Cheers in History

Events in Film & TV

  • 1982-09-29 1st broadcast of comedy "Cheers" on NBC-TV starring Ted Danson and Shelley Long
  • 1983-09-25 35th Emmy Awards: Hill Street Blues, 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" episode on NBC
  • 1993-06-28 NCRV shows last "Cheers" in Netherlands

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1924-01-19 Nicholas Colasanto, American actor (Coach Ernie in Cheers), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1940-12-30 James Burrows, TV producer and 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, American actor (Cliff Clavin in Cheers), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1947-12-29 Ted Danson, American actor (Cheers, 3 Men & A Baby, CSI), born in San Diego, California
  • 1948-03-31 Rhea Perlman, American actress (Zena in Taxi, Carla in Cheers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1948-07-12 Jay Thomas [Jon Thomas Terrell], American actor and comedian (Cheers, Murphy Brown), born in Kermit, Texas
  • 1948-10-17 George Wendt, American actor (Norm in Cheers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1949-08-23 Shelley Long, american actress (Diane in Cheers, Money Pit), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 1950-07-24 Dan Hedaya, American actor (Cheers, Marvin's Room, Clueless), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1951-01-12 Kirstie Alley, American actress (Star Trek II, Cheers-Rebecca), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1955-02-21 Kelsey Grammer, American actor (Fraiser Crane in Cheers, Fraiser), born in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands
  • 1959-12-31 Bebe Neuwirth, American actress (Lilith in Cheers, Damn Yankees), born in Princeton New Jersey

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1961-07-23 Woody Harrelson, American actor (Woody Boyd in 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, American actor (Coach in Cheers), dies at 61
  • 2015-07-10 Roger Rees, Welsh Tony winning stage and screen actor (Cheers), dies at 71