1921 - Allen was born in New York City on St. Stephen's Day which falls on the 26th of December.
1942 - Attended Arizona State Teachers' college in Tempe. He had his radio gig on station KOY in Phoenix, Arizona after he left the school.
1945 - Worked as an announcer for KFAC in Los Angeles.
1946 - Worked as an announcer for Mutual Broadcasting System.
1953 - Worked as a host at a local late-night New York talk-variety TV program.
1954 - Hosted the tv show The Tonight Show.
1955 - Played the role of Benny Goodman in the movie The Benny Goodman Story.
1956 - He had a sunday evening show while still hosting the The Tonight Show.
1963 - Wrote the music and lyrics for the musical play "Sophie".
1977-1981 - Creator and later became the host of the new television show Meeting Of Minds.
1982 - Wrote the music, lyrics and a book for the musical "Seymour Glick is Alive but Sick". Won $1000 bet with Frankie Laine by writing fifty songs per day for one week.
1993 - He was a supporter of world government and became part of the Board of Advisers of the World Federalist Association.
2000 - Died of cardiac arrest on the 30th of October.
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