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1942 - "Edna's little boy" by Kirtley Baskette. [1]

1963 - Studebaker Parade in South Bend. [2]

09/01

1936 - Shea's Hippodrome, Toronto, Canada [3]

1954 - Red Skelton Review. Guest Star: Ed Wynn

1955 - Will make a cross country Santa Fe tour to plug his show. [3]

1955 - Climax! "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" Preview of next weeks show.

1959 - The Skelton family leaves Tokyo for a 10 day tour of Kansai area. [4]

1962 - Red Skelton saved a 4-H steer from being steak at the Marriot Hotel in Indianapolis. [5]

1966 - Herb Albert buys the CBS studios that were owned by Red Skelton.

1967 - Celebrates his 17th season on TV during a taping of his show.

09/02

1947 - Working on independent 16mm film THE GREAT WILBUR SPOON.

1949 - Warned by doctors that he has a heart disease. Go on a diet and lose 15 pounds.

1950 - In New York to sign radio contract.

1981 - Interviewed on "A.M. Chicago".

09/03

1948 - New season on NBC radio. Now on Friday night. Four Knights join the cast.

1948 - Life Of Riley "Riley Meets Clem Kadiddlehopper".

1950 - Guest star on The David Rose radio show.

1963 - Returns to Vincnnes for bridge dedication.

09/04

1950 - Have a Hero released.

09/05

1937 - Palace Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio.

1955 - Stock holder in Coca. Lodge Palms on the Hawaiian island of Kaual. [6]

1967 - (TV Season 17)

1977 - Du'Quoin State Fair

1980 - Court order not to destroy videotapes of his show after his death.

2004 - Lothian Skelton donated 200 boxes from the estate to Vincennes University.

09/06

1937 - Begin filming or Having Wonderful Time.

09/07

1949 - Guest of Queen-mother of Egypt, Nazli, mother of King Farouk on her visit to San Francisco.

1960 - Bought the Chaplin studios. [7]

1969 - "FCC Says Red Skelton Has Right to Read His Pledge".

09/08

1946 - Guest star on Mail Call with Lena Horn.

1954 - Red Skelton Review. Guest Star: Peggy Lee

1955 - Climax! "Public Pigeon Number 1"

09/09

1947 - Season begins.

1970 - American Legion banquet at Portland, Ore.

1981 - Red Skelton Freddie the Freeloader bench dedicated infront of the Vincennes Sun-Comercial building.

09/10

1950 - Guest star on The David Rose radio show.

1967 - Guest star on the Ed Sullivan Show.

09/11

1955 - will start a six-day personal appearance to Albuquerque, Amarillo, Topeka, Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago, Racine, Milwaukee and on to New York.

1997 - Interview for PBS special Pioneers of Primetime.

09/12

1941 - Lady Be Good released.

1955 - Cerebral Palsy Day School [8]

1990 - Carnegie Hall.

09/13

1943 - Thousands Cheers released in New York.

1966 - (TV Season 16)

09/14

1878 - Joseph Elmer Skelton born [9] in Princeton, Gibson Co.,

1955 - Arrives in Kansas City on a Santa Fe train. Travels with wife Georgia and 17 staff members. On a promotion tour. Dedicated "Our House" youth center, visit Childrens Mercy Hosptial, attend Junior Chamber of Commerce, on television (KCMO) and accepts key to the city. Was in Wichita, KS.[10]

1965 - (TV Season 15) Red Skelton Hour. Guest Star: Paul Ford.

1970 - (TV Season 20) Red Skelton Hour. Guest Star: Jerry Lewis.

09/15

1950 - The Fuller Brush Girl released.

1965 - Lost in Space premires. From Red Skelton's production company.

09/16

1952 - Season begins (radio).

1955 - Visits LaRabida with Irv Kupoinet.

1997 - VHS release of Red Skelton: Funny Faces III.

1997 - VHS release of Red Skelton: Royal Command Performance.

1999 - Harry Crane, Red Skelton writer, died.

09/17

1949 - Invested in a show "Hollywood a la Carte" with John Wayne.

1959 - Entered St. John's Hospital due to fatigue. [11]

1997 - Red Skelton died.

09/18

1942 - Panama Hattie released.

1945 - Discharged from the Army.

1959 - Due to be released from St. John's Hospital Monday from physical fatigue. Two week tour of Japan last weekend. Week in Las Vegas before tour. Expects to start next TV season 09/29 and introduce Polly the Panhandler. [12]

1986 - Honorary Doctorate degree of Humanities from Ball State University, Muncie, IN

09/19

1950 - John Lawrence died in Dalton, GA.

1965 - Guest Star on Toast of the Town.

09/20

1939 - Rasied Master Mason Vincennes Lodge No. 1, Indiana.

1954 - (TV Season 04)

09/21

1986 - Governor’s Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences during TV Emmy Awards

09/22

1953 - (TV Season 03) Red Skelton Show. Guest Star: Marjorie Bennett, Phyllis Coates.

1964 - (TV Season 14) Red Skelton Hour. Guest Star: Audrey Meadows.

09/23

1969 - (TV Season 19) Red Skelton Hour. Guest Star: Peter Graves.

09/24

1963 - (TV Season 13) Red Skelton Hour. Guest Star: Shirley Temple.

1968 - (TV Season 18) Red Skelton Hour. Guest Star: Vincent Price, Boris Karloff.

1969 - Inspector General Honorary Thirty-third Degree in Boston, Massachusetts, by the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite.

09/25

1949 - Guest Star on The Jack Benny Program.

1962 - (TV Season 12) Red Skelton Hour. Guest Star: Harpo Marx.

1958 - Splits from business manager, Bo Roos after 18 years.

2010 - Died: Art Gilmore.

09/26
09/26

1948 - Guest Star on Surprise Party for Lum and Abner.

1952 - Guest Star on Cascade of Stars.

1961 - (TV Season 11) Red Skelton Show. Season 11 begins. Guest Star: Jayne Mansfield.

09/27

1960 - (TV Season 10) Red Skelton Show. UN Show.

09/28

1945 - Returns to California from the Army.

1947 - Variety Club honoring Secretary of State George Marshall.

1952 - (TV Season 02)

1978 - GENERAL ELECTRIC'S ALL-STAR ANNIVERSARY.

09/29

1905 - Born Joseph Ismael Skelton [13] (brother, Denny)

1955 - (TV Season 05)

1959 - (TV Season 09) Red Skelton Show. Guest Star: Errol Flynn.

1968 - Guest Star on The Ed Sullivan Show.

09/30

1948 - Red Feather Roundup.

1951 - (TV Season 01) The Red Skelton Show premier on NBC TV.

1958 - (TV Season 08) Red Skelton Show. Guest Star: Liberace.


  1. The American 09/1942
  2. Ebay item
  3. Cedar Rapids Gazette, 09/01/1955
  4. Pacific Stars and Stripes, 09/01/1959
  5. Logansport Press, 09/01/1962
  6. York Kingsport Times, 09/051955
  7. Arizona Republic, 09/07/1960
  8. Albuquerque Journal, 09/13/1955
  9. Old Cathedral records
  10. Kansas City 09/14/1955
  11. The Spokesman Review 09/18/1959
  12. The Deseret News 09/18/1959
  13. Index to Birth Records 1882-1920

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