January 1 - Astroboy (known as Mighty Atom in Japanese) Japan's first ever animé was launched.
May 15 - First television pictures transmitted from a U.S. manned space capsule ("Faith 7.") Due to the poor picture quality, only NBC carries the transmission, and on tape-delay, not live
September 2 - CBS Evening News becomes network television's first half-hour weeknight news broadcast, when the show is lengthened from 15 to 30 minutes.
September 9 - NBC expands its evening network news program to 30 minutes
November 22 - regular television programming is suspended following news of John F. Kennedy's assassination
November 23 - The first episode of the sci-fi tv series Doctor Who debuts on the BBC.
November 24 - Jack Ruby murders John F. Kennedy's suspected assassin Lee Harvey Oswald live on television.
For the first time, most Americans say that they get more of their news from television than newspapers.
The television remote control is authorized by the FCC.
General Hospital on ABC (1963-present)
The Judy Garland Show on CBS (1963-1964)
Petticoat Junction on CBS (1963-1970)
Popular Television Shows
November 23 - Dr Who premieres in the UK (1963-1989)
The Andy Griffith Show (1960-1968)
The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1966)
The Ed Sullivan Show (1948-1971)
Hanna Barbera's The Flintstones (1960-1966)
Lawrence Welk Show (1955-1982)
Mister Ed (1961-1966)
My Three Sons (1960-1972)
The Tonight Show (1954-present)
Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone (1959-1965)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954-1983)
May 29 - Lisa Whelchel, actress
July 30 - Lisa Kudrow, actress, Friends