Died: 2005 AD
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.