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The year 1959 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events during that year.

List of years in television (table)





Ending this yearEdit

Date Show Debut
January 13 Jack Wyatt's Confession 1958
January 26 Quatermass and the Pit
April 24 Your Hit Parade 1950
June 22 The Restless Gun 1957
June 25 Dragnet 1951
Mickey Mouse Club 1955
State Trooper 1956


Date Name Notability
January 5 Clancy Brown Actor (Mr. Krabs on SpongeBob SquarePants)
February 22 Kyle MacLachlan Actor (Twin Peaks, Desperate Housewives)
March 6 Tom Arnold Actor and comedian (The Best Damn Sports Show Period)
March 7 Donna Murphy Actress and singer
April 3 David Hyde Pierce Actor (Niles Crane on Frasier)
April 17 Sean Bean English actor (Sharpe, Game of Thrones)
April 24 Paula Yates English television presenter (died 2000)
May 3 Ben Elton English comedian and writer (Blackadder)
May 29 Rupert Everett English actor
June 11 Hugh Laurie Actor (Jeeves and Wooster, Dr. Gregory House on House)
June 26 Mark McKinney Actor and comedian (The Kids in the Hall)
June 30 Vincent D'Onofrio Actor (Law & Order: Criminal Intent)
August 2 Victoria Jackson Actress (Saturday Night Live)
August 13 Danny Bonaduce Actor (The Partridge Family)
August 14 Marcia Gay Harden Actress (Code Black)
September 13 Chris Hansen Television journalist (Dateline NBC)
September 14 Mary Crosby Actress (Dallas)
September 21 Dave Coulier Actor (Joey Gladstone on Full House)
September 23 Jason Alexander Actor (George Costanza on Seinfeld)
October 3 Jack Wagner Actor (The Bold and the Beautiful)
October 8 Nick Bakay Actor (Sabrina the Teenage Witch, The Angry Beavers)
October 10 Julia Sweeney Actress (Saturday Night Live)
October 13 Marie Osmond Actress and singer (Donny & Marie)
October 17 Norm Macdonald Actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live, Mike Tyson Mysteries)
October 23 "Weird Al" Yankovic Music parodist
November 10 Mackenzie Phillips Actress (One Day at a Time)
November 19 Allison Janney Actress (The West Wing, Mom)
November 28 Judd Nelson Actor (Suddenly Susan)
December 16 Alison LaPlaca[5] Actress (Duet)
December 30 Tracey Ullman Actress, comedian (The Tracey Ullman Show)
December 31 Val Kilmer Actor


Date Name Age Notability
December 6 Len Doyle 66 actor who played investigator Harrigan on (Mr. District Attorney)[6]


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  2. ^ Panamericana Televisión#History Retrieved January 13, 2017.
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  4. ^ 1 Bulgarian language Retrieved January 6, 2017
  5. ^ "Alison La Placa". The Internet Movie Database., Inc. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Len Doyle". Illinois, Galesburg. Galesburg Register-Mail. December 8, 1959. p. 13. Retrieved March 29, 2016 – via