1965 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events in 1965.
For the American TV schedule, see: 1965-66 American network television schedule.
February 22 – A new, videotaped production of the 1957 special
, by Cinderella Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, airs on CBS with young Lesley Ann Warren (in the title role) starring alongside Ginger Rogers, Walter Pidgeon, and Celeste Holm. March 24 – Live TV pictures from the US unmanned moon probe
Ranger 9 are transmitted prior to its impact. April 5 -
TEN10 opens in Sydney, Australia, with the highlight of the opening night being the variety special TV Spells Magic. April 15 – Paul Bryan (
Ben Gazzara) gets bad news from his doctor and sets out to do all the things he never had time for, in the Kraft Suspense Theatre episode entitled "Rapture at Two-Forty." This will serve as the pilot for the series , which will premiere on September 13 and run until 1968. Run for Your Life April 21 –
The Beach Boys appear on performing their most recent hit, "Do You Wanna Dance?" Shindig! April 28 –
My Name Is Barbra, Barbra Streisand's first TV special, airs on CBS. May 2 -
The Rolling Stones make their second appearance on . The Ed Sullivan Show June 18 – The original scheduled launch date of the "station that never was", WDV-11 in
Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia. The city government had decreed in November 1963 that television could never be introduced in Warrnambool. August 1 –
Cigarette adverts are banned from UK television, though pipe tobacco and cigar adverts continue until 1992. August 6 -
BBC withdraws a planned airing of on The War Game BBC1's anthology series; the network, officially, deems the film's depiction of a fictional nuclear attack on the Wednesday Play United Kingdom and its aftermath as "too horrifying" to air on television, though it was widely believed that government pressure led to the banning. The film would win the 1966 Academy Award for Documentary Feature, and BBC would not screen the film on-air until 1985. September 10 - The first
, a chronicle of a 1963 U.S. expedition to National Geographic Special Mount Everest, airs on CBS. September 12 –
The Beatles appear on , for the fourth & final time, performing songs from their new album The Ed Sullivan Show . This appearance was videotaped on August 14 before the group launched their U.S. tour the following night at Shea Stadium (Sunday, August 15, 1965). Help! September 13 –
on Today NBC goes color. October 4 –
Pope Paul VI's visit to New York receives saturation television coverage on all 3 American networks. October 17 –
WBMG-TV in Birmingham, Alabama launches on channel 42, sharing dual CBS/ NBC affiliation with crosstown WAPI-TV—and allowing viewers in the Birmingham market to watch more programming from those networks that WAPI did not have room for (including , The Ed Sullivan Show , and The CBS Evening News ). The setup lasts until 1970, when WAPI takes sole affiliation with NBC and WIAT does the same with CBS. The Tonight Show November 5 – Katie Holstrum (
Inger Stevens) and Congressman Glen Morley ( William Windom) are married in episode entitled "To Have and To Hold". The Farmer's Daughter November 15 –
on The Huntley-Brinkley Report NBC goes color. November 25 -
CBS airs the first color broadcast of an NFL football game, a Thanksgiving Day matchup between the Baltimore Colts and Detroit Lions. November 28 –
Julie Andrews' first TV special airs on NBC. December 4 –
launches its Montana edition and now covers all of the contiguous U.S. (A Hawaii edition will be launched in 1968.) TV Guide December 9 –
premieres on CBS. A Charlie Brown Christmas December 21 - A production of
by the The Nutcracker New York City Ballet airs on CBS.
Also in 1965
First television broadcasts in
independently-affiliated stations in the Philadelphia market—The "Other Big 3 in Philly"—start operations: WIBF (channel 29) opens on May 16; WKBS-TV (channel 48) opens on September 1 (and operates until 1983); and WPHL-TV (channel 17) opens on September 17.
Motorola introduces the first succussful rectangular tube color TV to the mass market.
Noted Debuts [ edit ]
Television shows [ edit ]
(UK) (1960–present). Coronation Street
(1960–1972). My Three Sons
(1960–1968). The Andy Griffith Show
(1960–1966) . The Flintstones
(1961–1966). Ben Casey
( Four Corners Australia) (1961–present).
(1961–present) It's Academic
(1961–1966). Mister Ed
(UK) (1961–1969). The Avengers
(1961–1966). The Dick Van Dyke Show
(1961–1968). The Fulton Sheen Program
(1961–1981). The Mike Douglas Show
(1961–1969). Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
(1962–1969, 1973–1984, 1990–1991, 1998–1999). Match Game
(1962–1971). The Beverly Hillbillies
( The Late Late Show Ireland) (1962–present).
(1962–1968). The Lucy Show
(UK) (1962–1969). The Saint
(UK) (1962–1978). Z-Cars
(UK) (1963–1989, 1996, 2005–present). Doctor Who
(1963–present). General Hospital
(1963–1966) The Patty Duke Show
(1963–1970). Petticoat Junction
(1963–1966). Ready Steady Go!
(1963–1982). The Doctors
(1964–1966). The Addams Family
(1964–1999). Another World
(1965–1970) I Dream Of Jeannie
(UK) (1964–1988, 2001–2003). Crossroads
(UK) (1960–1961, Danger Man 1964–1966).
(1964–1970). Daniel Boone
(1964–1967). Gilligan's Island
(1964–1970). Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
(1964–1975, 1984–present). Jeopardy!
(1964–1968). The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
(Australia) (1964–1968). The Mavis Bramston Show
(1964–1966). The Munsters
(1964–1969). Peyton Place
The Wednesday Play (UK) (1964–1970).
(UK) (1964–2006). Top of the Pops
Days of our Lives (soap opera) (1965-present)
(1964–1966). This Hour Has Seven Days
( Tom and Jerry 1965–1972, 1975–1977, 1980–1982).
(1965–1970) Get Smart
(1964–1965) Jonny Quest
Programs ending during 1965 [ edit ]
Changes of network affiliation [ edit ]
January 3 –
Penny Smith, television presenter. January 4 –
Julia Ormond, English actress January 22 –
Diane Lane, actress February 3 –
Maura Tierney, actress February 7 –
Chris Rock, actor and comedian. February 23 –
Kristin Davis, actress. March 25 –
Sarah Jessica Parker, actress. April 16 -
Jon Cryer, actor.
April 26 –
Kevin James, actor. May 7 –
Owen Hart, Canadian wrestler (died 1999) May 27 -
Todd Bridges, actor. May 31 –
Brooke Shields, actress and model. July 7 –
Jeremy Kyle, television presenter. July 22 –
Shawn Michaels, wrestler August 6 –
Mark Speight, British television presenter (died 2008) August 10 -
Claudia Christian, actress. August 29 –
Dina Spybey, actress September 3 –
Charlie Sheen, actor. September 9 -
Constance Marie, actress. November 4 -
Kiersten Warren, actress. November 21 -
Alexander Siddig, Sudanese-born English actor. November 30 –
Ben Stiller, actor. December 21 –
Andy Dick, actor.