1976 in television

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The year 1976 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events in 1976.

Global television events[edit]

Births[edit]

Date Name Notability
January 2 Sarah-Jane Mee British presenter (Sky News)
January 6 Danny Pintauro Actor (Jonathan on Who's the Boss?)
January 7 Tyron Leitso Canadian actor (Being Erica)
January 21 Emma Bunton English singer (Spice Girls), TV judge (Dancing on Ice)
January 23 Tony Lucca Actor (Mickey Mouse Club, Malibu Shores)
February 3 Isla Fisher Australian actress (Home and Away)
February 12 Jenni Falconer British presenter (This Morning)
February 29 Ja Rule Rapper, actor
March 13 Danny Masterson Actor (That '70s Show)
March 23 Keri Russell Actress (Mickey Mouse Club, Felicity)
March 25 Helen Latham British actress (Footballers' Wives)
April 6 Candace Cameron Actress (Full House)
April 20 Joey Lawrence Actor (Gimme a Break!, Blossom)
April 27 Sally Hawkins English actress
May 10 Rhona Bennett Singer and actress (Mickey Mouse Club)
May 14 Martine McCutcheon British actress (EastEnders)
June 5 Marc Worden Actor (Mickey Mouse Club), voice-over actor (Iron Man)
July 7 Natasha Collins British actress
July 8 Alexandra Fletcher British actress (Brookside)
July 9 Fred Savage Actor and director (The Wonder Years)
July 12 Anna Friel British actress (Pushing Daisies)
July 13 Lisa Riley British actress, host (Emmerdale, You've Been Framed)
August 6 Soleil Moon Frye Actress (Punky Brewster)
August 8 JC Chasez Actor (Mickey Mouse Club) and singer (*NSYNC)
August 11 Will Friedle Actor (Boy Meets World), voice actor (Kim Possible)
August 27 Sarah Chalke Actress (Roseanne, Scrubs)
September 19 Alison Sweeney Actress, host (Days of our Lives, The Biggest Loser)
October 3 Seann William Scott Actor
October 19 Omar Gooding Actor (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper)
October 23 Ryan Reynolds Actor (Two Guys and a Girl)
November 11 Lisa Gleave Actress and model (The Price Is Right)
November 27 Jaleel White Actor (Steve Urkel on Family Matters)
November 29 Anna Faris Actress (Mom)

Deaths[edit]

Date Name Age Notability
June 25 Jay Jostyn 74 American radio and TV actor)[1]
August 28 Anissa Jones 18 Child actress (Buffy on Family Affair)
December 12 Jack Cassidy 49 Actor (Oscar North on He & She)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cox, Jim (2008). This Day in Network Radio: A Daily Calendar of Births, Debuts, Cancellations and Other Events in Broadcasting History. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-3848-8.