I Love Lucy Premiers 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