1930 in television
The year 1930 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events in 1930.
Global television events
- May 22 – An audience at Proctor's Theatre in Schenectady, New York becomes the first to see a closed-circuit television signal projected onto a big screen.
- July 14 – For the first time in the United Kingdom, a television drama is broadcast. The drama is a production of Luigi Pirandello's The Man With the Flower in His Mouth; it is broadcast by the BBC from Baird's studios at 133 Long Acre, London.
- November 5 – Baird television transmissions at Hairdressing Fair of Fashion include the world's first television commercial for the Eugène Method of permanent hair waving.
- December 7 – W1XAV in Boston, Massachusetts broadcasts the first television commercial in the United States, of I.J Fox Furriers during The Fox Trappers.
|January||03||Robert Loggia||U.S. actor (died 2015)|
|04||Sorrell Booke||U.S. actor (died 1994)|
|06||Vic Tayback||U.S. actor (died 1990)|
|February||08||Alejandro Rey||Argentinian-born actor (died 1987)|
|28||Gavin MacLeod||U.S. actor|
|March||30||John Astin||U.S. actor|
|April||07||Andrew Sachs||German-born British actor (died 2016)|
|19||Dick Sargent||U.S. actor (died 1994)|
|25||Lynn Hamilton||U.S. actress|
|28||Carolyn Jones||U.S. actress (died 1983)|
|May||10||Pat Summerall||American football player and sportscaster (d. 2013)|
|31||Clint Eastwood||U.S. actor|
|June||12||Jim Nabors||Actor, singer|
|July||14||Polly Bergen||U.S. actress (died 2014)|
|17||Ray Galton||British writer|
|August||16||Frank Gifford||U.S. sports announcer (died 2015)|
|Robert Culp||U.S. actor (died 2010)|
|25||Graham Jarvis||U.S. actor (died 2003)|
|28||Ben Gazzara||U.S. actor (died 2012)|
|September||11||Cathryn Damon||U.S. actress (died 1987)|
|16||Anne Francis||U.S. actress (died 2011)|
|November||15||Whitman Mayo||U.S. actor (died 2001)|
|December||4||Ronnie Corbett||British comedian (died 2016)|
|9||Buck Henry||U.S. writer|
|21||Phil Roman||U.S. animator|