Tv Events in History



2014 Event - 21st Century Fox, Inc. is seeking to sell its European pay TV assets to its BSkyB unit; this will enhance BSkyB's standing as a pay TV company while divesting Fox of its non-core business; such a deal must still receive regulatory approval

2013 Event - A special episode of the British science fiction program 'Doctor Who' called, 'The Day of the Doctor' broadcasts simultaneously to 94 countries in celebration of the show's 50th Anniversary; the broadcast earned a Guinness World Record for the largest ever simulcast of a TV drama

2013 Event - Disney and Netflix announce a deal in which ABC Television Studios and Marvel TV will produce four serialized programs run over multiple years; the programs will feature popular Marvel characters Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Jessica Johns

2013 Event - The U.S. TV network NBC announces Jay Leno, host of 'The Tonight Show' will leave in the spring of 2014, and be replaced by comedian Jimmy Fallon

2012 Event - Britain's MP Nadine Dorries is suspended from the Conservative Party after deciding to become the first politician to appear on a reality TV series

2010 Event - The first dedicated 3D TV channel in Europe, Sky 3D, launches in the UK

2009 Death - Billy Mays, famous television pitchman, direct response advertising salesman for 'As Seen on TV' products, CEO, Founder, Mays Promotions, Inc., dies at age 50

2004 Death - Tony Randall, actor, TV's The Odd Couple, dies at 84

2004 Death - Jack Paar, TV host, early Tonight Show host, dies at 85

2003 Death - Roy Neal, TV journalist, NASA correspondent, dies at 82

2003 Death - Buddy Ebsen, actor/dancer, TV's The Beverly Hillbillies, dies at 95

2003 Death - David Brinkley, TV journalist, dies at 82

2003 Death - David Bloom, TV journalist, died in Iraq of non-war-related causes, dies at 39

2002 Death - Roone Arledge, TV innovator, crated NFL Monday Night Football, dies at 71

2002 Death - Jonathan Harris, TV actor, TV's Lost in Space, dies at 84

2002 Death - Walter Annenberg, publisher/philanthropist/ambassador, started TV GUide, dies at 94

2002 Death - Pat Weaver, TV innovator, created the Today Show, dies at 93

2002 Death - Howard K. Smith, TV journalist, dies at 87

2001 Death - Christopher Hewett, actor, TV's Mr. Belvedere, dies at 80

2001 Death - Edward Winter, actor, TV's M*A*S*H, dies at 63

2001 Death - Ray Walston, actor, TV's My Favorite Martian, dies at 86

2000 Death - Thomas Yohe, TV producer/innovator, Schoolhouse Rock, dies at 63

2000 Death - Steve Allen, writer/TV host, early Tonight Show host, dies at 80

2000 Death - Robert Northshield, TV news producer, Sunday Morning, dies at 78

2000 Death - Larry Linville, actor, M*A*S*H TV show, dies at 60

1999 Death - Leonard Goldenson, TV executive, dies at 94

1998 Death - Johnny Roventini, pitchman, Phillip Morris radio and TV ads, dies at 88

1998 Death - Buffalo Bob Smith, TV personality, The Howdy Doody Show, dies at 80

1998 Event - Warner Brothers TV Network begins Tueday night programming

1997 Event - Jerry Seinfeld says this is the final season of his TV show

1997 Event - "ER" is performed live on TV

1997 Death - Brandon Tartikoff, TV executive (NBC), dies at 48

1997 Event - "Keenan Ivory Wayan Show," premieres on Fox TV

1997 Event - Dallas TV Station KXAS settle with Dallas Cowboys Michael Irvin and Erik Williams for reporting false sex assault allegations against them

1997 Event - TV evangelist Robert Schuller attacks a flight attendant

1997 Death - Edward Mulhare, actor, TV's The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, dies of lung cancer at 74

1997 Event - Mel Karmazin replaces Peter Lund as CEO of CBS TV

1997 Death - Brenda Carlin, TV producer and wife of comedian George Carlin, dies at 57

1997 Event - "Married With Children" final episode on Fox TV

1997 Death - Michael Stroka, TV actor, Aristede-Dark Shadows, dies of cancer at 57

1997 Death - Edwin Haig Alberian, TV celebrity, played Clarabell

1997 Death - Gail Davis, actress, TV's Annie Oakley

1997 Event - 5th annual ESPY Awards shown on TV

1997 Death - David Doyle, TV actor (Charlie's Angels)

1997 Event - NBC TV shows "Schindler's List," completely uncensored, 65 million watch

1997 Death - Dennis Main Wilson, TV and radio producer, dies at 72

1996 Death - Willaim Brown, British TV executive, dies at 67

1996 Death - Susan Gautier TV producer-Smith, dies at 33

1996 Death - Leonard Katzman, TV producer, dies at 69

1996 Death - Rex Tucker, TV writer/director, dies at 83

1996 Death - Humphrey Fisher, TV Producer, dies at 72

1996 Event - M2, MTV's second TV channel is launched

1996 Event - MSNBC begins Microsoft internet-NBC TV

1996 Event - WBSI TV replaces WNYC on channel 31 in New York City

1996 Event - O. J. Simpson appears on British TV discussing his not guilty verdict

1996 Death - Frank Henry Copplestone, TV executive, dies at 71

1996 Death - Sandy Becker, New York City Kiddie TV Show host (Sandy Becker Show), dies at 74

1996 Death - Michael Herford Wooller, TV/film producer, dies at 69

1996 Death - Gerald Savory, actor playwright/TV producer (3 Weeks), dies at 86

1995 Event - Princess Di admits she cheated on Prince Charles in a TV interview

1995 Death - Laura Weber, TV Host, dies at 70

1995 Event - O. J. Simpson cancels a TV appearance on Dateline

1995 Event - Mary Tyler Moore returns to series TV in "NY News," on CBS

1995 Death - Danny Arnold, British TV producer, dies at 70

1995 Death - Wilbur Stark, tV/film producer, dies at 83

1995 Event - Mason City Iowa's TV news personality Jodi Huisentruit disappears

1995 Event - Classic Sports Network begins on cable TV

1995 Death - Nicholas Palmer, TV writer/producer, dies at 57

1995 Event - Final TV broadcast of "Empty Nest" on NBC TV

1995 Event - Chopper 4 1st used on WNBC TV (New York City) news

1995 Death - Rachida Hammadi, Algerian TV journalist, murdered at 32

1995 Death - Vladislav Listyev, TV journalist, dies at 48

1995 Death - Nigel Lucius Graeme Finch, TV Director/film-maker, dies at 45

1995 Event - Belgium's TV channel VT4 goes on the air

1995 Event - Belgium's TV channel 2 in Flanders goes on the air

1995 Death - Peter Black, TV critic, dies at 82

1995 Event - 5th TV network (WB) Warner Brothers begins (WPIX-TV in New York City)

1994 Event - Warner Brothers announces a 5th TV network to begin on Jan 11, 1995

1994 Death - Andrew Miller-Jones TV pioneer, dies at 84

1994 Event - "Baseball" TV Miniseries last airs on PBS

1994 Death - H Minderop, founder/chairman (TROS-radio/TV), dies

1994 Death - Geoffrey McQueen, TV writer, dies at 46

1994 Event - 1st French "all news" TV, LCI, begins broadcasting

1994 Event - Howard Stern begins 30-minute (Radio) TV show on E! cable network

1994 Death - Dennis Potter, British TV writer (Pennies from Heaven), dies at 59

1994 Death - Rita Gillespie, tV Director, dies at 65

1994 Death - Henry Morgan, TV panalist (To Tell the Truth), dies of cancer at 74

1994 Event - "Where On Earth Is Carmen San Diego," debuts on Fox TV

1993 Death - Garry Moore, TV host (I've Got A Secret), dies of emphysema at 78

1993 Death - Raymond Lockhart, TV director (Huntley Brinkley Report), dies at 65

1993 Death - Smail Yefsah, Algerian TV journalist, murdered at 31

1993 Death - Mustafa Abada, Algerian TV director, murdered

1993 Event - Battle at TV station Ostankino/Moscow townhall, about 25 killed

1993 Death - Leonard Parkin, British TV host (ITN), dies at 64

1993 Event - NBC TV awarded 1996 Olympic coverage for $456 million

1993 Death - Piet Wielinga, TV producer (Dutch Glory), dies at 56

1993 Event - "Scrabble," second run," TV Game Show; last airs on NBC-TV

1993 Event - Paramaribo Suriname TV studio destroyed by fire

1993 Event - Last TV appearance of Mies Bouwman

1993 Death - Joop Scheltens, TV host/director (Explore Your Place), dies at 69

1993 Event - Soap opera "Santa Barbara" final show on NBC TV

1992 Event - WCBS TV news anchor Carol Martin weds Joe Terry

1992 Death - Mark Goodson, TV game show producer (Goodson-Toddman), dies at 77

1992 Event - Fox is to launch Tuesday night network TV, rescheduled to Decemeber

1992 Death - Ton Hasebos, cameraman/TV director (Gnome Hasebos), dies

1992 Event - 1964 "Gilligan's Island" TV pilot 1st shown on TV (TBS)

1992 Event - Mariel Hemmingway appears nude on TV show Civil Wars

1992 Event - House votes 280 to 128 to give FCC control of cable TV rates

1992 Event - Paramount inaugurates New York Street on TV/movie lot

1992 Death - Jim Whaley, TV host (Cinema Showcase), dies of heart attack at 44

1992 Event - Fox broadcasting adds Wednesday night TV programming

1992 Death - Geert Vissers, Dutch TV host (Gay Dating Show), dies

1992 Death - Skip Stephenson, TV host (Real People), dies

1992 Event - "Growing Pains," final episode on ABC TV

1992 Event - "Who's The Boss," final episode after 8 years on ABC TV

1992 Event - CBS TV premieres overnight news program "Up To The Minute"

1992 Death - Bert Parks, Jacobson, TV host (Miss America), dies at 77

1991 Death - Robert Q Lewis, U.S. comic/TV panel member (RQL Show), dies at 70

1991 Event - TV show "Roc" has a gay wedding episode - Can't Help Loving that Man

1991 Event - 1st TV condom ad aired (FOX- TV)

1991 Event - Michael Jackson's "Black or White" video premieres on FOX TV

1991 Event - "Princesses" premieres on CBS TV

1991 Event - "Good and Evil" premieres on ABC TV

1991 Event - "Good and Evil" and "Sibs" premieres on ABC TV

1991 Death - Andre Baruch, Radio/TV announcer dies at 83

1991 Event - TV Guide publishes it's 2000th edition

1991 Death - Prudence Nesbitt, British actress/TV producer, dies

1991 Death - Jack McCoy, Radio/TV personality, dies at 72

1991 Death - Marten Levendig, Dutch TV correspondent to Moscow, dies

1991 Event - "Nia Peeples Party Machine" premieres on TV

1990 Event - Sci-Fi Channel on cable TV begins transmitting

1990 Death - Loretta Tupper, radio/TV entertainer, dies of cancer at 84

1990 Death - Bernard Cowan, TV announcer, dies of kidney disease at 68

1990 Event - TV Guide selects Arsenio Hall as TV personality of year

1990 Event - Cowboy Channel on cable TV begins transmitting

1990 Event - General Elvis, TV Drama last airs on ABC

1990 Event - Return To Green Acres TV movie airs

1990 Event - "Cartoon All Stars to Rescue" shown on all 4 TV networks

1990 Event - Final episode of Pat Sajak's late night TV show on CBS

1990 Event - "Ha!" comedy Channel on cable TV begins transmitting

1990 Event - "Bradys" return to TV for 6 episodes on CBS TV

1990 Event - Sports News Network begins operation on cable TV

1990 Event - FCC implements "SYNDEX" giving independent stations more rights over cable TV outlets for exclusive syndicated programs

1989 Event - TV cameras permitted in British House of Commons

1989 Death - Simon van Collem, Dutch journalist/TV host, dies at 70

1989 Event - "Doctor Doctor," TV Comedy starring Matt Frewer, debuts on CBS-TV

1989 Event - "Tales From The Crypt," TV Anthology, debuts on HBO

1989 Event - Final TV episode of "Family Ties" airs

1989 Event - Moonlighting, TV Crime Drama last airs on ABC

1989 Event - "Entertainment Tonight" performs their 2,000th TV performance

1989 Event - Critics Siskel and Ebert film their 500th TV movie-review show

1989 Event - David Letterman becomes 1st network TV series to use dolby stereo

1989 Event - Mary Martin in "Peter Pan," 1st seen on TV since 1973

1989 Event - New York Yankees announce that Tom Seaver is their new TV sportscaster

1989 Event - 1st Spanish commercial on network TV (Pepsi-Cola-CBS Grammy Award)

1989 Event - Miami Vice's 100th episode seen on TV

1989 Event - 2 French TV newsmen arrested for trying to plant fake bombs on 3 airlines at JFK airport in security test

1989 Event - Jim and Tammy Bakker return to TV (Oy Vey!)

1988 Death - Max Robinson, 1st black network (ABC) TV anchor, dies of AIDS at 49

1988 Event - "Naked Gun" premieres, a movie based on TV's "Police Squad"

1988 Event - Talk-show host Geraldo Rivera's nose is broken as Roy Innis brawls with skinheads at TV taping

1988 Event - Senate passes bill curbing ads during children's TV shows

1988 Event - Mike Tyson smashes TV camera outside his Bernardsville New Jersey home

1988 Event - Jury awards Valerie Harper $1.6 M in dispute over TV series

1988 Event - "Price is Right" model Janice Pennington is knocked out by a TV camera

1988 Event - "Morton Downey, Jr. Show," debuts in TV syndication

1988 Event - Last broadcast of "Crossroads" on British TV

1987 Event - 1st condom commercial on BBC TV

1987 Event - "Star Trek: The Next Generation," debuts on syndicated TV

1987 Event - Michael Jacskon's "Bad" video premieres on CBS TV

1987 Event - Boy George barred from British TV show, he may be a bad influence

1987 Event - Federal judge throws out Bette Midler's $10 million suit against Ford Motor Co, who used a sound alike voice for their TV commercials

1987 Birthday - Milton J. Cross, born in New York City, TV announcer, Met Opera Auditions of the Air

1987 Event - Fox TV network premieres showing Married With Children

1987 Death - David Susskind, TV host (Open End, David Susskind Show), dies at 66

1987 Event - Anti-smoking ad airs for 1st time on TV, featuring Yul Brynner

1986 Event - TV soap "Search for Tomorrow" ends 35 year run

1986 Event - "Airwolf," TV Adventure; moves to USA

1986 Event - "Designing Women," TV Comedy, debuts on CBS

1986 Death - Donn Bennett, TV host (The Big Idea), dies at 76

1986 Death - Willem Ruis, Dutch TV host (Willem Ruis Show), dies at 41

1986 Death - Marlin Perkins, TV host (Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom), dies at 81

1986 Event - Regular TV coverage of U.S. Senate sessions begins

1986 Event - Geraldo Rivera opens Al Capone's vault on TV and finds nothing

1986 Event - To dispel rumors he's dead, Moammar Gadhafi appears on TV

1986 Death - Marlin Perkins, TV host (Wild Kingdom) at 80

1986 Death - Ned Calmer, TV host (In the First Person), dies at 78

1986 Event - 4 French TV crew members are abducted in Beirut Lebanon

1985 Event - Noraly Beyer becomes Netherlands 1st black TV newscaster

1985 Event - 1st AIDS theme TV movie - "An Early Frost"

1985 Death - Johnny Olsen, TV announcer (Price is Right), dies at 75

1985 Event - WJW-AM/TV in Cleveland Ohio change call letters to WRMR

1984 Event - TV soap "Edge of Night" ends 28 year run

1984 Death - Walter Woolf King, actor/TV host (Lights Cameras Action), dies at 85

1984 Death - Florence Rinard, TV panelist (20 Questions), dies at 82

1984 Death - Ken Carpenter, TV announcer (Lux Video Theater), dies at 84

1984 Event - Soap Opera "Santa Barbara" premieres on NBC TV

1984 Event - 1st live TV appearance by Chief Justice Warren Burger, Nightline

1984 Event - "Thicke Of The Night," TV Talk Show last airs in syndication

1984 Death - Ken Williams, TV announcer (Video Village), dies at 69

1984 Death - Lou Crosby, TV announcer (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 72

1984 Event - Supreme Court rules (5-4) oks private use of home VCRs to tape TV programs for later viewing does not violate federal copyright laws

1984 Event - TV anchor Christine Craft wins $325,000 in her case against KMBC-TV

1984 Death - Jack La Rue, TV narrator (Lights Out), dies at 81

1984 Event - "Night Court" starring Harry Anderson premieres on NBC TV

1983 Event - Nashville Network begins on cable TV

1983 Death - John K M McCaffery, TV host (One Minute Please), dies at 69

1983 Event - Jury in KC, Mo, awards TV anchorwoman Christine Craft $500,000 in sex discrimination suit against KMBC-TV (later overturned)

1983 Event - "Friday Night Videos" premieres on NBC TV

1983 Death - Walter O'Keefe, songwriter/TV host (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 82

1983 Death - Arthur Godfrey, TV host (Arthur Godrey Show), dies at 79

1983 Event - TNN, The Nashville Network, begins on Cable TV

1982 Event - TV soap "Doctors" ends 19 year run

1982 Event - FCC drops limits on duration and frequency of TV ads

1982 Death - Burton Turkus, lawyer/author/TV host (Mr Arsenic), dies at 80

1982 Death - Jock Ewing, dies in an aircrash on TV show "Dallas"

1982 Death - Dave Garroway, TV host (Today Show), dies at 69

1982 Death - Hank Ladd, TV host (Arrow Show, Waiting for the Break), dies at 74

1982 Death - Don Wilson, TV announcer (Jack Benny Show), dies at 81

1982 Event - 4 Dutch TV crew members shot dead in El Salvador

1982 Death - Rex Marshall, TV announcer (Circuit Rider, Herman Hickman Show), dies

1982 Event - "Fame" premieres on NBC TV

1981 Death - John Kieran, TV host (Information Please), dies at 89

1981 Death - Harry Von Zell, TV announcer (Burns and Allen), dies at 75

1981 Event - Entertainment Tonight premieres on TV

1981 Event - Judge Wapner and People's Court premier on TV

1981 Death - Allen Ludden, TV show host (Password), dies at 61

1981 Event - 2nd City TV's (SCTV) network premier (NBC)

1981 Death - Madge Evans, TV panelist (Masquerade Party), dies at 71

1981 Event - Final performance of TV show "Soap" airs

1981 Event - "Brady Brides," debuts on NBC TV

1980 Event - Bravo network premieres on cable TV

1980 Event - CBS TV bans Calvin Klein's jean ad featuring Brooke Shields

1980 Death - Bobby Van, actor/TV host (Make Me Laugh), dies of cancer at 49

1980 Event - On TV show Dallas, J.R. is shot

1980 Death - Jack Bailey, TV host (Queen for a Day), dies at 72

1979 Death - George De Witt, TV host (Name that Tune), dies at 56

1979 Death - John Reed King, TV host (Why?, Let's See), dies at 64

1979 Event - "Real People" premieres on NBC TV

1979 Death - Melville Cooper, TV panelist (I Got a Secret), dies at 82

1979 Event - Miniseries "Roots: Next Generations" premieres on ABC TV

1979 Event - "Supertrain," TV Anthology, Superbomb of 1979, debuts on NBC

1979 Event - "Co-Ed Fever," TV Comedy, debut and cancelled that outing on CBS

1978 Event - 1st lesbian theme TV movie - "Question of Love"

1978 Event - 1st broadcast of "Diff'rent strokes" on NBC TV

1978 Event - 1st TV movie from a TV series - "Rescue from Gilligan's Island"

1978 Event - "For Richer, For Poorer," TV Daytime Soap; last airs on NBC-TV

1978 Event - Last broadcast of "Columbo" on NBC TV

1978 Event - French TV announced a rating of "0" for a program about an Armenian's woman's 40th birthday, (comp: Napoleanic drama-67%, Knockout-33%)

1978 Event - ABC TV airs "Stars Salute Israel at 30"

1978 Event - TV show "Dallas" premieres on CBS (as a 5 week mini-series)

1978 Event - Rutles "All You Need is Cash" is shown on British TV

1978 Event - 1st broadcast of "Dallas" on CBS TV

1978 Death - Wendy Barrie, TV hostess (Wendy Barrie Show), dies at 65

1978 Event - "Fantasy Island" starring Ricardo Montalban premieres on ABC TV

1978 Death - Walter Keirnan, TV panelist (I've Got a Secret), dies at 75

1977 Death - Louis Untermeyer, poet/critic/TV panelist (What's My Line), dies at 92

1977 Event - Elvis Costello and The Attractions 1st U.S. TV appearance (SNL)

1977 Death - George Hamilton Combs, TV host (Through the Curtain), dies at 78

1977 Event - Canada begins regular live TV coverage of Parliament

1977 Event - 90 minute pilot of "Logan's Run" premieres on TV

1977 Event - 1st TV viewer discretion warning-Soap

1977 Event - 1st broadcast of "Roots" mini-series on ABC TV

1977 Death - Hal Sawyer, TV host (Sawyer Views Hollywood), dies at 62

1977 Event - Mary Shane hired by Chicago White Sox as 1st woman TV play-by-play

1976 Event - TV soap "Somerset" ends 6 year run

1976 Event - Sex Pistols using profanity on TV, gets them branded as "rotten punks"

1976 Event - 1st Jewish film and TV festival

1976 Event - Ford-Carter TV debate

1976 Death - Ted Mack, TV host (Original Amateur Hour), dies at 72

1976 Event - "Gong Show" premieres on TV, syndication

1976 Death - Mary Margaret McBride, TV hostess (Mary Margaret McBride), dies at 76

1976 Death - Nelson Case, TV host (Trash or Treasure), dies at 66

1976 Death - H Allen Smith, TV host (Armchair Detective), dies at 69

1976 Death - Vince Guaraldi, jazz pianist (Charlie Brown TV specials), dies at 43

1976 Event - "Honeymooners Second Honeymoon" airs on TV

1976 Event - "Rich Man, Poor Man" mini-series premieres on ABC TV

1976 Event - Sonny and Cher resume TV show, despite real-life divorce

1976 Event - "Laverne and Shirley" spinoff from "Happy Days" premieres on ABC TV

1976 Event - "Donny and Marie" [Osmond] musical variety show premieres on ABC TV

1975 Event - 1st broadcast of "One Day at a Time" on CBS TV

1975 Death - Arthur Treacher, TV announcer (Merv Griffin Show), dies at 81

1975 Death - Anthony Ross, TV host (Telltale Clue), dies at 69

1975 Event - TV soap opera "Ryan's Hope" premieres

1975 Death - Vivien Kellems, TV hostess (The Power of Women), dies at 78

1975 Event - "Hot l Baltimore" situation comedy premieres on ABC TV

1975 Event - "Barney Miller" premieres on ABC TV

1975 Death - Milton J Cross, TV announcer (Met Opera Auditions), dies at 87

1974 Death - Ed Sullivan, TV host (Ed Sullivan Show, Toast of the Town), dies at 73

1974 Death - Truman Bradley, TV host (Science Fiction Theater), dies at 69

1974 Birthday - Ahmet Rodan Zappa, son of Frank/rocker, Z, 2 Hip 4 TV

1974 Event - "Good Times," debuts on CBS TV

1974 Event - "Good Times" (spinoff from "Maude") premieres on CBS TV

1974 Event - "$6 Million Man" starring Lee Majors premieres on ABC TV

1973 Event - "Young and Restless" premieres on TV

1973 Death - Irna Phillips, creator of 5 TV soap operas, dies at 72

1973 Event - "Barbra Streisand ...and Other Musical Instruments" airs on CBS TV

1973 Death - Frank Knight, TV announcer (Chronoscope), dies at 79

1973 Event - "Star Trek-Animated" premieres on TV

1973 Event - ABC announces it obtained TV rights for 1976 Olympics

1973 Event - "Burns and Schreiber Comedy Hour," TV Variety; debut on ABC

1973 Event - 1st TV network female nudity-Steambath (PBS)-Valerie Perrine

1973 Death - Pat Henning, actor (Goodyear TV Playhouse), dies at 62

1973 Event - "Barnaby Jones" premieres on CBS TV

1973 Event - Tap dancer Ray Castle measured at 1440 taps/minute on BBC TV

1973 Event - WNPB TV channel 13 in Marquette, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting

1972 Event - WGVC (now WUCX) TV channel 35 in Grand Rapids, MI (PBS) 1st broadcast

1972 Event - KFIZ TV channel 34 in Fond du Lac, WI suspends broadcasting

1972 Event - 1st gay theme TV movie - "That Certain Summer"

1972 Event - WNJS TV channel 23 in Camden, New Jersey (PBS) begins broadcasting

1972 Event - KAVT (now KSMQ) TV channel 15 in Austin, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting

1972 Event - "M*A*S*H," premieres on NBC TV

1972 Event - 1st TV series about mixed marriage-Bridgit Loves Bernie

1972 Event - WMAO TV channel 23 in Greenwood, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting

1972 Event - "Waltons" TV program premieres

1972 Event - 1st TV broadcast of "Waltons" on CBS

1972 Event - WKAR TV channel 23 in East Lansing, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting

1972 Event - WMAV TV channel 18 in Oxford, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting

1972 Event - KHMA TV channel 11 in Houma, LA (IND) begins broadcasting

1972 Birthday - Andrew Cassesse, actor, Revenge of Nerds II, TV 101

1972 Event - WRIP (now WDSI) TV channel 61 in Chattanooga, Tennessee (IND) 1st broadcast

1972 Event - "Emergency" with Robert Fuller premieres on NBC TV

1972 Event - "Sanford and Son" starring Redd Foxx premieres on NBC TV

1972 Event - WMAH TV channel 19 in Biloxi, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting

1972 Event - WMAU TV channel 17 in Bude, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting

1972 Event - WMAW TV channel 14 in Meridian, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting

1972 Event - KDSD TV channel 16 in Aberdeen, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting

1971 Event - KAID TV channel 4 in Boise, Idaho (PBS) begins broadcasting

1971 Event - KUAC TV channel 9 in Fairbanks/College, AK (PBS) begins broadcasting

1971 Death - David Sarnoff, U.S. TV pioneer (RCA), dies at 80

1971 Event - KCBJ (now KMIZ) TV channel 17 in Columbia, MO (ABC) 1st broadcast

1971 Event - TV movie "Brian's Song," airs for 1st time on ABC-TV

1971 Event - WXLT (now WWSB) TV channel 40 in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida (ABC) begins

1971 Event - WTZH TV channel 24 in Meridian, MS (CBS) suspends broadcasting

1971 Event - KMPH TV channel 26 in Visalia-Fresno, California (IND) begins broadcasting

1971 Event - WGBY TV channel 57 in Springfield, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting

1971 Event - WIIQ TV channel 41 in Demopolis, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting

1971 Event - KVUE TV channel 24 in Austin, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting

1971 Event - WNPI TV channel 18 in Norwood, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting

1971 Event - WGTU TV channel 29 in Traverse City, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting

1971 Event - KVRL (now KRIV) TV ch 26 in Shreveport-Texarkana, LA (NBC) begins

1971 Event - WNPE TV channel 16 in Watertown, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting

1971 Event - WUHQ TV channel 41 in Battle Creek, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting

1971 Birthday - Bobby Leslie, TV rocker, Guys Next Door-I Was Made For You

1971 Event - WTVP TV channel 47 in Peoria, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting

1971 Birthday - Leanza Cornet, TV host, Entertainment Tonight

1971 Event - WHAE (now WGNX) TV channel 46 in Atlanta, Georgia (CBN) begins broadcasting

1971 Event - Ed Sullivan's final TV show on CBS

1971 Event - WDXR (now WKPD) TV channel 29 in Paducah, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting

1971 Death - Ogden Nash, poet/TV panelist (Masquerade Party), dies at 68

1971 Event - WBFF TV channel 45 in Baltimore, MD (IND) begins broadcasting

1971 Event - WCJB TV channel 20 in Gainesville, Florida (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting 3-judge U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

1971 Event - WNJT TV channel 52 in Trenton, New Jersey (PBS) begins broadcasting

1971 Event - WSVN (now WSBN) TV channel 47 in Norton, Virginia (PBS) begins broadcasting

1971 Event - "Benny Hill Show" tops TV ratings

1971 Event - WCPB TV channel 28 in Salisbury, MD (PBS) begins broadcasting

1971 Event - KDCD TV channel 18 in Midland, Texas (IND) suspends broadcasting

1971 Event - CBS TV announces it is dropping "Ed Sullivan Show"

1971 Event - Barbra Streisand appears on "The Burt Bacharach Special" on CBS TV

1971 Death - Philo T Farnsworth, U.S. TV pioneer, dies at 64

1971 Event - WDRB TV channel 41 in Louisville, Kentucky (IND) begins broadcasting

1971 Event - National Emergency Center erroneously orders U.S. radio and TV stations to go off the air. Mistake wasn't resolved for 30 minutes

1971 Event - Probably 1st gay theme TV episode - All in the Family

1971 Event - KTSC TV channel 8 in Pueblo-Colorado Spgs, CO (PBS) 1st broadcast

1971 Event - WHMB TV channel 40 in Indianapolis, IN (IND) begins broadcasting

1971 Event - "Alias Smith and Jones" premieres on ABC TV

1971 Event - "All in the Family" premieres on CBS featuring 1st toilet flush on TV

1970 Event - WUTV TV channel 29 in Buffalo, New York (IND) begins broadcasting

1970 Event - KNCT TV channel 46 in Belton/Killeen, Texas (PBS) begins broadcasting

1970 Birthday - Sabrina Lloyd, born in Fairfax, Virginia, actress, television and films, played role of Wade Welles in TV series, 'Sliders'

1970 Event - KGTF TV channel 12 in Agana, GU (PBS) begins broadcasting

1970 Event - KVEW TV channel 42 in Kennewick, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting

1970 Event - WYEA (now WLTZ) TV channel 38 in Columbus, Georgia (NBC) 1st broadcast

1970 Event - WFYI TV channel 20 in Indianapolis, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting

1970 Event - Herbert Schmidtz makes highest parachute jump from a tower by leaping from a 1,984 ft TV mast in Tulsa, Oklahoma

1970 Event - WAPT TV channel 16 in Jackson, MS (ABC) begins broadcasting

1970 Event - KAPP TV channel 35 in Yakima, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting

1970 Event - WSWP TV channel 9 in Grandview, WV (PBS) begins broadcasting

1970 Event - WKMJ TV channel 68 in Louisville, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting

1970 Event - WDHN TV channel 18 in Dothan, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting

1970 Event - KTSD TV channel 10 in Pierre, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting

1970 Event - WJCL TV channel 22 in Savannah, Georgia (ABC) begins broadcasting

1970 Birthday - Patrick Dancy, TV rocker, Guys Next Door-I Was Made For You

1970 Event - WSWO TV channel 26 in Springfield, OH (ABC) suspends broadcasting

1970 Event - KPAX TV channel 8 in Missoula, Montana (CBS) begins broadcasting

1970 Event - WSMW TV channel 27 in Worcester, MA (IND) begins broadcasting

1970 Event - KDUB TV channel 40 in Dubuque, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting

1970 Event - KTVM TV channel 6 in Butte, Montana (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1970 Event - KOAI (now KNAZ) TV channel 2 in Flagstaff, Arizona (NBC) 1st broadcast

1970 Death - Herb Shriner, humorist/TV host (Herb Shriner Show), dies at 51

1970 Event - WMGZ TV channel 16 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, begins broadcasting

1970 Event - WPSJ TV channel 14 in Ponce, Puerto Rico, begins broadcasting

1970 Event - WSNS TV channel 44 in Chicago, Illinois (IND) begins broadcasting

1970 Event - KAEC TV channel 19 in Lufkin, Texas (ABC) suspends broadcasting

1970 Event - WNIN TV channel 9 in Evansville, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting

1970 Event - WTCI TV channel 45 in Chattanooga, Tennessee (PBS) begins broadcasting

1970 Event - WXOW TV channel 19 in La Crosse, Wisconsin (ABC) begins broadcasting

1970 Event - KIIN (now KUN) TV channel 12 in Iowa City, IA (PBS) 1st broadcast

1970 Event - WUTR TV channel 20 in Utica-Rome, New York (ABC) begins broadcasting

1970 Event - KVDO TV channel 3 in Salem, OR (IND) begins broadcasting

1970 Event - Jackson 5 make TV debut on American Bandstand

1970 Event - KAMU TV channel 15 in College Station, Texas (PBS) begins broadcasting

1970 Event - "Hollywood Palace," last airs on ABC TV

1970 Event - WSCV TV channel 51 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (IND) suspends broadcasting

1970 Event - WMAA TV channel 29 in Jackson, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting

1970 Event - KPTS TV channel 8 in Hutchinson-Wichita, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting

1970 Event - WHAG TV channel 25 in Hagerstown, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting

1969 Event - Diana Ross final TV appearance as a Supreme on theEd Sullivan Show

1969 Event - 50m TV viewers saw singer Tiny Tim marry Miss Vicky, on Tonight Show

1969 Event - KXIX (now KVCT) TV channel 19 in Victoria, Texas (ABC) 1st broadcast

1969 Event - WENY TV channel 36 in Elmira, New York (ABC) begins broadcasting

1969 Event - 1st commercial ad on English TV: Birds-Eye Peas on ATV (Midland)

1969 Event - Vice President Spiro T. Agnew accused network TV news depts of bias and distortion

1969 Event - WJJY (now WJPT) TV channel 14 in Jacksonville, IL (ABC) 1st broadcast

1969 Event - "Sesame Street" premieres on PBS TV

1969 Event - WXPO (now WNDS) TV channel 50 in Manchester, New Hampshire (IND) 1st broadcast

1969 Event - WHMA (now WJSU) TV channel 40 in Anniston, AL (CBS) 1st broadcast

1969 Event - WKYH (now WYMT) TV channel 57 in Hazard, Kentucky (NBC) begins broadcasting

1969 Event - Madison Square Garden TV Network begins (Rangers vs. North Stars)

1969 Event - KHOF (now KAGL) TV ch 30 in San Bernardino/Glenda, California (IND) begins

1969 Event - WJMN TV channel 3 in Escanaba, MI (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

1969 Event - WMPB TV channel 67 in Baltimore, MD (PBS) begins broadcasting

1969 Event - "Bright Promise," TV Daytime Soap; debuts on NBC-TV

1969 Event - WCVN TV channel 54 in Covington, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting

1969 Death - Bud Collyer, TV emcee (Beat the Clock, To Tell the Truth), dies at 61

1969 Event - KYUS TV channel 3 in Miles City, Montana (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

1969 Event - WATL TV channel 36 in Atlanta, Georgia begins broadcasting

1969 Birthday - Kitty G, Katia Geiger, Leningrad Russia, cable tv actress

1969 Event - KWIH TV channel 44 in Winona, MN (IND) begins broadcasting

1969 Event - KAEC TV channel 19 in Lufkin, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting

1969 Event - WMUL (now WPBY) TV channel 33 in Huntington, WV (PBS) 1st broadcast

1969 Event - "Hee Haw" with Roy Clark and Buck Owens premieres on CBS TV

1969 Event - John and Yoko appear on David Frost's British TV Show

1969 Event - KDNL TV channel 30 in Saint Louis, MO (IND) begins broadcasting

1969 Event - Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash combine on a Grand Ole Opry TV special

1969 Event - Tobacco advertising is banned on Canadian radio and TV

1969 Event - WEDB TV channel 40 in Berlin, New Hampshire (PBS) begins broadcasting

1969 Event - KEET TV channel 13 in Eureka, California (PBS) begins broadcasting

1969 Event - Marcus Welby MD, a TV movie is shown on ABC-TV

1969 Event - WWVU (now WNPB) TV channel 24 in Morgantown, WV (PBS) 1st broadcast

1969 Event - KGTO TV channel 36 in Fayetteville, AR (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

1969 Event - "This Is Tom Jones," debuts on ABC TV

1969 Event - KMST TV channel 46 in Monterey-Salinas, California (CBS) begins broadcasting

1969 Event - WPGH TV channel 53 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (IND) begins broadcasting

1969 Birthday - Melissa Rivers, New York City, TV hostess, MTV, CBS Morning News

1969 Event - WLIW TV channel 21 in Garden City, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - KVOF (KUDO, now KWBB) TV channel 38 in SF, California (IND) 1st broadcast

1968 Event - WATU (now WAGT) TV channel 26 in Augusta, Georgia (CBS) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - WCWB (now WMGT) TV channel 41 in Macon, Georgia (NBC) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - KFIZ TV channel 34 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin begins broadcasting

1968 Event - Rolling Stones film TV show "Rock 'n Roll Circus"-never aired

1968 Event - KECC (now KECY) TV channel 9 in El Centro, California (CBS) 1st broadcast

1968 Event - KRNE TV channel 12 in Merriman, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - WKID (WSCV) TV channel 51 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (IND) 1st broadcast

1968 Event - 1st interracial TV kiss, Star Trek-Kirk and Uhura

1968 Event - KHNE TV channel 29 in Hastings, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - KSEL (now KAMC) TV channel 28 in Lubbock, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - WRDU (now WPTF) TV chan 28 in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina (NBC) 1st broadcast

1968 Event - WTOG TV channel 44 in St. Petersburg-Tampa, Florida (IND) 1st broadcast

1968 Event - KMIR TV channel 36 in Palm Springs, California (NBC) begins broadcastng

1968 Death - Elder Lightfoot Solomon Michaux, TV preacher, dies at 84

1968 Event - WKMU TV channel 21 in Murray, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - KPLM (now KESQ) TV channel 42 in Palm Springs, California (ABC) begins

1968 Event - "That's Life" premieres-A Broadway musical type TV show

1968 Event - WKAS TV channel 25 in Ashland, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - WKGB TV channel 53 in Bowling Green, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - WKLE TV channel 46 in Lexington, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - WKMA TV channel 35 in Madisonville, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - WKMR TV channel 38 in Morehead, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - WKON TV channel 52 in Owenton, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - WKSO TV channel 29 in Somerset, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - WKZT TV channel 23 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - KMTC (now KDEB) TV channel 27 in Springfield, MO (IND) 1st broadcast

1968 Event - KLNI (now KADN) TV channel 15 in Lafayette, LA (IND) begins

1968 Event - "Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park" Show on CBS TV

1968 Event - WUAB TV channel 43 in Lorain-Cleveland, OH (IND) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - WXON TV channel 20 in Detroit, MI (IND) begins broadcasting

1968 Birthday - Dan Cortese, actor/TV host, Jess Hanson-Melrose Place

1968 Event - WGIQ TV channel 43 in Louisville, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - WVPT TV channel 51 in Staunton, Virginia (PBS) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - WMCV (now WZTV) TV channel 17 in Nashville, Tennessee (IND) 1st broadcast

1968 Event - WXTV TV channel 41 in New York-Paterson, New York (UNI) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - WXIX TV channel 19 in Cincinnati-Newport, OH (IND) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - Jane Asher breaks her engagement with Paul McCartney on live TV

1968 Event - "One Life to Live" premieres on TV

1968 Event - WSWO TV channel 26 in Springfield, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - KQEC TV channel 32 in SF, California (PBS) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - KCFW TV channel 9 in Kalispell, Montana (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - WHTV (now WTZH) TV channel 24 in Meridian, MS (NBC/CBS) 1st broadcast

1968 Event - WKHA TV channel 35 in Hazard, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - WBLG (now WTVQ) TV channel 62 in Lexington, Kentucky (ABC) 1st broadcast

1968 Event - WEKW TV channel 52 in Keene, New Hampshire (PBS) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - WSKG TV channel 46 in Binghamton, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - WHED TV channel 15 in Hanover, New Hampshire (PBS) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - WKPI TV channel 22 in Pikeville, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - KEMO (now KOFY) TV channel 20 in San Francisco, California (IND) 1st broadcast

1968 Event - KLVX TV channel 10 in Las Vegas, Nevada (PBS) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - WVER TV channel 28 in Rutland, VT (PBS) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - WVTA TV channel 41 in Windsor, VT (PBS) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - CBS TV suspends Radio Free Europe free advertising because RFE doesn't make it clear it is sponsored by the CIA

1968 Event - WVUT TV channel 22 in Vincennes, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - WHKY TV channel 14 in Hickory, North Carolina (IND) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - WLED TV channel 49 in Littleton, New Hampshire (PBS) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - KESD TV channel 8 in Brookings, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - KDTV TV channel 39 in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas (IND) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - WKBF TV channel 61 in Cleveland, OH (IND) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - KDCD TV channel 18 in Midland, Texas (IND) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - Nighttime version of "Hollywood Squares" premieres on NBC TV

1968 Event - Jacques Cousteau's 1st undersea special on U.S. network TV

1968 Event - "GE College Bowl" quiz show premieres on NBC TV

1968 Event - KBHK TV channel 44 in San Francisco, California (IND) begins broadcasting

1968 Event - Netherlands gets color TV

1968 Event - WDCO TV channel 15 in Cochran, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - KTSB (now KSNT) TV channel 27 in Topeka, KS (NBC) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - WEDW TV channel 49 in Bridgeport, CT (PBS) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - WLTV TV channel 23 in Miami, Florida (IND) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - KXNE TV channel 19 in Norfolk, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - KIMO TV channel 13 in Anchorage, AK (ABC) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - KMXN (now KJTV) TV channel 34 in Lubbock, Texas (IND) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - WETK TV channel 33 in Burlington, VT (PBS) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - WGNO TV channel 26 in New Orleans, Louisiana (ABC) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - KGSC (now KICU) TV channel 36 in San Jose, California (IND) begins

1967 Event - KBFI (now KDAF) TV channel 33 in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas (IND) begins

1967 Event - WGBX TV channel 44 in Boston, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - WCAE TV channel 50 in St. John, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - WCIX TV channel 6 in Miami, Florida (CBS) begins broadcasting

1967 Death - Martin Block, TV announcer (Chesterfield Supper Club), dies at 64

1967 Event - KPAZ TV channel 21 in Phoenix, Arizona (IND) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - KPOB TV channel 15 in Poplar Bluff, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - WSRE TV channel 23 in Pensacola, Florida (PBS) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - WUNE TV channel 17 in Linville, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - WUNF TV channel 33 in Asheville, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - WUNG TV channel 58 in Concord, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - KVVU TV channel 5 in Henderson-Las Vegas, NV (IND) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - KMEG TV channel 14 in Sioux City, IA (CBS) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - WEBA TV channel 14 in Allendale, South Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - Last broadcast of "What's My Line" on CBS TV

1967 Event - WJPM TV channel 33 in Florence, South Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - KUHI (now KSNF) TV channel 16 in Joplin, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - KMNE TV channel 7 in Bassett, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - WIRT TV channel 13 in Hibbing, MN (ABC) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - WJRJ (WTCG, WTBS) TV channel 17 in Atlanta, Georgia (IND) begins

1967 Event - Final TV episode of "Fugitive"

1967 Event - WFIQ TV channel 36 in Florence, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - WQLN TV channel 54 in Erie, Pennsylvania (PBS) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - KYAY TV channel 39 in West Monroe, LA (IND) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - WBRA TV channel 15 in Roanoke, Virginia (PBS) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - WRET TV channel 36 in Charlotte, North Carolina (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - "News at 10" premieres on English TV

1967 Event - 1st British color TV broadcast, on BBC 2

1967 Event - 400 million watch Beatles "Our World" TV special

1967 Event - KPBS TV channel 15 in San Diego, California (PBS) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - Paul McCartney admits on TV that he took LSD

1967 Event - WSBE TV channel 36 in Providence, RI (PBS) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - KTVN TV channel 2 in Reno, NV (CBS) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - KSPS TV channel 7 in Spokane, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting

1967 Birthday - J. D. Roth, born in Beverly Hills, California, TV host, Fun House

1967 Event - WNYE TV channel 25 in Brooklyn, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - WCMU TV channel 14 in Mount Pleasant, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - WOET (now WPTD) TV channel 16 in Dayton, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - WSJK TV channel 2 in Sneedville/Knoxville, Tennessee (PBS) 1st broadcast

1967 Event - WACS TV channel 25 in Dawson, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - WEDN TV channel 53 in Norwich, CT (PBS) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - WMET (now WHSW) TV channel 24 in Baltimore, MD (IND) 1st broadcast

1967 Event - WCLP TV channel 18 in Chatsworth, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - WDAZ TV channel 8 in Devils Lake, ND (ABC) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - PBS (the National Educational TV) begins as a 70 station network

1967 Event - "Newlywed Game" premieres on ABC TV

1967 Event - KHTV TV channel 39 in Houston, Texas (IND) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - KLXA (now KTBN) TV channel 40 in Fontana-San Ana, California (IND) begins

1967 Event - WJAN TV channel 17 in Canton, OH (IND) begins broadcasting

1967 Event - WABW TV channel 14 in Pelham, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting

1966 Event - Britains rock TV show, "Ready Steady Go," last program

1966 Event - WCVW TV channel 57 in Richmond, Virginia (PBS) begins broadcasting

1966 Event - KETS TV channel 2 in Little Rock, AR (PBS) begins broadcasting

1966 Event - 1st TV station in Congo, Kinshasa (Zaire)

1966 Event - KHSD TV channel 11 in Lead, SD (ABC) begins broadcasting

1966 Event - WAEO (now WJFW) TV channel 12 in Rhinelander, WI (NBC) begins

1966 Event - KMEB TV channel 10 in Wailuku, HI (PBS) begins broadcasting

1966 Event - KPNE TV channel 9 in North Platte, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting

1966 Event - WCES TV channel 20 in Wrens, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting

1966 Event - WUSF TV channel 16 in Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida (PBS) 1st broadcast

1966 Event - KTNE TV channel 13 in Alliance, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting

1966 Event - WRLK TV channel 35 in Columbia, South Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting

1966 Event - KIFW (now KTNL) TV channel 13 in Sitka, AK (CBS) begins broadcasting

1966 Death - Art Baker, TV host (You Asked For It), dies at 67

1966 Event - WRLH TV channel 31 in Lebanon, New Hampshire (NBC) begins broadcasting

1966 Event - KBSC (now KVEA) TV channel 52 in Corona-Los Angeles, California begins

1966 Event - KFDO (now KVIJ) TV channel 8 in Sayre, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting

1966 Event - WDHO (now WNWO) TV channel 24 in Toledo, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting

1966 Event - WDCA TV channel 20 in Washington, D.C. (IND) begins broadcasting

1966 Event - KHET TV channel 11 in Honolulu, HI (PBS) begins broadcasting

1966 Event - WTVX TV channel 34 in Ft. Pierce-Vero Beach, Florida (IND) 1st broadcast

1966 Event - WJET TV channel 24 in Erie, Pennsylvania (ABC) begins broadcasting

1966 Event - WRFT (now WVFT) TV channel 27 in Roanoke, Virginia (IND) begins broadcasting

1966 Event - KBIM TV channel 10 in Roswell, New Mexico (CBS) begins broadcasting

1966 Event - KWCM TV channel 10 in Appleton, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting

1966 Event - WCMC (now WMGM) TV channel 40 in Wildwood, New Jersey (NBC) 1st broadcast

1966 Event - WDIO TV channel 10 in Duluth, MN (ABC) begins broadcasting

1966 Event - "Batman" with Adam West and Burt Ward premieres on ABC TV

1966 Event - "Daktari" African adventure series premieres on CBS TV

1966 Event - Who and the Kinks perform on the last "Shindig" TV show on ABC

1966 Event - WFLD TV channel 32 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting

1965 Event - CBS purchases NFL TV rights for 1966-68 at $18.8 million per year

1965 Event - WCNY TV channel 24 in Syracuse, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting

1965 Event - KCST TV channel 39 in San Diego, California (NBC) begins broadcasting

1965 Event - "Days of Our Lives" premieres on TV

1965 Birthday - Maty Monforth, TV host, Mike and Maty

1965 Event - WCFT TV channel 33 in Tuscaloosa, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting

1965 Event - KTWU TV channel 11 in Topeka, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting

1965 Event - WBMG TV channel 42 in Birmingham, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting

1965 Event - WEMT (now WVII) TV channel 7 in Bangor, ME (ABC) begins broadcasting

1965 Event - Donovan's 1st U.S. TV appearance (Shindig)

1965 Event - WLVT TV channel 39 in Allentown, Pennsylvania (PBS) begins broadcasting

1965 Event - WXXW (now WYCC) TV channel 20 in Chicago, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting

1965 Event - WPHL TV channel 17 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (IND) begins broadcasting

1965 Event - WCEE TV channel 23 in Rockford, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting

1965 Event - WUND TV channel 2 in Columbia, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting

1965 Event - KLNE TV channel 3 in Lexington, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting

1965 Event - KREZ TV channel 6 in Durango, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting

1965 Event - WTVI TV channel 42 in Charlotte, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting

1965 Event - Cigarette Ads banned on British TV

1965 Event - WLCY (now WTSP) TV channel 10 in St. Petersburg-Tampa, Florida (ABC) begins

1965 Event - KUID TV channel 12 in Moscow, Idaho (PBS) begins broadcasting

1965 Event - Sonny and Cher make their 1st TV appearance, "American Bandstand"

1965 Event - WTAF TV channel 29 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (IND) begins broadcasting

1965 Event - WNJU TV channel 47 in NY-Linden, New York (TEL) begins broadcasting

1965 Event - WAOW TV channel 9 in Wausau, Wisconsin (ABC) begins broadcasting

1965 Death - Norman Brokenshire, TV moderator (Four Square Court), dies at 66

1965 Event - 1st use of satellite TV, Today Show on Early Bird Satellite

1965 Event - KTCI TV channel 17 in St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN (PBS) 1st broadcast

1965 Event - WMFE TV channel 24 in Orlando, Florida (PBS) begins broadcasting

1965 Event - WPSX TV channel 3 in Clearfield, Pennsylvania (PBS) begins broadcasting

1965 Event - KHFI (now KBVO) TV channel 42 in Austin, Texas (NBC) begins broadcasting

1965 Event - WVIZ TV channel 25 in Cleveland, Ohio (PBS) begins broadcasting

1965 Event - The Who make their 1st appearance on British TV

1965 Event - "King Family Show" (musical variety) premieres on ABC TV

1965 Death - Harvey Zorbaugh, doctor/TV host (Play the Game), dies at 68

1965 Event - WKBD TV channel 50 in Detroit, MI (IND) begins broadcasting

1964 Event - KTVR TV channel 13 in La Grande, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting

1964 Event - "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" 1st airs on TV

1964 Event - KHQL (now KCAN) TV channel 8 in Albion, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting

1964 Event - WITF TV channel 33 in Harrisburg-Hershey, Pennsylvania (PBS) begins broadcasting

1964 Event - KBYU TV channel 11 in Provo, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting

1964 Event - KUPK TV channel 13 in Garden City, KS (ABC) begins broadcasting

1964 Event - WEIQ TV channel 42 in Mobile, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting

1964 Event - Philips begins experimenting with color TV

1964 Event - KCSM TV channel 60 in San Mateo-SF, California (PBS) begins

1964 Event - WSBK TV channel 38 in Boston, MA (IND/ABC/CBS/NBC) begin

1964 Event - WUCM TV channel 19 in University Center, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting

1964 Event - KIXE TV channel 9 in Redding, California (PBS) begins broadcasting

1964 Event - WSJU TV channel 18 in Carolina, Puerto Rico begins broadcasting

1964 Event - WTSJ TV channel 18 in San Juan, Puerto Rico (NBC) begins broadcasting

1964 Event - WWAY TV channel 3 in Wilmington, North Carolina (ABC) begins broadcasting

1964 Event - "Munsters" premieres on TV

1964 Event - "Bewitched" premieres on ABC TV

1964 Event - WCVE TV channel 23 in Richmond, Virginia (PBS) begins broadcasting

1964 Event - WKEF TV channel 22 in Dayton, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting

1964 Event - WJSP TV channel 28 in Columbus, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting

1964 Event - Ranger 7 launched toward the Moon; sent back 4308 TV pictures

1964 Event - "Another World" and "As the World Turns" premieres on TV

1964 Event - KIII TV channel 3 in Corpus Christi, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting

1964 Event - KCOY TV channel 12 in Santa Maria, California (CBS) begins broadcasting

1964 Event - WKAB TV channel 32 in Montgomery, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting

1964 Event - WMEM TV channel 10 in Presque Isle, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting

1964 Event - WBGU TV channel 27 in Bowling Green, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting

1964 Event - WCIU TV channel 26 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting

1964 Event - NBC purchases AFL 5 year (1965-69) TV rights for $36 million

1964 Event - CBS purchases 1964 and 1965 NFL TV rights for $28.2 million

1964 Event - KFME TV channel 13 in Fargo, ND (PBS) begins broadcasting

1964 Event - Jacqueline Kennedy's 1st public appearance (TV) since assassination

1964 Event - KNMT TV channel 12 in Walker, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting

1964 Event - KTVS TV channel 3 in Sterling, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting

1963 Birthday - Willow Bay, TV host, Good Morning America

1963 Event - WHNT TV channel 19 in Huntsville, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting

1963 Death - Fred Uttal, TV host (QED), dies at 55

1963 Event - WITV TV channel 7 in Charleston, South Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting

1963 Event - WGHP TV channel 8 in Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina (ABC) begins

1963 Event - WMEB TV channel 12 in Orono, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting

1963 Event - "Fugitive" premieres on ABC TV

1963 Event - WVAN TV channel 9 in Savannah, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting

1963 Event - WNTV TV channel 29 in Greenville, South Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting

1963 Event - "Outer Limits" premieres on ABC TV

1963 Event - WHYY TV channel 12 in Wilmington, DE (PBS) begins broadcasting

1963 Event - WCTI TV channel 12 in New Bern, North Carolina (ABC) begins broadcasting

1963 Event - Britains rock TV show, Ready Steady Go, premieres

1963 Event - WQAD TV channel 8 in Moline, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting

1963 Event - KAIT TV channel 8 in Jonesboro, AR (ABC) begins broadcasting

1963 Event - Dutch 2nd Chamber condemns commercial TV

1963 Event - NBC purchases 1963 AFL championship game TV rights for $926,000

1963 Birthday - Conan Chris O'Brien, born in Brookline, Massachusetts, TV host, Late Night

1963 Event - Soap operas "General Hospital" and "Doctors" premier on TV

1963 Birthday - Paul de Leeuw, Dutch TV host, Cry of the Lion

1963 Event - KWHY TV channel 22 in Los Angeles, California (IND) begins broadcasting

1963 Event - WGSF TV channel 28 in Newark, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting

1963 Event - WFAN TV channel 14 in Washington, D.C. (IND) begins broadcasting

1963 Event - WOUB TV channel 20 in Athens, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting

1963 Event - WTEV (now WLNE) TV channel 6 in Providence RI begins broadcasting

1962 Event - WAIQ TV channel 26 in Montgomery, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting

1962 Event - Beatles 1st British TV appearance (People and Places)

1962 Event - KGMB TV channel 9 in Honolulu, HI (CBS) begins broadcasting

1962 Event - WBJA (now WMGC) TV channel 34 in Binghamton, New York (ABC) 1st broadcast

1962 Event - KOET (now KULC) TV channel 9 in Ogden, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting

1962 Event - KYVE TV channel 47 in Yakima, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting

1962 Event - WNYC TV channel 31 in New York, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting

1962 Event - WZZM TV channel 13 in Grand Rapids, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting

1962 Event - WCIV TV channel 4 in Charleston, South Carolina (NBC) begins broadcasting

1962 Event - John F. Kennedy addresses TV about Russian missile bases in Cuba

1962 Event - KTXT TV channel 5 in Lubbock, Texas (PBS) begins broadcasting

1962 Event - WLOX TV channel 13 in Biloxi-Gulfport, MS (ABC) begins broadcasting

1962 Event - WEDH TV channel 24 in Hartford, CT (PBS) begins broadcasting

1962 Event - KCRL TV channel 4 in Reno, NV (NBC) begins broadcasting

1962 Event - KMEX TV channel 34 in Los Angeles, California (IND) begins broadcasting

1962 Event - TV comedy series "Beverly Hillbillies" premieres on CBS

1962 Event - KWSU TV channel 10 in Pullman, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting

1962 Event - ABC's 1st color TV series-Jetsons

1962 Event - Public TV channel 13 begins in New York City

1962 Event - WOKR TV channel 13 in Rochester, New York (ABC) begins broadcasting

1962 Event - KVCR TV channel 24 in San Bernardino, California (PBS) begins broadcasting

1962 Event - KLRN TV channel 9 in San Antonio, Texas (PBS) begins broadcasting

1962 Event - WDCN TV channel 8 in Nashville, Tennessee (PBS) begins broadcasting

1962 Event - WNYS (now WIXT) TV channel 9 in Syracuse, New York (ABC) begins broadcasting

1962 Event - KATC TV channel 3 in Lafayette, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting

1962 Event - 1st Europe-U.S. live TV program (via Telstar)

1962 Event - 1st transatlantic TV transmission via satellite (Telstar I)

1962 Event - KIKU (now KHNL) TV channel 13 in Honolulu, HI (IND) 1st broadcast

1962 Event - WSEC (now WLRN) TV channel 17 in Miami, Florida (PBS) begins broadcasting

1962 Event - WWUP TV channel 10 in Sault Ste Marie, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting

1962 Event - WBKO TV channel 13 in Bowling Green, Kentucky (ABC) begins broadcasting

1962 Birthday - Mariangela D'Abbraccio, Naples Italy, TV actress, Passioni

1962 Event - WMHT TV channel 17 in Schenectady-Alby-Tro, New York (PBS) 1st broadcast

1962 Event - MIT sends TV signal by satellite for 1st time: CA to MA

1962 Birthday - Phillip Schofield, TV personality and designer, Nightfire

1962 Birthday - Star Jones, attorney/TV hostess, NBC, Inside Edition

1962 Event - Bekkers of Bosch makes TV speech in Netherlands for birth control

1962 Event - KATU TV channel 2 in Portland, OR (ABC) begins broadcasting

1962 Event - Beatles, with Pete Best, TV debut (perform "Dream Baby" on BBC)

1962 Event - 1st lady Jacqueline Kennedy conducts White House tour on TV

1962 Event - KACB TV channel 3 in San Angelo, Texas (NBC) begins broadcasting

1962 Death - Tom Shirley, actor/TV announcer (They're Off), dies at 62

1962 Birthday - Julie Moran, TV hostess, Entertainment Tonight, Independence Day

1961 Event - KICU TV channel 43 in Visalia-Fresno, California (IND) begins broadcasting

1961 Event - KAIL TV channel 53 in Fresno, California (IND) begins broadcasting

1961 Event - Equal access rule, political parties get TV broadcasting time

1961 Birthday - Annie Pujol, Perpignan, French TV hostess, Roue de la Fortune

1961 Event - WXGeorgia TV channel 8 in Waycross, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting

1961 Event - KHAW TV channel 11 in Hilo, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting

1961 Event - WPLG TV channel 10 in Miami, Florida (ABC) begins broadcasting

1961 Event - WCBB TV channel 10 in Augusta, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting

1961 Event - KMED (now KTVL) TV channel 10 in Medford, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting

1961 Event - WETA TV channel 26 in Washington, D.C. (PBS) begins broadcasting

1961 Event - WHRO TV channel 15 in Hampton-Norfolk, Virginia (PBS) begins broadcasting

1961 Event - KGIN TV channel 11 in Grand Island, NB (CBS) begins broadcasting

1961 Event - WOLO TV channel 25 in Columbia, South Carolina (ABC) begins broadcasting

1961 Event - WYAH TV channel 27 in Portsmouth, Virginia (IND) begins broadcasting

1961 Event - "Detectives," TV Crime Drama; moves to NBC-TV

1961 Event - KTPS TV channel 62 in Tacoma, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting

1961 Event - 1st movie to become a TV series - How to Marry a Millionaire

1961 Event - WLKY TV channel 32 in Louisville, Kentucky (ABC) begins broadcasting

1961 Event - "Car 54 Where are You?" premieres on TV

1961 Event - WBNB TV channel 10 in Charlotte Amaile, VI (CBS) begins broadcasting

1961 Event - KUSD TV channel 2 in Vermillion, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting

1961 Event - KNDU TV channel 25 in Richland-Pasco-Kennew, WA (NBC) 1st broadcast

1961 Event - KBMT TV channel 12 in Beaumont, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting

1961 Event - FCC Chairman Newton N Minow criticizes TV as a "vast wasteland"

1961 Event - KCPT TV channel 19 in Kansas City, Missouri (PBS) begins broadcasting

1961 Birthday - Ane-Marie Sanches, newscaster, Suriname TV/Radio

1961 Event - KOAP TV channel 10 in Portland, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting

1961 Event - Bobby Darin is youngest performer to headline a TV special on NBC

1961 Event - KAET TV channel 8 in Phoenix, Arizona (PBS) begins broadcasting

1961 Event - "Sing Along with Mitch" [Miller] premieres on NBC TV

1961 Event - KIFI TV channel 8 in Idaho Falls, Idaho (NBC) begins broadcasting

1960 Event - KNRR TV channel 12 in Pembina, ND (IND) begins broadcsting

1960 Event - KWCS (now KOOG) TV channel 30 in Ogden, UT (IND) begins broadcasting

1960 Event - Radio - TV executive John Fetzer buys a controlling interest of Detroit Tigers

1960 Event - WGTE TV channel 30 in Toledo, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting

1960 Birthday - Richard Jobson, British TV person/rocker, Skids-Scared to Dance

1960 Event - KEYC TV channel 12 in Mankato, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting

1960 Event - KCBY TV channel 11 in Coos Bay, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting

1960 Event - "Johnny Ringo," TV Western Drama; last airs on CBS-TV

1960 Event - "Outlaws," TV Western Drama; debuts on NBC-TV

1960 Event - 1st of 4 TV debates Nixon and Kennedy took place (Chicago)

1960 Event - WFSU TV channel 11 in Tallahassee, Florida (PBS) begins broadcasting

1960 Event - KERA TV channel 13 in Dallas, Texas (PBS) begins broadcasting

1960 Event - KSOO (now KSFY) TV channel 13 in Sioux Falls, SD (NBC) 1st broadcast

1960 Event - XEWT TV channel 12 in Tijuana-San Diego, California (IND) begins broadcasting

1960 Event - KORN (now KDLT) TV channel 5 in Mitchell-Sioux Falls, SD (ABC) begins

1960 Event - WDTV TV channel 5 in Clarksburg-Weston, WV (CBS) begins broadcasting

1960 Event - WGTV TV channel 8 in Athens-Atlanta, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting

1960 Event - WKBM TV (now WLII) channel 11 in Caguas/San Juan, Puerto Rico 1st broadcast

1960 Event - KHVO TV channel 13 in Hilo, HI (ABC) begins broadcasting

1960 Event - WOLE TV channel 12 in Aguadillo, PR

1960 Event - WIPM TV channel 3 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico (PBS) begins broadcasting

1960 Event - KPEC TV channel 56 in Lakewood Center-Tacoma, WA (PBS) 1st broadcast

1960 Event - RCA TIROS (TV and Infra-Red Observation 'weather' Satellite) I launched

1960 Event - WSLA (now WAKA) TV channel 8 in Selma, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting

1960 Event - KRET TV channel 23 in Richardson, Texas (PBS) begins broadcasting

1960 Event - Jack Paar walks off his TV show

1959 Event - Sony brings transistor TV 8-301 to the market

1959 Event - KOMC (now KSNK) TV channel 8 in McCook - Oberlin, NB (NBC) begins

1959 Event - KJTV (now KGET) TV channel 17 in Bakersfield, California (NBC) 1st broadcast

1959 Event - Charles Van Doren confesses, TV quiz show-"21," was fixed

1959 Death - Bob Murphy, TV host (RFD America), dies at 42

1959 Event - WABG TV channel 6 in Greenwood-Greenville, MS (ABC) 1st broadcast

1959 Event - KNDO TV channel 23 in Yakima, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting

1959 Event - WMUB (now WPTO) TV channel 14 in Oxford, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting

1959 Event - KTHI TV channel 11 in Fargo-Grand Forks, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting

1959 Death - Bert Leysen, Belgian TV director, dies at 39

1959 Event - WQEX TV channel 16 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PBS) begins broadcasting

1959 Event - Explorer 6 transmits 1st TV photo of Earth from space

1959 Event - WAAY TV channel 31 in Huntsville, AL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

1959 Event - 500,000th Dutch TV set registered

1959 Event - WENH TV channel 11 in Durham, New Hampshire (PBS) begins broadcasting

1959 Event - WVTV TV channel 18 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (IND) begins broadcasting

1959 Death - Joe Kelly, TV host (Quiz Kids), dies at 57

1959 Event - WTOM TV channel 4 in Cheboygan, Michigan (NBC) begins broadcasting

1959 Event - KLOE TV channel 10 in Goodland, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting

1959 Event - KPLR TV channel 11 in Saint Louis, MO (IND) begins broadcasting

1959 Event - WICD TV channel 15 in Champaign, IL (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1959 Event - KDIN TV channel 11 in Des Moines, IA (PBS) begins broadcasting

1959 Event - WNED TV channel 17 in Buffalo, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting

1959 Event - WILX TV channel 10 in Lansing, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting

1959 Event - Groucho, Chico and Harpo's final TV appearance together

1959 Event - KUAT TV channel 6 in Tucson, Arizona (PBS) begins broadcasting

1959 Event - KVIE TV channel 6 in Sacramento-Stockton, California (PBS) begins broadcasting

1959 Event - WVUE TV channel 8 in New Orleans, Louisiana (ABC) begins broadcasting

1959 Birthday - Chris Collinsworth, NFL wide receiver/TV sportscaster

1959 Event - KOKH TV channel 25 in Oklahoma City, OK (IND/PBS) begins broadcasting

1959 Event - WHCT TV channel 18 in Hartford, CT (IND) begins broadcasting

1959 Event - KOED TV channel 11 in Tulsa, OK (PBS) begins broadcasting

1959 Event - "Rawhide" with Clint Eastwood premieres on CBS TV

1959 Event - "Bozo the Clown" live children's show premieres on TV

1958 Event - TV soap "Young Dr. Malone" debuts

1958 Birthday - Edd Hall, TV announcer, Jay Leno's Tonight Show

1958 Event - WTOL TV channel 11 in Toledo, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting

1958 Event - KNOP TV channel 2 in North Platte, NB (NBC) begins broadcasting

1958 Event - WKBW TV channel 7 in Buffalo, New York (ABC) begins broadcasting

1958 Event - KCOO (now KABY) TV channel 9 in Aberdeen, SD (ABC) begins broadcasting

1958 Event - KAII TV channel 7 in Wailuku, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting

1958 Event - WUFT TV channel 5 in Gainesville, Florida (PBS) begins broadcasting

1958 Event - KGLD (now KSNG) TV channel 11 in Garden City, KS (NBC) 1st broadcast

1958 Event - WEDU TV channel 3 in Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida (PBS) begins broadcasting

1958 Event - WJRT TV channel 12 in Flint, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting

1958 Event - KCMT TV channel 7 in Alexandria, MN (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1958 Event - KRTV TV channel 3 in Great Falls, Montana (CBS) begins broadcasting

1958 Event - "Studio One," TV Anthology Drama last airs on CBS-TV

1958 Event - KTVK TV channel 3 in Phoenix, Arizona (ABC) begins broadcasting

1958 Event - WTAE TV channel 4 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (ABC) begins broadcasting

1958 Event - WJCT TV channel 7 in Jacksonville, Florida (PBS) begins broadcasting

1958 Event - WKPC TV channel 15 in Louisville, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting

1958 Event - KAYS TV channel 7 in Hays, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting

1958 Event - TV game show scandal investigation starts

1958 Birthday - Jonathan Prince, born in Beverly Hills, Pennsylvania, actor, Danny-Alice, Pray TV

1958 Event - Dumont TV Network crumbles

1958 Birthday - Billy Mays, born in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, famous television pitchman, direct response advertising salesman for 'As Seen on TV' products, CEO, Founder, Mays Promotions, Inc.

1958 Event - "Make Me Laugh," TV Game Show; last airs on ABC-TV, syndicated 1979

1958 Birthday - Ronald Prescot Reagan, Jr., Louisiana, President son/TV host, Ron Reagon Show

1958 Death - Bill Goodwin, TV announcer (Burns and Allen), dies at 47

1958 Event - KNME TV channel 5 in Albuquerque, New Mexico (PBS) begins broadcasting

1958 Event - KVIQ TV channel 6 in Eureka, California (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting

1958 Event - KULR TV channel 8 in Billings, Montana (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting

1958 Event - Charles Van Doren finally loses on TV game show "21"

1958 Event - KDUH TV channel 4 in Scottsbluff-Hay Spring, NB (ABC) 1st broadcast

1958 Birthday - Andy Gibb, born in Manchester England, singer and TV host, Solid Gold

1958 Birthday - Bill Timoney, TV commercial actor, Addicted to Love

1958 Event - KTVU TV channel 2 in Oakland-San Francisco, California (IND) 1st broadcast

1958 Event - WETV (now WPBA) TV channel 30 in Atlanta, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting

1958 Event - WTVC TV channel 9 in Chattanooga, Tennessee (ABC) begins broadcasting

1958 Event - KIRO TV channel 7 in Seattle, WA (CBS) begins broadcasting

1958 Event - WRIK (now WLUZ) TV channel 7 in Ponce, Puerto Rico (PTC) begins broadcasting

1958 Event - WFTV TV channel 9 in Orlando, Florida (ABC) begins broadcasting

1958 Event - Jack Smith takes over for Art Baker as TV host of "You Asked for It"

1958 Event - KRSD (now KEVN) TV channel 7 in Rapid City, SD (ABC) 1st broadcast

1958 Event - KMOT TV channel 10 in Minot, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting

1958 Event - KUED TV channel 7 in Salt Lake City, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting

1958 Event - New York Yankees sign million dollar plus deal to show 140 games on WPIX TV

1958 Event - WIPR TV channel 6 in San Juan, Puerto Rico (PBS) begins broadcasting

1958 Event - WMBD TV channel 31 in Peoria, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting

1957 Event - KWRB (now KFNE) TV channel 10 in Lander-Riverton, WY (ABC) begins

1957 Event - WCVB TV channel 5 in Boston, MA (ABC) begins broadcasting

1957 Event - WBOY TV channel 12 in Clarksburg, WV (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1957 Event - WEEQ (now WWTO) TV channel 35 in La Salle, IL (IND) 1st broadcast

1957 Event - KVII TV channel 7 in Amarillo, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting

1957 Event - KXGN TV channel 5 in Glendive, Montana (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1957 Event - WICZ TV channel 40 in Binghamton, New York (NBC) begins broadcasting

1957 Event - WLWI (now WTHR) TV channel 13 in Indianapolis, IN (ABC) 1st broadcast

1957 Event - WYTV TV channel 33 in Youngstown, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting

1957 Event - WMVS TV channel 10 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (PBS) begins broadcasting

1957 Event - WOWL TV channel 15 in Florence, AL (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting

1957 Event - WPTA TV channel 21 in Fort Wayne, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting

1957 Event - KJAC TV channel 4 in Port Arthur-Beaumont, Texas (NBC) 1st broadcast

1957 Event - KOAC TV channel 7 in Corvallis, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting

1957 Event - WKYT TV channel 27 in Lexington, Kentucky (CBS) begins broadcasting

1957 Event - WTIC TV channel 61 in Hartford, CT (CBS/FOX) begins broadcasting

1957 Event - KETV TV channel 7 in Omaha, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting

1957 Event - Pope Pius XII encyclical On motion pictures, radio, TV

1957 Event - WWL TV channel 4 in New Orleans, Louisiana (CBS) begins broadcasting

1957 Event - KTCA TV channel 2 in St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting

1957 Event - WAVY TV channel 10 in Portsmouth-Norfolk, Virginia (NBC) begins broadcasting

1957 Event - WHC (now WPXI) TV channel 11 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (NBC) 1st broadcast

1957 Event - WTLV TV channel 12 in Jacksonville, Florida (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

1957 Birthday - Jim "Bullseye" Bowen, British TV game show host

1957 Birthday - Nancy Glass, TV broadcaster, American Journal

1957 Event - "American Bandstand," begins network TV (ABC)

1957 Event - Jerry Lee Lewis makes his 1st TV appearance, Steve Allen Show

1957 Event - KTVC TV channel 6 in Ensign, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting

1957 Event - WRLP TV channel 32 in Greenfield/Keene/Brat, MA (IND) 1st broadcast

1957 Event - Howard Cosell's 1st TV show

1957 Event - U.S. TV interviews Khrushchev

1957 Event - WPSD TV channel 6 in Paducah, Kentucky (NBC) begins broadcasting

1957 Event - KBTexas TV channel 3 in Bryan, Texas (CBS) begins broadcasting

1957 Event - WSOC TV channel 9 in Charlotte, North Carolina (ABC) begins broadcasting

1957 Event - WUHY TV channel 35 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PBS) begins broadcasting

1957 Event - KTVI TV channel 2 in Saint Louis, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting

1957 Event - WYES TV channel 12 in New Orleans, Louisiana (PBS) begins broadcasting

1957 Birthday - Leeza Gibbons, born in South Carolina, TV host, Entertainment Tonight, Leeza

1957 Event - WTWV (now WTVA) TV channel 9 in Tupelo-Columbus, MS (NBC) begins

1957 Event - KTWO TV channel 2 in Casper, WY (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting

1957 Event - Premiere of only prime-time network TV show beginning with an "X": "Xavier Cugat Show" on NBC (until X-Files)

1957 Birthday - Vanna White, Rosich, N Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, TV host, Wheel of Fortune

1957 Event - KUMV TV channel 8 in Williston, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting

1957 Death - Fred Stein, TV panelist (Live Begins at 80), dies at 88

1957 Event - KSAT TV channel 12 in San Antonio, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting

1957 Birthday - Katie Couric, born in Arlington, Virginia, TV news host, Today

1957 Event - "Blondie" situation comedy premieres on NBC TV (later on CBS)

1956 Event - KGW TV channel 8 in Portland, OR (NBC) begins broadcasting

1956 Event - WRAL TV channel 5 in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina (CBS) begins broadcasting

1956 Event - KFSA (now KFSM) TV channel 5 in Ft. Smith, AR (CBS) 1st broadcast

1956 Event - 1st use of videotape on TV (Douglas Edwards and the News)

1956 Event - WAGM TV channel 8 in Presque Isle, ME (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins

1956 Event - "Johnny Carson Show," TV Variety; last airs on CBS-TV

1956 Event - WSYE (now WETM) TV chan 18 in Elmira-Corning, New York (NBC) 1st broadcast

1956 Event - KELP (now KCOS) TV channel 13 in El Paso, Texas (PBS) begins broadcasting

1956 Birthday - Jayne Irving, English TV hostess, Live at 3

1956 Event - KREY TV channel 10 in Montrose, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting

1956 Event - WTVW TV channel 7 in Evansville, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting

1956 Event - WBIR TV channel 10 in Knoxville, Tennessee (CBS) begins broadcasting

1956 Event - KOTI TV channel 2 in Klamath Falls, OR (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting

1956 Event - 1st state-wide, state-supported educational TV network, Alabama

1956 Event - WDIQ (now KMCT) TV channel 2 in Dozier, AL (PBS) begins

1956 Event - KUAM TV channel 8 in Agana, GU (CBS/ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

1956 Event - WCYB TV channel 5 in Bristol-Kingsport, Virginia (NBC) begins broadcasting

1956 Event - KRCR TV channel 7 in Redding-Chico, California (ABC) begins broadcasting

1956 Event - WCKT (now WSVN) TV channel 7 in Miami, Florida (IND) begins broadcasting

1956 Event - WCBI TV channel 4 in Columbus, MS (CBS) begins broadcasting

1956 Birthday - Montel Williams, TV talk show host, Montel

1956 Event - WKNO TV channel 10 in Memphis, Tennessee (PBS) begins broadcasting

1956 Event - WISC TV channel 3 in Madison, Wisconsin (CBS) begins broadcasting

1956 Event - WDAM TV channel 7 in Laurel-Hattiesburg, MS (NBC) begins broadcasting

1956 Event - KGUN TV channel 9 in Tucson, Arizona (ABC) begins broadcasting

1956 Event - WESH TV channel 2 in Daytona Beach-Orlando, Florida (NBC) 1st broadcast

1956 Event - KRIS TV channel 6 in Corpus Christi, Texas (NBC) begins broadcasting

1956 Event - WITI TV channel 6 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting

1956 Birthday - Sue Carpenter, TV presenter/journalist

1956 Event - KFSN TV channel 30 in Fresno, California (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting

1956 Event - WRCB TV channel 3 in Chattanooga, Tennessee (NBC) begins broadcasting

1956 Event - WLUC TV channel 6 in Marquette, MI (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1956 Event - WSPA TV channel 7 in G'ville-Spartanburg, South Carolina (CBS) begins broadcasting

1956 Event - WWBT TV channel 12 in Richmond, Virginia (NBC) begins broadcasting

1956 Event - KETA TV channel 13 in Oklahoma City, OK (PBS) begins broadcasting

1956 Event - Philips broadcasts 1st Dutch color TV programs

1956 Event - Soap operas "As the World Turns" and "Edge of Night" premieres on TV

1956 Event - KPIC TV channel 4 in Roseburg, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting

1956 Birthday - Lisa J. Allen, TV reporter and lawyer

1956 Event - Red Buttons debuts on TV in Studio One

1956 Event - WOSU TV channel 34 in Columbus, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting

1956 Event - "My Friend Flicka" premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV

1956 Event - KHPL (now KWNB) TV channel 6 in Hayes Center, NB (ABC) 1st broadcast

1956 Event - WSAV TV channel 3 in Savannah, Georgia (NBC) begins broadcasting

1956 Event - KRMA TV channel 6 in Denver, CO (PBS) begins broadcasting

1956 Event - KTXS TV channel 12 in Sweetwater-Abilene, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting

1956 Event - Elvis Presley's 1st TV appearance (Dorsey Bros Stage Show)

1956 Event - KWAB TV channel 4 in Big Spring, Texas (NBC) begins broadcasting

1956 Event - KGNS TV channel 8 in Laredo, Texas (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1956 Event - KHAS TV channel 5 in Hastings, NB (NBC) begins broadcasting

1956 Event - KOSA TV channel 7 in Odessa, Texas (CBS) begins broadcasting

1956 Event - WREC (now WREG) TV channel 3 in Memphis, Tennessee (CBS) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - RKO is 1st to announce sale of its film library to TV

1955 Event - KTVE TV channel 10 in Monroe-El Dorado, LA (NBC) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - KMVI (now WMAU) TV channel 12 in Wailuku, HI (IND) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - KTHV TV channel 11 in Little Rock, AR (CBS) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - KTVO TV channel 3 in Ottumwa-Kirksville, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - KXMB TV channel 12 in Bismarck, ND (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - WWNY TV channel 7 in Carthage-Watertown, New York (CBS) begins broadcasting

1955 Birthday - Robert ten Brink, Dutch TV host/cabaret artist

1955 Event - WDBJ TV channel 7 in Roanoke, Virginia (CBS) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - WTVS TV channel 56 in Detroit, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - WHTN (now WOWK) TV ch 13 in Huntington-Charleston, WV (CBS) begins

1955 Event - WORA TV channel 5 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico (TCI) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - 1st World Series color TV broadcast on NBC-TV (New York Yankees beat Dodgers)

1955 Event - WITN TV channel 7 in Washington, North Carolina (NBC) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - Commercial TV begins in England

1955 Event - WCTV TV channel 6 in Tallahassee-Thomasville, Florida (CBS) begins

1955 Event - KNTV TV channel 11 in San Jose, California (ABC) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - KTVT TV channel 11 in Fort Worth-Dallas, Texas (IND) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - "Gunsmoke" premieres on CBS TV

1955 Event - WKRG TV channel 5 in Mobile, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - WTTW TV channel 11 in Chicago, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - KTBS TV channel 3 in Shreveport, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - KCRA TV channel 3 in Sacramento, California (NBC) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - KARD (now KSNW) TV channel 3 in Wichita, KS (NBC) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - 1st microwave TV station operated (Lufkin, Texas)

1955 Event - KTRE TV channel 9 in Lufkin, Texas (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - WXEX TV channel 8 in Richmond-Petersburg, Virginia (ABC) begins

1955 Event - WPBT TV channel 2 in Miami, Florida (PBS) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - KSTF TV channel 10 in Scottsbluff-Gering, NB (CBS/NBC) begins

1955 Event - WILL TV channel 12 in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois (PBS) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - KRNT (now KCCI) TV channel 8 in Des Moines, IA (CBS) 1st broadcast

1955 Event - WHIS (now WVVA) TV channel 6 in Bluefield, WV (NBC) 1st broadcast

1955 Event - WNDU TV channel 16 in South Bend, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - KOTA TV channel 3 in Rapid City, SD (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

1955 Death - Wyllis Cooper, TV narrator (Volume One), dies at 56

1955 Event - "Mr Peepers" (TV Comedy) starring Wally Cox airs for last time on NBC

1955 Event - KWEX TV channel 41 in San Antonio, Texas (IND) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - "$64,000 Question" premieres on CBS TV

1955 Event - 1st President to appear on color TV, Eisenhower

1955 Event - "Mickey Rooney Show," TV comedy last airs on NBC

1955 Event - KLFY TV channel 10 in Lafayette, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - KMVT TV channel 11 in Twin Falls, Idaho (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - WFRV TV channel 5 in Green Bay, Wisconsin (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - KPUA (now KGMD) TV channel 9 in Hilo, HI (CBS) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - WGBH TV channel 2 in Boston, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - WBIQ TV channel 10 in Birmingham, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - KFDM TV channel 6 in Beaumont, Texas (CBS) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - KMAU (now KGMV) TV channel 3 in Wailuku, HI (CBS) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - WBRZ TV channel 2 in Baton Rouge, LA (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - WTVT TV channel 13 in Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida (CBS) 1st broadcast

1955 Event - Steve McQueen makes his network TV debut (Goodyear Playhouse)

1955 Event - WPRI TV channel 12 in Providence, RI (ABC) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - KXTV TV channel 10 in Sacramento, California (CBS) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - Dutch 2nd Chamber requires TV licenses

1955 Event - WLEX TV channel 18 in Lexington, Kentucky (NBC) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - WBBJ TV channel 7 in Jackson, Tennessee (ABC) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - Elvis Presley's 1st TV appearance on "Louisiana Hayride" show

1955 Birthday - Dale Bosworth, TV host, America's Most Wanted

1955 Event - KFAR (now KATN) TV channel 2 in Fairbanks, AK (ABC/NBC) 1st broadcast

1955 Event - KTVF TV channel 11 in Fairbanks, AK (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - WFLA (now WXFL) TV channel 8 in Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida (NBC) begins

1955 Event - KRCG TV channel 13 in Jefferson City, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - WTVY TV channel 4 in Dothan, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting

1955 Birthday - Rolf Benirschke, Boston, NFL place kicker/TV host, Wheel of Fortune

1955 Event - 1st presidential news conference on network TV, Eisenhower on ABC

1955 Event - KORK (now KVBC) TV channel 3 in Las Vegas, NV (NBC) 1st broadcast

1955 Event - "Millionaire" TV program premieres on CBS

1955 Event - 1st presidential news conference filmed for TV (Eisenhower)

1955 Event - WUNorth Carolina TV channel 4 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - WCIQ TV channel 7 in Mount Cheaha, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting

1955 Event - KMSP TV channel 9 in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN (IND) 1st broadcast

1955 Event - WEAT (now WPEC) TV channel 12 in West Palm Beach, Florida (CBS) begins

1954 Event - KEPR TV channel 19 in Pasco-Kennewick-Richl, WA (CBS) 1st broadcast

1954 Event - WSFA TV channel 12 in Montgomery, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - WEAU TV channel 13 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin (NBC) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - WOAY TV channel 4 in Oak Hill-Beckley, WV (ABC) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - WPTZ TV channel 5 in Plattsburgh, New York (NBC) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - KCTS TV channel 9 in Seattle, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - KTEW (now KJRH) TV channel 2 in Tulsa, OK (NBC) begins broadcasting

1954 Birthday - Bob Goen, TV host, Wheel of Fortune, Entertainment Tonight

1954 Event - KCKT (now KSNC) TV channel 2 in Great Bend, KS (NBC) 1st broadcast

1954 Event - KTRK TV channel 13 in Houston, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting

1954 Birthday - Catherine Crier, born in Dallas, Texas, former district court judge, television personality, writer, anchor Court TV program

1954 Event - KUON TV channel 12 in Lincoln, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - KREM TV channel 2 in Spokane, WA (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - Sweden begins experimental TV

1954 Event - WISN TV channel 12 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (ABC) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - WSAU TV channel 7 in Wausau, Wisconsin (CBS) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - KAKE TV channel 10 in Wichita, KS (ABC) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - WBTW TV channel 13 in Florence, South Carolina (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - KLTV TV channel 7 in Tyler-Longview, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - KTIV TV channel 4 in Sioux City, IA (NBC) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - KFVS TV channel 12 in Cape Girardeau, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - "Masquerade Party," TV game Show; moves to ABC

1954 Event - KALB TV channel 5 in Alexandria, LA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - KODE TV channel 12 in Joplin, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - KUTV TV channel 2 in Salt Lake City, UT (NBC) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - WANE TV channel 15 in Fort Wayne, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - WCAX TV channel 3 in Burlington, VT (CBS) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - WCBD TV channel 2 in Charleston, South Carolina (ABC) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - KETC TV channel 9 in Saint Louis, MO (PBS) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - KTUL TV channel 8 in Tulsa, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - WLOS TV channel 13 in G'ville-Spartanburg, South Carolina (ABC) 1st broadcast

1954 Event - CKLW TV channel 9 in Windsor, ON (CBC) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - WPBN TV channel 7 in Traverse City, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - WLBZ TV channel 2 in Bangor, ME (NBC) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - 1st Miss America TV broadcast

1954 Event - KXJB TV channel 4 in Valley City (Fargo) (NBC) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - Lee Meriwether (Calif), 19, crowned 27th Miss America 1955 (1st on TV)

1954 Event - WLUK TV channel 11 in Green Bay, Wisconsin (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - WTVD TV channel 11 in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina (ABC) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - WMTW TV channel 8 in Portland-Poland Spring, ME (ABC) begins

1954 Event - WPTV TV channel 5 in Palm Beach, Florida (NBC) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - WCHS TV channel 8 in Charleston-Huntington, WV (ABC) begins

1954 Event - WGR TV (now WGRZ) TV channel 2 in Buffalo, New York (NBC) begins

1954 Event - WLAC (now WTVF) TV channel 5 in Nashville (CBS) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - WKBT TV channel 8 in La Crosse, Wisconsin (CBS) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - WCET TV channel 48 in Cincinnati, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - WTHI TV channel 10 in Terre Haute, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - KOCO TV channel 5 in Oklahoma City, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - WBOC TV channel 16 in Salisbury, MD (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - KMOX (now KMOV) TV channel 4 in Saint Louis, MO (CBS) 1st broadcast

1954 Event - KMOS TV channel 6 in Sedalia-Warrensburg, MO (PBS) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - WMSL (WYUR, now WAFF) TV channel 48 in Huntsville, AL (ABC) begins

1954 Event - WDBO (now WCPX) TV channel 6 in Orlando, Florida (CBS) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - KQED TV channel 9 in SF, California (PBS) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - KREX TV channel 5 in Grand Junction, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - WGAN (now WGME) TV channel 13 in Portland, ME (CBS) 1st broadcast

1954 Event - KGLO (now KIMT) TV channel 3 in Mason City, IA (CBS) 1st broadcast

1954 Event - KTEN TV channel 10 in Ada-Ardmore, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - WHA TV channel 21 in Madison, Wisconsin (PBS) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - WAPA TV channel 4 in San Juan, Puerto Rico (NBC/SFN) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - WDEF TV channel 12 in Chattanooga, Tennessee (CBS) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - WSEE TV channel 35 in Erie, Pennsylvania (CBS) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - KVAL TV channel 13 in Eugene, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - KARK TV channel 4 in Little Rock, AR (NBC) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - WHO TV channel 13 in Des Moines, IA (NBC) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - KRGV TV channel 5 in Weslaco, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - WECT TV channel 6 in Wilmington, North Carolina (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - WALB TV channel 10 in Albany, Georgia (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - TV Dinner was 1st put on sale by Swanson and Sons

1954 Event - WQED TV channel 13 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PBS) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - WKAQ TV channel 2 in San Juan, Puerto Rico (TM) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - RCA manufactures 1st color TV set, a 12-inch screen for $1,000

1954 Event - KFBB TV channel 5 in Great Falls, Montana (ABC/CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - WSJV TV channel 28 in Elkhart-South Bend, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - KDAL (now KDLH) TV channel 3 in Duluth-Superior, MN (CBS) begins

1954 Event - 1st local color TV coml WNBT-TV (WNBC-TV) New York City (Castro Decorators)

1954 Event - WMUR TV channel 9 in Manchester, New Hampshire (ABC) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - WAST (now WNYT) TV channel 13 in Albany-Troy, New York (NBC) 1st broadcast

1954 Event - WNEM TV channel 5 in Bay City, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - WRDW TV channel 12 in Augusta, Georgia (CBS) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - WTOC TV channel 11 in Savannah, Georgia (CBS) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - WCDC TV channel 19 in Adams, MA (ABC) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - 1st TV soap opera "Secret Storm" premieres

1954 Birthday - Oprah Winfrey, born in Mississippi, actress/TV host, Color Purple, Oprah

1954 Event - WEAR TV channel 3 in Pensacola-Mobile, Florida (ABC) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - KSLA TV channel 12 in Shreveport, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting

1954 Event - WWTV TV channel 9 in Cadillac-Traverse City, MI (CBS) 1st broadcast

1953 Event - WFBC (now WYFF) TV channel 4 in G'ville-Spartanburg, South Carolina (NBC) begins

1953 Event - WLBT TV channel 3 in Jackson, MS (NBC) begins broadcasting

1953 Birthday - Robert Pittman, TV executive/developer, MTV

1953 Event - KHOL (now KHGI) TV channel 13 in Kearney, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KOA (now KCNC) TV channel 4 in Denver, CO (NBC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KOMU TV channel 8 in Columbia, MO (NBC/PBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KID (now KIDK) TV channel 3 in Idaho Falls, Idaho (CBS) 1st broadcasting

1953 Event - KWTV TV channel 9 in Oklahoma City, OK (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KFYR TV channel 5 in Bismarck, ND (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KATV TV channel 7 in Little Rock, AR (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KMID TV channel 2 in Midland and Odessa, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - FCC approves RCA's black and white - compatible color TV specifications

1953 Event - WJHG TV channel 7 in Panama City, Florida (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KOAM TV channel 7 in Pittsburg-Joplin, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KTVA TV channel 11 in Anchorage (CBS) becomes Alaska's 1st TV station

1953 Event - KOMO TV channel 4 in Seattle, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WSTV (now WTOV) TV channel 9 in Steubenville-Wheeling, OH (CBS) begins

1953 Event - WCCB TV channel 18 in Charlotte, North Carolina (IND/ABC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WAIM (now WAXA) TV channel 40 in Anderson, South Carolina (IND) 1st broadcast

1953 Event - WCSH TV channel 6 in Portland, ME (NBC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WSIX TV channel 8 in Nashville, Tennessee (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KBOI (now KBCI) TV channel 2 in Boise, Idaho (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WJHL TV channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KVFD (now KTIN) TV channel 21 in Ft. Dodge, IA (NBC) 1st broadcast

1953 Event - WJBF TV channel 6 in Augusta, Georgia (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WKJG TV channel 33 in Ft. Wayne, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WIBW TV channel 13 in Topeka, KS (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WRBL TV channel 3 in Columbus, Georgia (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WCIA TV channel 3 in Champaign, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - U.S. district Judge Grim, rules NFL can black out TV home games

1953 Event - KTVQ TV channel 2 in Billings, Montana (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WIS TV channel 10 in Columbia, South Carolina (NBC) begins broadcasting

1953 Birthday - Dennis Miller, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, comedian/TV host, SNL, Dennis Miller Show

1953 Event - KCEN TV channel 6 in Temple-Waco, Texas (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KMGH TV channel 7 in Denver, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WHEC TV channel 10 in Rochester, New York (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - TV broadcasting begins in Belgium

1953 Event - KIEM TV channel 3 in Eureka, California (NBC/CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KOOL (now KTSP) TV channel 10 in Phoenix, Arizona (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WTRF TV channel 7 in Wheeling-Steubenville, WV (CBS) 1st broadcast

1953 Event - WRAU (now WHOI) TV channel 19 in Peoria, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - Singer Julius LaRosa is fired on TV by Arthur Godfrey

1953 Event - WLJT TV channel 11 in Lexington, Tennessee (PBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WTVK TV channel 26 in Knoxville, Tennessee (NBC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KOIN TV channel 6 in Portland, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WJNL (now WFAT) TV channel 19 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania (IND) begins

1953 Event - WTEN TV channel 10 in Albany, New York (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WTAP TV channel 15 in Parkersburg-Marietta, WV (NBC) begins

1953 Event - WTVM TV channel 9 in Columbus, Georgia (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KGGM TV channel 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KJEO TV channel 47 in Fresno, California (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KYTV TV channel 3 in Springfield, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WATE TV channel 6 in Knoxville, Tennessee (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WREX TV channel 13 in Rockford, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WICS TV channel 20 in Springfield, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WMT (now KGAN) TV channel 2 in Cedar Rapids-Waterloo, IA (CBS) begins

1953 Event - "Bob and Ray Show," TV Variety; last air on NBC

1953 Event - "Juvenile Jury," TV Childrens, last airs on NBC, moved to CBS

1953 Event - "Racket Squad," TV Crime Drama, last airs on CBS

1953 Event - KOAT TV channel 7 in Albuquerque, New Mexico (ABC/PBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KCMO (now KCTV) TV channel 5 in Kansas City, Missouri (CBS) begins

1953 Event - KNOE TV channel 8 in Monroe-West Monroe, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KOLO TV channel 8 in Reno, NV (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KQTV TV channel 2 in Saint Joseph, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WHBQ TV channel 13 in Memphis, Tennessee (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WMAZ TV channel 13 in Macon, Georgia (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WTOK TV channel 11 in Meridian, MS (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KERO TV channel 23 in Bakersfield, California (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KHQA TV channel 7 in Hannibal-Quincy, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KRDO TV channel 13 in Colorado Spgs-Pueblo, CO (ABC) 1st broadcast

1953 Event - KVOA TV channel 4 in Tucson, Arizona (NBC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WVEC TV channel 13 in Hampton-Norfolk, Virginia (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KSBW TV channel 8 in Salinas-Monterey, California (NBC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WEHT TV channel 25 in Evansville, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - Swanson sells it's 1st "TV dinner"

1953 Event - KGTV TV channel 10 in San Diego, California (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WFIE TV channel 14 in Evansville, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WATR (now WTXX) TV channel 20 in Waterbury, CT (NBC) begins

1953 Event - WGEM TV channel 10 in Quincy-Hannibal, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WNOK (now WLTX) TV channel 19 in Columbia, South Carolina (CBS) 1st broadcast

1953 Event - WTCN (now KARE) TV channel 11 in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN (MET) begins

1953 Event - KRBC TV channel 9 in Abilene, Texas (NBC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WKBG (now WLVI) TV channel 56 in Cambridge-Boston, MA (IND) begins

1953 Event - KHSL TV channel 12 in Chico, California (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KBAK TV channel 29 in Bakersfield, California (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KTAL TV channel 6 in Shreveport-Texarkana, LA (NBC) begins

1953 Event - KXLF TV channel 4 in Butte, Montana (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KCPQ TV channel 13 in Tacoma-Seattle, WA (IND) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KMBC TV channel 9 in Kansas City, Missouri (MET/ABC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KOBI TV channel 5 in Medford, OR (NBC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KEYT TV channel 3 in Santa Barbara, California (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KIMA TV channel 29 in Yakima, WA (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WAKR (now WAKC) TV channel 23 in Akron, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KROC (now KTTC) TV channel 10 in Rochester, MN (NBC) 1st broadcast

1953 Event - KTVB TV channel 7 in Boise, Idaho (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WANorth Carolina TV channel 21 in Asheville, North Carolina (IND) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KLAS TV channel 8 in Las Vegas, NV (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KTVH (now KWCH) TV channel 12 in Hutchinson-Wichita, KS (CBS) begins

1953 Event - XETV TV channel 6 in Tijuana-San Diego, California (IND) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KCTV (now KLST) TV channel 8 in San Angelo, Texas (CBS) 1st broadcast

1953 Event - KSWS (now KOBR) TV channel 8 in Roswell, New Mexico (NBC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WCSouth Carolina TV channel 5 in Charleston, South Carolina (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WTPennsylvania (now WHTM) TV channel 27 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (ABC) 1st broadcast

1953 Event - WLFI TV channel 18 in Lafayette, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KOAA TV channel 5 in Pueblo-Colorado Spgs, CO (NBC) 1st broadcast

1953 Event - "Amos 'n Andy," TV Comedy, also radio from '29; last aired on CBS

1953 Event - WDAU (now WYOU) TV chan 22 in Scranton Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (CBS) begins

1953 Event - KVOS TV channel 12 in Bellingham/Vancouver, WA (CBS) begins

1953 Event - KMJ (now KSEE) TV channel 24 in Fresno, California (NBC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WDAY TV channel 6 in Fargo, ND (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WSUN TV channel 38 in St. Petersburg-Tampa, Florida (IND) 1st broadcast

1953 Event - WHIZ TV channel 18 in Zanesville, OH (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KUHT TV channel 8 in Houston, Texas (PBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KCBD TV channel 11 in Lubbock, Texas (NBC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WIPB TV channel 49 in Muncie, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WTVO TV channel 17 in Rockford, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KTAR (now KPNX) TV channel 12 in Phoenix, Arizona (NBC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WCOV TV channel 20 in Montgomery, Alabama (IND/CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WAFB TV channel 9 in Baton Rouge, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WAND TV channel 17 in Decatur, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WHP TV channel 21 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WHYN (now WGGB) TV channel 40 in Springfield-Holyoke, MA (ABC) begins

1953 Event - KFDX TV channel 3 in Wichita Falls, Texas (NBC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - "TV Guide" publishes 1st issue

1953 Event - WEYI TV channel 25 in Saginaw, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KFDA TV channel 10 in Amarillo, Texas (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KXMC TV channel 13 in Minot, ND (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KCAU TV channel 9 in Sioux City, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KGNC (now KAMR) TV channel 4 in Amarillo, Texas (NBC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WBAY TV channel 2 in Green Bay, Wisconsin (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WWLP TV channel 22 in Springfield, MA (NBC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KOLR TV channel 10 in Springfield, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KSWO TV channel 7 in Lawton, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WFMJ TV channel 21 in Youngstown, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KAUZ TV channel 6 in Wichita Falls, Texas (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KTNT (now KSTW) TV channel 11 in Tacoma-Seattle, WA (IND) begins

1953 Event - WTAJ TV channel 10 in Altoona, Pennsylvania (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Birthday - Bree Walker, news anchor, WNBC TV, KNBC TV

1953 Event - KOLN TV channel 10 in Lincoln, NB (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - "Adventures of Superman" TV series premieres in syndication

1953 Event - WNEP TV channel 16 in Scranton Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (ABC) 1st broadcast

1953 Event - WLVirginia (now WSET) TV channel 13 in Lynchburg-Roanoke, Virginia (ABC) begins

1953 Event - "General Electric Theater" premieres on CBS TV; Reagan later hosts

1953 Event - WEEK TV channel 25 in Peoria, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - New York, Cleveland, and Boston retaliate at Bill Veeck, forcing the Browns to play afternoon games to avoid sharing TV revenues

1953 Event - WJTV TV channel 12 in Jackson, MS (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WABI TV channel 5 in Bangor, ME (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KXLY TV channel 4 in Spokane, WA (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WALA TV channel 10 in Mobile, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KOLD TV channel 13 in Tucson, Arizona (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - Indians bar night games with Browns (who refuse to share TV receipts)

1953 Event - WKBN TV channel 27 in Youngstown, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - KTSM TV channel 9 in El Paso, Texas (NBC) begins broadcasting

1953 Event - WBRE TV channel 28 in Wilkes-Barre Scranton, Pennsylvania (NBC) 1st broadcast

1952 Event - WSBA (now WPMT) TV channel 43 in York, Pennsylvania (IND) begins broadcasting

1952 Event - WSBT TV channel 22 in South Bend, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting

1952 Event - KHQ TV channel 6 in Spokane, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting

1952 Event - KHON TV channel 2 in Honolulu, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting

1952 Event - KROD (now KDBC) TV channel 4 in El Paso, Texas (CBS) begins broadcasting

1952 Event - WSLS TV channel 10 in Roanoke, Virginia (NBC) begins broadcasting

1952 Event - 1st TV acknowledgement of pregnancy (I Love Lucy)

1952 Event - KKTV TV channel 11 in Colorado Spgs-Pueblo, CO (CBS) 1st broadcast

1952 Event - 1st TV broadcast in Hawaii

1952 Event - KTBC TV channel 7 in Austin, Texas (CBS) begins broadcasting

1952 Event - KLBK TV channel 13 in Lubbock, Texas (CBS) begins broadcasting

1952 Event - KBTV (now KUSA) TV channel 9 in Denver, CO (ABC) begins broadcasting

1952 Event - KPTV TV channel 12 in Portland, OR (IND) begins broadcasting

1952 Event - Canadian TV begins in Montreal

1952 Death - Ralph Byrd, actor (Dick Tracy TV Show), dies at 43

1952 Birthday - Robin Quivers, radio/TV personality, Howard Stern's sidekick

1952 Event - KWGN TV channel 2 in Denver, CO (IND) begins broadcasting

1952 Birthday - John Tesh, born in Garden City, New York, New age pianist/TV host, ET

1952 Event - "Guiding Light" soap opera moves from radio to TV

1952 Event - "RCA Victor Show Starring Dennis Day," debuts on NBC TV

1952 Event - 1st black executive of a major TV station (Jackie Robinson-WNBC New York)

1952 Event - "Dragnet" with Jack Webb premieres on NBC TV

1951 Event - "See it Now" premieres on TV

1951 Event - Former Cubs 1st baseman and future TV star of Rifleman Chuck Connors is 1st player to oppose the major league draft

1951 Birthday - Mary Hart, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, TV hostess, Entertainment Tonight

1951 Event - "I Love Lucy" debuts on CBS TV

1951 Event - 1st Netherland TV broadcast (Toverspiegel)

1951 Birthday - Tom Wopat, Loda Wisconsin, TV actor, Luke-Dukes of Hazzard

1951 Event - 1st transcontinental TV broadcast, by President Truman

1951 Event - TV soap opera "Search for Tomorrow" debuts on CBS

1951 Birthday - Harry Smith, Hammond, Indiana, TV co-anchor, CBS Morning Show

1951 Event - "Amos 'n' Andy" premieres on CBS TV

1951 Event - 1st color TV broadcast-CBS' Arthur Godfrey from New York City to 4 cities

1951 Birthday - Henny Huisman, Dutch TV host, Playback Show

1951 Event - Ernie Kovacs Show, TV Variety debut on NBC

1951 Birthday - Selina Scott, TV newscaster, West 57th

1951 Event - "Victor Borge Show," debuts on NBC TV

1950 Birthday - Ellen Brusse, Elizabeth Wenmakers, Dutch TV hostess

1950 Birthday - Maartje van Weegen, Dutch TV hostess

1950 Event - 1st black lead (Ethel Waters) on TV (Beulah)

1950 Event - Radio's "Grand Ole Opry" is broadcasted on TV for 1st time

1950 Event - WSM TV channel 4 in Nashville, Tennessee (NBC) begins broadcasting

1950 Event - "Tin Pan Alley TV," last airs on ABC-TV

1950 Event - Dick Tracy TV show sparks uproar concerning violence

1950 Event - 1st use of TV laugh track - Hank McCune

1950 Event - 1st transmission of a TV program from continental Europe shown on BBC

1950 Event - "Arthur Murray Party" premieres on ABC TV (later DuMont, CBS, NBC)

1950 Event - "Your Hit Parade" premieres on NBC (later CBS) TV

1950 Event - WHBF TV channel 4 in Rock Island, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting

1950 Event - WKZO (now WWMT) TV channel 3 in Kalamazoo, MI (CBS) 1st broadcast

1950 Birthday - Matthew Kelly, actor/TV host, Holding the Fort, Relative Strangers

1950 Event - WJIM (now WLNS) TV channel 6 in Lansing, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting

1950 Event - Bob Hope's 1st TV appearance

1950 Event - WTAR (now WTKR) TV channel 3 in Norfolk, Virginia (CBS) begins broadcasting

1950 Event - WHAS TV channel 11 in Louisville, Kentucky (CBS) begins broadcasting

1950 Event - WOI TV channel 5 in Ames-Des Moines, IA (ABC/PBS) begins broadcasting

1950 Event - KENS TV channel 5 in San Antonio, Texas (CBS) begins broadcasting

1950 Event - WSYR (now WSTM) TV channel 3 in Syracuse, New York (NBC) begins broadcasting

1950 Birthday - Donna Hanover Giuliani, TV news anchor, WPIX, wife of Mayor Giuliani

1950 Event - "Robert Montgomery Presents" dramatic anthology premieres on NBC TV

1949 Event - 20th Century Fox announces it would produce TV programs

1949 Event - WJW TV channel 8 in Cleveland, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting

1949 Event - WOAI (now KMOL) TV channel 4 in San Antonio, Texas (NBC) 1st broadcast

1949 Event - KRLD (now KDFW) TV channel 4 in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas (CBS) begins

1949 Event - WBNG TV channel 12 in Binghamton, New York (CBS) begins broadcasting

1949 Event - WKTV TV channel 2 in Utica, New York (NBC) begins broadcasting

1949 Event - KOTV TV channel 6 in Tulsa, OK (CBS) begins broadcasting

1949 Event - KRON TV channel 4 in San Francisco, California (NBC) begins broadcasting

1949 Event - WSAZ TV channel 3 in Huntington-Charleston, NV (NBC) 1st broadcast

1949 Event - WTTV TV channel 4 in Bloomington-Indianapol, IN (IND) 1st broadcast

1949 Event - "One Man's Family" premieres on TV

1949 Event - WOC (now KWQC) TV channel 6 in Davenport, IA (NBC) 1st broadcast

1949 Event - WDAF TV channel 4 in Kansas City, Missouri (NBC) begins broadcasting

1949 Event - WBNS TV channel 10 in Columbus, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting

1949 Event - WOR (now WWOR) TV channel 9 in NY-Secaucus, New York (IND) begins

1949 Birthday - Robb Weller, TV host, Entertainment Tonight, Home Show

1949 Event - WFMY TV channel 2 in Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina (CBS) 1st broadcast

1949 Event - WFAA TV channel 8 in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting

1949 Event - KABC TV channel 7 in Los Angeles, California (ABC) begins broadcasting

1949 Event - WJAC TV channel 6 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1949 Event - WJXT TV channel 4 in Jacksonville, Florida (CBS) begins broadcasting

1949 Event - KMTV TV channel 3 in Omaha, NB (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting

1949 Event - WTVN (now WSYX) TV channel 6 in Columbus, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting

1949 Event - WOTV TV channel 8 in Grand Rapids, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting

1949 Birthday - Nigel Lucius Graeme Finch, TV director/film-maker

1949 Event - WCPO TV channel 9 in Cincinnati, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting

1949 Event - WBTV TV channel 3 in Charlotte, North Carolina (CBS) begins broadcasting

1949 Event - 1st practical rectangular TV tube announced-Toledo, Oh

1949 Event - WJAR TV channel 10 in Providence, RI (NBC) begins broadcasting

1949 Event - "Dragnet" premieres on NBC radio; also a TV series in 1951 and 1967

1949 Event - "Red Barber's Clubhouse" sports show premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV

1949 Event - WBRC TV channel 6 in Birmingham, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting

1949 Event - WCCO TV channel 4 in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting

1949 Event - WROC TV channel 8 in Rochester, New York (NBC) begins broadcasting

1949 Event - WKY (now KTVY) TV channel 4 in Oklahoma City, OK (NBC) 1st broadcast

1949 Event - KSL TV channel 5 in Salt Lake City, UT (CBS) begins broadcasting

1949 Event - WRTV TV channel 6 in Indianapolis, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting

1949 Event - Candid Camera, TV comedy Variety, moves to NBC

1949 Event - KGO TV channel 7 in San Francisco, California (ABC) begins broadcasting

1949 Event - WKRC TV channel 12 in Cincinnati, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting

1949 Event - WLWS (now WCMH) TV channel 4 in Columbus, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting

1949 Birthday - Brian Hanrahan, British TV newsman, BBC

1949 Event - WTVJ TV channel 4 in Miami, Florida (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting

1949 Event - WGAL TV channel 8 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania (NBC) begins broadcasting

1949 Event - KFMB TV channel 8 in San Diego, California (CBS) begins broadcasting

1949 Event - WICU TV channel 12 in Erie, Pennsylvania (NBC) begins broadcasting

1949 Event - WLWD (now WDTN) TV channel 2 in Dayton, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting

1949 Event - WAGeorgia TV channel 5 in Atlanta, Georgia (CBS) begins broadcasting

1949 Event - 1st daytime soap on TV "These Are My Children" (NBC in Chicago)

1949 Event - WHIO TV channel 7 in Dayton, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting

1949 Event - KNBH (now KNBC) TV channel 4 in Los Angeles, California (NBC) 1st broadcast

1949 Event - WTOP (now WUSA) TV channel 9 in Washington, D.C. (CBS) 1st broadcast

1949 Birthday - Brandon Tartikoff, TV executive, NBC

1949 Event - "Arthur Godfrey and His Friends" premieres on CBS TV

1949 Event - "Colgate Theater" dramatic anthology series premieres on NBC TV

1949 Event - KDKA TV channel 2 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (CBS) begins broadcasting

1949 Event - KPRC TV channel 2 in Houston, Texas (NBC) begins broadcasting

1949 Event - KTTV TV channel 11 in Los Angeles, California (MET) begins broadcasting

1948 Birthday - Barbara Mandrell, born in Houston, Texas, singer/TV host, Mandrell Sisters

1948 Event - KPIX TV channel 5 in San Francisco, California (CBS) begins broadcasting

1948 Birthday - Noel Edmonds, British TV personality, Foul-ups, Bleeps and Blunders

1948 Event - WDSU TV channel 6 in New Orleans, Louisiana (NBC) begins broadcasting

1948 Birthday - Boudewijn Buch, Dutch writer/TV host

1948 Event - WHEN (now WTVH) TV channel 5 in Syracuse, New York (CBS) begins broadcasting

1948 Event - WMC TV channel 5 in Memphis, Tennessee (NBC) begins broadcasting

1948 Event - KOB TV channel 4 in Albuquerque, New Mexico (NBC) begins broadcasting

1948 Event - "Hopalong Cassidy" premieres on TV

1948 Event - KING TV channel 5 in Seattle, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting

1948 Birthday - Storm Field, Elliot, New York, weatherman, WABC TV, WCBS TV

1948 Event - WAVE TV channel 3 in Louisville, Kentucky (NBC) begins broadcasting

1948 Birthday - Tom Shales, TV critic, Washington Post

1948 Event - WJZ TV channel 13 in Baltimore, MD (ABC) begins broadcasting

1948 Event - WJBK TV channel 2 in Detroit, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting

1948 Event - WXYZ TV channel 7 in Detroit, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting

1948 Birthday - Sarah Purcell, Richmond, Indiana, actress/TV hostess, Real People

1948 Event - KHJ TV channel 9 in Los Angeles, California (IND) begins broadcasting

1948 Event - WBAP (now KXAS) TV channel 5 in Fort Worth-Dallas, Texas (NBC) begins

1948 Event - WSB TV channel 2 in Atlanta, Georgia (ABC) begins broadcasting

1948 Birthday - Bryant Gumbel, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, sportscaster/TV host, Today Show

1948 Event - KCOP TV channel 13 in Los Angeles/Hollywood, California (IND) begins

1948 Event - WLS TV channel 7 in Chicago, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting

1948 Event - Milton Berle starts his TV career on Texaco Star Theater

1948 Event - ABC enters network TV at 7 PM (WJZ, New York)

1948 Event - Allen Funt's "Candid Camera" TV debut on ABC

1948 Event - WABC TV channel 7 in New York, New York (ABC) begins broadcasting

1948 Event - Professional wrestling premieres on prime-time network TV (DuMont)

1948 Event - WSPD TV channel 13 in Toledo, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting

1948 Event - WNAC (now KNEV) TV channel 7 in Boston, MA (CBS) begins broadcasting

1948 Event - WPIX TV channel 11 in New York City, New York (IND) begins broadcasting

1948 Event - WTNH TV channel 8 in New Haven, CT (ABC) begins broadcasting

1948 Event - WBZ TV channel 4 in Boston, MA (NBC) begins broadcasting

1948 Event - "Milton Berle Show" premieres on NBC TV

1948 Event - WBEN (now WIVB) TV channel 4 in Buffalo, New York (CBS) begins broadcasting

1948 Birthday - Boyd Matson, TV host/correspondent, National Geographic Explorer

1948 Event - KSTP TV channel 5 in St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN (ABC) 1st broadcast

1948 Event - WTVR TV channel 6 in Richmond, Virginia (CBS) begins broadcasting

1948 Birthday - Jan Hammer, composer, Escape from TV, Miami Vice

1948 Event - KCPX (now KTVX) TV channel 4 in Salt Lake City, UT (ABC) 1st broadcast

1948 Event - WGN TV channel 9 in Chicago, Illinois (IND) begins broadcasting

1948 Event - Philips begin experimental TV broadcasting

1948 Event - WCAU TV channel 10 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (CBS) begins broadcasting

1948 Event - WBAL TV channel 11 in Baltimore, MD (CBS) begins broadcasting

1948 Event - WLWT TV channel 5 in Cincinnati, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting

1948 Event - KNXT (now KCBS) TV channel 2 in Los Angeles, California (CBS) 1st broadcast

1948 Event - 1st country music TV show, Midwestern Hayride, premieres on WLW Cin

1948 Event - WNDT (now WNET) TV channel 13 in New York-Newark, New York (PBS) begins

1947 Event - WEWS TV channel 5 in Cleveland, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting

1947 Birthday - Michael Green, English TV/video producer

1947 Event - "Meet the Press" makes network TV debut on NBC

1947 Event - 1st permanent TV installed on seagoing vessel (New Jersey)

1947 Event - WMAR TV channel 2 in Baltimore, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting

1947 Event - WMAL (now WJLA) TV channel 7 in Washington, D.C. (ABC) begins

1947 Birthday - Jon Snow, British TV journalist, Channel 4

1947 Birthday - Russ Abbott, British TV comedian, September Song

1947 Event - WPVI TV channel 6 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (ABC) begins broadcasting

1947 Birthday - Brian Hulls, British TV news cameraman

1947 Birthday - Geoffrey McQueen, TV Writer

1947 Event - WRC TV channel 4 in Washington D.C. (NBC) begins broadcasting

1947 Birthday - Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, TV producer, Designing Women, Murphy Brown

1947 Event - WWJ (now WDIV) TV channel 4 in Detroit, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting

1947 Event - 1st broadcast of 1st U.S. TV soap opera "A Woman to Remember"

1947 Event - KSD (now KSDK) TV channel 5 in St. Louis, Missouri (NBC) begins broadcasting

1947 Event - 1st commercial TV station west of Mississippi opens, Hollywood CA

1947 Event - KTLA TV channel 5 in Los Angeles, California (IND) begins broadcasting

1947 Birthday - Ann Compton, news reporter, ABC TV

1947 Event - WTTG TV channel 5 in Washington, D.C. (MET) begins broadcasting

1946 Birthday - Janet Street-Porter, British TV personality, Youth

1946 Birthday - Lisette Hordijk, Dutch TV broadcaster

1946 Event - TV's 1st network dramatic serial "Faraway Hill" ends 2 month run

1946 Birthday - Adriaan van Dis, Dutch TV host/writer, Promised Country

1946 Birthday - Pat Sajak, Chicago, TV host, Wheel of Fortune, Pat Sajak Show

1946 Birthday - Connie Chung, TV news anchor, NBC, CBS

1946 Birthday - Steve Friedman, TV news executive/actor, American Anthem

1946 Event - 1st TV sports spectacular - Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn

1946 Event - Henry Morgan is 1st to take off shirt on TV

1946 Event - 1st hour long entertainment TV show, "NBC's Hour Glass" premieres

1946 Event - 1st variety show on TV "NBC's Hour Glass," premieres

1946 Birthday - Greg Gumbel, sportscaster, CBS TV, WFAN

1946 Birthday - David Green, English TV/video producer

1945 Birthday - John Walsh, activist/TV host, America's Most Wanted

1945 Birthday - Kenny Everett, British TV personality, Kenny Everett Show

1945 Birthday - Ken Norton, heavyweight boxing champ/TV panelist, Gong Show

1945 Birthday - Ron Hendren, born in Pinehurst, North Carolina, TV host, Entertainment Tonight

1945 Birthday - Willem Ruis, Dutch TV host, Willem Ruis Show

1945 Birthday - David Brenner, born in Philadelphia, comedian/TV talk show host, Nightlife

1944 Birthday - Marcia "Marcy" Carsey, TV executive/producer

1944 Event - 1st TV Musical comedy (The Boys from Boise)

1944 Birthday - Bill Boggs, born in Philadelphia, TV host/producer, Midday, Morton Downey, Jr. Show

1944 Birthday - Giles Smith, TV journalist

1944 Birthday - Sivi Aberg, actress, Batman TV show

1944 Event - WABD (WNEW, now WNYW) TV channel 5 in New York City (DUM/MET/FOX) 1st broadcast

1944 Birthday - Michael Fish, British TV weatherman

1944 Event - "Patrolling the Ether" is shown on 3 TV stations simultaneously

1944 Birthday - John Suchet, British TV journalist, Independent TV News

1944 Event - "War As It Happens" news show premieres on NBC TV (New York City only)

1944 Birthday - Bonnie Franklin, Santa Monica Cal, TV actress, Ann-1 Day at a Time

1944 Event - 1st feature-length foreign movie, African Journey, shown on TV, New York City

1943 Birthday - Koos Postema, editor-in-chief, Vrije Volk, Dutch TV host

1943 Birthday - Terry Pavey, editor, TV Times

1942 Event - Dumont TV network begins (WABD New York)

1942 Birthday - Jos Brink, Dutch TV host, Op Zoek

1941 Birthday - John Davidson, Pitts, TV host, Hollywood Squares, That's Incredible

1941 Birthday - Don Cornelius, TV show host, Soul Train

1941 Birthday - Willibrord Frequin, Dutch TV reporter

1941 Event - KYW TV channel 3 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (NBC) begins broadcasting

1941 Birthday - Robin Leach, born in London, England, TV host, Life Styles of Rich and Famous

1941 Birthday - Kees van Kooten, Dutch TV host/founder, Simplistic Union

1941 Event - 1st coml TV licenses granted-W2XBS-WNBT (NBC) and WCBW (CBS), New York City

1941 Event - Bulova Watch Co pays $9 for 1st ever network TV commercial

1941 Event - WCBW (now WCBS) TV channel 2 in NY, New York (CBS) begins broadcasting

1941 Event - WNBT TV (W2XBS, Now WNBC) channel 4 in New York City (NBC) begins broadcasting

1941 Event - FCC approves regular scheduled coml TV broadcasts to begin July 1

1941 Birthday - Michael Apted, director/researcher, Granada TV

1940 Birthday - James Burrows, TV producer/director, Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cheers

1940 Birthday - Jackie Trent, born in Newcastle-under-Lyme, England, singer, actress, songwriter, wrote famous theme tune for TV soap, 'Neighbours'

1940 Event - 1st showing of color TV

1940 Death - Paul G Nipkow, German TV pioneer (Nipkow disk), dies at 80

1940 Birthday - Michael Brunson, TV reporter/newscaster/actor, Never Say Die

1940 Birthday - Alex Trebek, born in Sudbury, Ontario, TV game host, High Rollers, Jeopardy

1940 Birthday - Lee Majors, born in Michigan, TV actor, $6,000,000 Man, Stunt Man

1940 Birthday - Chuck Woolery, born in Kentucky, TV game show host, Love Connection

1939 Event - WGY-TV (Schenectady, New York), 1st coml TV station, begins service

1939 Event - WRGB TV channel 6 in Schenectady-Alby-Troy, New York (CBS) 1st broadcast

1939 Event - 1st TV NFL game-Eagles vs Dodgers

1939 Birthday - Cassie Mackin, newswoman, NBC TV

1939 Event - NBC/RCA 1st public TV demo with Franklin D. Roosevelt at opening of New York World's Fair

1939 Birthday - David Frost, born in Tenterdon, England, TV host, That Was the Week That Was

1939 Birthday - Maury Povich, TV host, Current Affair, Maury, Mr Connie Chung

1938 Birthday - Wibo van de Linde, Dutch TV host/director, Avro

1938 Birthday - Ralp Inbar, Dutch TV host, Banana Split

1938 Event - Vladimir K Zworykin (Penn) receives patent on Iconoscope TV system

1938 Event - BBC's 1st feature film on TV (Student of Prague)

1938 Birthday - Mickie Finn, born in Hugo, Oklahoma, TV hostess/banjo player, Mickie Finn's

1938 Event - 1st public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV in London

1938 Birthday - Marcel P A van Dam, Dutch politician/CEO, VARA Radio/TV

1938 Birthday - Bob Eubanks, born in Flint, Michigan, TV host, Newlywed Game

1937 Birthday - Jack Linkletter, born in San Francisco, California, TV host, Haggis Baggis, Hootenanny

1937 Birthday - John Bernard, Dutch TV weatherman

1936 Event - Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and dummy Charlie McCarthy, appear on TV

1936 Event - Bell Labs tests coaxial cable for TV use

1936 Event - RCA displays TV for press

1936 Event - 1st high-definition TV broadcast service, by BBC in London

1936 Birthday - Judith Chalmers, English TV hostess, Wish You Were Here

1936 Event - RCA shows 1st real TV program (dancing, film on locomotives, Bonwit Teller fashion show and monologue from Tobacco Road and comedy)

1936 Birthday - Berend Boudewijn [van der Woude], Dutch TV host/director, Baantjer

1936 Death - Kenneth Loach, TV director (Singing the Blues in Red), dies

1936 Birthday - Fred Oster, Dutch TV host

1936 Birthday - Gary Owens, Mitchell, South Dakota, disc jockey/TV host, Laugh, Indiana, Gong Show

1936 Birthday - Terry Drinkwater, TV newsman, CBS

1936 Birthday - Meindert Leerling, Dutch TV director/MP, RPF

1935 Birthday - Norma Rae Beatty Ashby, broadcaster/TV producer

1935 Birthday - Barbara Brilliant, TV host/producer

1935 Birthday - Jacques d'Ancona, journalist/TV host, Sound-Mix Show

1935 Birthday - Morton Dean, Fall River Massachusetts, TV newscaster, CBS, ABC

1935 Birthday - David Hartman, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, TV personality, Good Morning America

1934 Birthday - Wink Martindale, Jackson, Tennessee, TV host, Tic-Tac-Dough, Can You Top This

1934 Birthday - Pim Jacobs, jazz pianist/Dutch TV host/actor, Gilas

1934 Birthday - John Barbour, born in Toronto, TV host, Real People

1934 Birthday - John Noakes, British TV presenter

1934 Birthday - Barry Humphries, Australia TV host, Dame Edna Everage

1933 Birthday - Larry King, New York City, radio/TV host "143 Arivadechi", Larry King Show, CNN

1933 Event - 1st TV boxing match - Archie Sexton and Laurie Raiteri in London

1932 Birthday - George Schlatter, TV producer, Laugh-in

1932 Birthday - Gerard van den Berg, Dutch TV host, Like Father, Like Son

1932 Birthday - Henk Mochel, Dutch TV host, Rondom tien

1932 Event - BBS begins experimental regular TV broadcasts

1932 Birthday - Vince Guaraldi, jazz pianist, Charlie Brown TV specials

1932 Birthday - George Burns, British TV host

1931 Birthday - Ellen Blazer, Dutch TV director, Sonja

1931 Birthday - Morley Safer, Toronto California, TV newscaster, 60 Minutes

1931 Event - W2XB TV channel 1 in New York City, New York (NBC) begins broadcasting

1931 Birthday - Fred Graham, newscaster/journalist, CBS News, Court TV

1931 Birthday - Peter Batty, TV/movie producer

1931 Event - VARA begins experimental TV broadcast in Diamantbeurs Amsterdam

1930 Birthday - Julia Meade, actress/TV hostess, Spotlight Playhouse

1930 Event - Dumont's 1st TV broadcast for home reception (New York City)

1930 Event - Sarnoff reports in New York Times "TV would be a theater in every home"

1930 Birthday - John Bartholomew Tucker, born in Pennsylvania, TV host, Candid Camera, Treasure Island

1929 Birthday - Mies Bouman, Dutch TV hostess, Open the Village

1929 Birthday - Bob Bouma, Dutch TV host, For a Postcard in the Front Row

1929 Birthday - Dick Clark, Mount Vernon, New York, TV Host, American Bandstand

1929 Birthday - Joan Ganz Cooney, born in Phoenix, Arizona, TV executive, Children's TV Workshop

1929 Birthday - Dick Clark, Mount Vernon, New York, TV host, American Bandstand

1929 Event - 1st color TV demo, New York City

1929 Event - 1st regularly scheduled TV broadcasts (3 nights per week)

1929 Birthday - Rita Gillespie, TV director

1928 Birthday - Wim Bosboom, Dutch radio/TV host

1928 Event - 1st TV drama-WGY's Queens Messenger

1928 Birthday - Willem Duys, Dutch radio/TV host

1928 Event - 1st color TV broadcast in London (John Logic Baird)

1928 Event - WGY, Schenectady begins regular TV programming

1928 Birthday - Bill Cotton, CEO, Noel Gay TV

1928 Birthday - Aaron Spelling, TV executive producer, Charlie's Angels

1928 Birthday - Fred Rogers, born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, children TV host, Mr Rogers' Neighborhood

1928 Birthday - Bruce Forsyth, born in London, England, comedian/TV host, Generation Game

1928 Event - 1st transatlantic TV image received, Hartsdale, New York

1927 Event - Philo Farnsworth demonstrates 1st use of TV in SF

1927 Birthday - Leonard Katzman, TV producer

1927 Birthday - Gwyn Ward Thomas, Beritsh TV director

1927 Birthday - Carl Burton Stokes, born in Cleveland, Mayor-Cleve, TV newscaster

1927 Birthday - Dick Noel, born in Brooklyn, New York, TV host, It's a Small Wonder

1927 Event - Using phone lines TV is sent from Washington D.C. to New York City

1927 Birthday - Peter Marshall, born in Huntington, West Virginia, TV game show host, Hollywood Squares

1927 Birthday - John McLaughlin, TV commentator, McLaughlin Group

1927 Birthday - Michael Herford Wooller, TV/film producer

1926 Birthday - David Attenborough, producer/TV host/scientist

1926 Birthday - Robert Earle, Baldwin, New York, TV host, GE College Bowl

1925 Birthday - Merv Griffin, San Mateo California, TV host, Merv Griffin Show

1925 Birthday - Duncan Wood, TV director/producer

1925 Birthday - Peter Brook, born in London, director, 1776, TV writer

1925 Birthday - Frank Henry Copplestone, TV executive

1925 Birthday - Pier Tania, Meinte Piet, radio/TV host, ANP, De Bezetting

1925 Birthday - Anthony Joly de Lotbiniere, TV producer

1924 Birthday - Leonard Rosenman, born in Brooklyn, New York, TV composer, Marcus Welby MD

1924 Birthday - Arlene Dahl, Minneapolis Minnesota, actress/TV panelist, Ambush

1924 Birthday - Peggy Cass, born in Boston, Massachusetts, actress/TV panelist, To Tell the Truth, Mame

1924 Birthday - Bill Wendell, born in New York City, TV announcer, Late Night With David Letterman

1924 Birthday - Donald Baverstock, TV producer

1923 Birthday - Leonard Stern, New York City, producer/TV writer, Phil Silvers Show, Get Smart

1923 Birthday - Jaap van Meekren, Dutch TV host, AVRO/RTL4

1923 Birthday - Arthur C Nielsen, market researcher, TV's Nielsen's Ratings

1923 Birthday - Monty Hall, Winnipeg Canada, TV game show host, Lets Make a Deal

1923 Birthday - Humphrey Fisher, TV producer

1923 Birthday - Gwyn Ward Thomas, British TV director

1923 Birthday - Earl Hamner, Jr., Schuyler, Virginia, TV narrator, Waltons

1923 Birthday - Ed McMahon, born in Detroit, Michigan, TV host, Johnny Carson Show, Star Search

1923 Birthday - Stephen J Cannell, TV producer/writer

1922 Birthday - Jack Narz, born in Louisville, Kentucky, TV gameshow host, Dotto, Video Village

1922 Birthday - Alan Scott, Haddonfield, New Jersey, TV host/songwriter, Spin the Picture

1922 Birthday - Norman Lear, TV writer/producer, All in The Family

1922 Birthday - Judith Crist, New York, movie critic, TV Guide

1922 Birthday - Raymond Baxter, British TV host/author, Fast Lady

1921 Birthday - Steve Allen, New York City, comedian/TV host, Tonight Show, Steve Allen Show

1921 Birthday - Hughes Rudd, TV newscaster, CBS/ABC

1921 Birthday - Robert Q. Lewis, born in New York City, TV host, Masquerade Party, Robert Q Lewis Show

1921 Birthday - Hugh Downs, born in Akron, Ohio, TV journalist, 20/20, Concentration

1920 Birthday - David Susskind, New York City, TV host, Open End, David Susskind Show

1920 Birthday - Bert Leysen, TV director, Belgian National TV

1920 Birthday - Hal March, born in San Francisco, California, actor/TV host, $64,000 Question, Outrage

1920 Birthday - Antony Kearey, TV producer

1920 Birthday - Bill Cullen, Pitts, TV game show host, over 20 different games

1919 Birthday - George Fenneman, born in in Peking, China, TV announcer, 'You Bet Your Life'

1919 Birthday - Allen Ludden, Mineral Point Wisconsin, TV host, Password

1919 Birthday - George Gobel, born in Chicago, Illinois, comedian/TV personality, I Love My Wife

1919 Birthday - Simon van Collem, Dutch journalist and TV host, Amsterdamned

1919 Birthday - Army Archerd, Hollywood columnist/TV host, Movie Game

1918 Birthday - Jack McCoy, born in Akron, Ohio, TV host, Live Like a Millionaire

1918 Birthday - Herb Shriner, humorist/TV host, Herb Shriner Show

1918 Birthday - Anthony Craxton, British TV producer

1918 Birthday - Don Pardo, Westfield Massachusetts, TV announcer, Jeopardy, SNL

1917 Birthday - Gene Rayburn, born in Christopher, Illinois, TV game show host, Match Game

1917 Birthday - Kees Schilperoort, Dutch radio/TV host

1917 Birthday - "Buffalo" Bob Smith, Buffalo, New York, TV host, Howdy Doody

1917 Birthday - Jack Lescoulie, born in Sacramento, California, TV host, Jackie Gleason Show

1917 Birthday - Ann Rutherford, born in Toronto, Canada, TV panelist, Leave It To the Girls

1917 Birthday - Cleveland Amory, Nahant Massachusetts, conservationist/TV reviewer, TV Guide

1917 Birthday - Dennis James, born in Jersey City, New Jersey, wrestling announcer/TV host, PDQ

1917 Birthday - Don Herbert, born in Waconia, Minnesota, scientist/TV host, Watch Mr. Wizard

1916 Birthday - Sherwood Schwartz, Passaic, New Jersey, TV creator, Brady Bunch, Gilligan Is

1916 Birthday - John Young, actor/TV panelist, Masquerade Party

1916 Birthday - Ivan Tors, TV producer, Sea Hunt, Flipper

1916 Birthday - Jack Paar, Canton Ohio, TV host, Jack Paar Show

1916 Birthday - Paul Tripp, New York City, TV host, Mr I Magination

1915 Birthday - Dick Thomas, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, TV host, Village Barn

1915 Birthday - Dick Dudley, TV host, Village Barn

1915 Birthday - Henry Morgan, born in New York City, comedian/TV panelist, I've Got a Secret, Arena

1915 Birthday - John Freeman, British politician, Labour, ambassador/TV host

1914 Birthday - Bert Parks, Jacobson, born in Atlanta, Georgia, TV host, Miss America

1914 Birthday - John Reed King, Atlantic City, New Jersey, TV host, Why?, Let's See

1914 Birthday - Allen Funt, born in Brooklyn, New York, TV host and creator, Candid Camera

1914 Birthday - Howard K Smith, Louisiana, TV newsman, ABC, Moderated Kennedy-Nixon debate

1914 Birthday - John Daly, South Africa, newscaster/TV game show host, What's My Line

1913 Birthday - John K M McCaffery, Moscow Idaho, TV host, One Minute Please

1913 Birthday - Robert Dougall, English TV host

1913 Birthday - Peter Black, TV critic

1913 Birthday - Steven Nagy, bowler, 1st to bowl 300 on TV, 1954

1913 Birthday - Dave Garroway, born in Schnectady, New York, TV host, Today Show

1913 Birthday - Ralph Edwards, born in Merino, Colorado, TV host, This is Your Life

1913 Birthday - Rex Tucker, TV writer/director

1913 Birthday - Mark Goodson, TV game-show proudcer, Goodson-Toddman

1913 Birthday - Ralph Edwards, born in Merino, Colorado, TV host, This is Your Life

1912 Birthday - Durward Kirby, born in Indianapolis, Indiana, TV announcer, Garry Moore Show

1912 Birthday - Irv Kupcinet, born in Chicago, Illinois, TV host, Tonight! America After Dark

1912 Birthday - Art Linkletter, born in Saskatchewan, Canada, TV host, People are Funny

1912 Birthday - Virginia Graham, born in Chicago, Illinois, TV personality, Girl Talk, Where Was I

1912 Birthday - Martin Gabel, born in Philadelphia, TV host, With this Ring

1912 Birthday - Perry Como, Pierino, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, singer/TV, Perry Como Show

1912 Birthday - Del Sharbutt, Cleburne, Texas, TV announcer, Your Hit Parade

1911 Birthday - Mason Gross, Dr/TV professor, Think Fast, Two for the Money

1910 Birthday - Fred de Cordova, film/TV producer, Tonight Show

1910 Birthday - Johnny Olson, TV announcer, Price is Right

1910 Birthday - Andrew Miller-Jones, British TV pioneer

1910 Birthday - Nelson Case, born in Long Beach, California, TV host, Trash or Treasure

1909 Birthday - Gerald Savory, actor playwright/TV producer, Heart of the Matter

1909 Birthday - Madge Evans, born in Manhattan, New York City, TV panelist, Masquerade Party

1909 Birthday - Ralph Byrd, born in Dayton, Ohio, actor, Dick Tracy TV Show

1909 Birthday - Phyllis Fanny Primrose-Pechey Cradock, TV Chef

1908 Birthday - Pat Weaver, born in Los Angeles, California, TV Executive, started Today show

1908 Birthday - Alistair Cooke, Manchester England, TV host, Masterpiece Theatre

1908 Birthday - Bud Collyer, born in New York City, TV emcee, Beat the Clock, To Tell the Truth

1908 Birthday - Aidan Crawley, CEO, London Weekend TV

1908 Birthday - Pauline Frederick, journalist/correspondent, UN, NBC TV

1907 Birthday - Don McNeill, Galena, Illinois, host, Don McNeill TV Club

1907 Birthday - Renzo Cesana, Rome, Italy, TV host, First Date, Continental

1907 Birthday - Arlene Francis, Boston, radio/TV host, What's My Line?

1907 Birthday - Jack Bailey, Hampton Iowa, TV host, Queen for a Day

1907 Birthday - Roy K Marshall, Glen Carbon, Illinois, TV scientist, Nature of Things

1907 Birthday - Eddie Ballantine, Chicago, orchestra leader, Don McNeill TV Club

1906 Birthday - Lew Grade, British TV mogul, ATV, movie producer, Boys from Brazil

1906 Birthday - Peter Carl Goldmark, developed color TV and LP records

1906 Birthday - Philo T Farnsworth, Beaver Utah, inventor, electronic TV

1906 Birthday - Harry Von Zell, born in Indianapolis, Indiana, TV announcer, Burns and Allen

1905 Birthday - Marlin Perkins, born in Carthage, Missouri, TV host, Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom

1905 Birthday - Truman Bradley, Missouri, TV host, Science Fiction Theater

1904 Birthday - Clifton Fadiman, born in Brooklyn, New York, TV host, Information Please, Quiz Kids

1904 Birthday - Ted Mack, born in Denver, Colorado, TV host, Original Amateur Hour

1903 Birthday - Arthur Godfrey, New York City, radio/TV host, Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scout

1902 Birthday - Ed Sullivan, TV variety show host/gossip columnist, Ed Sullivan Show

1902 Birthday - Walter Keirnan, New Havens, Connecticut, TV panelist, I've Got a Secret

1900 Birthday - Walter O'Keefe, Hartford, Connecticut, songwriter/TV host, Mayor of Hollywood

1900 Birthday - Laura Hobson, New York City, TV writer/panelist, I've Got a Secret

1899 Birthday - Wyllis Cooper, Pekin, Illinois, TV narrator, Volume One

1899 Birthday - Goodman Ace, radio/TV actor/columnist/humorist, Better of Goodman

1898 Birthday - Art Baker, New York City, TV host, You Asked For It

1896 Birthday - Rex Maupin, St. Joseph, Missouri, orchestra leader, Tin Pan Alley TV

1896 Birthday - Herbert R O'Connor, born in Baltimore, Maryland, Sen-Md, TV narrator, Crime Syndicate

1896 Birthday - Melville Cooper, Birmingham England, TV panelist, I Got a Secret

1896 Birthday - Vivien Kellems, TV hostess, Power of Women

1891 Birthday - David Sarnoff, U.S., radio/TV pioneer/CEO, RCA

1890 Birthday - Paul Whiteman, born in Denver, Colorado, orchestra leader, Paul Whiteman's TV Teen Club

1889 Birthday - Vladimir K Zworykin, U.S.S.R., electronics engineer/inventor, father of TV

1888 Birthday - John Logie Baird, Scotland, inventor, father of TV

1883 Birthday - Elder Lightfoot Solomon Michaux, Newport New, Virginia, TV preacher

1860 Birthday - Paul G Nipkow, German TV pioneer, Nipkow Award













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