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
January 12 Wanted 1955
February 27 The Tony Martin Show 1954
March 5 Medical Horizons 1955
March 19 Jungle Jim
March 25 Justice 1954
April 28 It's Always Jan 1955
June 3 It's a Great Life 1954
June 14 Stop the Music
June 23 The Jimmy Durante Show
September 11 This Is Show Business 1956
September 22 The Honeymooners 1955
Unknown Cisco Kid 1950
Super Circus 1949

Births[edit]

Date Name Notability
January 3 Mel Gibson actor
January 7 David Caruso
January 9 Imelda Staunton English actress
Kimberly Beck actress
January 20 Bill Maher actor, comedian, talk-show host
January 21 Geena Davis actress
February 11 Catherine Hickland
February 12 Arsenio Hall actor, comedian, talk-show host
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)
June 30 David Alan Grier actor and comedian
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 Age Notability
August 16 Bela Lugosi 73 Actor (Count Dracula in Dracula (1931 English-language film)
December 7 Huntley Gordon 69 pioneer Hollywood actor.