June 19 - The first televised heavyweight title fight between Joe Louis and Billy Conn is broadcast from Yankee Stadium. The fight was seen by 141,000 people, the largest television audience to see a fight.
October 2 - The first TV network soap opera, Faraway Hill, airs on the DuMont network.
December 24 - The first church service is telecast, Grace Episcopal Church in New York, on WABD.
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