Johnny was featured on the May 19, 1967 cover of Time Magazine.
Johnny wrote two comedy books, Happiness Is...A Dry Martini (1965) and Unhappiness Is...A Blind Date (1967).
Johnny was given the Harvard Hasty Pudding Club Man Of The Year Award in 1977.
Johnny was given the Friar's Club Entertainer of the Year Award in 1965.
Johnny was revealed to be secretly writing jokes for David Letterman, 5 days before his death, by CBS senior vice president Peter Lassally, who produced shows for both.
Johnny turned down an offer by Mel Brooks to play "The Waco Kid" in Blazing Saddles (1974).
Johnny's best friend, James Randi, was a former magician like Johnny and regularly appeared on his show to give examples of frauds involving the supernatural to inform the public.
Johnny hosted 4,531 episodes of The Tonight Show. Until The Price Is Right host Bob Barker broke the record in 2002, he had the longest running record of one person hosting a show, for 29 years, 7 months, 21 days.
Johnny co-wrote the theme song for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson with songwriter Paul Anka in 1962.
Johnny's brother, Dick, was a television director that directed episodes of shows such as Get Smart! and Wheel Of Fortune.
Johnny was a ventriloquist.
Johnny was a talented amateur drummer.
Johnny was close friends with scientist Carl Sagan, who he often parodied, and was the first person to call his widow, Ann, upon his death on December 20, 1996.
Johnny received the Kennedy Center Honors in 1993.
Johnny was given the Presidential Medal Of Freedom in 1992.
Johnny's choice of personally-tailored suits included ones made by Giorgio Armani, Christian Dior, and Brooks Brothers.
Johnny was a major investor in the DeLorean Motor Company.
Johnny hosted The Red Skelton Show in 1954 when Red accidentally knocked himself unconscious before a live episode and Johnny was asked to fill in while Red recovered.
Johnny was inducted into the Television Hall Of Fame in 1987.
Johnny has a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, at 1751 Vine Street.
Johnny's income was reported by TV Guide as being over 2 million a year in the 1970s and over 5 million by the 1980s.
Johnny served in the Navy during WWII on the U.S.S. Pennsylvania.
Johnny won the Peabody Award in 1986.
Johnny: Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.
Johnny: Talent alone won't make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready. The most important question is: Are your ready?
Johnny Carson: People will pay more to be entertained than educated.