1969 in television

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The year 1969 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events in 1969.




Ending this year[edit]

Date Show Debut
January 4 Wacky Races (returned in 2017) 1968
February 9 The Saint (UK) 1962
April 13 The Mothers-in-Law 1967
May 2 Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. 1964
May 14 Do Not Adjust Your Set (UK) 1967
May 21 The Avengers (UK) 1961
June 2 Peyton Place 1964
June 3 Star Trek 1966
June 8 The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1967
June 8 Peanuts (Returned in 1973) 1969
September 26 Match Game (Returned in 1973) 1962
December 13 The Banana Splits Adventure Hour (Returned in 2008 as The Banana Splits Reboot) 1968

Changes of network affiliation[edit]

Show Moved from Moved to
Get Smart NBC CBS
The Ghost & Mrs. Muir ABC


Date Name Notability
January 1 Mr. Lawrence American voice actor (SpongeBob SquarePants, Rocko's Modern Life)
Morris Chestnut American actor (Rosewood)
Christi Paul American news anchor
January 5 Marilyn Manson American actor
January 6 Norman Reedus American actor
January 7 Rex Lee American actor (Entourage, Young & Hungry)
David Yost American actor
January 8 Ami Dolenz American actress (Ferris Bueller)
January 11 Kyle Richards American actress (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills)
January 13 Stephen Hendry Player
January 14 Jason Bateman American actor (The Hogan Family, Arrested Development)
Susan Glasser American journalist
Dave Grohl American singer
January 15 Kellita Smith American actress (The Bernie Mac Show)
January 17 Naveen Andrews American-British actor (Lost)
January 18 Jesse L. Martin American actor (Law & Order, The Flash)
January 19 Wendy Moniz American actress (Guiding Light, Nash Bridges, The Guardian)
January 21 Karina Lombard American-French actress
John Ducey American actor
January 22 Olivia d'Abo English-American actress (The Wonder Years)
January 27 Patton Oswalt American comedian and actor (The King of Queens, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
January 28 Kathryn Morris American actress (Cold Case)
Mo Rocca American actor
February 1 Brian Krause American actor (Charmed)
February 5 Bobby Brown Singer
February 6 April Lerman American actress (Charles in Charge)
February 8 Mary McCormack American actress (The West Wing, In Plain Sight)
Shiva Rose American actress
Karl Wiedergott American-German actor (The Simpsons)
February 9 Tom Scharpling American writer
Ian Eagle American sportscaster
February 10 Shorty Rossi American star
Jazzmun American actress
February 11 Jennifer Aniston American actress (Rachel on Friends)
Anthony Sullivan Pitchman
February 13 JB Blanc Actor
February 14 Matt Olmstead Writer
February 20 Tim Lagasse Director
February 22 Clinton Kelly Panamanian-American television host
Thomas Jane American actor
February 23 Daymond John American television personality
February 28 Robert Sean Leonard American actor (House)
March 5 Paul Blackthorne English actor (Arrow)
Lauren Weedman American actress and comedian
March 6 Andrea Elson American actress (ALF)
Amy Pietz American actress (Caroline in the City)
March 10 Paget Brewster American actress (Criminal Minds)
March 11 Terrence Howard American actor (Sparks, Empire)
March 14 Channing Dungey American television executive
Larry Johnson NBA basketball player
March 15 Kim Raver American actress (Third Watch, 24, Grey's Anatomy)
March 16 Judah Friedlander American actor (30 Rock)
March 17 Matthew St. Patrick American actor (Six Feet Under)
March 19 Connor Trinneer American actor (Star Trek: Enterprise, Stargate Atlantis)
Kevin Shinick American actor
March 20 Eric Drysdale American writer
Kala Alexander American actor
Richard Rawlings American entrepreneur
March 23 Kelly Perine American actor (One on One)
Daniel Radosh American blogger
March 27 Kevin Corrigan American actor (Grounded for Life)
Pauley Perrette American actress (NCIS)
March 28 Laurie Brett Scottish actress
Brett Ratner Director
March 29 Tess Daly English television presenter
April 1 April Stewart American voice actress
April 2 Gyula Pados Director
April 6 Ari Meyers American actress (Kate & Allie)
Paul Rudd American actor
April 10 Billy Jayne American actor (Parker Lewis Can't Lose)
April 14 Sade Baderinwa News Anchor For WABC-TV In New York
Martyn LeNoble Member
April 19 Jesse James TV personality
April 23 Jennifer Ashton American television correspondent
Byron Thames American television actor
April 24 Melinda Clarke American actress (Days of Our Lives, The O.C., Nikita)
Mark Hentemann American screenwriter
April 25 Renée Zellweger American actress
Joe Buck American sportcaster
April 28 Blake Neely American composer
April 29 Paul Adelstein American actor (Prison Break, Private Practice)
May 4 Art Edwards American writer
May 10 Judson Mills American actor (Walker, Texas Ranger)
Lenny Venito American actor
May 12 Kim Fields American actress (The Facts of Life, Living Single)
May 16 David Boreanaz American actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Bones)
Tracey Gold American actress (Growing Pains)
Tucker Carlson American host
Yannick Bisson Actor
May 17 Frances Callier American actress
May 18 Holly Aird Actress
Martika Actress
May 21 Rick Reichmuth American meteorologist
May 22 Michael Kelly American actor
May 24 Carl Anthony Payne II American actor (The Cosby Show, Martin)
May 25 Anne Heche American actress (died 2022)
May 27 Glenn Ficarra Actor
Dondré Whitfield Actor
May 28 Justin Kirk American actor (Weeds)
May 29 Anthony Azizi American actor (Lost)
June 1 Teri Polo American actress (The Fosters)
June 4 Horatio Sanz Chilean-born American actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live, Fillmore!)
Rob Huebel American actor
June 5 Danny Lux American composer
Brian McKnight American singer
June 7 Kim Rhodes American actress (As the World Turns, Another World, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, The Suite Life on Deck)
June 8 J. P. Manoux American actor (ER, Phil of the Future, The Emperor's New School, Aaron Stone)
David Sutcliffe Canadian actor (Gilmore Girls)
June 8 Marcos Siega American producer
June 9 Josh Hamilton American actor
June 10 Kate Snow American journalist
June 11 Peter Dinklage American actor
Mary Calvi American journalist
June 13 Laura Kightlinger American actress and comedian (Will & Grace, The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman)
Jamie Walters American actor and singer (Beverly Hills, 90210)
Scott Page-Pagter American actor (died 2021)
June 14 Tim Long American writer
June 15 Ice Cube Rapper and actor (Boyz n the Hood, Friday)
Idalis DeLeón Actress
June 16 Sam Register American television producer
June 19 Lara Spencer American television presenter
June 17 Amy Keating Rogers American writer
Shawn Klush American singer
June 23 Martin Klebba American actor
Corey Holcomb American actor
June 25 Hunter Foster American actor
June 27 Ravi Kapoor English actor (Crossing Jordan)
June 28 Tichina Arnold American actress (Martin, Everybody Hates Chris)
Danielle Brisebois American actress (All in the Family, Archie Bunker's Place) and singer
June 29 Federica Valenti Italian voice actress
Tōru Hashimoto Japanese TV personality
June 30 Ben Patrick Johnson Voice actor
July 1 Rino Romano Canadian actor
Keith Allan Actor
July 3 Shawnee Smith American actress
July 5 Jenji Kohan American television writer
RZA American actor
July 6 Brian Van Holt American actor (Cougar Town)
July 7 Cree Summer American-Canadian voice actress (A Different World, Tiny Toon Adventures, Sabrina: The Animated Series, As Told by Ginger, Codename: Kids Next Door, My Life as a Teenage Robot, The Buzz on Maggie, My Gym Partner's a Monkey)
Robin Weigert American actress
July 8 Sugizo Composer
July 10 Alexandra Hedison American actress
July 12 Lisa Nicole Carson American actress (ER, Ally McBeal)
Tom Kapinos American writer
Lauren Lake American judge
July 13 Ken Jeong American actor (Community, Dr. Ken)
July 14 Laurieann Gibson American actress
July 15 Reggie Hayes American actor (Girlfriends)
Ian K. Smith TV host
July 17 Jason Clarke Australian actor
July 19 Bodhi Elfman Actor
July 20 Josh Holloway American actor (Lost, Intelligence)
July 21 Godfrey American actor and comedian (The Mr. Men Show)
July 22 James Arnold Taylor American voice actor (Drawn Together, Johnny Test, Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
Diana-Maria Riva American actress
July 24 Jennifer Lopez American actress and singer (In Living Color, American Idol)
Rick Fox NBA basketball player
July 25 D.B. Woodside American actor (24)
July 27 Triple H American WWE wrestler
Bryan Fuller American writer
July 28 Alexis Arquette American actress (died 2016)
Dana White President of the UFC
July 29 Timothy Omundson American actor (Xena: Warrior Princess, Judging Amy, Psych)
Måns Mårlind Screenwriter
July 30 Simon Baker Australian actor and director (The Guardian, The Mentalist)
July 31 Ben Chaplin Actor
August 2 Angélica Rivera Actress
August 4 Michael DeLuise American actor (21 Jump Street, seaQuest DSV)
August 5 Chuck Campbell Actor
August 7 Scott Stossel Journalist
August 8 Chris Beetem Actor
August 15 Kimberley Kates Actress
Craig Wedren American singer-songwriter
August 16 Jase Robertson American television personality
Andy Milder Actor (Fame L.A., Legion of Super Heroes, Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
August 17 Donnie Wahlberg American singer (New Kids on the Block) and actor (Blue Bloods)
Daniela Castro Actress
August 18 Christian Slater American actor (Breaking In)
Edward Norton American actor
August 19 Matthew Perry American actor (Chandler on Friends) (died 2023)
August 20 Billy Gardell American actor and comedian (Mike & Molly)
August 23 Kari Lake News anchor and politician
August 25 Rachel Shelley Actress
Cameron Mathison Actor
Neil Mandt Director
August 27 Chandra Wilson American actress (Grey's Anatomy)
August 28 Jack Black American actor, comedian and singer
Jason Priestley Canadian-American actor (Beverly Hills, 90210, Call Me Fitz)
August 30 Dylan Kidd Writer
August 31 Jonathan LaPaglia Australian actor (New York Undercover, Seven Days, The District)
Jeff Russo Composer
September 3 John Fugelsang American actor
September 5 Nicole Napolitano American television personality
September 6 Trina McGee American actress (Boy Meets World)
September 7 Diane Farr American actress (Rescue Me, Numb3rs)
September 10 Johnathon Schaech American actor
September 13 Tyler Perry American actor
September 17 Matthew Settle American actor (Band of Brothers, Gossip Girl)
September 26 David Slade Actor
September 27 Sofia Milos Swiss-born Italian-Greek actress (CSI: Miami)
Juliet Huddy Host
September 29 Erika Eleniak American actress and model (Baywatch)
September 30 Silas Weir Mitchell American actor (Prison Break, Grimm)
Amy Landecker American actress
October 1 Zach Galifianakis American actor
October 3 Janel Moloney American actress (The West Wing)
Gwen Stefani American singer
October 4 Abraham Benrubi American actor (Parker Lewis Can't Lose, ER)
Jerry Minor American actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live, Carpoolers, Brickleberry)
October 8 Jeremy Davies American actor (Lost)
Dylan Neal Canadian actor (The Bold and the Beautiful, Dawson's Creek)
October 10 Wendi McLendon-Covey American actress (Reno 911!, Rules of Engagement, The Goldbergs)
Manu Bennett New Zealand-born actor (Spartacus, Arrow)
Loren Bouchard Composer
October 16 Terri J. Vaughn American actress (The Steve Harvey Show)
Nancy Sullivan American actress (The Amanda Show, Drake & Josh, Squirrel Boy)
Jude American singer
Suzanne Virdee British regional newscaster (Midlands Today)
October 17 Wood Harris American actor
October 19 Trey Parker American actor and director (South Park)
Roger Cross Jamaican-born Canadian actor (24)
October 21 Jonathan Glatzer Writer
October 23 Brooke Theiss American actress (Just the Ten of Us)
Sanjay Gupta American neurosurgeon
October 25 Samantha Bee Canadian-American comedian
October 26 Robert Maillet Canadian television actor
October 29 Ali Velshi Canadian television journalist
November 3 Rhashan Stone American actor
November 4 Matthew McConaughey American actor (True Detective)
P. Diddy American rapper and actor
November 5 Pat Kilbane American actor and comedian (Mad TV)
November 8 Rachel Bay Jones American actress and singer
November 10 Ellen Pompeo American actress (Meredith Grey on Grey's Anatomy)
November 12 Rob Schrab American screenwriter
November 13 Gerard Butler Scottish actor (300, The Phantom of the Opera)
Melissa Hayden American actress (Guiding Light)
Stephen Full American actor
November 15 David Miner American television producer
November 18 Dan Bakkedahl American actor
Phil Buckman American actor
November 19 Erika Alexander American actress (The Cosby Show, Living Single)
Hank Steinberg American television and film writer
November 20 Callie Thorne American actress
November 21 Ken Griffey Jr. MLB baseball player
November 26 Shawn Kemp NBA basketball player
November 27 Elizabeth Marvel American actress
Sean Kenniff American actor
November 28 Colman Domingo American actor
December 3 Chris McKenna American writer
December 4 J. Stewart Burns American producer
Jay-Z American rapper
December 5 Morgan J. Freeman American director
Alex Kapp Horner American actress
December 9 Allison Smith American actress
Lori Greiner American television personality
December 11 Max Martini Actor
December 12 Maggie Rodriguez Anchor
December 14 Natascha McElhone English actress
Archie Kao Actor
December 15 Ralph Ineson English actor
December 16 Florencia Lozano American actress
December 17 Laurie Holden American actress
December 19 Richard Hammond English presenter (Top Gear)
Kristy Swanson American actress (Knots Landing, Early Edition)
Lauren Sánchez American news anchor
December 21 Vladimir Duthiers American television journalist
Mauro Ranallo Canadian sports announcer
December 29 Jennifer Ehle American actress (Pride and Prejudice)
Patrick Fischler American actor (Lost, Mad Men, Southland)
December 30 Jay Kay Singer


Date Name Age Notability
January 3 Howard McNear 63 Actor (Floyd Lawson on The Andy Griffith Show)
May 27 Jeffrey Hunter 42 Actor (Temple Houston, Star Trek)
August 9 Sharon Tate 26 Actress
September 8 Bud Collyer 61 Game show host (Beat the Clock, To Tell the Truth)

Television debuts[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "June anniversaries". The BBC Story. BBC. Archived from the original on 2011-01-28. Retrieved 2011-03-03.
  2. ^ "30th anniversary of Apollo 11: 1969-1999". Apollo 11 30th Anniversary. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Retrieved 2019-07-20.