Late Show with David Letterman

Events in Film & TV

Television Debut

1980-06-23 "David Letterman Show" debuts on NBC-TV daytime

Music History

1986-05-22 American singer and actress Cher calls David Letterman an a**hole on his "Late Night" TV program (NBC)

Film & TV History

1993-04-26 NBC announces Conan O'Brien to replace David Letterman on "Late Night"

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1924-03-22 Bill Wendell, American TV announcer (To Tell The Truth, 1972-77; Late Night With David Letterman; Late Show With David Letterman, 1993-95), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-03-21 Alan Kalter, American television announcer (Late Show with David Letterman, 1995-2015), born in Brooklyn, New York City (d. 2021)
  • 1945-07-30 David Sanborn, American jazz saxophonist (David Letterman Show), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1947-01-02 Jack Hanna, American zookeeper and TV personality (Good Morning America; David Letterman), born in Knoxville, Tennessee

David LettermanDavid Letterman (75 years old)

1947-04-12 American comedian and late night TV host (Late Night; Late Show), born in Indianapolis, Indiana

  • 1949-11-28 Paul Shaffer, Canadian keyboardist (SNL, 1975-80), orchestra leader (David Letterman, 1982-2015; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), and songwriter ("It's Raining Men"), born in Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • 1950-09-08 Will Lee, American session bassist (Late Show with David Letterman; The Fab Faux), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1953-12-14 Joe Toplyn, American comedic writer (Late Night with David Letterman), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1960-05-31 Chris Elliott, American screenwriter, comedian, and actor (David Letterman; Cabin Boy, Get A Life), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962-05-27 Meg Parsont, personality (David Letterman Show)
  • 1962-07-08 Rob Burnett, American television head writer (David Letterman), born in North Caldwell, New Jersey
  • 1964-04-10 Felicia Collins, American guitarist (David Letterman), born in Albany, New York

Weddings in Film & TV

David Letterman

2009-03-19 Talk show host David Letterman (61) weds longtime girlfriend Regina Lasko (48) at a civil ceremony in Choteau, Montana

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 2021-10-04 Alan Kalter, American television announcer (Late Show with David Letterman, 1995-2015), dies at 78