1929 in television

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List of years in television (table)

The year 1929 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events during 1929.

Global television events[edit]

Month Day Event
June 27 Herbert Ives and his colleagues at Bell Telephone Laboratories in New York City demonstrate color mechanical television (this was first achieved by John Logie Baird the previous year). The 50-line color images are of a bouquet of roses and an American flag. The images are transmitted between New York and Washington, DC.
August 20 First transmissions of Baird's 30-line television system by the BBC.[1]
25 Westinghouse station KDKA in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania begins broadcasting movies on a daily basis, 60 lines per picture, 16 pictures per second.


Month Day Name Occupation/Accolades
January 20 Arte Johnson U.S. comic actor (Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In)
February 22 Rebecca Schull U.S. actress (Wings)
March 05 Raymond Allen U.S. actor
June 23 June Carter Cash U.S. singer and actress (The Johnny Cash Show) (d. 2003)
July 05 Katherine Helmond U.S. actress (Soap, Who's the Boss?)
August 17 Julianna McCarthy U.S. actress (The Young and the Restless)
September 05 Bob Newhart U.S. comedian and actor (The Bob Newhart Show, Newhart)
25 Ronnie Barker British comedian, half of (The Two Ronnies) (d. 2005)
November 02 Rachel Ames U.S. actress (General Hospital)
15 Ed Asner U.S. actor (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant)
20 Jerry Hardin U.S. actor (The X-Files)
25 Jack Hogan U.S. actor (Combat!)
27 Alan Simpson British comedy scriptwriter (d. 2017)
December 31 David Nixon British magic and television personality (d. 1978)


  1. ^ The Hutchinson Factfinder. Helicon. 1999. ISBN 1-85986-000-1.