Entertainment Tonight in History

Events in Film & TV

  • 1981-09-14 Entertainment Tonight premieres on TV
  • 1982-05-28 Leonard Maltin's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight
  • 1982-06-23 Mary Hart joins Entertainment Tonight
  • 1984-07-31 Leeza Gibbon's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight
  • 1986-08-18 John Tesh's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight
  • 1989-05-12 "Entertainment Tonight" makes 2,000th TV performance
  • 1991-04-12 2,500th episode of Entertainment Tonight airs
  • 1993-03-12 Entertainment Tonight's 3,000th show
  • 1996-05-30 John Tesh's final day as host of "Entertainment Tonight"
  • 1997-01-10 4,000th episode of "Entertainment Tonight"

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1934-09-27 Barbara Howar, reporter (Wash Post, Entertainment Tonight), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1945-08-03 Ron Hendren, Pinehurst NC, TV host (Entertainment Tonight)
  • 1948-02-14 Pat O'Brien, reporter (Entertainment Tonight)
  • 1949-09-27 Robb Weller, TV host (Entertainment Tonight, Home Show)
  • 1950-12-18 Leonard Maltin, American movie critic (Entertainment Tonight), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-11-08 Mary Hart, Sioux Falls SD, TV hostess (Entertainment Tonight)
  • 1953-02-25 Garrett Glaser, entertainment correspondent (Entertainment Tonight)
  • 1954-05-01 Michael Scott, reporter (Entertainment Tonight)
  • 1954-12-01 Bob Goen, TV host (Wheel of Fortune, Entertainment Tonight)
  • 1957-03-26 Leeza Gibbons, SC, TV host (Entertainment Tonight, Leeza)
  • 1962-01-11 Julie Moran, TV hostess (Entertainment Tonight, Independence Day)
  • 1966-11-07 Lisa Canning, Virgin Islands, hostess (Entertainment Tonight)
  • 1971-06-10 Leanza Cornet, TV host (Entertainment Tonight)

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1980-11-09 Vanessa Minnillo, Filipino-born American TV personality (Entertainment Tonight), born in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines

TV Personality & Model Vanessa Minnillo
TV Personality & Model
Vanessa Minnillo

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1989-04-08 Entertainment Tonight's Mary Hart marries producer Burt Sugarman
  • 1992-04-04 John Tesh (Entertainment Tonight) marries actress Connie Selleca