- 23 August - EG Schoultz applies for a French patent on “television broadcasting of moving images”, which is granted to him in 1922.
- January 4th - Eberhard Cohrs , German comedian and actor ( a crazy couple , nonstop nonsense ) was born in Dresden († 1999).
- January 21 - Morita Akio , Japanese entrepreneur and founder of Sony , is born in Tokoname , Japan . († 1999)
- February 8 - Ekkehard Fritsch , German actor ( Die Wicherts from next door , Die Hesselbachs ) was born in Berlin († 1987).
- February 10 - Heinz Quermann , German TV entertainer ( Between Breakfast and Roast Goose , 1957–1991) was born in Hanover († 2003).
- April 6 - Arnold Marquis , German voice actor, was born in Dortmund († 1990).
- April 27th - Hans-Joachim Kulenkampff German actor and TV presenter was born in Bremen († 1998).
- June 10 - Robert Maxwell , British media entrepreneur (controlled half of MTV Europe and other television networks) was born Ján Ludvik Hoch in Czechoslovakia († 1990).
- July 9th - Hans-Joachim Reiche , German TV journalist ( Tagesschau ) was born in Berlin († 2005).
- August 19 - Gene Roddenberry , American screenwriter, film and television producer, conceived Star Trek is born in El Paso, Texas († 1990).
- September 4th - Herbert Weicker , German voice actor (voice of Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock ) is born in Munich († 1997).
- November 11th - Heinz Geggel , head of the agitation department in the Central Committee of the SED and director of the Deutschlandsender , was born in Munich († 2000).
- October 15 - Hoimar von Ditfurth , German doctor, journalist and television presenter was born in Berlin-Charlottenburg († 1989).
- November 14 - Brian Keith , American TV series actor ( Hardcastle & McCormick ), was born Robert Keith Richey, Jr. in Los Angeles († 1997).
- December 10th - Georg Stefan Troller , Austrian television journalist and documentary filmmaker, is born in Vienna .
- December 23rd - Günther Nenning , Austrian journalist and host of Club 2 , was born in Vienna († 2006).
^ Patrick Robertson: The Shell Book of Firsts . 2nd Edition. Ebury Press, London 1983, ISBN 0-7181-2370-0 , pp. 200 (English).
^ Patrick Robertson: The Shell Book of Firsts . 2nd Edition. Ebury Press, London 1983, ISBN 0-7181-2370-0 , pp. 149 (English).
↑ a b Gijsbert Hinnen: International radio and television chronicle. In: rfcb.ch. Archived from the original on December 27, 2016 ; accessed on December 27, 2016 .
↑ 1921 - Club Station 1BCG and the Transatlantic Tests. In: radioclubofamerica.org. Radio Club of America, accessed May 14, 2017 (American English).