September 23, 1962
The space age cartoon The Jetsons debuts on ABC. George, Jane, Judy, Elroy, and Astro live in the year 2062 with flying cars, robots, holograms, and numerous labor saving devices. George works one hour a day, two days a week.
Don Messick, who voiced Astro, also did the voice for Scooby in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
It was ABC’s first color telecast, although only a few ABC stations were capable of broadcasting color.