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I Love Lucy Premiers On CBS

I Love Lucy Premiers On CBS....October 15, 1951

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Caitlin Kearney

Web Team Intern

Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Alexander T. Haimann

Collections Specialist

Smithsonian National Postal Museum

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.

"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

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