1929 in television

The year 1929 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events during 1929.

List of years in television (table)
In radio

Global television events

June27Herbert Ives and his colleagues at Bell Telephone Laboratories in New York City demonstrate color mechanical television (this was first achieved by John Logie Baird the previous year). The 50-line color images are of a bouquet of roses and an American flag. The images are transmitted between New York and Washington, DC.
August 20First transmissions of Baird's 30-line television system by the BBC.[1]
25Westinghouse station KDKA in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania begins broadcasting movies on a daily basis, 60 lines per picture, 16 pictures per second.


January 20Arte JohnsonU.S. comic actor (Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In) (died 2019)
February 22Rebecca SchullU.S. actress (Wings)
March 5Raymond AllenU.S. actor
June 23June Carter CashU.S. singer and actress (The Johnny Cash Show) (died 2003)
July 5Katherine HelmondU.S. actress (Soap, Who's the Boss?) (died 2019)
August 17Julianna McCarthyU.S. actress (The Young and the Restless)
September 5Bob NewhartU.S. comedian and actor (The Bob Newhart Show, Newhart)
September 25Ronnie BarkerBritish comedian, half of (The Two Ronnies) (died 2005)
November 2Rachel AmesU.S. actress (General Hospital)
November 15Ed AsnerU.S. actor (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant)
November 20Jerry HardinU.S. actor (The X-Files)
November 25Jack HoganU.S. actor (Combat!)
November 27Alan SimpsonBritish comedy scriptwriter (died 2017)
November 30Joan Ganz CooneyU.S. producer (Sesame Street)
December 31David NixonBritish magic and television personality (died 1978)


  1. The Hutchinson Factfinder. Helicon. 1999. ISBN 1-85986-000-1.
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