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1960 in television

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The year 1960 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events during 1960.



  • Frank and Doris Hursley start their soap opera writing career, taking the jobs of joint head writers for the series Search for Tomorrow.
  • Nearly 90% of homes in the United States now have a television set, and over one hundred million television sets are in use worldwide.



Television shows



Ending this year

Date Show Debut
January 25 Love and Marriage 1959
April 1 The Troubleshooters
June 11 The Man and the Challenge
September 14 Tate 1960


Date Name Notability
January 4 Julia St. John British actress
April Winchell American voice actress, daughter of Paul Winchell
January 6 Howie Long American football player, commentator
Andrea Thompson Actress
January 7 David Marciano Actor
Peter Liguori American business executive
January 12 Oliver Platt Actor
January 13 Bruno Heller English screenwriter
January 15 David Zaslav Presedent
January 25 Nancy Gibbs Speaker
January 27 Phil Rosenthal Writer
January 29 JG Thirlwell Australian musician
January 30 Tony O'Dell American actor (Head of the Class)
February 6 Megan Gallagher Actress
February 7 Robert Smigel American actor, comedian (Saturday Night Live)
Steve Johnson American special effects artist
James Spader American actor (Boston Legal, The Blacklist)
February 19 Leslie Ash English actress (Men Behaving Badly)
February 20 Wendee Lee American voice actress
February 22 Paul Abbott English screenwriter (Shameless)
February 28 Dorothy Stratten Canadian model (Playboy) and actress (d. 1980)
February 29 Tony Robbins American author
March 7 Dana King American broadcast journalist
March 11 Perri Peltz American broadcast journalist
March 12 Jason Beghe American actor (Chicago P.D.)
Courtney B. Vance American actor (Law & Order: Criminal Intent)
March 13 Joe Ranft American voice actor (died 2005)
March 17 Vicki Lewis American singer, actress (NewsRadio)
March 21 Matthew Arkin American actor
March 25 Haywood Nelson American actor (What's Happening!!, What's Happening Now!!)
Russ Mitchell American journalist
Brenda Strong American actress (Desperate Housewives)
March 26 Ellia English American singer, actress (The Jamie Foxx Show)
March 30 Michael McGrady American actor
April 1 Jennifer Runyon American actress
April 4 Lorraine Toussaint American actress
April 6 Jane A. Rogers American actress
John Pizzarelli American vocalist
April 7 Elaine Miles American actress (Northern Exposure)
April 8 John Schneider American actor (The Dukes of Hazzard)
April 10 Ed Norris American radio host
April 11 Jeremy Clarkson English journalist and presenter (Top Gear)
April 14 Brad Garrett American actor (Everybody Loves Raymond, 'Til Death)
Brian Forster American actor (The Partridge Family)
April 15 Susanne Bier Screenwriter
Pedro Delgado Sportcaster
April 16 Stan Foster American actor (Tour of Duty)
Michel Gill American actor (House of Cards, Mr. Robot)
April 23 Valerie Bertinelli American actress (One Day at a Time, Hot in Cleveland)
April 29 Steve Blum American voice actor
May 2 Kevin Brennan American comedian
May 5 Kurt Sutter American creator, actor
May 6 Julianne Phillips American model, actress (Sisters)
Roma Downey American actress
John Flansburgh American musician
May 7 Adam Bernstein American film director, music video director and television director
May 8 Stella Gonet Actress (Holby City)
May 15 Rob Bowman Director
May 17 Simon Fuller British entrepreneur
Fiona Hutchison American actress (One Life to Live, Guiding Light)
May 20 John Billingsley American actor (Star Trek: Enterprise)
Tony Goldwyn American actor, director (Scandal)
May 21 Jeffrey Toobin Author
May 24 Doug Jones Actor
May 31 Chris Elliott American actor, comedian (Saturday Night Live, Get a Life)
June 2 Shaun Wallace Game show television personality
Pip Torrens Actor
June 4 Bradley Walsh Game show host
June 5 Leslie Hendrix American actress (All My Children, Law & Order)
June 7 Bill Prady Television producer
June 8 Zoey Tur Television broadcast reporter
June 11 Mehmet Oz TV host
June 17 Thomas Haden Church American actor (Wings)
June 18 Christopher Lloyd American producer
June 25 Eve Gordon American actress
June 30 Michael Katleman American director
July 8 Valarie Pettiford American actress (Half & Half)
July 10 Jeff Bergman American voice actor (The Looney Tunes Show)
July 11 Caroline Quentin English actress (Men Behaving Badly)
July 14 Jane Lynch American actress (Glee)
July 15 Willie Aames American actor (Eight is Enough, Charles in Charge)
July 16 Leila Kenzle American actress (Mad About You)
July 17 Nancy Giles American actress (China Beach), commentator (CBS News Sunday Morning)
Mark Burnett British television producer
July 18 Anne-Marie Johnson American actress
July 21 Matt Mulhern American actor (Major Dad)
July 30 Daniel McDonald American actor (died 2007)
August 6 Grant Aleksander American actor (Guiding Light)
Leland Orser American actor
August 7 David Duchovny American actor (The X-Files)
August 10 Antonio Banderas Spanish actor, director (Interview with the Vampire, Shrek)
August 16 Timothy Hutton American actor, producer (Ordinary People, Leverage)
August 17 Lisa Coleman American musician
Johnny Wright American music manager
August 26 Branford Marsalis American bandleader
August 28 Emma Samms British actress (General Hospital, Dynasty)
Jodi Carlisle American actress (The Wild Thornberrys)
September 4 Damon Wayans American actor, comedian (In Living Color, My Wife and Kids, Lethal Weapon)
September 5 Willie Gault NFL player
September 9 Hugh Grant English actor
September 10 Colin Firth English actor
September 11 Anne Ramsay American actress (Mad About You)
September 12 Robert John Burke American actor
Gregg Fienberg American producer
September 14 Radames Pera American actor (Kung Fu)
Callum Keith Rennie Actor
Melissa Leo American actress (All My Children, The Young Riders)
September 16 Jayne Brook American actress (Chicago Hope)
September 20 Deborah Roberts American television journalist
September 21 David James Elliott Canadian actor (JAG)
Mary Mara American actress (Law & Order, ER, Nash Bridges)
September 22 Scott Baio American actor (Happy Days, Charles in Charge, Diagnosis: Murder)
September 27 Christopher Cousins American actor
María Celeste Arrarás Television personality
September 30 Vincent Waller American writer
October 2 Terence Winter American writer
October 5 Daniel Baldwin American actor
October 8 Kerry Ehrin American writer
October 9 Jane Robelot American host
October 10 John Beasley American composer
October 13 Richard Sammel Actor
October 16 Michael Rispoli Actor
October 18 Alex Ferrer Judge
October 21 Byron Pitts Journalist
October 24 BD Wong American actor (Oz, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
October 25 Tom Eplin American actor (Another World, As the World Turns)
October 28 Mark Derwin American actor (The Young and the Restless)
November 4 Kathy Griffin American actress (Suddenly Susan, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List)
November 5 Bryan Lourd American talent agent
November 6 Michael Cerveris American actor
November 7 José Díaz-Balart American anchorman
November 8 Michael Nyqvist Swedish actor (Millennium) (d. 2017)
November 10 Dan Hawkins American sportscaster
November 11 Stanley Tucci American actor
Peter Parros American actor
November 13 Neil Flynn American actor (Scrubs, The Middle)
November 14 David Tattersall British cinematographer
November 17 RuPaul American actor
Frank Spotnitz American writer
Jonathan Ross Actor
November 18 Elizabeth Perkins American actress
November 23 Robin Roberts American newscaster
November 26 Chuck Eddy American music journalist
November 27 Paulina García Actress
Michael Rispoli Actor
November 29 Jackie Hoffman Actress
November 30 Rich Fields American announcer
Hiam Abbass Actress
Jason Katims American television writer
December 3 Julianne Moore American actress
December 9 Jeff "Swampy" Marsh American voice actor (Major Monogram on Phineas and Ferb)
December 14 Don Franklin American actor (The Young Riders, seaQuest DSV, Seven Days)
December 19 Mike Lookinland American actor (The Brady Bunch)
December 25 Ron Bottitta British actor (Lost)
December 27 Harry Goaz American actor (Twin Peaks)
December 28 Jeff Martin American writer
December 31 Beverley Elliott American actress

See also


  1. ^ "Jack Paar's Water Closet Joke". Censorship & Scandals. TV ACRES. Archived from the original on February 5, 2013. Retrieved April 24, 2015.
  2. ^ TVNZ 1#History Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  3. ^ Hill, Jane. "Remembering Nan Winton". About the BBC. BBC. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
  4. ^ NRK1 Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  5. ^ Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-14-102715-0.
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