1974 in television

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




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 7 Bagpuss 1974
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
October 19 The New Land 1974
December 5 Monty Python's Flying Circus (UK) 1969
December 20 The Newlywed Game 1966


Date Name Notability
January 1 Reem Maged Egyptian journalist and TV host
January 14 Kevin Durand Canadian actor (Dark Angel, Lost, The Strain)
January 18 Devon Odessa Actress (My So-Called Life)
Maulik Pancholy Actor (30 Rock, Phineas and Ferb, Sanjay and Craig)
January 19 Frank Caliendo Comedian and impressionist (Mad TV, Fox NFL Sunday)
January 23 Tiffani Thiessen Actress (Saved by the Bell, Beverly Hills, 90210, White Collar)
January 24 Ed Helms Actor and comedian (The Daily Show, The Office)
January 27 Terri Seymour English entertainment reporter and actress
January 31 Anna Silk Canadian actress (Lost Girl)
February 8 Seth Green Actor, comedian and director (Family Guy, Robot Chicken)
Joshua Morrow Actor (The Young and the Restless)
February 9 Amber Valletta Actress (Legends, Blood & Oil)
February 10 Elizabeth Banks Actress (Scrubs, 30 Rock, Moonbeam City) and singer
February 12 Lisa Brenner Actress (All My Children)
February 16 Mahershala Ali Actor (The 4400, House of Cards, Luke Cage)
February 17 Jerry O'Connell Actor (Sliders, Crossing Jordan)
David Lipper Actor (Full House)
February 24 Bonnie Somerville Actress (Grosse Pointe, In-Laws, Code Black)
March 1 Mark-Paul Gosselaar Actor (Zack Morris on Saved by the Bell)
Cara Buono Actress (The Sopranos, Mad Men)
March 3 David Faustino Actor (Married... with Children)
March 5 Kevin Connolly Actor (Unhappily Ever After, Entourage)
Eva Mendes Actress
March 7 Jenna Fischer Actress (The Office You, Me and the Apocalypse) and singer
March 12 Jama Williamson Actress (Parks and Recreation, Hollywood Heights, School of Rock, Just Add Magic)
March 14 Grace Park American-Canadian actress (Battlestar Galactica, Hawaii Five-0)
March 17 Marisa Coughlan Actress (Wasteland, Side Order of Life)
March 20 Paula Garcés Actress
March 23 Randall Park Actor (Fresh Off the Boat)
March 24 Alyson Hannigan Actress (Free Spirit, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, How I Met Your Mother) and singer
March 25 Lark Voorhies Actress (Saved by the Bell)
March 31 Angela Dotchin Actress (Shortland Street)
April 11 Tricia Helfer Canadian actress and model (Battlestar Galactica)
April 12 Marley Shelton Actress (Eleventh Hour, The Lottery)
April 15 Danny Pino Actor (Cold Case, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
April 16 Grizz Chapman Actor (30 Rock)
April 23 Barry Watson Actor (7th Heaven)
April 26 Ivana Miličević Bosnian-American actress (Banshee)
April 28 Penélope Cruz Spanish-American actress and model
Vernon Kay English television and radio presenter
May 7 Breckin Meyer Actor (Franklin & Bash)
May 15 Russell Hornsby Actor (Lincoln Heights, In Treatment, Grimm)
May 17 Sendhil Ramamurthy Actor (Heroes, Covert Affairs)
May 21 Fairuza Balk Actress (Ray Donovan)
May 22 Sean Gunn Actor (Gilmore Girls)
A.J. Langer Actress (Drexell's Class, My So-Called Life, It's Like, You Know..., Three Sisters, Private Practice)
June 1 Melissa Sagemiller Actress (Sleeper Cell, Raising the Bar)
June 3 Arianne Zucker Actress and model (Days of Our Lives)
June 5 Chad Allen Actor (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman)
June 6 Danny Strong Actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Gilmore Girls)
Sonya Walger English actress (The Mind of the Married Man, Lost, FlashForward, The Catch)
June 13 Steve-O American entertainer
June 21 Maggie Siff Actress (Sons of Anarchy)
June 22 Donald Faison Actor (Scrubs)
Lecy Goranson Actress (Roseanne)
June 26 Derek Jeter New York Yankees baseball player
June 30 Tony Rock Actor and comedian (All of Us, Mann & Wife)
July 19 Eric Price Actor and comedian (Mad TV)
July 22 Franka Potente Actress (American Horror Story)
July 23 Stephanie March Actress (Conviction, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
July 24 Eugene Mirman Russian-born American actor (Delocated, Bob's Burgers)
July 25 Lauren Faust Animator
July 26 Genevieve Gorder HGTV host
July 27 Takehiro Hira Japanese actor (Giri/Haji)
July 28 Elizabeth Berkley Actress (Saved by the Bell)
July 29 Josh Radnor Actor (How I Met Your Mother)
July 30 Hilary Swank Actress (Camp Wilder, Beverly Hills, 90210, The One Percent) and singer
August 1 Matt Braunger Actor (Mad TV)
August 6 Ever Carradine Actress (Once and Again, Commander in Chief, Goliath)
August 7 Chico Benymon Actor (Half & Half)
August 15 Natasha Henstridge Canadian actress (She Spies)
August 20 Amy Adams Actress and singer
Misha Collins Actor (Supernatural)
August 22 Jenna Leigh Green Actress and singer (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
August 24 Jennifer Lien Actress (Star Trek: Voyager)
August 25 Eric Millegan Actor (Bones)
August 28 Kristin Booth Canadian actress (Signed, Sealed, Delivered)
September 6 Chad Coleman Actor (The Wire, The Walking Dead, The Expanse)
September 18 Travis Schuldt Actor (Scrubs, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Community)
Xzibit Rapper and actor (Pimp My Ride, Empire)
September 19 Jimmy Fallon Comedian and talk show host (Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show)
September 24 Jackie Sandler Actress and wife of Adam Sandler
Michelle Ray Smith Actress (Guiding Light)
October 4 Douglas Emerson Actor (Beverly Hills, 90210)
October 6 Jeremy Sisto Actor (Law & Order, Six Feet Under)
October 7 Allison Munn Actress (What I Like About You, One Tree Hill, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn)
Alexander Polinsky Actor (Charles in Charge)
October 8 Martin Henderson New Zealand actor (Grey's Anatomy)
October 18 Joy Bryant Actress (Parenthood)
October 21 Jeff Richards Actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live, Mad TV)
November 6 Zoe McLellan Actress (JAG, Dirty Sexy Money, NCIS: New Orleans)
November 8 Matthew Rhys Welsh actor (Brothers & Sisters, The Americans)
November 11 Leonardo DiCaprio Actor (Growing Pains)
November 12 Tamala Jones Actress (For Your Love, Castle)
November 17 Leslie Bibb Actress (Popular, Crossing Jordan)
November 18 Chloë Sevigny Actress (Big Love, American Horror Story) and singer
November 20 Marisa Ryan Actress (Major Dad)
December 11 Lisa Ortiz Voice Actress (Sonic X, Slayers, Pokémon)
Ben Shephard Television presenter
December 15 P. J. Byrne Actor (The Legend of Korra)
December 17 Sarah Paulson Actress (American Horror Story)
Giovanni Ribisi Actor (Dads)
Marissa Ribisi Actress (Grown Ups)
December 18 Kari Byron Actress and TV host (Head Rush, MythBusters)
December 24 Ryan Seacrest TV host
December 26 Tiffany Brissette Actress (Small Wonder)
December 27 Kylee Cochran Actress
Masi Oka Japanese-American actor (Heroes, Hawaii Five-0)
December 29 Maria Dizzia Actress (Orange is the New Black)
Mekhi Phifer Actor (ER)


Date Name Age Notability
March 19 Edward Platt 58 Actor (Get Smart)
March 20 Chet Huntley 62 Co-anchor of the NBC evening newscast
April 7 Bobby Buntrock 21 Actor (Harold "Sport" Baxter on Hazel)
April 17 Frank McGee 52 Journalist, NBC news
April 24 Bud Abbott 76 Actor and comedian (The Abbott and Costello Show)
April 30 Agnes Moorehead 73 Actress (Endora on Bewitched)
June 28 Frank Sutton 50 Actor (Sergeant Vince Carter on Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.)
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 11 Reed Hadley 63 Actor (Rocket Squad, The Public Defender)
December 21 Richard Long 47 Actor (The Big Valley, Nanny and the Professor)
December 26 Jack Benny 80 American comedian (The Jack Benny Program)

See also[edit]


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  3. ^ "About Us", CBS News, Retrieved August 26, 2016
  4. ^ "16 Cutting-Edge Facts", Mental Floss, Retrieved August 26, 2016
  5. ^ "MNF History: 1970", ESPN, Retrieved August 26, 2016