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1998 in American television

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The following is a list of events affecting American television during 1998. Events listed include television series debuts, finales, cancellations, and channel initiations, closures and rebrandings, as well as information about controversies and disputes.

Events[edit]

January[edit]

Date Event
3 Jim McKay announces that Wide World of Sports has been cancelled by ABC after 37 years.
4 Nick Jr. celebrates its 10th anniversary.
5 An affiliation swap occurs in Sacramento, California: KMAX-TV switches its affiliation to UPN after being purchased by Paramount Stations Group, while The WB affiliates with KQCA.
12 CBS acquires the rights to the AFC of the NFL as part of a $4 billion, eight-year contract; Fox and ABC renew their agreements for the NFC and Monday Night Football, respectively (Super Bowl XXXII, broadcast on January 25, would be NBC's last NFL game until 2006).

February[edit]

Date Event
9 Prevue Channel (now Pop) revamps its programming to include short-form segments. The revamp lasts until January 31, 1999, when the channel is renamed TV Guide Channel.

March[edit]

Date Event
2 The Powerhouse era begins on Cartoon Network, replacing the Checkerboard era.
10 Showtime launches a new multiplex channel, Showtime Extreme, which airs action and adventure films, thrillers, gangster films and sporting events. The channel's launch coincided with Viacom's channels (excluding the Showtime networks) moving from USSB to DirecTV.
29 BBC Worldwide debuts BBC America.
World Wrestling Federation wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin defeats Shawn Michaels, winning his first WWF World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania XIV. With this, it has been cited to be the full beginning of the "Attitude Era".

April[edit]

Date Event
4 CatDog premieres on Nickelodeon after the 1998 Kids' Choice Awards. The show was not aired until October.
6 Long running British children's television series Teletubbies begins its U.S. television debut on PBS Kids.
9 The Price Is Right's 5,000th episode is broadcast on CBS. On the show, every pricing game is played for a car (something Price had only done once before. It has been repeated only once since then). At the beginning of the show, CBS announces it has renamed Studio 33 (the studio at CBS Television City where The Price Is Right has taped since its 1972 return) the Bob Barker Studios in honor of the show's then-host and executive producer.
11 The National Cable Television Association announces they will discontinue the CableACE awards, due to the Emmy Awards recognizing cable programming.
18 Toon Disney – devoted to carrying animated series and movies, 24 hours a day, is launched by The Walt Disney Company.
24 A second special episode of Dallas, Dallas: War of the Ewings, airs on CBS seven years after the original series finished.
30 Seven television stations broadcast the suicide of maintenance worker Daniel V. Jones on live television. The incident causes many to criticize Los Angeles television stations' practice of airing police pursuits live and calls for proposed changes in the way live coverage of events are handled in the future.

May[edit]

Date Event
7 The infamous Seinfeld episode, "The Puerto Rican Day" is broadcast on NBC. In it, Cosmo Kramer accidentally burns and then stomps on the Puerto Rican flag. NBC was forced to apologize and had it banned from airing on the network again. Also, it was not initially part of the syndicated package. In the summer of 2002, the episode started to appear with the flag-burning sequence intact.
11 ZDTV, a technology-based cable channel, debuts.
14 76.3 million people tune in to The Finale of Seinfeld on NBC.
28 Former Saturday Night Live actor and comedian Phil Hartman, then featuring on the NBC sitcom NewsRadio, the Fox animated sitcom The Simpsons, and announcer of Cartoon Network is shot and killed by his wife (who then kills herself).

June[edit]

Date Event
11 United Video Satellite Group, parent company of the Prevue Channel (now Pop), acquires TV Guide from News Corporation for $800 million and 60 million shares of stock worth an additional $1.2 billion. In recognition of this, Prevue Channel will rebrand to the TV Guide Channel on February 1, 1999.[1][2]
14 Game 6 of the NBA Finals between the Chicago Bulls and Utah Jazz is broadcast on NBC. The game registered a 22.3 Nielsen rating and 38 share with average 35.9 million viewers. This made it the highest rated and most watched game in the history of the National Basketball Association. 72 million people in the US watched at least part of the game.[3] The previous record was a 21.2 rating and 37 share for Game 7 of the 1988 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Detroit Pistons.[4]
29 Lifetime Movie Network, a movie channel from Lifetime, debuts.

August[edit]

Date Event
15 More than a year after its acquisition by News Corporation's Fox Kids Worldwide, Inc., The Family Channel is re-initiated as Fox Family Channel, with the network now targeting a younger family-oriented audience than that of its predecessor.
A pre-season football game in Vancouver, British Columbia between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks is CBS's first NFL football broadcast since January 1994.
16 KATH-LP in Juneau, Alaska signs on the air, giving the Juneau market its first full-time NBC affiliate. The sign-on was delayed for a month due to delays in receiving the equipment required to place the station on the local GCI cable system (Sister station KSCT-LP in Sitka, the market's former Fox affiliate, had already switched to NBC).[5][6]
31 Pax TV (now named Ion Television), a family-oriented broadcast network owned by Paxson Communications, begins broadcasting. The network was originally carried for Paxson-owned stations by a number of paid programming services (as well as the overnight Christian block The Worship Network), branded as the Infomall Television Network until at the time of its network launch.[7]

September[edit]

Date Event
6 CBS resumes its regular season coverage of the National Football League for the first time since 1993.
8 In front of a nationwide audience watching on Fox, Mark McGwire hits his 62nd home run of the Major League Baseball season, breaking the 37 year old record held by Roger Maris.
14 The revived edition of Hollywood Squares resumes syndication. Tom Bergeron serves as host.
21 The WB launches its programming service of cable-only networks, branded as the 100+ Station Group. It was originally known as The WeB, which was from its launch until March of next year. Several cable providers that carried The WB's programming on WGN Superstation feed (until it was dropped the following September) were replaced by its own service.[8]

October[edit]

Date Event
1 Style Network debuts.
4 UPN adds two additional nights of programming to its schedule with primetime series added to Friday nights, including a movie block on Thursday nights.
15 Plinko, one of the most-popular pricing games on The Price Is Right increases its middle slot to $10,000, making its top prize $50,000.
21 Fox broadcasts the Game 4 of its second World Series. The New York Yankees defeat the San Diego Padres, winning their 24th championship and second since 1996.
19 Fox Family Channel airs new block: 13 Nights of Halloween.

November[edit]

Date Event
16 Elmo's World debuts on Sesame Street .
18 The Powerpuff Girls premieres on Cartoon Network, becoming Hanna-Barbera's final TV show, distributing episodes until 2001 when Cartoon Network Studios took over until the series ended in 2005.
20 The Rugrats Movie, based on Nickelodeon's hit series Rugrats is released in theaters. The movie introduces the character of Dil Pickles, who became a main character in Rugrats the following January. The Rugrats Movie was a commercial success, making a grand total of $100,494,675 domestically and another $40,400,000 in international markets.[9] To promote the movie, Nickelodeon put all Rugrats episodes on hiatus for the week. It was the first time since 1994 that Rugrats was not part of Nick's daily schedule.

Programs[edit]

Debuts[edit]

Date Show Network
January 1 A Baby Story TLC
January 3 The Magnificent Seven CBS
A Place of Our Own PBS
January 4 Ask Harriet Fox
January 5 The Charlie Horse Music Pizza PBS Kids
January 8 Crime Stories Court TV
WCW Thunder TBS
January 15 Prey ABC
Style & Substance CBS
January 20 Dawson's Creek The WB
January 24 ABC News Saturday Night ABC
January 26 Special Report with Bret Baier Fox News Channel
January 30 Jep! Game Show Network
February 1 Fox & Friends Fox News Channel
February 2 Three The WB
February 6 Power Rangers in Space Fox Kids
February 7 Silver Surfer
February 23 The Closer CBS
February 24 Four Corners
February 28 Bug Juice Disney Channel
March 9 House Rules NBC
March 10 That's Life ABC
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place
Weather Center The Weather Channel
March 11 Significant Others Fox
March 15 PB&J Otter Disney Channel Preschool Block
March 17 For Your Love NBC
LateLine
March 24 True Life MTV
April 2 World's Wildest Police Videos Fox
April 4 CatDog Nickelodeon
April 6 Getting Personal Fox
Push ABC
Teletubbies PBS Kids
April 9 Mysteries and Scandals E!
April 13 The Love Boat: The Next Wave UPN
April 19 You're the One The WB
April 20 Kelly Kelly
May 11 Call for Help ZDTV
Internet Tonight
The Screen Savers
Silicon Spin
May 14 Celebrity Deathmatch MTV
May 25 Say What? Karaoke
June 1 The Challenge
June 3 The Simple Life CBS
June 6 Sex and the City HBO
Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford Syndication
June 8 Invasion America The WB
Forgive or Forget Syndication
June 22 The Howie Mandel Show
Faux Pause Game Show Network
July 4 X-Play ZDTV
July 13 The Sifl and Olly Show MTV
July 16 Fox Files Fox
July 18 Bad Dog The Family Channel
The Net USA Network
July 19 Sins of the City
Oh Yeah! Cartoons Nickelodeon
August 1 Linc's Showtime
You're On! Nickelodeon
August 2 WWE Heat USA Network
August 5 Whose Line Is It Anyway? ABC
August 15 I Can't Believe You Said That Fox Family
Outrageous!
August 17 Judge Mills Lane Syndication
Welcome to Paradox Sci-Fi Channel
August 18 Any Day Now Lifetime
Maggie
Ohh Nooo! Mr. Bill Presents Fox Family
August 23 Holding the Baby Fox
That '70s Show
August 26 Oh Baby Lifetime
August 31 Hercules Disney Channel and ABC
Great Day America PAX TV
The Reel to Reel Picture Show
Woman's Day
September 1 Book TV C-SPAN2
NFL Live ESPN2
Cousin Skeeter Nickelodeon
The Wild Thornberrys
September 5 The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs Fox Kids
September 6 It's a Miracle PAX TV
September 7 The Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog Fox Kids
September 8 Pokémon Syndication
September 9 First Wave Sci-Fi Channel
September 11 Living in Captivity Fox
September 12 Animorphs Nickelodeon
One World NBC
Godzilla: The Series Fox Kids
Mad Jack the Pirate
The Mr. Potato Head Show
Young Hercules
September 13 The Army Show The WB
September 14 Judge Joe Brown Syndication
The Roseanne Show
Total Request Live MTV
Histeria! Kids' WB
September 15 Costello Fox
September 19 Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain Kids' WB
Dumb Bunnies
Mythic Warriors
September 21 The Brian Benben Show
The King of Queens
L.A. Doctors
Change of Heart Syndication
Donny & Marie
Hyperion Bay The WB
Conrad Bloom NBC
Will & Grace
September 22 Encore! Encore!
The Hughleys ABC
Sports Night
September 24 Jesse NBC
September 25 Buddy Faro CBS
Brother's Keeper ABC
Two of a Kind
September 26 Cupid
Fantasy Island
Martial Law CBS
V.I.P. Syndication
September 28 The Cut MTV
September 29 Felicity
Vengeance Unlimited ABC
September 30 The Secret Lives of Men
Maggie Winters CBS
To Have & to Hold
October 2 Friday Night Fights ESPN2
Off the Wall Disney Channel
October 3 Anatole CBS
Birdz CBS
Flying Rhino Junior High
Mortal Kombat: Konquest Syndication
October 4 Air America
Rolie Polie Olie Disney Channel Preschool Block
October 5 Inquizition Game Show Network
Noddy PTV
DiResta UPN
Guys Like Us
The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer
October 6 Mercy Point
October 7 Charmed The WB
Out of the Box Disney Channel Preschool Block
Seven Days UPN
October 9 Legacy
The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald VHS
October 10 Brats of the Lost Nebula Kids' WB
October 11 Malibu, CA Syndication
October 16 Trinity NBC
October 17 Wind on Water
October 19 The New Addams Family Fox Family
October 20 The FBI Files Discovery Channel
October 23 Brimstone Fox
October 25 The Famous Jett Jackson Disney Channel
October 27 America's Greatest Pets UPN
Reunited
November 2 Becker CBS
Jay Jay the Jet Plane TLC (TV network)
November 7 City Confidential A&E
Little Men PAX TV
November 18 The Powerpuff Girls Cartoon Network
December 1 Comedy Central Presents Comedy Central

Ending this year[edit]

Date Show Debut
January 1 413 Hope St. 1997
Living Single 1993
January 3 Newton's Apple 1983
January 4 Beakman's World 1992
Inspector Gadget's Field Trip 1996
January 9 Gullah Gullah Island 1994
January 10 Jungle Cubs 1996
January 12 Jenny 1997
January 15 Dellaventura
The Secret World of Alex Mack 1994
January 16 The Visitor 1997
The Ink and Paint Club
January 22 Union Square
January 24 Cracker
January 29 Ask Harriet 1998
January 31 Spider-Man 1994
February 7 Wheel 2000 1997
February 8 Muppets Tonight 1996
February 9 Fired Up 1997
February 10 Make Me Laugh 1958
February 13 Teen Angel 1997
February 17 Grace Under Fire 1993
February 20 Channel Umptee-3 1997
February 23 Bobby's World 1990
February 27 The Gregory Hines Show 1997
March 2 Sparks 1996
March 3 Four Corners 1998
March 4 101 Dalmatians: The Series 1997
March 6 Hiller and Diller
March 7 Gadget Boy & Heather 1995
USA Up All Night 1989
March 14 Nothing Scared 1997
March 15 The Tom Show
March 16 George & Leo
March 20 Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation
March 21 Fame L.A.
March 25 Significant Others 1998
March 27 Big Bag 1996
April 17 Players 1997
April 25 The Adventures of Sam & Max: Freelance Police
April 27 Brooklyn South
Tots TV 1993
May 3 Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher 1996
You're the One 1998
May 4 The Closer
Alright Already 1997
May 14 Seinfeld 1989
May 10 Big Bag 1996
May 16 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman 1993
Silver Surfer 1998
May 18 Murphy Brown (returned in 2018) 1988
Team Knight Rider 1997
May 19 Good News
May 22 Singled Out 1995
May 25 The Naked Truth
May 26 Soul Man 1997
May 31 Sleepwalkers
The Larry Sanders Show 1992
June 7 Kelly Kelly 1998
June 12 Geraldo 1987
June 15 Michael Hayes 1997
June 20 Bill Nye the Science Guy 1993
June 23 You Wish 1997
June 25 New York Undercover 1994
June 26 Step by Step 1991
July 2 C-16: FBI 1997
July 7 Invasion America 1998
July 8 The Simple Life
July 9 Prey
July 13 Cybill 1995
July 17 Family Matters 1989
July 18 Timecop 1997
July 22 Ellen 1994
July 25 Weird Science
August 6 Push 1998
August 14 Shop 'til You Drop (returned in 2000) 1991
Debt 1996
Shopping Spree
August 25 USA Tuesday Night Fights 1982
September 2 Style & Substance 1998
September 3 The Statler Brothers Show 1991
September 12 Think CBS Kidz 1997
September 20 NBC Nightside 1991
September 23 The RuPaul Show 1996
October 2 Wishbone 1995
The Reel to Reel Picture Show 1998
October 4 You're On!
October 12 The Brian Benben Show
October 13 Costello
October 16 Getting Personal
Living in Captivity
October 17 Sins of the City
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper 1996
October 28 The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer 1998
November 6 All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series 1996
November 7 The Secret Lives of Men 1998
November 14 Animaniacs (returned in 2020) 1993
Pinky and the Brain 1995
November 16 Goosebumps
November 21 Power Rangers in Space 1998
November 25 Babylon 5 1994
December 4 The Puzzle Place 1995
Buddy Faro 1998
December 9 To Have & to Hold
December 12 The Cut
The New Adventures of Zorro 1997
December 13 The Army Show 1998
The New Adventures of Robin Hood 1997
December 15 Holding the Baby 1998
December 20 The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo 1996
December 21 Conrad Bloom 1998
December 28 Mr. Show with Bob and David 1995
The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss 1996
December 29 Reunited 1998
December 31 This Week in Baseball 1977

Entering syndication this year[edit]

Show Seasons In production Source
Chicago Hope 4 Yes [10]
Dave's World 4 No [7]
Doug 6 Yes
Diagnosis: Murder 5 Yes [7]
ER 4 Yes [11]
Friends 4 Yes [12]
The Nanny 5 Yes [13]
New York Undercover 4 No [14]
Newsradio 4 Yes [15]
Sister, Sister 5 Yes [16]
This Old House 19 Yes [17]
Touched by an Angel 4 Yes [7]

Returning this year[edit]

Show Last aired Previous network New network Date of return
Kids Say the Darndest Things 1995 CBS Same January 9
Sailor Moon 1996 USA Network and TBS Toonami June 15
The NFL Today 1994 CBS Same September 6
Doug 1997 ABC September 12
Hollywood Squares 1989 Syndication September 14
Love Connection 1994 September 21
Match Game 1991 ABC Syndication

Changes of network affiliation[edit]

Show Moved from Moved to
Doug ABC Disney Channel
Recess
Pepper Ann
Sister, Sister The WB
Smart Guy
For Your Love NBC The WB
TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes ABC
Wish Kid Toon Disney
Sliders Fox Sci-Fi Channel
The Magic School Bus PBS KIDS Fox Kids
Shining Time Station Fox Family Channel
Wowser The Family Channel
Heathcliff
The Real Ghostbusters USA Network
Bobby's World Fox Kids
Eekstravaganza
Magic Adventures of Mumfie
Pee-wee's Playhouse CBS
Sailor Moon USA Network/TBS Toonami
Flipper Syndication PAX
All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series The Family Channel Fox Family Channel
Match Game ABC Syndication
Dragon Ball Z UPN Kids/Kids' WB! Toonami
Rupert The Family Channel Nick Jr.
Adventures of the Gummi Bears The Disney Afternoon Toon Disney
Ducktales
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers
TaleSpin
Bonkers
Marsupilami
Aladdin
Gargoyles
Shnookums and Meat
Quack Pack
Mighty Ducks ABC
Darkwing Duck
Goof Troop
Raw Toonage CBS
The Little Mermaid
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog USA Network

Made-for-TV movies[edit]

Title Network Date of airing
Halloweentown Disney Channel October 17

Miniseries[edit]

Title Network Date of airing
The Last Don II CBS May 3
Peter Benchley's Creature ABC May 17
Thanks of a Grateful Nation Showtime May 31

Television stations[edit]

Station launches[edit]

Date Market Station Channel Affiliation
January Lake Worth/West Palm Beach, Florida WPXP-TV 68 inTV
January 12 Laredo, Texas K68FU 68 Vida Communications
February 2 Rochester, New York WBGT-LP 40 UPN
March Garden City, Kansas KDCK 21 PBS
Smoky Hills PTV
April 21 Provo, Utah KUPX-TV 16 inTV
May 18 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania WSWB-TV 64 inTV
May 28 Clarksville, Tennessee W69EC 69 Independent
June 1 Morehead/Lexington, Kentucky
(now licensed in Richmond, Kentucky)
WAOM 67 UPN
June 15 Live Oak, Florida WFXU 57 Fox
June 16 Wichita, Kansas K53EO 53 America’s Voice/ZDTV
July 10 Walla Walla, Washington K33EJ 33 3ABN
July 16 Pocatello/Idaho Falls, Idaho KFXP 31 Fox
August 15 Helena, Montana KMTF 10
August 17 Juneau, Alaska K05JR 5 NBC
August 27 Albany, New York WVBG-LP 25 Independent
August 31 Baton Rouge, Louisiana K52CQ 52 PAX TV
Charlottesville, Virginia WADA-LP 55
Newton/Des Moines, Iowa KFPX-TV 39
Kaneoche/Honolulu, Hawaii KPXO-TV 66
Huntington/Charleston, West Virginia WLPX-TV 29
Shreveport, Louisiana KPXJ 21
September 8 Mitchell, South Dakota KDLV-TV 5 NBC
September 22 Lima, Ohio W65DP 65 Fox
(via WOHL-LP)
October 5 Charleston/Huntington, West Virginia WHCP 30 The WB
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota K35CY 35 HSN
October 8 Huntington, West Virginia W53BJ 53 The WB
(as a translator of WHCP)
October 19 Toledo, Ohio WLMB 40 Religious independent
November 6 Bakersfield, California K24EJ 24 Fox
November 24 Syracuse, New York WSPX-TV 56 Pax TV
December 3 Nashville, Tennessee W68CG 68 The Box
December 6 Salt Lake City, Utah KAZG 24 Independent
December 4 Crandon/Wausau, Wisconsin WBIJ-TV 4 FamilyNet
December 10 Monroe, Louisiana
(El Dorado, Arkansas)
KAQY 11 ABC
December 15 Steubenville, Ohio W28AS 28 Independent
Unknown date Atlanta, Georgia W20AI 20 ShopNBC
Mercer, Pennsylvania WPXI-LP 17 Fox
Payette, Idaho K17ED 17 3ABN
Scottsville, Kentucky W48BM 48 Religious independent (primary)
FamilyNet (secondary)
Winnemucca, Nevada KWNV 7 NBC
(satellite of KRNV/Reno)
Youngstown, Ohio WYFX-LP 62
(now on 19)
Fox

Stations changing network affiliation[edit]

Market Date Station Channel Prior affiliation New affiliation
Albany, New York October 5 WVBG-LP 25 Independent UPN
Baltimore, Maryland January 15 WNUV 54 UPN The WB
Cincinnati, Ohio WBQC-LP 25 The WB Independent
WSTR-TV 64 UPN The WB
Indianapolis, Indiana WTTV/WTTK 4/29 Independent
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma KOCB 34 The WB
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania WNPA 19 The WB UPN
WCWB 22 UPN The WB
Kansas City, Missouri January 21 KSMO-TV 62
San Antonio, Texas January 25 KRRT 35 UPN The WB
Provo, Utah August 31 KUPX-TV 16 inTV Pax TV
Las Vegas, Nevada March 1 KUPN 21 UPN The WB
KFBT 33 The WB Independent
Indianapolis, Indiana April 6 WTTV/WTTK 4/29 Independent The WB
WNDY-TV 23 The WB UPN
Lake Worth/West Palm Beach, Florida August 31 WPXP-TV 68 inTV Pax TV
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma June 15 KPSG 43 PBS UPN
Norfolk, Virginia August 1 WTVZ-TV 33 Fox The WB
WVBT 43 The WB Fox
Raleigh, North Carolina WLFL 22 Fox The WB
WRAZ 50 The WB Fox
Akron/Cleveland, Ohio August 31 WVPX-TV 23 inTV PAX TV
Arlington/Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas KPXD-TV 68
Detroit, Michigan Unknown date WLPC-LP 26 America One (primary)
FamilyNet (secondary)
FamilyNet (exclusive)
Norwell/Boston, Massachusetts August 31 WBPX-TV 46 inTV Pax TV
Champaign/Decatur/Urbana, Illinois WPXU-TV 23
Chicago, Illinois WCFC/WCPX-TV 38 Christian independent
Hagerstown, Maryland
(Washington, D.C.)
WWPX-TV 60 inTV
Kenosha/Milwaukee, Wisconsin WHKE/WPXE-TV 55
Los Angeles, California KPXN-TV 30
Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Florida WPXM-TV 35
New York, New York WPXN-TV 31
Melbourne/Orlando, Florida WOPX-TV 56
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
(Wilmington, Delaware)
WPPX-TV 61
Rome/Atlanta, Georgia WTLK/WPXA-TV 14
San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, California KKPX-TV 65
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania WQPX-TV 64 inTV (as WSWB-TV)
Seattle-Tacoma, Washington KBGE/KWPX-TV 33 ValueVision
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania November 1 WSWB
WILF
38
53
Fox The WB

Births[edit]

Date Name Notability
January 4 Coco Jones Actress (So Random!, Good Luck Charlie) and singer
January 9 Kerris Dorsey Actress (Brothers & Sisters, Ray Donovan)
January 12 Nathan Gamble Actor (Runaway, Hank)
January 22 Joe Serafini Actor (High School Musical: The Musical: The Series)
January 23 Rachel Crow Actress (Fred: The Show, Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh) and singer
January 28 Ariel Winter Actress (Modern Family)
February 15 Zachary Gordon Actor (Bubble Guppies, Diary of a Wimpy Kid)
February 20 Matt Hunter Colombian-American singer and voice actor (Go, Diego, Go!)
March 5 Micah Fowler Actor (Speechless)
March 22 Paola Andino Actress (Every Witch Way)
April 6 Peyton List Actress (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jessie, Bunk'd)
Spencer List Actor
April 9 Elle Fanning Actress and sister of Dakota Fanning
April 11 Oliver Dillon English actor (Lumpy on My Friends Tigger & Pooh)
April 12 Larry Saperstein Actor (High School Musical: The Musical: The Series)
April 24 Ryan Newman Actress (Zeke and Luther, See Dad Run, The Thundermans)
June 11 Charlie Tahan Actor (Wayward Pines)
June 16 Lauren Taylor Actress (Best Friends Whenever) and singer
June 19 Atticus Shaffer Actor (The Middle, Fish Hooks, Steven Universe, The Lion Guard)
June 24 Coy Stewart Actor (Are We There Yet?, Bella and the Bulldogs)
July 7 Dylan Sprayberry Actor (Teen Wolf)
July 8 Jaden Smith Actor (All of Us, The Get Down), rapper and son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
July 9 Robert Capron Actor (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)
July 10 Haley Pullos Actress (General Hospital)
July 17 Kennedy Lea Slocum Actress (WITS Academy)
July 22 Madison Pettis Actress (Cory in the House, Phineas and Ferb, Life with Boys, Lab Rats, The Fosters)
July 24 Bindi Irwin Australian actress (Dancing with the Stars season 21 [winner])
Logan Grove Voice actor (Gumball on The Amazing World of Gumball (2011–14))
July 25 Kyson Facer Actor (I Am Frankie)
July 31 Rico Rodriguez Actor (Modern Family)
August 1 Khamani Griffin Actor (All of Us, Carpoolers, Ni Hao, Kai-Lan)
August 3 Cozi Zuehlsdorff Actress and singer
August 8 Shawn Mendes Canadian singer
August 13 Devan Leos Actor (Mighty Med)
August 25 China Anne McClain Actress (Tyler Perry's House of Payne, Jonas, A.N.T. Farm, Descendants: Wicked World, Descendants, Black Lightning) and singer
September 4 Elizabeth Elias Actress (Every Witch Way)
October 1 Danika Yarosh Actress (See Dad Run, Shameless, Heroes Reborn)
October 6 Matt Cornett Actor (High School Musical: The Musical: The Series)
October 28 Nolan Gould Actor (Modern Family)
November 4 Darcy Rose Byrnes Actress (The Young and the Restless, Desperate Housewives, The Legend of Korra, Sofia the First, Spirit Riding Free)
November 22 Eric Unger Actor
November 23 Bradley Steven Perry Actor (Good Luck Charlie, Mighty Med, Descendants: Wicked World, Lab Rats: Elite Force)
November 24 Peyton Meyer Actor (Girl Meets World)
December 2 Annalise Basso Actress
Amber Frank Actress (The Haunted Hathaways, Spirit Riding Free)
December 16 Kiara Muhammad Voice actress (Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First)
December 17 Jasmine Armfield English actress (EastEnders)
December 22 G Hannelius Actress (Surviving Suburbia, Sonny with a Chance, Good Luck Charlie, Dog with a Blog) and singer
December 23 Jackie Radinsky Actor (Bella and the Bulldogs)
December 29 Paris Berelc Actress (Mighty Med, Lab Rats: Elite Force, Alexa & Katie)

Deaths[edit]

Date Name Age Notability
January 4 Mae Questel 89 Actress (voice of Olive Oyl in Popeye the Sailor)
January 5 Sonny Bono 62 Singer and entertainer (The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour)
January 21 Jack Lord 77 Actor (Steve McGarrett on Hawaii Five-O)
February 3 Fat Pat 27 American rapper
February 6 Carl Wilson 51 Singer-songwriter (The Beach Boys) and brother of Brian Wilson
February 19 Grandpa Jones 84 Comedian and musician (Hee Haw)
February 23 Philip Abbott 74 Actor (The F.B.I.)
March 10 Lloyd Bridges 85 Actor (Mike Nelson on Sea Hunt)
April 17 Linda McCartney 56 Musician (guest star on The Simpsons) (Paul McCartney's wife)
May 14 Frank Sinatra 82 Singer, actor, and producer
May 28 Phil Hartman 49 Actor, comedian (Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons, NewsRadio)
July 6 Roy Rogers 86 Singer and actor (The Roy Rogers Show)
July 21 Robert Young 91 Actor (Father Knows Best, Marcus Welby, M.D.)
July 30 Buffalo Bob Smith 80 Children's show host (Howdy Doody)
August 2 Shari Lewis 65 Puppeteer (Lamb Chop's Play-Along)
September 23 Mary Frann 55 Actress (Joanna on Newhart)
October 2 Gene Autry 91 Musical performer (The Gene Autry Show)
October 3 Roddy McDowall 70 Actor (Tales of the Gold Monkey)
November 17 Dick O'Neill 70 Actor (Family Matters, Home Improvement)
Esther Rolle 78 Actress (Florida on Maude and Good Times)
December 6 Michael Zaslow 56 Actor (Roger Thorpe on Guiding Light)
December 14 Norman Fell 74 Actor (Stanley Roper on Three's Company)
December 22 or 23 Michelle Thomas 30 Actress (Myra on Family Matters, Justine on The Cosby Show)
December 25 Richard Paul 58 Actor (Carter Country, Match Game)


See also[edit]


Other articles of the topic 1990s : 1998 Belgian Super Cup, 1993 Belgian Super Cup, 1994 Belgian Super Cup, 1992 Belgian Super Cup, Dynamic Trial 7, Alex (Street Fighter), 1996 Belgian Super Cup
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