The Simpsons in History

Events in Film & TV

  • 1989-12-17 "The Simpsons" premieres on Fox TV as a full animated series with the episode, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989-12-17 The Simpsons, created by Matt Groening, debuts - America's longest-running sitcom

Cartoonist Matt Groening
Cartoonist
Matt Groening
  • 1997-02-09 Fox cartoon series "Simpsons" airs 167th episode the longest-running animated series in cartoon history

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1941-03-28 Alf Clausen, orchestra leader (Mary, Simpsons), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1943-12-23 Harry Shearer, American actor (SNL, Simpsons, Pure Luck), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950-09-07 Julie Kavner, American actress and voice artist (Brenda-Rhoda, Marge-Simpsons), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestMatt Groening

1954-02-15 Matt Groening, American cartoonist and writer (Life in Hell, The Simpsons, Futurama), born in Portland, Oregon

Cartoonist Matt Groening
Cartoonist
Matt Groening

Person of interestHomer Simpson

1956-05-12 Homer Simpson, fictional character from the long running television show "The Simpsons", born in Springfield

Fictional TV Character Homer Simpson
Fictional TV Character
Homer Simpson

Person of interestHank Azaria

1964-04-25 Hank Azaria, American actor (The Birdcage) and voice behind many characters in The Simpsons (Moe, Apu, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Carl Carlson), born in NYC, New York


Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1999-07-17 Academy Award-winning actress Helen Hunt (36) weds "The Simpsons" voice actor Hank Azaria (35) in Los Angeles, California

Actress Helen Hunt
Actress
Helen Hunt
Actor Hank Azaria
Actor
Hank Azaria