OG Nickelodeon Logo

The original Nickelodeon logo, used from 1979 to 1981.

The following is a list of notable events, series premieres, cancellations and other business ventures for Nickelodeon in the year 1979. This was when Nickelodeon was officially launched, two years after its first program Pinwheel was tested.

Notable events

  • April 1 - Nickelodeon officially launches
  • April - Star Channel, later renamed The Movie Channel, launches on Nickelodeon after it went off the air, making it the first late night/early morning programming channel that aired after Nickelodeon ended.


Series premieres

Series cancellations

  • Nickel Flicks


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