On This Day in Film & TV for September 20

Events in Film & TV

  • 1952 KPTV TV channel 12 in Portland, OR (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 KETC TV channel 9 in Saint Louis, MO (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 WFSU TV channel 11 in Tallahassee, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 WXXW (now WYCC) TV channel 20 in Chicago, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 WCAE TV channel 50 in St John, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 WCIX TV channel 6 in Miami, FL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1984 "Cosby Show" premieres on NBC-TV

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

1987 39th Emmy Awards: LA Law, Bruce Willis & Sharon Gless win

  • 1992 Leanza Cornett (Florida), 21, crowned 66th Miss America 1993

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2005 Model Kate Moss is dropped by clothing chain H&M after allegations of drug taking

Supermodel Kate Moss
Supermodel
Kate Moss

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

2009 61st Emmy Awards: Mad Men, 30 Rock, Bryan Cranston & Glenn Close win

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

2011 "New Girl", starring Zooey Deschanel, debuts on Fox


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1873 Sidney Olcott, Canadian film director (d. 1949)
  • 1881 Walter Kingsford, Redhill England, actor (My Favorite Blonde)
  • 1892 Patricia Collinge, Irish-born American actress (Tender Comrade), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1974)
  • 1902 Cesare Zavattini, Italian screenwriter (Ladri di Biciclette)
  • 1902 Kermit Maynard, Vevey Ind, cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup)
  • 1914 Kenneth More, England, actor (39 Steps, Doctor in the House)
  • 1917 Fernando Rey, [Arambillet], La Coruna Spain, actor (Matter of Time)
  • 1918 Peg Phillips, actress (Ruth Ann-Northern Exposure)
  • 1921 Melvin "Slappy" White, comedian
  • 1923 Frances Heflin, actress (Mona Tyler-All My Children), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1927 Clarice Taylor, Va, actress (Nurse Bailey-Nurse)
  • 1927 Rachel Roberts, Llanelly Wales, actress (Foul Play, Doctor's Wife)
  • 1928 Kirsten Rolffes, Danish actress (d. 2000)
  • 1929 Anne Meara, Brooklyn New York comedian/actress (Stiller & Meara, Archie's Place)
  • 1931 Cherd Songsri, Thai filmmaker (d. 2006)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1934 Sophia Loren, Italian actress (La Ciociara, Desire Under the Elms, Black Orchid), born in Rome, Italy

Actress Sophia Loren
Actress
Sophia Loren
  • 1936 Dany Carrel, Touraine Indo-china, actress (Passionate Summer)
  • 1937 Monica Zetterlund, Swedish actress and singer (d. 2005)
  • 1938 Pia Lindstrom, critic (WNBC-TV)/journalist (From Russia With Love)
  • 1942 Robbe De Hert, Flemish director/producer (Fugitive Cinema, Bomb)
  • 1944 Jeremy Child, actor (Privilege, Taffin)
  • 1949 Anthony Denison, American actor
  • 1951 JoAnna Cameron, Colo, actress (I Love My Wife, Isis)
  • 1956 Debi Morgan, actress (All My Children, Cry Uncle), born in Dunn, North Carolina
  • 1956 Gary Cole, Park Ridge, Illinois, American actor (Pineapple Express, Midnight Caller)
  • 1957 Arn Anderson, [Marty Lunde], wrestler (ECW/SMW/WCW/NWA/WWF)
  • 1961 Lisa Bloom, American lawyer and television personality
  • 1965 Robert Rusler, actor (Game of Love, Vamp, Thrashin')
  • 1967 Kristen Johnston, actress (Sally Solomon-Third Rock From the Sun)
  • 1968 Leah Pinsent, Canadian actress
  • 1969 Victoria Dillard, American actress
  • 1969 Megumi Kudo, Japanese pro-wrestler
  • 1975 Asia Argento, Italian actress
  • 1976 Enuka Okuma, Canadian actress
  • 1980 Mariacarla Boscono, Italian fashion model
  • 1980 Jonathan Le Billon, British actor
  • 1983 Yuna Ito, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1991 Spencer Locke, American actress
  • 1993 Taylor Parks, American actress
  • 1995 Sammi Hanratty, American actress

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1997 "CHiPs" actor Erik Estrada (48) weds Nanette Mirkovich
  • 2002 "Matrix" actor Laurence Fishburne (41) weds actress Gina Torres (33) at The Cloisters museum in New York City
  • 2003 "Will & Grace" actress Megan Mullally (44) weds actor Nick Offerman (32) in Los Angeles

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1951 Actor Jackie Coogan (36) divorces Ann McCormack after 5 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1983 Actor James Woods (36) divorces costume designer Kathryn Morrison after 3 years of marriage


Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1721 Thomas Doggett, British comedy actor (Drury Lane Theatre), dies at approximately 51
  • 1927 George Nichols, actor (His Favorite Pastime, Star Boarder), dies at 62
  • 1946 Raimu, French actor (b. 1883)
  • 1949 Richard Dix, actor (Tombstone, Ghost Ship, 13th Hour), dies at 56
  • 1959 Olin Howlin, actor (Swifty-Circus Boy), dies at 63
  • 1971 James Westerfield, actor (Travels of Jaime McPheeters), dies at 59
  • 1973 Glenn Strange, American actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke), dies at 74
  • 1976 Johan Boskamp, opera singer/actor, dies at 83
  • 1980 Sanpei Hayashiya, Japanese comedian (b. 1925)
  • 1988 Roy Kinnear, actor (Casanova, Pirates, Scrooge, Help!), dies at 54
  • 1990 Jackie Moran, actor (Janie, Barefoot Boy), dies of cancer at 65
  • 1993 Leonard Parkin, British TV host (ITN), dies at 64
  • 2003 Gordon Mitchell, American actor (b. 1923)
  • 2015 Jack Larson, American playwright and actor (Jimmy Olsen-Superman), dies at 87
  • 2016 Curtis Hanson, American film director and screenwriter (LA Confidential, 8 Mile), dies at 71