I Love Lucy Premieres on CBS

October 15, 1951
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The 33-cent "I Love Lucy" stamp, part of the Celebrate The Century Series, was issued May 26, 1999.

Virtual Exhibit

"American people have the ability to laugh at themselves. It is one of the things that makes this country the great country that it is."
-Desi Arnaz

On October 15, 1951, real life husband and wife Desi Arnaz and Lucile Ball first appeared as the fictional married couple Lucy and Ricky Ricardo on CBS's newest television show I Love Lucy. Nine seasons later, the two had cemented themselves in American television history forever.

Created by Web Team Intern Caitlin Kearney and Collections Specialist Alexander T. Haimann, National Postal Museum


El 15 de octubre de 1951, el esposo y la esposa de la vida real, Desi Arnaz y Lucile Ball, aparecieron por primera vez como la pareja casada ficticia Lucy y Ricky Ricardo en el programa de televisión más nuevo de CBS, Yo Amo a Lucy (I Love Lucy). Nueve temporadas después, los dos se habían consolidado en la historia de la televisión estadounidense para siempre.

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