02-11

"Archie" comic book debuts

1942-11-21

Tweety Bird, aka Tweety Pie, debuts in "Tale of Two Kitties"

1943-02-06

Singer Frank Sinatra debuts on radio's "Your Hit Parade"

1944-08-09

Smokey Bear debuts as spokeman for fire prevention

1945-01-05

Pepe LePew debuts in Warner Bros cartoon "Odor-able Kitty"

1946-03-29

Test Cricket debuts of Lindwall, Miller & Tallon

1946-04-18

Jackie Robinson debuts as 2nd baseman for the Montreal Royals

1946-07-05

Louis Reard's bikini swimsuit design debuts at Paris fashion show

1946-09-29

"Adventures of Sam Spade" debuts on CBS Radio

1948-07-01

Brooklyn's Roy Campanella debuts as catcher

1948-07-09

Satchel Paige, 42, debuts in majors pitching 2 scoreless inn for Cleve

1949-04-05

Fireside Theater debuts on television.

1949-06-04

"Cavalcade of Stars" debuts (DuMont); Jackie Gleason made host in 1950

1949-09-29

"Front Page" debuts on CBS-TV

1949-09-29

"Inside USA With Chevrolet" debuts on CBS-TV

1950-09-11

"Beetle Bailey" comic strip debuts

1951-02-03

"Victor Borge Show," debuts on NBC TV

1951-05-28

Jerry Colonna Show, debuts on ABC-TV

1951-06-09

"Doodles Weaver Show" debuts on NBC-TV

1951-09-03

TV soap opera "Search for Tomorrow" debuts on CBS

1951-10-15

"I Love Lucy" debuts on CBS TV

1951-10-15

"I Love Lucy", starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, debuts on CBS

1952-02-08

"RCA Victor Show Starring Dennis Day," debuts on NBC TV

1952-05-08

Mad Magazine debuts

1952-06-19

"I've Got A Secret" debuts on CBS-TV with Garry Moore as host

1953-09-29

"Buick-Berle Show" debuts on NBC-TV

1954-06-19

Tasmanian Devil debuts in "Devil May Hare" by Warner Bros

1955-01-19

"Scrabble" debuts on board game market

1955-06-21

Johnny Cash debuts Top 10 country song "Cry! Cry! Cry!"

1955-06-27

"Julius LaRosa Show" debuts on CBS-TV

1955-06-30

"Johnny Carson Show" debuts on CBS-TV

1955-09-29

"Sergeant Preston" debuts on CBS

1956-03-26

Red Buttons debuts on TV in Studio One

1956-09-29

"Oh! Susanna" debuts on CBS-TV

1956-11-05

The Nat King Cole Show debuts on NBC, the first variety program to be hosted by an African-American

1956-11-26

"The Price Is Right" debuts on NBC

1956-12-18

"To Tell the Truth" debuts on CBS-TV

1957-09-28

"Gisele MacKenzie Show" debuts on NBC-TV

1957-09-29

"DuPont Show of the Month" debuts on CBS-TV

1957-09-29

"Paul Winchell Show" debuts on ABC-TV

1957-10-04

"Leave It to Beaver," debuts on CBS

1957-11-22

Miles Davis Quintet debuts a jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in NY

1958-05-08

"Dracula", starring Christopher Lee as the titular vampire, debuts

1958-07-24

Test Cricket debuts against NZ for Dexter, Illingworth & Subba Row

1958-09-29

"Texan" debuts on CBS-TV

1958-12-29

TV soap "Young Dr Malone" debuts

1959-09-28

"Hennesey" debuts on CBS-TV

1959-09-29

"Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis" debuts on CBS-TV

1959-09-29

"Philip Marlowe" debuts on ABC-TV

1959-11-19

"Rocky & His Friends" debuts on ABC

1960-02-19

Bil Keane's "Family Circus" cartoon strip debuts

1960-04-12

Bill Veeck & Chicago Comiskey Park debuts "Exploding Scoreboard"

1960-05-19

Juan Marichal debuts as SF Giant pitcher, beats Phillies on 1 hitter

1960-07-19

SF Giants Juan Marichal debuts, with a 1 hitter against Phillies

1960-08-18

1st commercial oral contraceptive, Enovid 10 debuts in Skokie Ill

1960-09-29

"My Three Sons" starring Fred MacMurray, debuts on ABC-TV

1960-09-29

"Outlaws" TV Western Drama; debuts on NBC-TV

1961-04-29

ABC's "Wide World of Sports" debuts

1961-09-28

"Doctor Kildare" debuts on NBC-TV

1961-09-28

"Hazel" starring Shirley Booth debuts on NBC-TV

1961-12-08

South Africa v NZ, Durban debuts for Eddie Barlow & Peter Pollock

1962-06-09

Tony Bennett debuts in concert at Carnegie Hall in NYC

1962-09-28

"I'm Dickens, He's Fenster" debuts on ABC-TV

1962-09-29

"Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Show" debuts on ABC-TV

1962-12-31

"Match Game" debuts on NBC with host Gene Rayburn

1963-03-10

Pete Rose debuts with hits in his 2 1st at bats in spring training

1963-09-28

"New Phil Silvers Show" debuts on CBS-TV

1963-09-28

"Tennessee Tuxedo" cartoon debuts on CBS-TV

1963-09-29

"Judy Garland Show" debuts on CBS-TV

1963-09-29

"My Favorite Martian" starring Ray Walston, debuts on CBS-TV

1963-11-23

"Doctor Who" the long-running British sci-fi series debuts

1963-12-30

"Let's Make A Deal," debuts on NBC-TV

1964-02-02

GI Joe, debuts as a popular American boy's toy

1964-06-02

Rolling Stones 1st US concert tour debuts in Lynn, Mass

1964-08-28

WEWS-TV Channel 5's "Upbeat" debuts in Cleveland

1964-09-26

"Gilligan's Island", starring Bob Denver as Gilligan, debuts on CBS

1964-11-15

Ajax soccer star Johan Cruijff debuts against GVAV

1966-01-07

Dance Theatre of Harlem debuts

1966-01-12

"Batman", starring Adam West as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin, and Cesar Romero as The Joker, debuts on ABC

1967-05-22

"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" debuts on NET (now PBS)

1969-01-11

Jethro Tull's This Was Jethro Tull album debuts

1969-02-05

"Turn-On," debuts & cancelled by ABC after flopping so badly

1969-02-07

"This Is Tom Jones," debuts on ABC TV

1969-04-28

King Crismson with Greg Lake & Ian McDonald debuts

1969-06-07

"Johnny Cash Show" debuts on ABC-TV

1969-09-22

"Music Scene" debuts on ABC-TV

1969-09-29

"Bright Promise" TV Daytime Soap; debuts on NBC-TV

1969-09-29

"Letters To Laugh-In" debuts on NBC-TV

1969-09-29

"Name Droppers" debuts on NBC-TV

1969-09-29

"Sale Of Century" debuts on NBC-TV

1970-06-20

"Ray Stevens Show" debuts on NBC-TV

1970-07-04

Casey Kasem's "American Top 40" debuts on LA radio

1970-07-12

Blues-Rock singer Janis Joplin debuts in Kentucky

1970-09-28

"Words & Music" debuts on NBC-TV

1970-10-26

"Doonesbury" comic strip debuts in 28 newspapers

1971-02-08

The Nasdaq stock market index debuts.

1971-09-29

"McMillan & Wife" debuts on NBC-TV

1973-02-02

"Midnight Special" rock music show debuts on NBC-TV

1974-02-08

"Good Times," debuts on CBS TV

1975-01-06

"Wheel Of Fortune," debuts on NBC-tv

1975-04-08

Frank Robinson debuts as 1st black baseball mgr (Cleve, beats NY 5-3)

1975-05-25

Cleve's Dennis Eckersley, debuts shuting out the A's 6-0

1975-09-29

"Three For Money" debuts on NBC-TV

1976-01-14

"Bionic Woman" with Lindsay Wagner debuts on ABC (later NBC)

1976-02-02

"Rich Little Show," debuts on NBC-TV

1976-09-22

"Charlie's Angels" starring Farrah Fawcett debuts

1976-09-29

"Alice" debuts on CBS-TV

1976-11-22

Comic strip "Cathy" by Cathy Guisewhite debuts

1976-12-18

"Wonder Woman" debuts on ABC

1977-02-18

Test Cricket debuts of Colin Croft & Joel Garner v Pakistan Bridgetown

1977-03-02

Future Tonight Show host Jay Leno debuts with host Johnny Carson

1978-09-29

"Flying High," debuts on CBS

1979-02-07

"Supertrain," TV Anthology, Superbomb of 1979, debuts on NBC

1979-06-24

Rickey Henderson debuts for Oakland & steals his 1st base

1980-06-23

"David Letterman Show" debuts on NBC-TV daytime

1981-02-06

"Brady Brides," debuts on NBC TV

1981-12-31

CNN Headline News debuts

1982-02-01

"Late Night With David Letterman" debuts on NBC-TV, Bill Murray is first guest

1982-09-26

"Knight Rider", starring David Hasselhoff, debuts on NBC

1983-07-15

Linda Ronstadt debuts as Mabel in "Pirates of Penzance"

1984-05-08

Minnesota Twins Kirby Puckett debuts with 4 singles

1985-03-24

Norman Gifford makes cricket ODI debuts at age 44 (v Aust, Sharjah)

1985-04-23

New Coke debuts; Coca-Cola announced it is changing its secret flavor formula

1985-09-14

"The Golden Girls", starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty, debuts on NBC

1985-09-29

"Amazing Stories" by Steven Spielberg, debuts on NBC-TV

1985-09-29

"MacGyver" starring Richard Dean Anderson, debuts on ABC-TV

1986-09-29

"Designing Women" TV Comedy, debuts on CBS

1987-09-28

"Star Trek: The Next Generation," debuts on syndicated TV

1987-09-29

"thirtysomething" debuts on ABC-TV

1988-06-01

"Morton Downey Jr Show" debuts in TV syndication

1988-06-25

Roger Rabbit Cartoon Character debuts in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"

1989-06-10

"Tales From The Crypt" TV Anthology debuts on HBO

1989-06-12

"Doctor Doctor," TV Comedy starring Matt Frewer, debuts on CBS-TV

1989-09-19

"Doogie Howser, M.D.", starring Neil Patrick Harris as a teenage physician, debuts on ABC

1989-09-22

"Baywatch", starring David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson, debuts on NBC

1990-05-28

Dave Thomas Comedy Show, debuts on CBS-TV

1990-05-31

Seinfeld starring Jerry Seinfeld, debuts on NBC as Seinfeld Chronicles

1991-01-23

"seinfeld" debuts on NBC-TV

1991-08-06

Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web. WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet.

1991-09-28

"Commish" debuts on ABC-TV

1991-09-30

Jerry Springer's tabloid talk show "The Jerry Springer Show" debuts

1992-09-28

"Dog City" cartoon debuts on Fox-TV

1993-09-29

"Grace Under Fire" starring Brett Butler debuts on ABC-TV

1994-02-05

"Where On Earth Is Carmen San Diego," debuts on Fox TV

1994-06-01

FX Channel, Cable Network, debuts

1995-05-03

David Bell debuts for the Indians (3rd generation player, Gus & Buddy)

1995-08-24

Windows 95 debuts

1995-11-13

"GoldenEye", starring Pierce Brosnan as James Bond for the first time, debuts

1996-01-01

After 27 years, Betty Rubble debuts as a Flintstone vitamin

1996-08-26

"7th Heaven", starring Jessica Biel, debuts on The WB

1996-09-29

Nintendo 64 video game system debuts in USA (3 months after Japan)

1997-04-05

Steve Irwin's "The Crocodile Hunter" debuts

1998-08-05

The American spin-off "Whose Line Is It Anyway?", starring Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, and Wayne Brady, debuts on ABC

1999-01-10

"The Sopranos", starring James Gandolfini as mobster Tony Soprano, debuts on HBO

2000-10-15

Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" debuts on HBO

2001-05-18

DreamWorks Pictures "Shrek", starring Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz in voice-over roles, debuts

2003-02-21

Bill Maher's political talk show "Real Time with Bill Maher" debuts on HBO

2003-05-20

The reality series "America's Next Top Model", created by Tyra Banks, debuts on UPN

2005-01-23

"Numbers", starring Rob Morrow and David Krumholtz, debuts on CBS

2006-10-11

"30 Rock", starring Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, and Tracy Morgan, debuts on NBC

2007-07-19

The first episode of "Mad Men" debuts. Jon Hamm stars as Don Draper

2011-09-19

Ashton Kutcher debuts on "Two and a Half Men", replacing Charlie Sheen

2011-09-20

"New Girl", starring Zooey Deschanel, debuts on Fox

2013-11-03

Bobby Orr's autobiography "Orr: My Story" debuts at the #8 position on The New York Times best seller list for nonfiction

2014-01-12

"True Detective", a crime-drama starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, debuts on HBO

2016-05-12

Hyperloop One debuts in the Nevada desert

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