1974 in television

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For the American TV schedule, see: 1974-75 American network television schedule.

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The year 1974 involved some significant events in television. Below is a list of television-related events of that year.

Events[edit]

Programs/Programmes[edit]

Debuts[edit]

Ending this year[edit]

Date Show Debut
January 11 Love, American Style 1969
Room 222
February 8 The Secret Storm 1954
March 8 The Brady Bunch 1969
March 11 The New Dick Van Dyke Show 1971
March 15 Lotsa Luck 1973
March 18 Here's Lucy 1968
March 23 The Partridge Family 1970
March 24 The Dean Martin Show 1965
April 1 Colditz (UK) 1972
April 5 Ultraman Taro (Japan) 1973
May 29 The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour 1971
June 27 Audubon Wildlife Theatre 1968
The Flip Wilson Show 1970
September 8 The F.B.I. 1965
October 4 The Texas Wheelers 1974
October 12 Star Trek: The Animated Series 1973
December 5 Monty Python's Flying Circus (UK) 1969
December 20 The Newlywed Game 1966

Births[edit]

Date Name Notability
January 12 Melanie C British singer (Spice Girls)
January 30 Christian Bale Welsh actor (Jesus in Mary, Mother of Jesus)
February 17 Jerry O'Connell Actor (Sliders)
March 1 Mark-Paul Gosselaar Actor (Zack Morris on Saved by the Bell)
March 21 Ursula Holden-Gill British actress (Emmerdale)
March 24 Alyson Hannigan Actress (How I Met Your Mother)
March 31 Angela Dotchin Actress (Shortland Street)
April 11 Tricia Helfer Canadian actress, model (Battlestar Galactica)
April 17 Victoria Beckham English singer (Spice Girls)
April 23 Barry Watson Actor (7th Heaven)
May 27 Denise van Outen British actress and singer (Strictly Come Dancing)
June 26 Derek Jeter New York Yankees baseball player
July 26 Genevieve Gorder HGTV host
July 29 Josh Radnor actor (How I Met Your Mother)
August 15 Natasha Henstridge Canadian actress (She Spies)
October 7 Allison Munn American actress (What I Like About You)
November 11 Leonardo DiCaprio actor (Growing Pains)
November 28 Kristian Schmid Australian actor (Neighbours)
December 13 Sara Cox Radio and television presenter (The Album Chart Show)
December 17 Giovanni Ribisi Actor (Dads)
Marissa Ribisi Actress (Grown Ups)

Deaths[edit]

Date Name Age Notability
March 20 Chet Huntley 62 Co-anchor of the NBC evening newscast
April 17 Frank McGee 52 Journalist, NBC news
April 30 Agnes Moorehead 73 Actress (Endora on Bewitched)
July 15 Christine Chubbuck 29 News reporter on WXLT in Sarasota, Florida (on-air suicide)
July 19 Joe Flynn 49 Actor (Capt. Binghamton on McHale's Navy)
October 13 Ed Sullivan 73 Host (The Ed Sullivan Show)
November 5 Stafford Repp 56 Actor (Chief O'Hara on Batman)
December 21 Richard Long 47 Actor (The Big Valley, Nanny and the Professor)
December 26 Jack Benny 80 American comedian (The Jack Benny Program)

References[edit]

  1. ^ McCall, Douglas (2014). Monty Python : a chronology, 1969-2012 (Second Edition ed.). Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland. p. 36. ISBN 078647811X.