1943 in television
The year 1943 in television involved some significant events.
Below is a list of television-related events during 1943.
- May 8 – Opening of Paris Télévision – Fernsehsender Paris, a channel operated by German occupation authorities (Kurt Hinzmann, former director of Fernsehsender "Paul Nipkow") after an agreement between Telefunken and Compagnie des Compteurs, with a (German) 441-line standard. Local French programmes and Fernsehsender "Paul Nipkow“ programmes were interlaced.
- June – Work is begun for the U.S. Army Air Forces to develop a remotely controlled glide bomb guided by a radio receiver and a television transmitter using a 625-line iconoscope tube. The first are completed in July and tested in August.
- December 23 – The first complete opera, Hansel and Gretel, is telecast, by WRGB in Schenectady.
- The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is formed. Its television network debuts in 1948.
- Germany experiments with a flying bomb guided by a television camera, created by Fernseh, using both the Superikonoscope and the Farnsworth image dissector.
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- January 1 – Don Novello, actor, Saturday Night Live.
- January 13 – Richard Moll, actor, Night Court.
- January 23 – Gil Gerard, actor.
- January 24 – Sharon Tate, actress, model (d. 1969)
- January 28 – John Beck, actor.
- February 17 – Claire Malis, American actress (d. 2012)
- February 27 – Mary Frann, actress (d. 1998).
- March 18 – Kevin Dobson, actor.
- March 29 – Eric Idle, actor, comedian.
- May 24 – Gary Burghoff, actor.
- May 27 – Bruce Weitz, actor.
- May 31 – Sharon Gless, actress.
- June 7
- June 16 – Joan Van Ark, actress.
- July 3 – Kurtwood Smith, actor.
- July 31 – Susan Flannery, actress.
- August 2 – Max Wright, actor.
- October 8 – Chevy Chase, actor, comedian, Saturday Night Live.
- October 27 – Carmen Argenziano, actor, Stargate SG-1.
- November 20 – Veronica Hamel, actress.
- December 23 – Harry Shearer, actor, Saturday Night Live, This Is Spinal Tap, The Simpsons.
- December 28 – Richard Whiteley, presenter (d. 2005).