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Encyclopedia > 1955 in television

See also: 1954 in television, other events of 1955, 1956 in television and the list of 'years in television'. 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This page indexes the individual year in television pages. ...

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Events

April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... Life With The Lyons was a British radio and television domestic sitcom. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... Ben Lyon (February 6, 1901 _ March 22, United States film actor, and after his career as a leading man faltered, a 20th Century Fox studio executive. ... BBC Television is a service of the British Broadcasting Corporation which began in 1936. ... September 22 is the 265th day of the year (266th in leap years). ... Associated-Rediffusion was the British Independent Television (commercial television) contractor for London, on weekdays between 1954 (transmissions started on September 22, 1955) and 1968. ... The ATV colour logo, used from the start of the colour standard in 1969 until the companys demise in 1981. ... September 28 is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years). ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Adolph Arthur Marx, known as Harpo Marx, (November 23, 1888 – September 28, 1964) was one of the Marx Brothers, a group of Vaudeville entertainers who later experienced tremendous success in making film comedies. ... I Love Lucy is a classic and most popular American sitcom from the 1950s, starring comedienne Lucille Ball, her husband Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance and William Frawley. ... 21 (twenty-one) is the natural number following 20 and preceding 22. ...

Debuts

July 9 is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 175 days remaining. ... Dixon of Dock Green was a popular BBC television series, which ran from 1955 to 1976. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) was formed in 1927 by means of a royal charter. ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... July 29 is the 210th day (211th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 155 days remaining. ... This Is Your Life was a television show hosted by Ralph Edwards, first broadcast in the United States from 1952 to 1961. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September is the ninth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four Gregorian months with the length of 30 days. ... The ABC Circle logo, designed by Paul Rand in 1962. ... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... October 2nd is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 90 days remaining. ... Alfred Hitchcock Presents was a half-hour anthology series hosted by Alfred Hitchcock. ... October 22 is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 70 days remaining. ... Quatermass II is a British television science-fiction serial, the second in the popular and influential Quatermass series written by Nigel Kneale. ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... The Quatermass Experiment is a British television science-fiction serial, transmitted by BBC Television in the summer of 1953. ... Captain Kangaroo was a childrens show which aired weekday mornings on CBS from 1955 until 1984, then moved to PBS until 1992. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gunsmoke was a long-running old-time radio and television western drama program. ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... Annette Funicello on The Mickey Mouse Club The Mickey Mouse Club was a very long-running American variety television series in the 1950s, produced and televised by Walt Disney Productions, featuring a regular but ever-changing cast of teenage performers, of which the most popular was Annette Funicello. ... Funicello on the Mickey Mouse Club. ... 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cover a book about the Honeymooners. ... Jackie Gleason and Audrey Meadows in a staged publicity shot for The Honeymooners. ... Art Carney (November 4, 1918 - November 9, 2003) was an American actor. ... Audrey Meadows (February 8, 1926 - February 3, 1996), born Audrey Cotter, was an American actress best known for playing Alice Kramden in the 1950s American television comedy, The Honeymooners. ... 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Lawrence Welk Show was a musical variety show hosted by former big band leader Lawrence Welk. ... 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Television shows

The Gillette Cavalcade of Sports was one of the earliest television programs ever broadcasted. ... 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Kukla, Fran and Ollie, was an early television show using puppets, originally created for children but soon watched by more adults than children. ... 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Howdy Doody was a childrens television program that aired on NBC from 1947 through 1960. ... 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Kraft Television Theater was an American television program that ran from 1947 to 1958. ... Meet The Press (MTP) is a weekly television news show produced by NBC. It started as a radio show in 1945, as American Mercury Presents: Meet the Press, and was later adapted for television. ... Candid Camera is a long-running television series, created and produced by Allen Funt, which initially appeared on radio as Candid Microphone in the 1940s, then screened in the United States in the 1950s, with local versions produced around the world. ... 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Ed Sullivan The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety show that ran from June 20, 1948, to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by Ed Sullivan. ... 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... Bozo the Clown is the name of a clown whose widespread syndication in early television made him the best-known clown character in the United States. ... Come Dancing BBC TV ballroom dancing competition show that ran on and off from 1949 to 1995, becoming one of televisions longest-running shows. ... 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Voice of Firestone was a weekly broadcast of the best in classical music, as performed by the nations most popular composers. ... 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Cisco Kid is a fictional Mexican cowboy character created by author O. Henry in his short story The Caballeros Way published in 1907 in the Heart of the West book of Western short stories. ... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Burns and Allen was a network comedy radio show starring George Burns and his wife, Gracie Allen. ... Jack Benny (born Benjamin Kubelsky, February 14, 1894 РDecember 26, 1974) was a comedian, vaudeville performer, film actor, and one of the most prominent early stars of American radio and television. ... Truth or Consequences was an American quiz show, originally hosted on radio by Ralph Edwards from 1940 to 1957, and later on television by Bob Barker from 1956 to 1975. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Whats My Line? was a weekly panel game show produced by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman for CBS television. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Your Hit Parade was a popular United States music radio and television program. ... Dragnet was a popular, influential and long-running radio and television police procedural about the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles, California police detective, Joe Friday, and his partners. ... 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Love of Life title card from 1957. ... Search for Tomorrow was a soap opera which aired on the CBS television network from September 3, 1951 to March 26, 1982. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... American Bandstand was a live dance music television show. ... 1952 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Nelson family The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet was an American radio and television series. ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-B̩del Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... The Guiding Light (or simply Guiding Light as its known today) is credited by the Guinness Book of World Records as being the longest soap opera ever told, as well as the longest running drama in broadcast history. ... Cover a book about the Honeymooners. ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... The Today Show (officially called Today) is currently, a long-running morning news show airing on the NBC television network in the United States. ... This Is Your Life was a television show hosted by Ralph Edwards, first broadcast in the United States from 1952 to 1961. ... 1961 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Panorama is a long-running current affairs documentary series on BBC television, launched in 1953 and focusing on investigative journalism. ... The Good Old Days was a popular BBC television light entertainment television programme, which had an exceptionally long run, from 1953 to 1983. ... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Annie Oakley was a Western television series which fictionalized the life of famous cowgirl Annie Oakley. ... 1954 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Climax! (a. ... Walt Disney anthology series, commonly called The Wonderful World of Disney, premiered on ABC on October 27, 1954 under the name Disneyland. ... Face the Nation is one of the American Sunday-morning interview shows. ... The Brighter Day was a soap opera which aired on CBS-TV from January 4, 1954 to September 28, 1962. ... The Grove Family was a British television soap opera, generally regarded as the first of its kind broadcast in the UK, made and transmitted by BBC Television from 1954 to 1957. ... One of the most famous examples of early U.S. television broadcasting was Texaco Star Theater, the variety show that made Milton Berle a household name. ... The Secret Storm title card from 1960. ... The Tonight Show is NBCs dramatically long-running late-night talk and variety show. ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Ending this year

Muffin the Mule is a puppet character in BBC television programmes for children broadcast between 1946 and 1955. ... 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Goldbergs was a situation comedy which ran on USA radio from 1929 to 1947 and then on television from 1949 to 1956. ...

Births


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