June 8 is Lassie Day!
Lassie was a fictional dog character created for the short story (later expanded to a novel) “Lassie Come Home” written by Eric Knight. On June 8, 1947 Lassie made its debut on ABC’s radio network, a fictional series about a caring collie based on the story by Eric Knight. Due to its popularity, Lassie was later picked up and made into a television program.
If you look for them, you can still find black and white re-runs of Lassie on TV. Celebrate Lassie Day by checking your local listings to see if you can catch any of the old Lassie episodes.