May 1 – The first wedding is broadcast by television, on New York City's W2XCR.
July 21 – CBS's station W2XAB began broadcasting 28 hours a week in New York City. 
August – At the Berlin Radio Show, Manfred von Ardenne gives the world's first public demonstration of a television system using a cathode-ray tube for both transmission and reception. Ardenne never develops a camera tube, using the CRT instead as a flying-spot scanner to scan slides and film.
October 9 – Canada's first television station, VE9EC, begins broadcasting in Montreal, Quebec. VE9EC was owned jointly by radio station CKAC and the newspaper company La Presse.
October 30 – NBC installs a television transmitter on top of the Empire State Building.
November 1 – Television images are transmitted from JOAK radio station in Tokyo, Japan by Professors Kenjiro Takayagani and Tomomasa Nakashima. The still images comprise 80 lines at 20 frames per second.
December 22 – NBC begins broadcasting experimental test transmissions from the Empire State Building transmitter.
December 23 – Don Lee Broadcasting begins broadcasting low-definition electromechanical television from the station W6XAO (later KTSL) in Los Angeles, broadcasting one hour of film footage, six days per week.
Exhibition Boxing Bouts premieres on the experimental W2XAB (1931–1932)
Hints for Swimmers premieres on the experimental W2XAB (1931)
Piano Lessons premieres on the experimental W2XAB (1931–1932).
The Television Ghost premieres on the experimental W2XAB (1931–1933).
Television Today premieres on the experimental W2XAB (1931).
W2XAB debuts music segments with Connie Boswell, Doris Sharp, Elliot Jaffee, Grace Yeager, Harriet Lee, and Helen Haynes, among others.
W2XCD debuts a semi-regular segment with singer Alice Remsen.
January 13 – Charles Nelson Reilly, actor, game show panelist (died 2007)
January 14 - Himanshu Dev, engineer
January 17 – James Earl Jones, actor
January 19 – Robert MacNeil, news reporter
February 13 – Geoff Edwards, game show host (died 2014)
February 28 - Gavin MacLeod, actor
March 11 – Rupert Murdoch, media mogul
March 22 – William Shatner, actor
March 26 – Leonard Nimoy, actor (died 2015)
March 27 – David Janssen, actor (died 1980)
April 6 – Ivan Dixon, actor (died 2008)
April 26 – Bernie Brillstein, agent and producer (died 2008)
May 16 – Jack Dodson, actor (died 1994)
May 23 – Barbara Barrie, actress
June 8 – Dana Wynter, actress (died 2011)
June 14 – Marla Gibbs, actress
July 6 – Della Reese, actress, singer
July 8 – Roone Arledge, producer (died 2002)
July 27 – Jerry Van Dyke, actor
July 28 – Darryl Hickman, actor
August 15 - Janice Rule, actor (died 2003)
August 23 – Barbara Eden, actress, I Dream of Jeannie
August 25 – Regis Philbin, talk show host
September 4 – Mitzi Gaynor, singer, actress
September 10 – Philip Baker Hall, actor
September 13 – Barbara Bain, actress
September 21 – Larry Hagman, actor (died 2012)
September 30 – Angie Dickinson, actress
October 31 – Dan Rather, news reporter
November 8 – Morley Safer, news reporter (died 2016)
November 12 – Dick Clair, writer (died 1988)
December 3 – Jaye P. Morgan, game show panelist
December 11 – Rita Moreno, actress
December 23 – Ronnie Schell, comedian
December 28 – Martin Milner, actor (died 2015)
1931 in television Wikipedia
The year 1931 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events during 1931.