Today in Cheers History

Events in Film & TV

  • 1982-09-29 1st broadcast of "Cheers" on NBC-TV starring Ted Danson and Shelley Long
  • 1983-09-25 35th Emmy Awards: Hill St Blue, Cheers, Ed Flanders & Shelley Long win
  • 1984-09-23 36th Emmy Awards: Hill St Blue, Cheers, John Ritter & Tyne Daly win
  • 1987-05-07 Diane Chambers' (Shelley Long) final episode on "Cheers"
  • 1989-09-17 41st Emmy Awards: LA Law, "Cheers", Dana Delany & Candice Bergen win
  • 1990-05-17 Cheers' star Kelsey Grammer sentenced to jail for 30 days for DWI
  • 1991-08-25 43rd Emmy Awards: "LA Law", "Cheers", Kirstie Alley & Patricia Wettig win
  • 1992-12-08 NBC announces that "Cheers" will go off the air in May 1993
  • 1993-05-20 274th & final "Cheers" on NBC
  • 1993-06-28 NCRV shows last "Cheers" in Netherlands

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1924-01-19 Nicholas Colasanto, Providence RI, actor (Coach Ernie-Cheers)
  • 1940-12-30 James Burrows, TV producer/director (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cheers)
  • 1944-05-05 Roger Rees, Welsh Tony winning stage and screen actor (Cheers), born in Aberystwyth (d. 2015)
  • 1947-04-06 John Ratzenberger, actor (Cliff Clavin-Cheers), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1947-12-29 Ted Danson, SD California, actor (Sam Malone-Cheers, 3 Men & a Baby)
  • 1948-03-31 Rhea Perlman, actress (Zena-Taxi, Carla-Cheers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1948-07-12 Jay Thomas [Jon Thomas Terrell], Kermit, Texas, American actor and comedian (Cheers, Murphy Brown)
  • 1948-10-17 George Wendt, actor (Norm-Cheers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1949-08-23 Shelley Long, actress (Diane-Cheers, Money Pit), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 1950-07-24 Dan Hedaya, actor (Cheers, Marvin's Room, Clueless)
  • 1951-01-12 Kirstie Alley, Wichita Ks, actress (Star Trek II, Cheers-Rebecca)
  • 1955-02-20 Kelsey Grammer, Virgin Islands, actor (Fraiser Crane-Cheers/Fraiser)
  • 1959-12-31 Bebe Neuwirth, Princeton NJ, actress (Lilith-Cheers, Damn Yankees)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1961-07-23 Woody Harrelson, American actor (Woody Boyd-Cheers), born in Midland, Texas

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1995-10-07 "Cheers" actor Ted Danson (47) weds Academy Award-winning actress Mary Steenbergen (42)

HeartWedding of Interest

2008-12-28 "Cheers" actor Woody Harrelson (47) weds longtime girlfriend Laura Louie (43) in Maui Island

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1985-02-12 Nicholas Colssanto, actor (Coach-Cheers), dies at 61
  • 2015-07-10 Roger Rees, Welsh Tony winning stage and screen actor (Cheers), dies at 71