1930 in television

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The year 1930 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events in 1930.

Global television events[edit]

  • May 22 – An audience at Proctor's Theatre in Schenectady, New York becomes the first to see a closed-circuit television signal projected onto a big screen.
  • July 14 – For the first time in the United Kingdom, a television drama is broadcast. The drama is a production of Luigi Pirandello's The Man With the Flower in His Mouth; it is broadcast by the BBC from Baird's studios at 133 Long Acre, London.[1]
  • November 5 – Baird television transmissions at Hairdressing Fair of Fashion include the world's first television commercial for the Eugène Method of permanent hair waving.
  • December 7 – W1XAV in Boston, Massachusetts broadcasts the first television commercial in the United States, of I.J Fox Furriers during The Fox Trappers.

Births[edit]

Month Day Name Occupation/Accolades
January 03 Robert Loggia U.S. actor (died 2015)
04 Sorrell Booke U.S. actor (died 1994)
06 Vic Tayback U.S. actor (died 1990)
February 08 Alejandro Rey Argentinian-born actor (died 1987)
10 Robert Wagner U.S. actor
28 Gavin MacLeod
March 30 John Astin
April 19 Dick Sargent U.S. actor (died 1994)
25 Lynn Hamilton U.S. actress
28 Carolyn Jones U.S. actress (died 1983)
May 10 Pat Summerall American football player and sportscaster (d. 2013)
31 Clint Eastwood U.S. actor
June 12 Jim Nabors Actor, singer
July 14 Polly Bergen U.S. actress (died 2014)
17 Ray Galton British writer
August 16 Frank Gifford U.S. sports announcer (died 2015)
Robert Culp U.S. actor (died 2010)
25 Graham Jarvis U.S. actor (died 2003)
28 Ben Gazzara U.S. actor (died 2012)
September 11 Cathryn Damon U.S. actress (died 1987)
16 Anne Francis U.S. actress (died 2011)
November 15 Whitman Mayo U.S. actor (died 2001)
December 4 Ronnie Corbett British comedian (died 2016)
9 Buck Henry U.S. writer
21 Phil Roman U.S. animator

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elen, Richard G. "TV Technology 2. Television on the Air". Screenonline. Retrieved 2007-02-07.