1954 in television

List of years in television (table)

The year 1954 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events in 1954.



Series on the air in 1954


Ending this year

Date Show Debut
January 11 Of Many Things 1953
February 5 The Comeback Story
February 24 Answers for Americans
March 9 This Is Show Business 1949
March 28 Jukebox Jury 1953
May 11 Judge for Yourself
June 5 Your Show of Shows 1950
June 17 Martin Kane, Private Eye 1949
July 2 The Pride of the Family 1953
Television Newsreel (UK) 1948
August 1 Juvenile Jury 1947
August 2 The Dennis Day Show 1953
August 21 Bank on the Stars
October 10 Author Meets the Critics 1947
November 20 The Paul Winchell Show 1950
December 5 The Martha Wright Show 1954
December 26 Rocky King Detective 1950
December 30 The Mail Story 1947


Date Name Notability
January 12 Howard Stern Radio and TV personality (America's Got Talent)
January 19 Katey Sagal Actress and singer (Married... with Children)
January 29 Oprah Winfrey Actress and talk-show host (The Oprah Winfrey Show)
January 27 Ed Schultz Talk show host and sportscaster
February 1 Bill Mumy Actor and musician (Lost in Space)
February 2 Christie Brinkley Model and actress
February 15 Matt Groening Creator of The Simpsons and Futurama
February 17 Rene Russo Actress
February 18 John Travolta Actor (Welcome Back, Kotter)
March 1 Catherine Bach Actress (Daisy Duke on The Dukes of Hazzard)
Ron Howard Actor and director (Opie Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show, Richie Cunningham on Happy Days) and director
March 15 Craig Wasson Actor ('One Life to Live)
March 17 Lesley-Anne Down Actress (The Bold and the Beautiful)
March 24 Donna Pescow Actress and director
Robert Carradine Actor (Lizzie McGuire)
April 29 Jerry Seinfeld Actor and comedian (Seinfeld)
June 15 James Belushi Actor (According to Jim)
June 22 Chris Lemmon Actor (Duet)
Freddie Prinze Actor and comedian (Chico and the Man) (d. 1977)
June 24 Richard Newman Voice actor
June 28 Alice Krige Actress
August 12 Sam J. Jones Actor
September 8 Anne Diamond Television presenter (The Wright Stuff)
September 30 Barry Williams Actor (The Brady Bunch)
October 9 Scott Bakula Actor (Quantum Leap, NCIS: New Orleans)
November 12 Rhonda Shear TV personality, actress
December 4 Tony Todd Actor and producer
December 28 Denzel Washington Actor (St. Elsewhere)


Date Name Age Notability
September 28 Bert Lytell 69 Actor (One Man's Family, 1949–52, 1954)
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