1925 - He was born in Corning, IA in the 23rd of October.
1943 - He was educated in High School Norfolk High School, Norfolk, NE.
- He attended Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, where he received V-12 officer training, and then served in the Navy.
- He was educated University: Millsaps College, Jackson, MS.
1947-1949 - He worked in University BA Radio and Speech, University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
1960 - Carson was a candidate to play the role of TV writer Rob Petrie in a new sitcom created by Carl Reiner entitled Head of the Family. Which later became "The Dick Van Dyke Show"
1962 - Carson became the host of NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (taking over after Jack Paar quit) in October.
- He was endorsement of RCA.
1966-1967 - Buddy Rich gives Johnny a set of Drums, which he played, and became a pretty good drummer.
1987 - Carson was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame.
1986 - His other awards include six Emmy Awards and a George Foster Peabody Award.
1992 - He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
- Carson retired from show business on the 22nd of May, when he stepped down as host of The Tonight Show.
1993 - He received the Kennedy Center Honors.
2005 - On the 23rd of January, Carson died at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, of respiratory arrest arising from emphysema.
Many other talk show hosts came and went during Carson's 30 years. A week or so after the tributes, Dennis Miller was on the Tonight Show and told Jay Leno about the first time he tried to do a talk show, and how miserably it went. He said that he got a call right after the first show, from Carson, telling him, "It's not as easy as it looks, is it, kid?"
Carson announced a $5.3 million gift to the University of Nebraska Foundation to support the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts' Department of Theatre Arts, In October 2004, which created the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film.
2005 - Another $5 million donation was announced by the estate of Carson to the University of Nebraska in March, 2005.
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