October 15, 1951: I Love Lucy Premieres
On this day in 1951, the first episode of I Love Lucy aired on the Columbia Broadcasting System. The American television sitcom, originally set in a New York City apartment building, centers on Lucy Ricardo (played by Lucille Ball) and her singer/bandleader husband Ricky Ricardo (played by Desi Arnaz).
I Love Lucy quickly became the most popular television show of the 1950s and remains one of the most beloved series in American television history.
Check out this American Masters biography to learn more about the life and career of the dynamic actress Lucille Ball.