The Royals

Diamond Jubilee: Other 60-Year Celebrations

From I Love Lucy to Mr. Potato Head, see which notables are celebrating the big 6-0

GUIDING LIGHT

June 30, 1952 was the day that the soap opera Guiding Light left radio airwaves and became a full-fledged television show. Though it was still only 15 minutes long at first, the trials and tribulations of the people living in the fictional Midwestern town of Springfield was an instant hit in the new medium. By the time the now-hourlong soap was cancelled in 2009, it had earned its place as the longest-running drama in TV and radio history.