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The year 1960 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events during 1960.

List of years in television (table)

For the American TV schedule, see: 1960–61 United States network television schedule.




  • Frank and Doris Hursley start their soap opera writing career, taking the jobs of joint head writers for the series Search for Tomorrow.
  • Nearly 90% of homes in the United States now have a television set, and over one hundred million television sets are in use worldwide.


Television showsEdit




Date Name Notability
January 4 Julia St. John British actress
April Winchell American voice actress and daughter of Paul Winchell
January 6 Howie Long American football player, commentator
February 7 Robert Smigel American ator, comedian (Saturday Night Live)
February 19 Leslie Ash English actress (Men Behaving Badly)
February 20 Wendee Lee American voice actress
February 22 Paul Abbott English screenwriter (Shameless)
February 28 Dorothy Stratten Canadian model (Playboy) and actress (d. 1980)
April 11 Jeremy Clarkson English journalist and presenter (Top Gear)
April 14 Brad Garrett American actor (Everybody Loves Raymond)
April 23 Valerie Bertinelli American actress (One Day at a Time)
April 24 Paula Yates British presenter (d. 2000)
May 20 Tony Goldwyn American actor, director (Scandal)
May 31 Chris Elliott American actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live, Get a Life)
June 17 Thomas Haden Church American actor (Wings)
July 10 Jeff Bergman American voice actor (The Looney Tunes Show)
July 11 Caroline Quentin English actress (Men Behaving Badly)
July 14 Jane Lynch American actress (Glee)
August 7 David Duchovny American actor (The X-Files)
August 10 Antonio Banderas Spanish actor, director (Interview with the Vampire, Shrek)
August 16 Timothy Hutton American actor, producer (Ordinary People, Leverage)
September 4 Damon Wayans American actor, comedian (In Living Color)
November 8 Michael Nyqvist Swedish actor (Millennium) (d. 2017)
December 9 Jeff "Swampy" Marsh American voice actor (Major Monogram on Phineas and Ferb)


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