June 27, 1940: The Quiz Kids radio show debuted on NBC and aired until 1953. It was first heard as a showcase for blind , piano virtuoso Alec Templeton. The excellent piano player Alec Templeton was born in Westfield, New Jersey. He is best remembered as the husband in the gentle daily radio comedy " Ethel & Albert ," a show written by Peg Lynch. The program also had a TV run in 1953. He showed up consistently in TV guest roles from 1950 until his unfortunate death on April 27, 1965 at the age of 62.