January 19, 1953
All of America gathers around the TV set to watch the episode of “I Love Lucy,” in which Lucy gives birth to Little Ricky, her on-screen son. The episode is watched by 44 million Americans, more than Dwight Eisenhower’s presidential inauguration the next day. Later that same night, Lucille Ball gives birth to her second child, Desiderio Alberto Arnaz IV.
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