The latest “Jeopardy!” contestant — debuting today — is a computer.
The first “Jeopardy!” contestant — on March 30, 1964 — was “Mrs. Mary Eubanks, a housewife from Candor, N.C.” To hear those very words out of the mouth of Don Pardo, click here and go to the second square under “This is Jeopardy!”
The Final Jeopardy! answer on that inaugural show, under the category Famous Quotes, was ” ‘Good night sweet prince’ was originally said to him.”
I haven’t been able to determine whether Mary Eubanks nailed down her victory with “Who was Hamlet?” but she did take home $345.