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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, daughter of Paul Winchell
January 6 Howie Long American football player, commentator
January 30 Tony O'Dell American actor (Head of the Class)
February 7 Robert Smigel American actor, comedian (Saturday Night Live)
James Spader American actor (Boston Legal, The Blacklist)
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)
March 12 Jason Beghe American actor (Chicago P.D.)
Courtney B. Vance American actor (Law & Order: Criminal Intent)
March 17 Vicki Lewis American singer, actress (NewsRadio)
March 25 Haywood Nelson American actor (What's Happening!!, What's Happening Now!!)
Brenda Strong American actress (Desperate Housewives)
March 26 Ellia English American singer, actress (The Jamie Foxx Show)
April 7 Elaine Miles American actress (Northern Exposure)
April 8 John Schneider American actor (The Dukes of Hazzard)
April 11 Jeremy Clarkson English journalist and presenter (Top Gear)
April 14 Brad Garrett American actor (Everybody Loves Raymond, 'Til Death)
Brian Forster American actor (The Partridge Family)
April 16 Stan Foster American actor (Tour of Duty)
Michel Gill American actor (House of Cards, Mr. Robot)
April 23 Valerie Bertinelli American actress (One Day at a Time, Hot in Cleveland)
May 6 Julianne Phillips American model, actress (Sisters)
May 17 Fiona Hutchison American actress (One Life to Live, Guiding Light)
May 20 John Billingsley American actor (Star Trek: Enterprise)
Tony Goldwyn American actor, director (Scandal)
May 31 Chris Elliott American actor, comedian (Saturday Night Live, Get a Life)
June 5 Leslie Hendrix American actress (All My Children, Law & Order)
June 17 Thomas Haden Church American actor (Wings)
July 8 Valarie Pettiford American actress (Half & Half)
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)
July 15 Willie Aames American actor (Eight is Enough, Charles in Charge)
July 16 Leila Kenzle American actress (Mad About You)
July 17 Nancy Giles American actress (China Beach), commentator (CBS News Sunday Morning)
July 18 Anne-Marie Johnson American actress
July 21 Matt Mulhern American actor (Major Dad)
August 6 Grant Aleksander American actor (Guiding Light)
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)
August 28 Emma Samms British actress (General Hospital, Dynasty)
Jodi Carlisle American actress (The Wild Thornberrys)
September 4 Damon Wayans American actor, comedian (In Living Color, My Wife and Kids, Lethal Weapon)
September 11 Anne Ramsay American actress (Mad About You)
September 14 Radames Pera American actor (Kung Fu)
Melissa Leo American actress (All My Children, The Young Riders)
September 16 Jayne Brook American actress (Chicago Hope)
September 21 David James Elliott Canadian actor (JAG)
Mary Mara American actress (Law & Order, ER, Nash Bridges)
September 22 Scott Baio American actor (Happy Days, Charles in Charge, Diagnosis: Murder)
October 24 B. D. Wong American actor (Oz, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
October 25 Tom Eplin American actor (Another World, As the World Turns)
October 28 Mark Derwin American actor (The Young and the Restless)
October 30 Charnele Brown American actress (A Different World)
November 4 Kathy Griffin American actress (Suddenly Susan, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List)
November 8 Michael Nyqvist Swedish actor (Millennium) (d. 2017)
November 13 Neil Flynn American actor (Scrubs, The Middle)
December 9 Jeff "Swampy" Marsh American voice actor (Major Monogram on Phineas and Ferb)
December 14 Don Franklin American actor (The Young Riders, seaQuest DSV, Seven Days)
December 19 Mike Lookinland American actor (The Brady Bunch)
December 25 Ron Bottitta British actor (Lost)
December 27 Harry Goaz American actor (Twin Peaks)


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