The Buzzerblog Almanac

The Buzzerblog Almanac

BuzzerBlog is creating an ever-updating almanac of important dates in game show history. Follow along and see what interesting parts of game show history happened today! This calendar is set to show events and anniversaries in game show history in the next 90 days. Come back often to see new and interesting game show facts!

Sunday February 12

Joe Garagiola Sr. (born, 1926)

Monday February 13

Geoff Edwards (born, 1931)

Tuesday February 14

Hugh Downs (born, 1921)

Saturday February 18

Bill Cullen (born, 1920)
Vanna White (born, 1957)

Saturday February 25

Jim Lange (died, 2014)

Sunday February 26

Tom Kennedy (born, 1927)

Wednesday March 1

Alan Thicke (born, 1947)

Sunday March 5

Geoff Edwards (died, 2014)

Monday March 13

Peter Tomarken (died, 2006)

Thursday March 16

Chuck Woolery (born, 1941)

Monday March 20

Jack Barry (born, 1918)

Tuesday March 21

Chuck Barris (died, 2017)

Thursday March 23

Joe Garagiola Sr. (died, 2016)

Friday March 24

Louie Anderson (born, 1953)

Tuesday March 28

Art James (died, 2004)

Thursday March 30

Peter Marshall (born, 1926)

Monday April 3

Ray Combs (born, 1956)

Monday April 10

Kevin Olmstead sets the all-time game show winnings record on WWTBAM (2001)

Once John Carpenter broke the bank in 1999, the floodgates opened up for Millionaires. 5 more contestants cracked Regis’ jackpot and won a million dollars in the span of 7 months. After that, however, a drought of success. The show instituted a growing top prize: $10,000 was added to the million dollars with every episode where the prize went unclaimed. By the time Kevin Olmstead climbed the money ladder to secure the prize in 2001, he won a record-setting $2,180,000.

Sunday April 16

Jim Peck (born, 1939)

Tuesday April 18

Dick Clark (died, 2012)