(Friday, April 3, 1953) — TV Guide, a weekly American magazine with listings of TV shows, was published for the first time today, with 10 editions and a circulation of 1,562,000.
The cover featured a photograph of Lucille Ball’s newborn son Desi Arnaz, Jr. A small photo of Lucy was also placed in the top corner under the title of the issue which read: “Lucy’s $50,000,000 baby.”
Video: 'I Love Lucy Job Switching Recap' (Sep. 15, 1952)
(Thursday, February 5, 1953) — Lucille Ball, the red-haired star of television’s I Love Lucy show, won two awards tonight at the 5th Annual Emmy Awards at the Hotel Statler in Los Angeles. Read more on Lucille Ball big winner at Emmys 60 years ago tonight (1953)…
Video: 'I Love Lucy - Lucy Has a Baby'
(Monday, January 19, 1953, 9 p.m. EST) — CBS-TV tonight aired the widely watched “Lucy Goes to the Hospital” episode of the sitcom I Love Lucy in which Lucy Ricardo, played by Lucille Ball, gave birth to Little Ricky. By coincidence, Ball gave birth the same day to her son, Desi Arnaz Jr. (click here to watch the full episode). TV Guide and TV Land rank this episode #59 out the “100 Most Memorable TV Moments of All Time.”
Video: 'I Love Lucy Job Switching Recap'
(Monday, September 15, 1952, 9 p.m. EST) — Ricky wants Lucy to try working for a week, so she and Ethel get jobs at a candy factory on tonight’s season two premiere episode of the CBS-TV sitcom I Love Lucy. This episode was named number 2 in TV Guide‘s “100 Most Memorable TV Moments” in 1996.
Video: '1952: Guiding Light in TV'
(Monday, June 30, 1952, 2:30 p.m. EST) — Meta laments to her sister Trudy that she has left her husband Joe and her step-daughter Kathy hates her on today’s CBS television debut of The Guiding Light, a popular radio program for 15 years now. The soap opera is credited by the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest running drama in television history, running 57 years until 2009.