PAL and SECAM video standards introduced.
January 15 - The Rolling Stones appear on The Ed Sullivan Show. At Sullivan's request, the band changed their lyrics from "Let's spend the night together" to "Let's spin some time together".
February 23 - A taped appearance by The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show. The band premieres their new music video for the song "Hello Goodbye".
February 23 - A taped appearance by The Beatles on American Bandstand. The band premieres their new music videos for the songs "Penny Lane" and "Strawberry Fields Forever"
June 25 - The Our World program airs to over 30 countires and features The Beatles performing "All You Need Is Love", with guests Mick Jagger, Marianne Faithfull, Keith Richards, Keith Moon, Eric Clapton, Pattie Harrison, Jane Asher, Graham Nash, Hunter Davies and others.
September 4 - The last new episode of the television sitcom Gilligan's Island airs on CBS-TV.
September 17 - The Doors appear on The Ed Sullivan Show and perform "Light My Fire". Sullivan had requested that the line "Girl we couldn't get much higher" be changed for the show. Jim Morrison performed it the way it was written and The Doors were banned from the show.
December 26 - The Beatles air the Magical Mystery Tour on British TV
The first television transmission begins in Greece. ERT became the first Greek-speaking channel (publicly owned)
The Who destroys their instruments during a performance on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.
The FCC orders that cigarette ads on television, radio and in print must include a warning about the health risks of smoking.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is established.
Popular Television Shows
The Forsyte Saga - a blockbuster BBC dramatisation in 26 50-minutes episodes, the first British television programme ever to be sold to the USSR.
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour premieres (1967-1970)
The Carol Burnett Show premieres (1967-1978)
Ironside premieres (1967-1975)
The Andy Griffith Show (1960-1968)
Dr Who (1963-1989)
The Ed Sullivan Show (1948-1971)
Family Affair (1966-1971)
Hogan's Heroes (1965-1971)
I Dream of Jeannie (1965-1970)
Lawrence Welk Show (1955-1982)
Lost In Space (1965-1968)
The Monkees (1966-1968)
My Three Sons (1960-1972)
The Newlywed Game (1966-1974)
Star Trek (1966-1969)
That Girl (1966-1971)
The Tonight Show (1954-present)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954-1983)
February 7 - Chris Rock of Saturday Night Live, actor
July 1 - Pamela Anderson, actress
Anna Nicole Smith, model and actress