1976 in television

List of years in television (table)
In home video

The year 1976 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events in 1976.

Global television events


Date Name Notability
January 6 Danny Pintauro Actor (Jonathan on Who's the Boss?)
January 7 Tyron Leitso Canadian actor (Being Erica)
January 23 Tony Lucca Actor (Mickey Mouse Club, Malibu Shores)
February 3 Isla Fisher Australian actress (Home and Away)
February 7 Kelly Choi South Korean-American television host
February 29 Ja Rule Rapper, actor
March 13 Danny Masterson Actor (That '70s Show)
March 23 Keri Russell Actress (Mickey Mouse Club, Felicity)
April 6 Candace Cameron Bure Actress (Full House)
April 20 Joey Lawrence Actor (Gimme a Break!, Blossom)
May 10 Rhona Bennett Singer and actress (Mickey Mouse Club)
June 5 Marc Worden Actor (Mickey Mouse Club), voice-over actor (Iron Man)
July 9 Fred Savage Actor and director (The Wonder Years)
July 19 Benedict Cumberbatch Actor (Sherlock) (The Hobbit) (Imitation Game) Voice Actor (Penguins of Madagascar)
August 6 Soleil Moon Frye Actress (Punky Brewster)
August 8 JC Chasez Actor (Mickey Mouse Club) and singer (*NSYNC)
August 11 Will Friedle Actor (Boy Meets World), voice actor (Kim Possible, Transformers: Robots in Disguise)
August 27 Sarah Chalke Actress (Roseanne, Scrubs)
September 19 Alison Sweeney Actress, host (Days of Our Lives, The Biggest Loser)
October 3 Seann William Scott Actor
October 19 Omar Gooding Actor (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper)
October 23 Ryan Reynolds Actor (Two Guys and a Girl)
November 11 Lisa Gleave Actress and model (The Price Is Right)
November 27 Jaleel White Actor (Steve Urkel on Family Matters)
November 29 Anna Faris Actress (Mom)


Date Name Age Notability
June 25 Jay Jostyn 74 American radio and TV actor)[1]
August 28 Anissa Jones 18 Child actress (Buffy on Family Affair)
December 12 Jack Cassidy 49 Actor (Oscar North on He & She)


  1. Cox, Jim (2008). This Day in Network Radio: A Daily Calendar of Births, Debuts, Cancellations and Other Events in Broadcasting History. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-3848-8.
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