1969 in television

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For the American TV schedule, see: 1969-70 American network television schedule.

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The year 1969 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events in 1969.

Events[edit]

Programs/Programmes[edit]

Debuts[edit]

Ending this year[edit]

Date Show Debut
February 9 The Saint (UK) 1962
April 6 The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1967
April 13 The Mothers-in-Law
May 2 Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. 1964
May 21 The Avengers (UK) 1961
June 2 Peyton Place 1964
June 3 Star Trek 1966
September 20 Match Game 1962
Do Not Adjust Your Set (UK) 1967

Changes of Network Affiliation[edit]

Show Moved from Moved to
Get Smart NBC CBS
The Ghost & Mrs. Muir ABC

Births[edit]

Date Name Notability
January 14 Jason Bateman Actor (The Hogan Family)
March 11 Terrence Howard American actor (Sparks)
May 12 Kim Fields Actress (The Facts of Life)
July 21 Godfrey American actor, comedian (The Mr. Men Show)
July 24 Jennifer Lopez American singer, actress (American Idol)
July 27 Triple H WWE wrestler
August 18 Edward Norton American actor
Christian Slater American actor (Breaking In)
August 19 Matthew Perry Actor (Friends)
September 23 Michelle Thomas American actress (Family Matters) (d. 1998)
November 4 Matthew McConaughey American actor (True Detective)

Deaths[edit]

Date Name Age Notability
February 2 Boris Karloff 82 Actor (voice of the Grinch in How the Grinch Stole Christmas)
February 9 Gabby Hayes 84 Actor (The Gabby Hayes Show)
February 19 Madge Blake 70 Actress (Batman)
March 25 Billy Cotton British entertainer & bandleader (Wakey Wakey Tavern)
May 3 Karl Freund Cinematographer who (as director of photography on I Love Lucy) developed the practical use of the three-camera TV sitcom production
June 22 Judy Garland 47 Singer/actress (The Judy Garland Show)
July 18 Barbara Pepper 54 Actress (Doris Ziffel #1 on Green Acres)
September 8 Bud Collyer 61 Game show host (Beat the Clock)
September 19 Rex Ingram 74 Actor
December 22 Wilbur Hatch 67 Musical director for many TV shows (including I Love Lucy)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Apollo 11 – 30th Anniversary" (report), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, webpage: GSFC-A11–30th

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