1965 in television

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The year 1965 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events in 1965.

For the American TV schedule, see: 1965-66 American network television schedule.

Events[edit]

Also in 1965
  • First television broadcasts in Paraguay.
  • Three independently-affiliated stations in the Philadelphia market—The "Other Big 3 in Philly"—start operations: WIBF (channel 29) opens on May 16; WKBS-TV (channel 48) opens on September 1 (and operates until 1983); and WPHL-TV (channel 17) opens on September 17.
  • Motorola introduces the first succussful rectangular tube color TV to the mass market.

Noted Debuts[edit]

Television shows[edit]

1940s[edit]

1950s[edit]

1960s[edit]

Programs ending during 1965[edit]

Date Show Debut
January 16 The Outer Limits 1963
March 11 Jonny Quest 1964
September 3 The Price Is Right 1956
The Jack Benny Show 1950

Changes of network affiliation[edit]

Show Moved from Moved to
My Three Sons ABC CBS
Hazel NBC

Births[edit]

Date Name Notability
January 2 Rosie Millard UK news reporter
January 3 Penny Smith television presenter.
January 4 Julia Ormond English actress
January 22 Diane Lane actress
February 3 Maura Tierney actress
February 7 Chris Rock actor and comedian.
February 23 Kristin Davis actress.
March 25 Sarah Jessica Parker actress.
April 16 Jon Cryer actor.
Martin Lawrence actor and comedian.
April 26 Kevin James actor.
May 7 Owen Hart Canadian wrestler (died 1999)
May 23 Melissa McBride actress and former casting director.
May 27 Todd Bridges actor.
May 31 Brooke Shields actress and model.
July 7 Jeremy Kyle television presenter.
July 22 Shawn Michaels wrestler
August 6 Mark Speight British television presenter (died 2008)
August 10 Claudia Christian actress.
August 29 Dina Spybey actress
September 3 Charlie Sheen actor.
September 9 Constance Marie actress.
November 4 Kiersten Warren actress.
November 21 Alexander Siddig Sudanese-born English actor.
November 30 Ben Stiller actor.
December 21 Andy Dick actor.

Deaths[edit]

Date Name Notability
February 15 Nat King Cole singer.
April 27 Edward R. Murrow CBS newsman.