March 22 - Germany begin regular television service in Berlin using 180 line electronic telecine system. It is seen only in public viewing rooms seating 30 people each.
September 11 - Final transmission of John Logie Bairdís 30-line television system by the BBC. The BBC begins preparations for a regular high definition broadcasting service from Alexandra Palace.
France begins broadcasting regular transmissions from the top of the Eiffel Tower
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February 16 - Sonny Bono, singer, actor, United States Representative
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