Dr. Ernst Frederik Werner Alexanderson performs the first successful public television broadcast. The pictures, with 48 lines at 16 frames per second, were received on sets with 1.5 sq. inch screens in the homes of four General Electric executives in Schenectady, New York. The sound was transmitted by the WGY radio station.
John Logie Baird transmits television pictures across the Atlantic. The pictures are transmitted from Motograph House, London by telephone cable to Ben Clapp's station GK2Z at 40 Warwick Road, Coulsdon, Surrey, and then by radio to Hartsdale, New York, United States.
The first outside broadcast is made by John Logie Baird on his roof in 133 Long Acre, London, featuring the actor Jack Buchanan.
Charles Francis Jenkins begins thrice-weekly television broadcasts in Washington, D.C., transmitting silhouette motion pictures.
John Logie Baird demonstrates a color television system achieved by using a scanning disc with spirals of red, green and blue filters at the transmitting and receiving ends.
Hugo Gernsback's New York City radio station begins a regular, if limited, schedule of live television broadcasts, using a mechanical system developed by a South-American inventor. It transmits 48-line images.
Philo Farnsworth demonstrates his image dissector camera and "oscillite" tube receiver for the press, with the transmission of motion picture clips, described by a reporter as "a queer looking little image in bluish light now, one that frequently smudges and blurs." It is the first public demonstration of an all-electronic television system.
The first broadcast of a play by television, The Queen's Messenger, on General Electric's W2XAD, Schenectady, New York. Three electromechanical cameras are used.