Why Famous: Best known for his role as Ricky Ricardo on the American TV series I Love Lucy, starring with Lucille Ball, to whom he was married at the time.
He and Ball are generally credited as the inventors of the rerun in connection with the show
- 1940-11-30 "I Love Lucy" actress Lucille Ball (28) weds actor Desi Arnaz (23) in Greenwich, Connecticut
- 1949-06-01 Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz wed for the second time
- 1960-03-04 Lucille Ball files divorce from Desi Arnaz
- 1951-10-15 "I Love Lucy", starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, debuts on CBS
- 1953-04-03 American magazine "TV Guide" publishes 1st issue, features on the cover the new born baby of actors Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz Jr.