TV Programs

TV Programs: Dramas - Miniseries - Sitcoms - Soap Operas

Events in Film & TV

  • 1928-05-10 WGY, Schenectady begins regular TV programming
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Famous Clown Coco the Clown
Famous Clown
Coco the Clown
  • 1962-08-23 1st Europe-US live TV program (via Telstar)
  • 1972-09-14 "The Waltons" TV program premieres on CBS starring Richard Thomas and Ralph Waite
  • 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
  • 1987-04-06 Al Campanis appears on TV program Niteline 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

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

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

Rock Vocalist Ozzy Osbourne
Rock Vocalist
Ozzy Osbourne
Music Manager and TV Personality Sharon Osbourne
Music Manager and TV Personality
Sharon Osbourne

Birthdays in Film & TV

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