On This Day

All in the Family in History

Events in Film & TV

  • 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
  • 1972-09-12 TV sitcom "Maude", a spin-off of "All In The Family", starring Bea Arthur and Bill Macy premieres on CBS

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

  • 1975-01-18 "The 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 205th & final episode of "All in the Family"; followed by "Archie Bunker's Place" for 4 seasons

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1884-02-18 Burton "Burt" Mustin, American actor (All in the Family, The Andy Griffith Show), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1977)
  • 1895-09-13 Ruth McDevitt, American actress (All in the Family), born in Coldwater, Michigan (d. 1976)
  • 1912-05-06 William "Bill" Quinn, American actor (Star Trek, The Birds, Rifleman, All in the Family), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1917-08-29 Isabel Sanford, American actress (Louise-Jeffersons/All in the Family), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1919-05-23 Betty Garrett, American stage and screen comedian, singer, dancer, and actress (All In The Family - "Irene"; Laverne & Shirley - "Edna"), born in St Joseph, Missouri (d. 2011)
  • 1920-02-11 Billy Halop [William Halop Cohen], American actor (Angels with Dirty Faces, All in the Family), born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1922-07-27 Norman Lear, American TV writer and producer (All in The Family, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1923-01-19 Jean Stapleton, American actress (Damn Yankees, Klute, All in the Family), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1924-08-02 Carroll O'Connor, American 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 (Alan) "Bud" Yorkin, American film and television producer and director (Divorce American Style; All in the Family; Sanford And Son), born in Washington, Pennsylvania (d. 2015)
  • 1938-02-01 Sherman Hemsley, American actor (All in the Family; The Jeffersons; Amen), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1943-05-15 Harve Brosten, American comedy writer (All In The Family, 1975-77), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947-03-06 Rob Reiner, American actor (All In The Family -"Mike") and film director (Stand By Me; When Harry Met Sally; This Is Spinal Tap), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1947-07-28 Sally Struthers, American actress (All in the Family - "Gloria"), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1949-11-03 Michael Evans, American actor (All in the Family), born in Salisbury, North Carolina

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1976-05-27 Ruth McDevitt, actress (Jo-All in the Family), dies at 80
  • 1976-11-09 Billy Halop [William Halop Cohen], American actor (Angels with Dirty Faces, All in the Family), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • 1977-01-28 Burton "Burt" Mustin, American actor (All in the Family, The Andy Griffith Show), dies at 92
  • 1980-11-02 Edith Bunker, character on "All in the Family", dies
  • 1994-04-29 William "Bill" Quinn, American actor (Star Trek, The Birds, Rifleman, All in the Family), dies of natural causes at 81
  • 2001-06-21 Carroll O'Connor, American actor (All in the Family, In the Heat of the Night), dies of a heart attack at 76
  • 2004-07-09 Isabel Sanford, American actress (Louise-Jeffersons/All in the Family), dies at 86 (b. 1917)
  • 2009-04-25 Bea Arthur, American comedian, singer and actress (Maude; The Golden Girls), dies at 86
  • 2011-02-12 Elizabeth "Betty" Garrett, American actress, comedian, singer and dancer (All in the Family), dies of an aortic aneurysm at 91
  • 2012-07-24 Sherman Hemsley, American actor (All in the Family; The Jeffersons; Amen), dies from natural causes at 74
  • 2013-05-31 Jean Stapleton, American actress (Damn Yankees, Klute, All in the Family), dies at 90
  • 2015-08-18 (Alan) "Bud" Yorkin, American film and television producer and director (Divorce American Style; All in the Family; Sanford And Son), dies at 89