October 15 is I Love Lucy Day, a day devoted to everything I Love Lucy, a black-and-white sitcom that aired in the 1950s in the United States.
One of the most watched television series of its time, the show is well known and popular around the world today. The unofficial holiday commemorates the day in 1951, when the show, starring real-life couple at that time, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, debuted on CBS.
Singer and Performer
I Love Lucy follows the lives of aspiring performer Lucy Ricardo, her singer husband Ricky Ricardo and their friends Ethel and Fred Mertz in New York City.
While the show ended in 1957, a spinoff first known as the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show and then as The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour ran for three more years.
How to Celebrate?
Have an I Love Lucy-themed party and have guests dress up in 1950s style. Decorate your venue with 1950s style furniture and textiles and serve foods that were popular in the 1950s.
Organize a marathon viewing session of the show with your friends and family.
Did You Know…
…that I Love Lucy is the only show in television history that has never stopped broadcasting since airing its first episode in 1951? Reruns of the show have been popular around the world after the show ended.