The TV show “Wild Kingdom” debuts featuring host Marlin Perkins, a Carthage native who had studied at Mizzou. Perkins hosted the award-winning wildlife program until 1988. This statue of Perkins is located in Carthage.

Based upon content from the book Missouri 365: This Day in Missouri History by John W. Brown, broadcaster and Missouri historian. Get your copy at Reedy Press.

Photo credit: Carol Highsmith via Library of Congress