1968 in television

The year 1968 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events in 1968.

List of years in television (table)
In radio


Also in 1968
  • Nearly 200 million households now own television sets, 78 million of which are in the US.
  • Rosemary Prinz, one of the first big soap opera stars, leaves As the World Turns in a less-than-amicable departure.
  • The Guiding Light and Search for Tomorrow expand to 30 minutes.
  • The last round-screen color TV sets are produced by all American manufacturers.




Ending this yearEdit

Date Show Debut
January 15 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 1964
January 20 Birdman and the Galaxy Trio 1967
February 4 The Prisoner (UK)
February 7 Cliff Dexter (West Germany) 1966
March 6 Lost in Space 1965
March 11 The Lucy Show 1962
March 14 Batman 1966
March 15 Speed Racer (Japan) 1967
March 25 The Monkees 1966
Armchair Theatre (UK) 1956
The Bell Telephone Hour 1959
The Fulton Sheen Program 1961
The Stairlit Starways
April 1 The Andy Griffith Show 1960
April 15 I Spy 1965
September 8 Ultra Seven (Japan) 1967
Unknown The Mavis Bramston Show (Australia) 1964
The Gumby Show 1957
The Road Runner Show (returned in 1971) 1966


Date Name Notability
January 2 Cuba Gooding, Jr. American actor
January 5 Carrie Ann Inaba American dancer and actress (In Living Color, Dancing with the Stars)
January 12 Farrah Forke American actress (Wings, Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman)
January 14 LL Cool J American actor and rapper (In the House, NCIS: Los Angeles)
January 16 David Chokachi American actor (Baywatch, Beyond the Break)
January 19 Matt Hill Canadian voice actor (Ed on Ed, Edd n Eddy)
January 21 Charlotte Ross American actress (Days of Our Lives, NYPD Blue)
February 1 Pauly Shore American actor and comedian
February 8 Gary Coleman American actor (Diff'rent Strokes) (died 2010)
February 12 Josh Brolin American actor (The Young Riders) and son of James Brolin
February 13 Kelly Hu American actress (Phineas and Ferb)
February 18 Molly Ringwald American actress (The Facts of Life, The Secret Life of the American Teenager)
February 22 Jeri Ryan American actress (Star Trek: Voyager, Boston Public, Body of Proof)
February 24 Andy Berman American actor (Invader Zim)
March 1 Kat Cressida American voice actress (Dexter's Laboratory, Archer)
March 6 Moira Kelly American actress (One Tree Hill)
March 20 Liza Snyder American actress (Yes, Dear, Man with a Plan)
March 29 Lucy Lawless Australian actress (Xena: Warrior Princess)
April 8 Patricia Arquette American actress (Medium)
April 10 Orlando Jones American comedian and actor (Mad TV)
April 12 Tracy Vilar American actress (The Steve Harvey Show)
April 14 Anthony Michael Hall American actor (Saturday Night Live, The Dead Zone, Psych)
April 24 Stacy Haiduk American actress (The Young and the Restless)
May 10 Erik Palladino American actor (ER)
May 11 Jeffrey Donovan American actor (Burn Notice)
May 12 Catherine Tate English actress (The Office)
May 14 Johnny A. Sanchez American comedian and actor (Mad TV)
June 4 Scott Wolf American actor (Party of Five, Everwood)
June 11 Jacqueline Mazarella American actress (Everybody Hates Chris)
June 14 Yasmine Bleeth American actress (Baywatch)
June 26 Travis Fine American actor (The Young Riders)
July 5 Jillian Armenante American actress (Judging Amy)
July 6 John Dickerson American journalist (Face the Nation)
July 7 Amy Carlson American actress (Another World, Third Watch, Blue Bloods)
Jorja Fox American actress (ER, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
July 8 Michael Weatherly American actor (Dark Angel, NCIS)
July 15 Eddie Griffin American comedian and actor (Malcolm & Eddie)
July 17 Bitty Schram American actress (Monk)
July 18 Grant Bowler Australian-New Zealand actor (Blue Heelers, Outrageous Fortune, Defiance)
Alex Désert American actor (Becker)
Andre Royo American actor (The Wire)
July 19 Jim Norton American comedian and actor (Lucky Louie)
July 23 Beth Ehlers American actress (Guiding Light)
July 24 Kristin Chenoweth American actress and singer
Laura Leighton American actress (Melrose Place, Pretty Little Liars)
July 27 Julian McMahon Australian actor (Profiler, Nip/Tuck)
July 30 Terry Crews American actor (Everybody Hates Chris, Are We There Yet?, Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
August 2 Melanie Hutsell American comic actress (Saturday Night Live)
August 4 Daniel Dae Kim Korean-American actor (Lost, Hawaii Five-0)
August 9 Gillian Anderson American-British actress (The X-Files)
August 14 Ben Bass American-Canadian actor (Forever Knight, Rookie Blue)
Catherine Bell British-born Iranian-American actress (JAG, Army Wives)
August 15 Debra Messing American actress (Will & Grace)
August 17 Orlagh Cassidy American actress (Guiding Light, Another World)
August 25 Rachael Ray American author, chef and television host
September 2 Cynthia Watros American actress (Guiding Light, The Drew Carey Show, Lost)
September 4 John DiMaggio American voice actor (Futurama, Kim Possible, Teen Titans, American Dragon: Jake Long, Chowder, Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil, Adventure Time, Gravity Falls, Sanjay and Craig, The Loud House)
September 9 Jocelyn Seagrave American actress (Guiding Light)
September 12 Ramón Franco American actor (Tour of Duty)
September 20 Philippa Forrester British television presenter
September 21 Ricki Lake American actress, talk show host
September 25 Will Smith American actor and rapper (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
September 26 Jim Caviezel American actor (The Passion of the Christ, Person of Interest)
September 28 Naomi Watts British actress
October 4 Jennifer Gatti American actress (Guiding Light, The Young and the Restless)
October 8 Emily Procter American actress (The West Wing, CSI: Miami)
October 11 Jane Krakowski American actress (Ally McBeal, 30 Rock)
October 12 Hugh Jackman Australian actor
Adam Rich American actor (Eight is Enough)
October 13 Tisha Campbell American actress and singer (Martin, My Wife and Kids)
October 15 Vanessa Marcil American actress (General Hospital, Beverly Hills, 90210, Las Vegas)
November 2 Samantha Ferris Canadian actress (The 4400)
November 6 Kelly Rutherford American actress (Generations, Melrose Place, Gossip Girl)
November 10 Tracy Morgan American actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live, Scare Tactics, 30 Rock)
November 18 Owen Wilson American actor
November 22 Khalil Kain American actor (Girlfriends)
November 25 Jill Hennessy Canadian actress (Law & Order, Crossing Jordan)
November 27 Michael Vartan French-American actor (Alias, Hawthorne)
December 2 Lucy Liu American actress (Ally McBeal, Elementary)
December 3 Brendan Fraser American actor
December 14 Noelle Beck American actress (Loving)
December 15 Garrett Wang American actor (Star Trek: Voyager)
December 18 Rachel Griffiths Australian actress (Six Feet Under, Brothers & Sisters)
December 21 Khrystyne Haje American actress (Head of the Class)
December 22 Lauralee Bell American soap opera actress (The Young and the Restless)


Date Name Age Notability
May 9 Marion Lorne 84 Actress (Aunt Clara on Bewitched)
June 7 Dan Duryea 61 Actor (Peyton Place)
September 19 Red Foley 58 Singer (Ozark Jubilee)
October 13 Bea Benaderet 62 Actress (Kate on Petticoat Junction; original voice of Betty Rubble on The Flintstones)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Prima puntata de "La famiglia Benvenuti"" (in Italian). Retrieved 2018-07-14.
  2. ^ TV Series Released between 1968-01-01 and 1968-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending) https://www.imdb.com/search/title?sort=moviemeter&title_type=tv_series&year=1968,1968