1926 in television involved some significant events.
Below is a list of television-related events during 1926.
Global television events [ edit ]
John Logie Baird demonstrates the world's first television system to transmit live, moving images with tone graduations, to 40 members of the Royal Institution. The 30-line images are scanned mechanically by a disk with a spiral of lenses at 12.5 images per second.
A weather map is televised for the first time, sent from NAA Arlington to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Washington, D.C.
Japanese researcher Kenjiro Takayanagi demonstrates a system that uses a mechanical Nipkow disk and a photoelectric tube in the transmitting device, and a cathode-ray tube in the receiving device. He transmits the 40-line still image of a Japanese character.
Soupy Sales U.S. comedian and actor (died 2009)
Bob Trow U.S. actor (died 1998)
Whitney Blake U.S. actress ( ) (died 2002)
Robert Clary French-U.S. actor ( ) (died 2022)
Jerry Lewis U.S. comedian and actor (died 2017)
Peter Marshall Game show host
Harold Hayes U.S. broadcaster (died 1989)
Charlotte Rae U.S. actress ( ) (died 2018)
The Facts of Life
Cloris Leachman U.S. actress ( , The Mary Tyler Moore Show , Phyllis ) (died 2021)
Ann B. Davis U.S. actress ( ) (died 2014)
The Brady Bunch
David Attenborough British naturalist, documentary-maker and television executive
Don Rickles U.S. comedian and actor (died 2017)
Claude Akins Actor (died 1994)
Regis Cordic Actor (died 1999)
Katie Boyle Italian-born British television personality ( Eurovision Song Contest) (died 2018)
Andy Griffith U.S. actor, producer ( ) (died 2012)
The Andy Griffith Show
Joe Negri U.S. Jazz guitarist
Mel Brooks U.S. comedy writer, actor, director, producer ( )
Fred Gwynne U.S. actor ( , Car 54, Where Are You? ) (died 1993)
Earle Hyman U.S. actor ( , The Cosby Show ) (died 2017)
Julie Adams U.S. actress ( ) (died 2019)
Murder, She Wrote
Johnny Beattie Scottish actor (died 2020)
Jim Jensen U.S. anchor (died 1999)
Jeffrey Hunter U.S. actor ( , Temple Houston ) (died 1969)
Richard Crenna U.S. actor (died 2003)
Keith Michell actor (died 2015)
Patrice Wymore U.S. actress (died 2014)
Herb Stempel U.S. television game show contestant (died 2020)
References [ edit ]