1974 in television

For the American TV schedule, see: 1974–75 United States network television schedule.

List of years in television (table)
In home video

The year 1974 involved some significant events in television. Below is a list of television-related events of that year.




Ending this year

Date Show Debut
January 11 Love, American Style 1969
Room 222
February 8 The Secret Storm 1954
March 8 The Brady Bunch 1969
March 11 The New Dick Van Dyke Show 1971
March 15 Lotsa Luck 1973
March 18 Here's Lucy 1968
March 23 The Partridge Family 1970
March 24 The Dean Martin Show 1965
April 1 Colditz (UK) 1972
April 5 Ultraman Taro (Japan) 1973
May 29 The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour 1971
June 27 Audubon Wildlife Theatre 1968
The Flip Wilson Show 1970
September 8 The F.B.I. 1965
October 4 The Texas Wheelers 1974
October 12 Star Trek: The Animated Series 1973
October 19 The New Land 1974
December 5 Monty Python's Flying Circus (UK) 1969
December 20 The Newlywed Game 1966


Date Name Notability
January 23 Tiffani Thiessen Actress (Saved by the Bell, Beverly Hills, 90210, White Collar)
January 31 Anna Silk Canadian actress (Lost Girl)
February 9 Amber Valletta Actress (Legends, Blood & Oil)
February 10 Elizabeth Banks Actress (Scrubs, 30 Rock, Moonbeam City) and singer
February 12 Lisa Brenner Actress (All My Children)
February 17 Jerry O'Connell Actor (Sliders)
February 24 Bonnie Somerville Actress (Grosse Pointe, In-Laws, Code Black)
March 1 Mark-Paul Gosselaar Actor (Zack Morris on Saved by the Bell)
March 5 Eva Mendes Actress
March 7 Jenna Fischer Actress (The Office You, Me and the Apocalypse) and singer
March 12 Jama Williamson Actress (Parks and Recreation, Hollywood Heights, School of Rock, Just Add Magic)
March 17 Marisa Coughlan Actress (Wasteland, Side Order of Life)
March 24 Alyson Hannigan Actress (Free Spirit, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, How I Met Your Mother) and singer
March 31 Angela Dotchin Actress (Shortland Street)
April 11 Tricia Helfer Canadian actress and model (Battlestar Galactica)
April 12 Marley Shelton Actress (Eleventh Hour, The Lottery)
April 23 Barry Watson Actor (7th Heaven)
April 26 Ivana Miličević Bosnian-American actress (Banshee)
April 28 Penélope Cruz Spanish-American actress
May 21 Fairuza Balk Actress (Ray Donovan)
May 22 A.J. Langer Actress (Drexell's Class, My So-Called Life, It's Like, You Know..., Three Sisters, Private Practice)
June 1 Melissa Sagemiller Actress (Sleeper Cell, Raising the Bar)
June 21 Maggie Siff Actress (Sons of Anarchy)
June 26 Derek Jeter New York Yankees baseball player
July 22 Franka Potente Actress (American Horror Story)
July 23 Stephanie March Actress (Conviction, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
July 26 Genevieve Gorder HGTV host
July 29 Josh Radnor Actor (How I Met Your Mother)
July 30 Hilary Swank Actress (Camp Wilder, Beverly Hills, 90210, The One Percent) and singer
August 6 Ever Carradine Actress (Once and Again, Commander in Chief, Goliath)
August 15 Natasha Henstridge Canadian actress (She Spies)
August 20 Amy Adams Actress and singer
August 28 Kristin Booth Canadian actress (Signed, Sealed, Delivered)
September 24 Jackie Sandler Actress and wife of Adam Sandler
Michelle Ray Smith Actress (Guiding Light)
October 7 Allison Munn Actress (What I Like About You, One Tree Hill, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn)
November 6 Zoe McLellan Actress (JAG, Dirty Sexy Money, NCIS: New Orleans)
November 11 Leonardo DiCaprio Actor (Growing Pains)
November 17 Leslie Bibb Actress (Popular, Crossing Jordan)
November 18 Chloë Sevigny Actress (Big Love, American Horror Story) and singer
December 11 Lisa Ortiz Voice Actress (Sonic X Slayers Pokémon)
December 17 Sarah Paulson Actress (American Horror Story)
Giovanni Ribisi Actor (Dads)
Marissa Ribisi Actress (Grown Ups)
December 18 Kari Byron Actress and TV host (Head Rush, MythBusters)
December 27 Kylee Cochran Actress
December 29 Maria Dizzia Actress (Orange is the New Black)


Date Name Age Notability
March 20 Chet Huntley 62 Co-anchor of the NBC evening newscast
April 17 Frank McGee 52 Journalist, NBC news
April 30 Agnes Moorehead 73 Actress (Endora on Bewitched)
July 15 Christine Chubbuck 29 News reporter on WXLT in Sarasota, Florida (on-air suicide)
July 19 Joe Flynn 49 Actor (Capt. Binghamton on McHale's Navy)
October 13 Ed Sullivan 73 Host (The Ed Sullivan Show)
November 5 Stafford Repp 56 Actor (Chief O'Hara on Batman)
December 21 Richard Long 47 Actor (The Big Valley, Nanny and the Professor)
December 26 Jack Benny 80 American comedian (The Jack Benny Program)


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