1956 in television

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The year 1956 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events during 1956.

Events[edit]

Debuts[edit]

Television shows[edit]

listed by starting year

Programs ending[edit]

Date Show Debut
February 27 The Tony Martin Show 1954
June 3 It's a Great Life
June 14 Stop the Music
September 11 This Is Show Business 1956
September 19 Frankie Laine Time 1955
The Honeymooners
Jungle Jim
It's Always Jan
Medical Horizons
Wanted
Cisco Kid 1950
The Jimmy Durante Show 1954
Justice
Super Circus 1949

Births[edit]

Date Name Notability
January 3 Mel Gibson actor
January 7 David Caruso
January 9 Kimberly Beck actress
Imelda Staunton English actress
January 20 Bill Maher actor, comedian, talk-show host
January 21 Geena Davis actress
February 11 Catherine Hickland
February 17 Richard Karn actor
February 19 Kathleen Beller actress
March 1 Tim Daly actor
March 7 Bryan Cranston actor and director
March 13 Dana Delany actress
April 3 Ray Combs host Family Feud 1988–1994 (died 1996)
April 12 Andy García Cuban-American actor
April 18 Melody Thomas Scott actress (The Young and the Restless)
May 17 Bob Saget actor (Full House, America's Funniest Home Videos)
July 1 Alan Ruck actor
July 9 Tom Hanks
July 11 Sela Ward actress
July 31 Michael Biehn actor
August 5 Maureen McCormick actress (The Brady Bunch)
August 6 Stepfanie Kramer actress (Hunter)
August 21 Kim Cattrall actress (Sex and the City)
September 20 Gary Cole actor
September 26 Linda Hamilton actress

Deaths[edit]

Date Name Cinematic Credibility
December 7 Huntley Gordon pioneer Hollywood actor.