1968 in television

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For the American TV schedule, see: 1968-69 American network television schedule.

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The year 1968 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events in 1968.

Events[edit]

Also in 1968
  • Rosemary Prinz, one of the first big soap opera stars, leaves As the World Turns in a less-than-amicable departure.
  • Nearly 200 million households now own television sets, 78 million of which are in the US.
  • The Guiding Light and Search for Tomorrow expand to 30 minutes.
  • The last round screen color TV sets are produced by all American manufacturers.

Programs/Programmes[edit]

Debuts[edit]

Ending this year[edit]

Date Show Debut
January 15 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 1964
February 4 The Prisoner (UK) 1967
March The Monkees 1966
March 6 Lost in Space 1965
March 11 The Lucy Show 1962
March 14 Batman 1966
March 25 Armchair Theatre (UK) 1956
The Bell Telephone Hour 1959
The Fulton Sheen Program 1961
The Stairlit Starways
September 8 Ultra Seven (Japan) 1967
Unknown The Mavis Bramston Show (Australia) 1964

Births[edit]

Date Name Notability
January 2 Cuba Gooding, Jr. actor
January 14 LL Cool J actor and rapper
February 1 Pauly Shore actor and comedian
February 8 Gary Coleman actor (died 2010)
March 29 Lucy Lawless actress
April 24 Stacy Haiduk
July 24 Kristin Chenoweth actress and singer
August 25 Rachael Ray author, chef and television host
September 20 Philippa Forrester television presenter
September 21 Ricki Lake actress, game show, and talk show hostess
September 25 Will Smith actor and rapper
October 12 Hugh Jackman Australian actor
November 18 Owen Wilson actor
December 3 Brendan Fraser American actor

Deaths[edit]

Date Name Age Notability
May 9 Marion Lorne 84 Actress (Aunt Clara on Bewitched)
June 7 Dan Duryea 61 Actor (Peyton Place)
October 13 Bea Benaderet 62 Actress (Kate on Petticoat Junction; the original voice of Betty Rubble on The Flintstones)