1951 in television

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The year 1951 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events during 1951.

Events[edit]

Debuts[edit]

Closings[edit]

Television shows[edit]

listed by starting year

Series Debut Ended
Picture Page (UK) October 8, 1936 1939
1946 1952
The Voice of Firestone Televues 1943 1947
1949 1963
Kaleidoscope (UK) November 2, 1946 1953
Gillette Cavalcade of Sports November 8, 1946 June 24, 1960
Muffin the Mule (UK) 1946 1955
Kraft Television Theater May 7, 1947 1958
Kukla, Fran and Ollie October 13, 1947 1957
Meet the Press November 6, 1947
Howdy Doody December 27, 1947 September 24, 1960
Café Continental 1947 1953
Juvenile Jury 1947 1954
Small Fry Club 1947 1951
Television Newsreel (UK) January 5, 1948 1954
The Original Amateur Hour January 18, 1948 September 27, 1970
Court of Current Issues February 9, 1948 June 26, 1951
Author Meets the Critics April 1948 October 10, 1954
Hollywood Screen Test April 15, 1948 1953
Texaco Star Theater June 8, 1948 1953
The Ed Sullivan Show June 20, 1948 June 6, 1971
Candid Camera August 10, 1948 May 23, 2004
CBS Evening News August 15, 1948
Foodini the Great August 23, 1948 June 23, 1951
Ford Theatre October 17, 1948 July 10, 1957
The Alan Dale Show 1948 1951
Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts 1948 January 1, 1958
Break the Bank 1948 1957
Celebrity Time 1948 September 1952
Club Seven 1948 1951
The Philco Television Playhouse 1948 1955
Winner Take All 1948 1952
The Goldbergs January 17, 1949 1956
Captain Video June 27, 1949 April 1, 1955
Mama July 1, 1949 March 17, 1957
Martin Kane, Private Eye August 7, 1949 June 17, 1954
The Lone Ranger September 15, 1949 June 6, 1957
Come Dancing (UK) September 29, 1949 1995
The Aldrich Family October 2, 1949 May 29, 1953
January 2, 1953 August 22, 1958
The Ruggles November 3, 1949 June 19, 1952
One Man's Family November 4, 1949 June 21, 1952
March 1, 1954 April 1, 1955
Arthur Godfrey and His Friends 1949 1959

Programs ending during 1951[edit]

Date Show Debut
January 16 The Alan Dale Show 1948
Unknown Club Seven

Births[edit]

Date Name Notability
January 7 Helen Worth British actress.
January 12 Kirstie Alley American actress (Cheers).
Rush Limbaugh American radio personality.
January 15 Charo Spanish-American singer and actress.
February 15 Jane Seymour British actress.
February 16 William Katt Actor.
February 23 Patricia Richardson Actress.
March 17 Kurt Russell Actor.
March 19 Fred Berry Actor. (died 2003)
April 13 Peter Davison British actor (Doctor Who).
April 21 Tony Danza American actor.
June 13 Richard Thomas American actor (The Waltons).
June 27 Julia Duffy Actress.
July 12 Cheryl Ladd Actress and singer (Charlie's Angels).
July 17 Lucie Arnaz Actress, daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.
July 21 Robin Williams American actor. (died 2014)
July 23 Edie McClurg American actress.
July 24 Lynda Carter Actress and singer (Wonder Woman).
August 6 Catherine Hicks Actress.
August 14 Carl Lumbly Actor.
September 2 Mark Harmon American actor
September 5 Michael Keaton
September 7 Julie Kavner Actress (Rhoda).
September 12 Joe Pantoliano Actor.
October 18 Pam Dawber Actress (Mork & Mindy).
October 30 Harry Hamlin Actor (L.A. Law).
November 6 Nigel Havers English actor
November 9 Lou Ferrigno Actor (The Incredible Hulk).
December 1 Treat Williams Actor.
December 4 Patricia Wettig Actress.
December 5 Morgan Brittany Actress (Dallas).

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.museum.tv/eotvsection.php?entrycode=watchmrwiz
  2. ^ McNeil, Alex (1996). Total Television. Penguin Books USA, Inc. ISBN 0-14-02-4916-8.
  3. ^ Brooks, Tim & Marsh, Earle (1979). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows: 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. ISBN 0-345-25525-9.