List of years in television (table)

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

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.


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Date Name Notability
January 4 Julia St. John British actress
January 6 Howie Long former NFL player
February 19 Leslie Ash British actress
February 20 Wendee Lee American voice actress
February 22 Paul Abbott British television writer
February 28 Dorothy Stratten Canadian actress (Playboy) & model (died 1980)
April 11 Jeremy Clarkson Journalist and Television presenter (Top Gear)
April 14 Brad Garrett American actor (Everybody Loves Raymond)
April 23 Valerie Bertinelli American actress
April 24 Paula Yates television presenter (d. 2000)
May 20 Tony Goldwyn American actor and director
July 14 Jane Lynch American actress (Sue Sylvester on Glee)
August 7 David Duchovny American actor (star of The X-Files)
August 10 Antonio Banderas Spanish actor, director, singer, and producer (Interview with the Vampire)
August 16 Timothy Hutton American actor, writer and producer (star of the 1980 movie Ordinary People)
September 4 Damon Wayans American actor and comedian


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