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Birth of Desi Arnaz Jr.

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Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz with their son Desi Arnaz Jr.

On January 19, 1953, Desiderio Alberto Arnaz IV (known as Desi Arnaz Jr.) was born in Los Angeles, California, by Caesarean section, son of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, he was born on the same day of the premiere of the episode "Lucy Goes to the Hospital" of the series I Love Lucy, when Lucy Ricardo gives birth to Ricky Ricardo Jr., known as Little Ricky. Ball's pregnancy was incorporated into the storyline of her character Lucy Ricardo in Season 2 in 1952. Unexpectedly, the episode was watched by 71,7% of all American sets tuned in, facing the 67.7% of the inauguration coverage of U.S. president Dwight Eisenhower in the following day, January 20, 1953. His birth was the most published in television history, in fact, he appeared in the cover of the very first TV Guide issue on April 3, 1953 with the headline "Lucy's $50,000,000 baby".

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