1966 in television

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The year 1966 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events in 1966.

For the American TV schedule, see: 1966-67 American network television schedule.

Events[edit]

Also in 1966
  • The 1951–1953 CBS sitcom Amos & Andy is pulled from syndication broadcast due to complaints from civil rights organizations.
  • Macdonald Carey starts reciting the epigram "Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives" at the beginning of his soap opera, Days of our Lives, a tradition that continues today, over a decade after his death.

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Date Name Age Notability
March 3 William Frawley 81 actor who co-starred in I Love Lucy and My Three Sons
Alice Pearce 49 actress (Gladys Kravitz #1 on Bewitched)
June 19 Ed Wynn 80 comedian
September 14 Gertrude Berg 67 actress (The Goldbergs)
September 28 Eric Fleming 41 actor (Rawhide)
December 15 Walt Disney 65 American animated film producer and founder of The Walt Disney Company and Disneyland Resort (b.