1959 in television

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For the American TV schedule, see: 1959-60 American network television schedule.

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The year 1959 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events during that year.

Events[edit]

Programs/Programmes[edit]

Debuts[edit]

Ending this year[edit]

Date Show Debut
January 13 Jack Wyatt's Confession 1958
January 26 Quatermass and the Pit
April 24 Your Hit Parade 1950
June 25 State Trooper 1956
Dragnet 1951
Mickey Mouse Club 1955
The Restless Gun 1957

Births[edit]

Date Name Notability
February 22 Kyle MacLachlan Actor (Desperate Housewives)
March 6 Tom Arnold Actor & comedian (The Best Damn Sports Show Period)
April 3 David Hyde Pierce Actor (Frasier)
April 17 Sean Bean English actor
May 3 Ben Elton English comedian & writer (Blackadder)
May 29 Rupert Everett English actor
June 11 Hugh Laurie Actor & comedian (Dr. Gregory House on House)
June 30 Vincent D'Onofrio Actor (Law & Order: Criminal Intent)
August 13 Danny Bonaduce Actor (The Partridge Family)
August 14 Marcia Gay Harden Actress
August 16 Laura Innes Actress (ER)
September 14 Mary Crosby Actress (Dallas)
September 21 Dave Coulier Actor (Joey Gladstone on Full House)
September 23 Jason Alexander Actor (George Costanza on Seinfeld)
Rosalind Chao Actress
October 3 Jack Wagner Actor (The Bold and the Beautiful)
October 13 Marie Osmond Singer (Donny & Marie)
October 23 "Weird Al" Yankovic Music parodist
October 25 Nancy Cartwright Voice actress (Bart Simpson on The Simpsons)
November 10 Mackenzie Phillips Actress (One Day at a Time)
November 19 Allison Janney Actress (The West Wing)
November 28 Judd Nelson Actor (Suddenly Susan)
December 16 Alison LaPlaca Actress (Duet)
December 30 Tracey Ullman Actress, comedienne (The Tracey Ullman Show)
December 31 Val Kilmer Actor