Sesame Street’s first show was in 1969. This year, Sesame Street celebrates its 50th birthday. Follow the timeline below. It tells you about the history of the popular children’s program.
Sesame Street airs its first episode. In it, a new kid moves to the neighborhood. She meets her neighbors. Can you name at least one of them?
Sesame Street begins airing a show in Mexico. The characters speak Spanish. Today, Sesame Street can be seen in 150 countries. The Muppets speak 70 languages!
This furry friend becomes a star. Elmo started as a background character. Then he got a name and a voice.
Work begins on a new version of Sesame Street. It is for Syrian refugees.
PARISA AZADI—SESAME WORKSHOP
Sesame Street is 50! To celebrate, New York City renames part of 63rd Street. It is now called Sesame Street.