Today in All in the Family History

Historical Events

  • 1971-01-12 "All in the Family" premieres on CBS featuring 1st toilet flush on TV
  • 1971-02-09 Probably 1st gay theme TV episode - All in the Family
  • 1971-05-09 23rd Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Jack Klugman & Jean Stapleton win
  • 1972-05-14 24th Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Carrol O'Conner & Jean Stapleton win

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1973-05-20 25th Emmy Awards: Waltons, All in the Family & Mary Tyler Moore win

  • 1975-01-18 "Jeffersons" spinoff from "All in the Family" premieres on CBS
  • 1978-09-17 30th Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Ed Asner & Sada Thompson win
  • 1979-03-04 200th episode of "All in the Family"
  • 1979-04-08 204th & final episode of "All in the Family"

Famous Birthdays

  • 1884-02-18 Burt Mustin, Pitts Pa, actor ("All in the Family", "The Andy Griffith Show")
  • 1895-09-13 Ruth McDevitt, Coldwater Mich, actress (Jo-All in the Family)
  • 1912-05-06 Bill Quinn, actor (Rifleman, Van Ranseleer-All in the Family), born in NYC, New York
  • 1917-08-29 Isabel Sanford, actress (Louise-Jeffersons/All in the Family), born in NYC, New York
  • 1919-05-23 Betty Garrett, St Joseph Mo, actress (Irene-All in the Family)
  • 1920-02-11 Billy Halop, actor (Bert Munson-All in the Family), born in NYC, New York
  • 1922-01-07 Vincent Gardenia, Naples Italy, actor (All in the Family, LA Law)
  • 1922-05-13 Bea Arthur, comedian, singer and actress ("All in the Family", "The Golden Girls"), born in New York, NY. (d. 2009)
  • 1922-07-27 Norman Lear, TV writer/producer (All in The Family)
  • 1923-01-19 Jean Stapleton, actress (Damn Yankees, Klute, All in the Family) (d. 2013), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924-08-02 Carroll O'Connor, actor (All in the Family, In the Heat of the Night), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1925-04-18 Bob Hastings, American actor (McHale's Navy, All in the Family), born in Brooklyn, New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1926-02-22 Bud Yorkin, producer (All in the Family, 1959, 1960 Emmy), born in Washington, Pennsylvania (d. 2015)
  • 1938-02-01 Sherman Hemsley, Phila, actor (All in the Family, Jeffersons, Amen), (d. 2012)
  • 1940-01-27 James Cromwell, American actor (Babe, The Green Mile), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943-05-15 Harve Brosten, comedy writer/producer/director (All in the Family)
  • 1947-03-06 Rob Reiner, actor/director (All in the Family, Stand By Me), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1947-07-28 Sally Struther, Portland Oregon, actress (Gloria-All in the Family)
  • 1949-11-03 Michael Evans, Salisbury NC, actor (Lionel-All in the Family)

Famous Deaths

  • 1976-05-27 Ruth McDevitt, actress (Jo-All in the Family), dies at 80
  • 1976-11-09 Billy Halop, actor (Bert Munson-All in the Family), dies at 56
  • 1977-01-28 Burt Mustin, actor ("All in the Family", "The Andy Griffith Show"), dies at 92
  • 1980-11-02 Edith Bunker, character on "All in the Family", dies
  • 1992-12-09 Vincent Gardenia, actor (All in the Family, LA Law), dies at 71
  • 2009-04-25 Bea Arthur, American comedian, singer and actress ("All in the Family", "The Golden Girls"), dies at 86
  • 2015-08-18 Bud Yorkin, American producer and director (All in the Family, 1959, 1960 Emmy), dies at 89