1975 in television

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For the American TV schedule, see: 1975–76 United States network television schedule.

List of years in television (table)
In home video

The year 1975 involved some significant events in television. Below is a list of television-related events which happened that year.




Ending this year[edit]

Date Show Debut
January 3 Jeopardy! (returned in 1984) 1964
January 4 Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers 1974
January 16 Ironside 1967
March 7 The Odd Couple 1970
March 28 Ultraman Leo (Japan) 1974
March 31 Gunsmoke 1955
April 13 Mannix 1967
April 18 How to Survive a Marriage 1974
April 26 Kung Fu 1972
May 20 Adam-12 1968
June 13 Now You See It (returned in 1989) 1974
The Joker's Wild (returned in 1977) 1972
June 27 Split Second (returned in 1986)
Password (returned in 1979 as Password Plus) 1961
August 1 Death Valley Days 1952
September 5 What's My Line? 1950
September 26 Jackpot (returned in 1985) 1974

Changes of network affiliation[edit]

Show Moved from Moved to
The Edge of Night CBS ABC
The Bugs Bunny Show ABC CBS


Date Name Notability
January 3 Jason Marsden Actor ( The Fairly OddParents, Justice League, Kim Possible)
January 29 Sara Gilbert Actress (Roseanne, The Talk)
February 22 Drew Barrymore Actress and producer (youngest host of Saturday Night Live)
March 7 Audrey Marie Anderson Actress (Once and Again, The Unit, Arrow)
March 12 Marc Menard Canadian actor (All My Children, House M.D., Watch Over Me)
March 15 Eva Longoria Actress (Desperate Housewives)
March 22 Guillermo Diaz Actor (Weeds)
March 27 Fergie Actress (Kids Incorporated) and singer (The Black Eyed Peas)
April 2 Deedee Magno Hall Filipino-American actress (Pearl on Steven Universe)
April 6 Zach Braff Actor (Scrubs)
April 14 Amy Birnbaum Voice actress (Pokémon, Sonic X, Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, Magical DoReMi,Yu-Gi-Oh!) and singer
April 30 Johnny Galecki Actor (Roseanne, The Big Bang Theory)
May 3 Christina Hendricks Actress (Mad Men, Another Period) and singer
May 10 Andrea Anders Actress (Joey, Better Off Ted)
June 4 Angelina Jolie Actress (Gia Carangi on Gia) and daughter of Jon Voight
June 15 Elizabeth Reaser Actress (Grey's Anatomy, The Ex List)
June 16 Frederick Koehler Actor (Kate & Allie, Oz)
June 24 Carla Gallo Actress (Carnivàle, Bones)
June 25 Linda Cardellini Actress (ER, Freaks and Geeks, Mad Men, Regular Show, Gravity Falls, Sanjay and Craig)
June 27 Tobey Maguire Actor
July 20 Judy Greer Actress (Glenn Martin DDS, Two and a Half Men, Archer, Reluctantly Healthy)
August 7 Charlize Theron Actress (2-time host of Saturday Night Live)
August 18 Kaitlin Olson Actress (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and singer
August 21 Alicia Witt Actress and singer (Cybill, Justified)
August 22 Rodrigo Santoro Brazilian actor (Lost, Westworld)
August 29 Dante Basco Actor (American Dragon: Jake Long, Avatar: The Last Airbender)
September 18 Jason Sudeikis Actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live)
October 3 Alanna Ubach Actress (Manny Rivera on El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera)
October 5 Kate Winslet English actress (Mildred Pierce)
Scott Weinger Actor (Full House, Aladdin, Fuller House)
October 12 Marion Jones WNBA player
October 16 Kellie Martin Actress (Life Goes On, Christy, ER)
November 2 Danny Cooksey Actor (Diff'rent Strokes, The Cavanaughs, Salute Your Shorts) and singer
November 21 Cherie Johnson Actress (Punky Brewster)
December 1 David Hornsby Actor (Fanboy on Fanboy and Chum Chum)
December 10 Emmanuelle Chriqui Canadian actress (Entourage, Cleaners)
December 12 Mayim Bialik Actress (Blossom, The Big Bang Theory) and singer
December 17 Milla Jovovich Actress
December 27 Heather O'Rourke Actress (Happy Days) (d. 1988)
December 30 Tiger Woods Pro golfer


Date Name Age Notability
January 24 Larry Fine 72 American comic actor (Three Stooges)
May 4 Moe Howard 77
June 3 Ozzie Nelson 69 American actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet)
June 28 Rod Serling 50 Television writer and creator of (The Twilight Zone (1959–64) and Night Gallery (1969–73))

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