- Born: January 29, 1954 in Mississippi
- Oprah’s first show, AM Chicago, began in 1984. It was soon renamed The Oprah Winfrey Show, and was first broadcast nationally in 1986.
- Oprah has been listed 7 times in the Time 100, more than any other person: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and the 20th century.
- Oprah’s estimated wealth in 2009: $2.3 billion
- Only two people other than Oprah have appeared on the cover of O magazine: Michelle Obama & Ellen Degeneres. (Excellent choices, O!)
- Oprah was nominated for the Academy Award and Golden Globe in 1986 for Best Supporting Actress (Sofia, The Color Purple)
- After receiving her 7th Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host, Oprah took herself out of consideration for the award. (That opened the door for Wayne Brady to win the same award. What?)
- Liberace’s final public performance was on Oprah on Christmas Day, 1986
Here are some notable moments in The Oprah Winfrey Show history:
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