Neha Patil

1931 in television

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1931 in television

The year 1931 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events during 1931.

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Events

  • 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. [1]
  • 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.
  • Debuts

  • 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.
  • Births

  • 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)
  • References

    1931 in television Wikipedia


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