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The year 1955 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events during 1955.

List of years in television (table)





Programs endingEdit

Date Show Debut
January 27 So You Want to Lead a Band 1954
March 11 Stories of the Century
April 22 The Ray Bolger Show 1953
June 4 The Mickey Rooney Show: Hey, Mulligan 1954
June 16 Willy
June 23 The Public Defender
June 25 The Imogene Coca Show
June 26 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse 1953
July 1 Hawkins Falls 1951
July 15 Flash Gordon 1954
July 26 Who Said That? 1948
August 24 My Little Margie 1952
September 1 Life with Elizabeth
September 13 Place the Face 1953
September 17 Musical Chairs 1955
Unknown Frankie Laine Time
Muffin the Mule (UK) 1946
The Jo Stafford Show 1954
That's My Boy


Date Name Notability
January 6 Rowan Atkinson Comic actor (Mr. Bean)
January 9 J. K. Simmons Actor (The Closer, Oz)
February 7 Miguel Ferrer Actor (Crossing Jordan, NCIS: Los Angeles) (d. 2017)
February 15 Christopher McDonald Actor (Family Law)
February 21 Kelsey Grammer Actor, comedian (Cheers, Frasier)
February 28 Gilbert Gottfried Actor, comedian (Saturday Night Live, Aladdin, Cyberchase)
March 17 Gary Sinise Actor, producer, director (CSI: NY)
March 19 Bruce Willis Actor (Moonlighting)
March 29 Marina Sirtis Actress (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
April 29 Kate Mulgrew Actress (Star Trek: Voyager)
May 17 Bill Paxton Actor (Twister, Big Love) (d. 2017)
May 25 Connie Sellecca Actress (The Greatest American Hero, Hotel)
June 2 Dana Carvey Comic actor (Saturday Night Live)
June 8 Griffin Dunne Actor and director
June 10 Andrew Stevens Actor (Dallas), producer, director
June 16 Laurie Metcalf Actress (Roseanne)
June 21 Leigh McCloskey Actor (Dallas)
July 9 Jimmy Smits Actor (L.A. Law, NYPD Blue)
July 19 Toborr Kristina Tomlinsen Actress (voice of Rinna Raccoon on the Rocky Raccoon cartoon series)
August 7 Wayne Knight Comic actor (Seinfeld, 3rd Rock from the Sun)
August 14 Gillian Taylforth English actress (EastEnders)
August 27 Diana Scarwid Actress (Truman, Wonderfalls)
October 8 Darrell Hammond Actor (Saturday Night Live)
October 15 Tanya Roberts Actress (Charlie's Angels)
November 13 Whoopi Goldberg Actress, comedian, talk-show host (The View)
November 27 Bill Nye Educator (Bill Nye the Science Guy)
December 3 Melody Anderson Actress (Manimal)
Steven Culp Actor (Desperate Housewives)


  1. ^ ORF (broadcaster) Retrieved January 13, 2017.