TV Programs

TV Programs: Dramas - Miniseries - Sitcoms - Soap Operas

Events in Film & TV

  • 1936-07-07 RCA shows 1st real TV program (dancing, film on locomotives, Bonwit Teller fashion show and monologue from Tobacco Road & comedy)
  • 1938-02-11 World's first science fiction TV program - a broadcast of the play R.U.R. by Karel Čapek
  • 1949-12-28 20th Century Fox announces it will produce TV programs
  • 1950-08-27 1st transmission of a TV programme from continental Europe shown on BBC
  • 1950-09-30 Radio's "Grand Ole Opry" is broadcast on TV for 1st time
  • 1955-01-19 "The Millionaire" TV program premieres on CBS
  • 1956-04-10 Philips broadcasts 1st Dutch color TV programs

Film & TV History

1962-01-15 Coco the Clown [Nicolai Poliakoff] is the subject of the BBC TV programme "This is Your Life"

  • 1962-08-23 1st Europe-US live TV program (via Telstar)
  • 1972-09-14 "The Waltons" TV program premieres on CBS starring Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, and Will Geer
  • 1984-01-17 Supreme Court rules (5-4) that private use of home VCRs to tape TV programs for later viewing does not violate federal copyright laws

Music History

1986-05-22 American singer and actress Cher calls David Letterman an a**hole on his "Late Night" TV program (NBC)

  • 1987-04-06 Los Angeles Dodger's GM Al Campanis appears on TV program ABC News: Nightline saying Blacks may not be equipped to be in baseball management, sparking a racial controversy
  • 1992-07-01 Fox broadcasting adds Wednesday night TV programming

Television Premiere

2002-03-05 American reality TV program The Osbournes" featuring family of Ozzy Osbourne premieres on MTV


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1947-11-06 Jack Arnold, character on TV programme The Wonder Years