Color TV Day

Color TV Day is a holiday that’s observed annually on June 25th and celebrates an invention that had a dramatic impact on society—one that’s arguably as large or larger than the impact that B&W televisions had on society just a few decades earlier. Because it enhanced the viewing experience, it made new programs more engaging, and it changed the way that most people consumed media.

People moved away from going to theaters and instead opted for the more private and less social experience of watching movies from home. It transformed the art of storytelling for most programs. All good reasons why people should look fondly at the color TV and what it did for all of us. So, who wants to celebrate this holiday dedicated to it?

The History Of Color TV Day

The first color TV system was created by inventor John Logie Baird during the late 1920s and early 1930s. His system demonstrated that color television was possible, but his invention was limited to producing only a small number of colors because it used a rotating disc to provide color.

It would be another two decades before color television would be sold to the public and there was a color TV broadcast that a person could watch. The first color television set went on sale on December 30th, 1953, and the first color TV broadcast happened on January 1st, 1954. This is when NBC aired the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California.

This broadcast paved the way for the widespread use of color television—which continued to evolve over the years. The evolution of color television has continued into modern times. It’s continually getting better and will continue to do so well into the future. At this point in time, we’re unsure who invented Color TV Day.

We don’t know who created this holiday, why they did it, or the significance of placing it on June 25th. As usual, we’ll continue to try to research the origins of this holiday, and if we find it, then we’ll update this section with the relevant information.

Observing Color TV Day

Watching a color television on this day is probably the primary way most people are going to observe it. However, that’s not the only way to observe it. People can learn more about the history of color TV as well, or even consider buying a new TV with the latest features. And, people can also spread the word about this holiday all over the Internet using the hashtag #ColorTVDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
June 25 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
June 25 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
June 25 Sunday
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