April 24 - The Your Hit Parade television series, which has been on the air since 1935, airs its last episode
October 2 - The Twilight Zone debuts.
Hanna Barbera's first television cartoon, Huckleberry Hound premieres.
Fall – Scandals involving rigged network quiz shows create havoc within the US television industry.
Popular Television Shows
Bonanza premieres (1959-1973)
Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone debuts (1959-1965)
The Ed Sullivan Show (1948-1971)
The Tonight Show (1954-present)
Lawrence Welk Show (1955-1982)
Walt Disney Presents (1954-1983)
October 25 - Nancy Cartwright, voice actress ("Bart Simpson")
December 30 - Tracey Ullman, actress and comedian