1929 in television

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

List of years in television (table)
In radio

Global television eventsEdit

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.


Date Name Notability
January 20 Arte Johnson U.S. comic actor (Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In) (died 2019)
February 22 Rebecca Schull U.S. actress (Wings)
March 5 Raymond Allen U.S. actor (died August 10, 2020)
June 23 June Carter Cash U.S. singer and actress (The Johnny Cash Show) (died 2003)
July 5 Katherine Helmond U.S. actress (Soap, Who's the Boss?) (died 2019)
August 17 Julianna McCarthy U.S. actress (The Young and the Restless)
September 5 Bob Newhart U.S. comedian and actor (The Bob Newhart Show, Newhart)
September 25 Ronnie Barker British comedian, half of (The Two Ronnies) (died 2005)
November 2 Rachel Ames U.S. actress (General Hospital)
November 15 Ed Asner U.S. actor (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant)
November 20 Jerry Hardin U.S. actor (The X-Files)
November 25 Jack Hogan U.S. actor (Combat!)
November 27 Alan Simpson British comedy scriptwriter (died 2017)
November 30 Joan Ganz Cooney U.S. producer (Sesame Street)
December 31 David Nixon British magic and television personality (died 1978)


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