1925 in television

The year 1925 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events during 1925.

List of years in television (table)
In radio

Global television events

March25John Logie Baird performed the first public demonstration of his "televisor" at the Selfridges department store on London's Oxford Street. The demonstrations of moving silhouette images continued through April. The system consisted of 30 lines and 12.5 pictures per second.
June13Charles Francis Jenkins achieves the first synchronized transmission of a moving silhouette (shadowgraphs) and sound, using 48 lines, and a mechanical system. A 10-minute movie of a miniature windmill in motion was sent across 8 kilometers from Anacostia to Washington, DC. The images were viewed by representatives of the National Bureau of Standards, the United States Navy, the Department of Commerce, and others. Jenkins termed this "the first public demonstration of radiovision".
July13Vladimir Zworykin applies for a patent for color television.
c. August–OctoberZworykin first demonstrates his electric camera tube and receiver for Westinghouse corporation executives, transmitting the still image of an "X". The picture is said to be dim, with low contrast and poor definition.
October2John Baird achieves the first live television image with tone graduations (not silhouette or duotone images) in his laboratory. Baird brings office boy William Taynton in front of the camera to become the first face televised. But rate of five images per second is below realistic movement.


January 11Grant TinkerU.S. producer, NBC network executive, "The Man Who Saved NBC" (died 2016)
January 12Katherine MacGregorU.S. actress (Little House on the Prairie) (died 2018)
January 23Danny ArnoldU.S. producer, actor and stand-up comedian (died 1995)
January 25Dorothy MaloneU.S. actress (Peyton Place) (died 2018)
January 28Scotty BlochU.S. actress (died 2018)
April 22George ColeU.K. actor (Minder) (died 2015)
May 2Roscoe Lee BrowneU.S. actor (died 2007)
June 25June LockhartU.S. actress (Lassie, Lost in Space)
July 6Merv GriffinU.S. talk show host, producer (Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune) (died 2007)
August 15Mike ConnorsU.S. actor (Mannix) (died 2017)
October 16Angela LansburyU.K. actress (Murder, She Wrote)
October 19Bernard HeptonU.K. actor, director (Colditz, The Six Wives of Henry VIII) (died 2018)
October 23Johnny CarsonU.S. comedian, talk show host (The Tonight Show) (died 2005)
October 27Mary Kay StearnsU.S. actress (Mary Kay and Johnny) (died 2018)
November 6Nan WintonU.K. news presenter (died 2019)
November 11June WhitfieldU.K. comic actress (Terry and June, Absolutely Fabulous) (died 2018)
November 17Rock HudsonU.S. actor (McMillan and Wife) (died 1985)
November 29Robert HardyU.K. actor (All Creatures Great and Small) (died 2017)
December 13Dick Van DykeU.S. actor (The Dick Van Dyke Show, Diagnosis: Murder)
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