TV Game Shows in History

Events in Film & TV

  • 1954-09-29 "Masquerade Party" TV game Show; moves to ABC
  • 1958-03-11 Charles Van Doren finally loses on US TV game show "Twenty-One" after winning $129,000 - later revealed to be fixed
  • 1958-06-12 "Make Me Laugh" TV Game Show last airs on ABC-TV, syndicated 1979
  • 1958-08-18 TV game show scandal investigation starts
  • 1970-09-28 TV game show "Words & Music" debuts on NBC
  • 1984-06-11 Michael Larson shown winning record $110,237 on American TV game show "Press Your Luck" by memorizing patterns
  • 1993-06-11 "Scrabble," second run," TV Game Show; last airs on NBC-TV

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1913-01-24 Mark Goodson, TV game-show producer (Goodson-Toddman), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1914-02-20 John Daly, South Africa, newscaster/TV game show host (What's My Line)
  • 1917-12-22 Gene Rayburn, TV game show host (Match Game), born in Christopher, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1920-02-18 Bill Cullen, Pitts, TV game show host (over 20 different games)
  • 1921-08-25 Monty Hall, Canadian-American TV game show host (Let's Make a Deal), born in Winnipeg Canada (d. 2017)
  • 1922-11-13 Jack Narz, American TV game show host (Dotto, Video Village), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2008)
  • 1923-12-12 Bob Barker, American TV game show host (The Price is Right, Truth or Consequences), born in Darrington, Washington
  • 1927-03-30 Peter Marshall, TV game show host (Hollywood Squares), born in Huntington, West Virginia
  • 1929-06-03 Chuck Barris, TV game show producer and host (Gong Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • 1931-02-15 Geoff Edwards, American television game show host, (d. 2014)
  • 1937-08-20 Jim Bowen, British TV game show host (Bullseye) and comedian, born in Heswall, England (d. 2018)
  • 1940-03-16 Chuck Woolery, Ky, TV game show host (Love Connection)

Person of interestAlex Trebek

1940-07-22 Alex Trebek, Canadian-American TV game host (High Rollers, Jeopardy), born in Sudbury, Ontario

Host of Jeopardy! Alex Trebek
Host of Jeopardy!
Alex Trebek
  • 1956-02-17 Richard Karn [Wilson], American actor (Home Improvement) and TV game show host (Family Feud), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1970-10-30 Ben Bailey, American host of the TV game show Cash Cab, born in Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • 1983-04-04 Angelle Tymon, American journalist and TV game show host (PlayMania Block), born in Lutcher, Louisiana

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1992-12-18 Mark Goodson, TV game show producer (Goodson-Toddman), dies at 77
  • 2005-06-26 Richard Whiteley, British television game show host (b. 1943)
  • 2008-10-15 Jack Narz, American TV game show host (Dotto, Video Village), dies at 85
  • 2017-03-21 Chuck Barris, american TV game show producer and host (Gong Show), dies at 87
  • 2017-09-30 Monty Hall, Canadian-American TV game show host (Let's Make a Deal), dies at 96
  • 2018-03-14 Jim Bowen, British TV game show host (Bullseye) and comedian, dies at 80