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On this day in history, October 23, 1925, late-night TV star and host Johnny Carson is born

One of television’s best-known personalities, Johnny Carson, the iconic host of “The Tonight Show” for 30 years, was born on this day in history, on Oct. 23, 1925.

Carson had Midwestern roots and was born John William Carson in Corning, Iowa. 

After his high school graduation and notable service in the U.S. Navy during World War II, where he worked to decode encrypted enemy radio traffic on the USS Pennsylvania, Carson enrolled at the University of Nebraska, as Fox News Digital previously reported.

“And so it has come to this. I am one of the lucky people in the world. I found something that I always wanted to do and I have enjoyed every single minute of it,” Carson said to close his final show, according to The Kennedy Center. 

“I bid you a very heartfelt goodnight.”

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Erica Lamberg is a contributing reporter for Fox News Digital.

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