13 March 1972: Australian television loses its virginity when racy adult soap opera Number 96 debuts on TEN10. The show premieres on ATV0 the following night.
13 March 1980: The first edition of The Leyland Brothers: The Great Outdoors airs on ATN7. After 16 years at Nine, Seven had made the documentary makers a better offer much to the annoyance of their former employer who attempted to spoil the new venture by airing old episodes of Ask The Leyland Brothers on Saturday nights.
13 March 1986: A new Australian comedy series begins on the ABC at 8.25pm. The D Generation features six university students who had previously taken their irreverent Melbourne University revue show on the road. The cast features Rob Sitch, Santo Cilauro, Margaret Downey, Michael Veitch and Magda Szubanski.
13 March 1989: Messy children’s game show Double Dare debuts on Network Ten.
13 March 1995: Rex Hunt Fishing Adventures debuts on ATN7 at 4.30pm.