1959 in television

List of years in television (table)

The year 1959 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events during that year.




Ending this year

Date Show Debut
January 13 Jack Wyatt's Confession 1958
January 26 Quatermass and the Pit
April 24 Your Hit Parade 1950
June 22 The Restless Gun 1957
June 25 Dragnet 1951
Mickey Mouse Club 1955
State Trooper 1956


Date Name Notability
February 22 Kyle MacLachlan Actor (Desperate Housewives)
March 6 Tom Arnold Actor & comedian (The Best Damn Sports Show Period)
March 7 Donna Murphy Actress & singer
April 3 David Hyde Pierce Actor (Frasier)
April 17 Sean Bean English actor
April 24 Paula Yates television presenter (d. 2000).
May 3 Ben Elton English comedian & writer (Blackadder)
May 29 Rupert Everett English actor
June 11 Hugh Laurie Actor & comedian (Dr. Gregory House on House)
June 30 Vincent D'Onofrio Actor (Law & Order: Criminal Intent)
August 13 Danny Bonaduce Actor (The Partridge Family)
August 14 Marcia Gay Harden Actress
September 14 Mary Crosby Actress (Dallas)
September 21 Dave Coulier Actor (Joey Gladstone on Full House)
September 23 Jason Alexander Actor (George Costanza on Seinfeld)
October 3 Jack Wagner Actor (The Bold and the Beautiful)
October 8 Nick Bakay Actor (Sabrina the Teenage Witch, The Angry Beavers)
October 13 Marie Osmond Actress & singer (Donny & Marie)
October 23 "Weird Al" Yankovic Music parodist
October 25 Nancy Cartwright Voice actress (Bart Simpson on The Simpsons)
November 10 Mackenzie Phillips Actress (One Day at a Time)
November 19 Allison Janney Actress (The West Wing)
November 28 Judd Nelson Actor (Suddenly Susan)
December 16 Alison LaPlaca[2] Actress (Duet)
December 30 Tracey Ullman Actress, comedian (The Tracey Ullman Show)
December 31 Val Kilmer Actor



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  2. "Alison La Placa". The Internet Movie Database. IMDb.com, Inc. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  3. "Len Doyle". Illinois, Galesburg. Galesburg Register-Mail. December 8, 1959. p. 13. Retrieved March 29, 2016 via Newspapers.com.
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