1972 in television

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The year 1972 involved some significant events in television. Below is a list of notable television-related events.

For the American TV schedule, see: 1972–73 United States network television schedule.

Events[edit]

Debuts[edit]

Television shows[edit]

1940s[edit]

1950s[edit]

1960s[edit]

1970s[edit]

Programs ending[edit]

Date Show Debut
March 1 The Courtship of Eddie's Father (US) 1969
March 10 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury 1971
March 25 Bewitched (US) 1964
March 31 Bright Promise (US) 1969
The Return of Ultraman (Japan) 1971
April 6 My Three Sons (US) 1960
April 27 Me and the Chimp (US) 1972
August 14 Doomwatch (UK) 1970
August 23 The Super (US) 1972
November 10 Clangers (UK) 1969
November 29 Kate (UK) 1970

Births[edit]

Date Name Cinematic Notability
January 1 Felicity Montagu actress (I'm Alan Partridge)
January 11 Amanda Peet actress (Jack & Jill)
January 13 Nicole Eggert actress (Charles in Charge)
March 6 Shaquille O'Neal basketball player, actor (Shaq Vs.)
April 3 Jennie Garth actress (Beverly Hills, 90210)
April 6 Jason Hervey actor (The Wonder Years)
April 20 Carmen Electra actress (Baywatch)
May 2 Dwayne Johnson ("The Rock") professional wrestler (WWE) and actor
May 20 Busta Rhymes rapper, actor (The Boondocks)
June 2 Wayne Brady actor (Whose Line Is It Anyway?), host (Let's Make a Deal)
June 23 Selma Blair actress (Anger Management)
July 23 Marlon Wayans actor (The Wayans Bros.)
July 27 Nic Testoni actor (Home and Away)
July 28 Elizabeth Berkley actress (Saved by the Bell)
July 29 Wil Wheaton actor (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
August 9 Liz Vassey actress (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
August 30 Cameron Diaz actress (Saturday Night Live)
October 5 Grant Hill basketball player
November 14 Josh Duhamel actor (Las Vegas)
December 19 Alyssa Milano actress (Charmed)

Deaths[edit]

Date Name Age Notability
January 16 Ross Bagdasarian 53 Composer, creator of The Alvin Show
May 12 Steve Ihnat 38 Actor (Star Trek)
May 13 Dan Blocker 44 Actor (Hoss Cartwright on Bonanza)
October 16 Leo G. Carroll 86 Actor (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.)