1930 in television

The year 1930 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events in 1930.

List of years in television (table)
In radio

Global television events

  • May 22 – An audience at Proctor's Theatre in Schenectady, New York becomes the first to see a closed-circuit television signal projected onto a big screen.
  • July 14 – For the first time in the United Kingdom, a television drama is broadcast. The drama is a production of Luigi Pirandello's The Man With the Flower in His Mouth; it is broadcast by the BBC from Baird's studios at 133 Long Acre, London.[1]
  • November 5 – Baird television transmissions at Hairdressing Fair of Fashion include the world's first television commercial for the Eugène Method of permanent hair waving.
  • December 7 – W1XAV in Boston, Massachusetts broadcasts the first television commercial in the United States, of I.J Fox Furriers during The Fox Trappers.


January 1Ty HardinU.S. actor (Bronco) (died 2017)
January 3Robert LoggiaU.S. actor (died 2015)
January 4Sorrell BookeU.S. actor (The Dukes of Hazzard) (died 1994)
Rosemary PrinzU.S. actress (As the World Turns)
January 6Vic TaybackU.S. actor (Alice) (died 1990)
February 8Alejandro ReyArgentinian-born actor (The Flying Nun) (died 1987)
February 10Robert WagnerU.S. actor (It Takes a Thief, Switch, Hart to Hart)
March 30John AstinU.S. actor (The Addams Family)
April 7Andrew SachsGerman-born British actor (died 2016)
April 19Dick SargentU.S. actor (Bewitched) (died 1994)
April 23Alan OppenheimerU.S. actor
April 25Lynn HamiltonU.S. actress (Sanford and Son)
April 28Carolyn JonesU.S. actress (The Addams Family) (died 1983)
May 10Pat SummerallAmerican football player and sportscaster (died 2013)
May 31Clint EastwoodU.S. director and actor (Rawhide)
June 12Jim NaborsU.S. actor, singer (Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.) (died 2017)
July 14Polly BergenU.S. actress (died 2014)
July 17Ray GaltonBritish writer (died 2018)
August 16Frank GiffordAmerican football player and sportscaster (died 2015)
Robert CulpU.S. actor (I Spy) (died 2010)
August 25Graham JarvisU.S. actor (died 2003)
August 28Windsor DaviesBritish comedy actor (It Ain't Half Hot Mum) (died 2019)
Ben GazzaraU.S. actor (Run for Your Life) (died 2012)
September 11Cathryn DamonU.S. actress (died 1987)
September 16Anne FrancisU.S. actress (Honey West) (died 2011)
November 3Larry GelmanU.S. actor (The Bob Newhart Show)
November 15Whitman MayoU.S. actor (Sanford and Son) (died 2001)
December 4Ronnie CorbettBritish comedian (died 2016)
December 9Buck HenryU.S. writer, actor, director
December 21Phil RomanU.S. animator



  1. Elen, Richard G. "TV Technology 2. Television on the Air". Screenonline. Retrieved February 7, 2007.
  2. Oakes, Elizabeth (2009), A to Z of STS Scientists. Infobase publishing, pp. 51.
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