- 1949 WFMY TV channel 2 in Greensboro-High Point, NC (CBS) 1st broadcast
1955 Commercial television begins in the UK with the launch of ITV, soon airs the 1st advert on UK TV, for Gibbs SR toothpaste
- 1955 On BBC radio Grace Archer is killed in a barn fire on Brookfield Farm - the BBC denies this was to spoil the launch of rival network ITV
- 1957 Western "Maverick" premieres on ABC television starring James Garner
- 1958 KTVK TV channel 3 in Phoenix, AZ (ABC) begins broadcasting
- 1964 "Man from U.N.C.L.E." premieres starring Robert Vaughn and David McCallum on NBC-TV: open channel D
- 1985 37th Emmy Awards: "Cagney & Lacey", "The Cosby Show" and Tyne Daly win
- 2019 Billy Porter becomes the first openly gay actor to win an Emmy for lead actor in a drama series for "Pose"