Open main menu

Wikipedia β

For the American TV schedule, see: 1969–70 United States network television schedule.

The year 1969 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events in 1969.

List of years in television (table)





Ending this yearEdit

Date Show Debut
January 4 Wacky Races (returned in 2017) 1968
February 9 The Saint (UK) 1962
April 13 The Mothers-in-Law 1967
May 2 Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. 1964
May 14 Do Not Adjust Your Set (UK) 1967
May 21 The Avengers (UK) 1961
June 2 Peyton Place 1964
June 3 Star Trek 1966
June 8 The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1967
September 20 Match Game 1962

Changes of network affiliationEdit

Show Moved from Moved to
Get Smart NBC CBS
The Ghost & Mrs. Muir ABC


Date Name Notability
January 1 Mr. Lawrence American voice actor (voice of Plankton on SpongeBob SquarePants and Filburt on Rocko's Modern Life)
January 14 Jason Bateman American actor (The Hogan Family, Arrested Development)
January 22 Guy Fieri American celebrity chef and game show host
January 27 Patton Oswalt American actor and comedian (The King of Queens, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
February 11 Jennifer Aniston American actress (Rachel on Friends)
February 22 Clinton Kelly Panamanian-American television host
March 10 Paget Brewster American actress (Criminal Minds)
March 11 Terrence Howard American actor (Sparks, Empire)
May 12 Kim Fields American actress (The Facts of Life)
June 13 Laura Kightlinger American actress and comedian (Will & Grace, The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman)
July 7 Cree Summer American-Canadian actress (A Different World, Tiny Toon Adventures, Codename: Kids Next Door)
July 13 Ken Jeong American actor (Community, Dr. Ken)
July 21 Godfrey American actor, comedian (The Mr. Men Show)
July 22 James Arnold Taylor American voice actor (Drawn Together, Johnny Test, Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
July 24 Jennifer Lopez American actress and singer (American Idol)
July 27 Triple H American WWE wrestler
August 18 Christian Slater American actor (Breaking In)
Edward Norton American actor
August 19 Matthew Perry American actor (Chandler on Friends)
September 23 Michelle Thomas American actress (Family Matters) (d. 1998)
October 19 Trey Parker American actor and director (South Park)
November 4 Matthew McConaughey American actor (True Detective)


Date Name Age Notability
February 2 Boris Karloff 81 Actor (Thriller, voice of the Grinch in How the Grinch Stole Christmas)
February 9 George "Gabby" Hayes 83 Actor (The Gabby Hayes Show)
February 19 Madge Blake 69 Actress (Aunt Harriet on Batman)
May 3 Karl Freund 79 Cinematographer who (as director of photography on I Love Lucy) developed the practical use of the three-camera TV sitcom production
June 22 Judy Garland 47 Singer/actress (The Judy Garland Show)
July 18 Barbara Pepper 54 Actress (Doris Ziffel #1 on Green Acres)
September 8 Bud Collyer 61 Game show host (Beat the Clock, To Tell the Truth)
September 19 Rex Ingram 73 Actor
December 22 Wilbur Hatch 67 Musical director for many TV shows (including I Love Lucy)


  1. ^ "Apollo 11 – 30th Anniversary" (report), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, webpage: GSFC-A11–30th

External linksEdit