On This Day

Arthur Godfrey

Radio and TV Host Arthur Godfrey

Profession: Radio and TV Host

United States of America

Why Famous: Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scout

Born: August 31, 1903
Birthplace: NYC, New York, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo

Died: March 16, 1983 (aged 79)

Historical Events

  • 1945-04-30 "Arthur Godfrey Time" begins a 27 year run on CBS radio
  • 1949-01-12 "Arthur Godfrey & his Friends" premieres on CBS TV
  • 1951-06-25 1st color TV broadcast, CBS' Arthur Godfrey from NYC to 4 cities
  • 1953-10-19 Singer Julius LaRosa is fired on TV by Arthur Godfrey
  • 1972-04-30 "Arthur Godfrey Time" ends a 27 year run on radio

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