The year 1930 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events in 1930.
Global television events
- May 22 – An audience at Proctor's Theatre in Schenectady, New York becomes the first to see a closed-circuit television signal projected onto a big screen.
- July 14 – For the first time in the United Kingdom, a television drama is broadcast. The drama is a production of Luigi Pirandello's The Man With the Flower in His Mouth; it is broadcast by the BBC from Baird's studios at 133 Long Acre, London.
- November 5 – Baird television transmissions at Hairdressing Fair of Fashion include the world's first television commercial for the Eugène Method of permanent hair waving.
- December 7 – W1XAV in Boston, Massachusetts broadcasts the first television commercial in the United States, of I.J Fox Furriers during The Fox Trappers.
|January 1||Ty Hardin||U.S. actor (Bronco) (died 2017)|
|January 3||Robert Loggia||U.S. actor (died 2015)|
|January 4||Sorrell Booke||U.S. actor (The Dukes of Hazzard) (died 1994)|
|Rosemary Prinz||U.S. actress (As the World Turns)|
|January 6||Vic Tayback||U.S. actor (Alice) (died 1990)|
|February 8||Alejandro Rey||Argentinian-born actor (The Flying Nun) (died 1987)|
|February 10||Robert Wagner||U.S. actor (It Takes a Thief, Switch, Hart to Hart)|
|March 30||John Astin||U.S. actor (The Addams Family)|
|April 7||Andrew Sachs||German-born British actor (died 2016)|
|April 19||Dick Sargent||U.S. actor (Bewitched) (died 1994)|
|April 23||Alan Oppenheimer||U.S. actor|
|April 25||Lynn Hamilton||U.S. actress (Sanford and Son)|
|April 28||Carolyn Jones||U.S. actress (The Addams Family) (died 1983)|
|May 10||Pat Summerall||American football player and sportscaster (died 2013)|
|May 31||Clint Eastwood||U.S. director and actor (Rawhide)|
|June 12||Jim Nabors||U.S. actor, singer (Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.) (died 2017)|
|July 14||Polly Bergen||U.S. actress (died 2014)|
|July 17||Ray Galton||British writer (died 2018)|
|August 16||Frank Gifford||American football player and sportscaster (died 2015)|
|Robert Culp||U.S. actor (I Spy) (died 2010)|
|August 25||Graham Jarvis||U.S. actor (died 2003)|
|August 28||Windsor Davies||British comedy actor (It Ain't Half Hot Mum) (died 2019)|
|Ben Gazzara||U.S. actor (Run for Your Life) (died 2012)|
|September 11||Cathryn Damon||U.S. actress (died 1987)|
|September 16||Anne Francis||U.S. actress (Honey West) (died 2011)|
|November 3||Larry Gelman||U.S. actor (The Bob Newhart Show)|
|November 15||Whitman Mayo||U.S. actor (Sanford and Son) (died 2001)|
|December 4||Ronnie Corbett||British comedian (died 2016)|
|December 9||Buck Henry||U.S. writer, actor, director|
|December 21||Phil Roman||U.S. animator|
- February 19 - Alan Archibald Campbell-Swinton, Scottish electrical engineer who provided the theoretical basis for the electronic television, 66