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The year 1951 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events during 1951.

List of years in television (table)
In radio
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954

EventsEdit

Programs/programmesEdit

Series Debut Ended
Picture Page (UK) October 8, 1936 1939
1946 1952
The Voice of Firestone Televues 1943 1947
1949 1963
Kaleidoscope (UK) November 2, 1946 1953
Gillette Cavalcade of Sports November 8, 1946 June 24, 1960
Muffin the Mule (UK) 1946 1955
Kraft Television Theater May 7, 1947 1958
Kukla, Fran and Ollie October 13, 1947 1957
Meet the Press November 6, 1947
Howdy Doody December 27, 1947 September 24, 1960
Café Continental 1947 1953
Juvenile Jury 1947 1954
Small Fry Club 1947 1951
Television Newsreel (UK) January 5, 1948 1954
The Original Amateur Hour January 18, 1948 September 27, 1970
Court of Current Issues February 9, 1948 June 26, 1951
Author Meets the Critics April 1948 October 10, 1954
Hollywood Screen Test April 15, 1948 1953
Texaco Star Theater June 8, 1948 1953
The Ed Sullivan Show June 20, 1948 June 6, 1971
Candid Camera August 10, 1948 May 23, 2004
CBS Evening News August 15, 1948
Foodini the Great August 23, 1948 June 23, 1951
Ford Theatre October 17, 1948 July 10, 1957
The Alan Dale Show 1948 1951
Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts 1948 January 1, 1958
Break the Bank 1948 1957
Celebrity Time 1948 September 1952
Club Seven 1948 1951
The Philco Television Playhouse 1948 1955
Winner Take All 1948 1952
The Goldbergs January 17, 1949 1956
Captain Video June 27, 1949 April 1, 1955
Mama July 1, 1949 March 17, 1957
Martin Kane, Private Eye August 7, 1949 June 17, 1954
The Lone Ranger September 15, 1949 June 6, 1957
Come Dancing (UK) September 29, 1949 1995
The Aldrich Family October 2, 1949 May 29, 1953
January 2, 1953 August 22, 1958
The Ruggles November 3, 1949 June 19, 1952
One Man's Family November 4, 1949 June 21, 1952
March 1, 1954 April 1, 1955
Arthur Godfrey and His Friends 1949 1959

DebutsEdit

Ending during 1951Edit

Date Show Debut
January 16 The Alan Dale Show 1948
July 18 Four Star Revue[7] Unknown
August 29 Stars Over Hollywood[5] 1950
December 28 Miss Susan 1951[4]
Unknown Club Seven 1948

BirthsEdit

Date Name Notability
January 7 Helen Worth British actress (Coronation Street)
January 12 Kirstie Alley Actress (Cheers, Veronica's Closet)
Rush Limbaugh Radio talk show host & commentator
January 15 Charo Actress, singer, guitarist
January 26 Walt Willey Actor
January 30 Charles S. Dutton Actor (Roc)
January 31 Cristine Rose Actress (Heroes)
February 13 Ellen Bry Actress (St. Elsewhere)
February 15 Jane Seymour Actress (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman)
February 16 William Katt Actor (The Greatest American Hero)
February 20 John Voldstad Actor (Newhart)
February 23 Patricia Richardson Actress (Home Improvement)
February 24 Debra Jo Rupp Actress (That '70s Show)
March 12 Caren Kaye Actress
March 17 Kurt Russell Actor (The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters)
March 19 Fred Berry Actor (What's Happening!!) (d. 2003)
April 13 Peter Davison Actor (Doctor Who)
April 21 Tony Danza Actor (Taxi, Who's the Boss?)
April 27 Paul O'Keefe Actor (The Patty Duke Show)
April 29 Ellen Crawford Actress (ER)
May 8 Deborah Harmon Actress (Just the Ten of Us)
May 9 Alley Mills Actress (The Wonder Years)
May 18 Denny Dillon Actress and comedian (Saturday Night Live, Dream On)
May 25 Patti D'Arbanville Actress (New York Undercover)
June 5 Ellen Foley Singer and actress (Night Court)
June 13 Richard Thomas Actor (The Waltons)
June 17 Joe Piscopo Actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live)
June 20 Tress Macneille Voice actress (Dot Warner on Animaniacs)
June 26 Pamela Bellwood Actress (Dynasty)
Robert Davi Actor (Profiler)
June 27 Julia Duffy Actress (Newhart)
July 7 Roz Ryan Actress (Amen, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack)
July 10 Phyllis Smith Actress (The Office)
July 12 Cheryl Ladd Actress (Charlie's Angels)
Jamey Sheridan Actor (Homeland)
July 17 Lucie Arnaz Actress (Here's Lucy), daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz
July 21 Robin Williams Actor and comedian (Mork & Mindy) (d. 2014)
July 23 Edie McClurg Actress (The Hogan Family)
July 24 Lynda Carter Actress (Wonder Woman)
July 31 Barry Van Dyke Actor (Airwolf, Diagnosis: Murder), son of Dick Van Dyke
August 3 Jay North Actor (Dennis the Menace)
August 5 Chip Fields Actress (Good Times)
August 6 Catherine Hicks Actress (Annie Camden on 7th Heaven)
August 14 Carl Lumbly Actor (Cagney and Lacey, Alias)
August 17 Robert Joy Canadian actor (CSI: NY)
August 19 Randi Oakes Actress and model (CHiPs)
September 2 Mark Harmon Actor (NCIS)
September 5 Michael Keaton Actor
September 9 Tom Wopat Actor (The Dukes of Hazard)
September 12 Joe Pantoliano Actor
September 13 Jean Smart Actress (Designing Women)
September 25 Mark Hamill Actor (Avatar: The Last Airbender, Regular Show)
October 18 Pam Dawber Actress (Mork & Mindy)
October 30 Harry Hamlin Actor (L.A. Law)
November 6 Nigel Havers English actor (Don't Wait Up)
November 9 Lou Ferrigno Actor (The Incredible Hulk)
November 16 Miguel Sandoval Actor (Medium)
November 17 Stephen Root Actor (NewsRadio, King of the Hill)
November 20 Rodger Bumpass Actor (Squidward Tentacles on SpongeBob SquarePants)
December 1 Treat Williams Actor (Everwood)
December 4 Patricia Wettig Actress (thirtysomething, Brothers & Sisters)
December 5 Morgan Brittany Actress (Dallas)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ nl:Nederlandse Televisie Stichting (Dutch language) Retrieved date on October 3, 2017.
  2. ^ en:DR1 Retrieved date on October 3, 2017.
  3. ^ Watch Mr. Wizard at Encyclopedia of Television
  4. ^ a b Erickson, Hal (2009). Encyclopedia of Television Law Shows: Factual and Fictional Series About Judges, Lawyers and the Courtroom, 1948-2008. McFarland. p. 189. ISBN 9780786438280. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  5. ^ a b Brooks, Tim & Marsh, Earle (1979). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows: 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. ISBN 0-345-25525-9.
  6. ^ McNeil, Alex (1996). Total Television (4th ed.). New York, New York: Penguin Books USA, Inc. p. 98. ISBN 0-14-02-4916-8.
  7. ^ McNeil, Alex (1996). Total Television. Penguin Books USA, Inc. ISBN 0-14-02-4916-8.