1970 in television

List of years in television (table)

For the American TV schedule, see: 1970–71 United States network television schedule.

The year 1970 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of notable television-related events in that year.




Ending this year

Date Show Debut
April 3 The Flying Nun 1967
Here Come the Brides 1968
April 4 Petticoat Junction 1963
May 7 Daniel Boone 1964
May 15 Get Smart 1965
May 26 I Dream of Jeannie
May 27 The Wednesday Play 1964
June 14 Spider-Man 1967
June 19 The Tim Conway Show 1970
December 13 The Tim Conway Comedy Hour


Date Name Notability
January 20 Skeet Ulrich Actor (Jericho)
January 29 Heather Graham Actress (Scrubs)
February 19 Bellamy Young Actress (Scandal)
March 3 Julie Bowen Actress (Ed, Boston Legal, Modern Family)
March 18 Queen Latifah Actress, talk show host (The Queen Latifah Show)
March 27 Elizabeth Mitchell Actress (Lost, V, Revolution)
March 28 Vince Vaughn Actor and producer
April 13 Ricky Schroder Actor (Silver Spoons, NYPD Blue)
April 29 Uma Thurman Actress and singer
May 4 Will Arnett Actor (Arrested Development)
May 17 Jordan Knight Singer (The Surreal Life: Fame Games)
May 18 Tina Fey Actress and comedian (Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock)
August 18 Malcolm-Jamal Warner Actor (The Cosby Show)
August 23 Jay Mohr Actor, comedian (Gary Unmarried)
River Phoenix Actor (died 1993) (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers)
August 31 Debbie Gibson Singer (Celebrity Apprentice)
October 2 Kelly Ripa Actress, talk show host (All My Children)
October 8 Matt Damon Actor (30 Rock)
October 12 Kirk Cameron Actor (Growing Pains)
October 24 Raul Esparza Actor (Hannibal)
December 1 Sarah Silverman Actress, comedian and singer (Saturday Night Live, The Sarah Silverman Program.)
December 12 Jennifer Connelly Actress (The $treet)
December 31 Chandra West Canadian actress (The Gates)


Date Name Age Notability
April 23 Herb Shriner 51 Actor, game show host (Two for the Money)
April 30 Inger Stevens 35 Actress (Katy on The Farmer's Daughter)
June 11 Frank Silvera 55 Actor (The High Chaparral)
September 29 Edward Everett Horton 84 Actor, narrator (The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show)
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