Johnny Carson timeline

  • Johnny Carson is Born

    John William “Johnny” Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005) was an American television host and comedian, known as host of The Tonight Show... Read more

  • Johnny Carson takes over as host of The Tonight Show

    Johnny Carson premiered as the new host of The Tonight Show today. His first late-night guests included Joan Crawford, Tony Bennett and Mel Brooks.... Read more

  • 51st Academy Awards

    The 51st Academy Awards were presented April 9, 1979 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. The ceremonies were presided over by Johnny... Read more

  • 52nd Academy Awards

    The 52nd Academy Awards were presented April 14, 1980 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. The ceremonies were presided over by Johnny... Read more

  • 53rd Academy Awards

    The 53rd Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 1980, were presented March 31, 1981, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. The... Read more

  • 54th Academy Awards

    The 54th Academy Awards were presented March 29, 1982 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. The ceremonies were presided over by Johnny... Read more

  • 56th Academy Awards

    The 56th Academy Awards were presented April 9, 1984 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. The ceremonies were presided over by Johnny... Read more

  • Johnny Carson Dies

    On March 19, 1999, Carson, then 73, suffered a severe heart attack at his home in Malibu, California. Carson was sleeping when he suddenly awoke... Read more

  • Ed McMahon dies at 86

    I laugh for an hour and then go home. I’ve got the world’s greatest job. Read more