On This Day in Film & TV for September 30

Events in Film & TV

  • 1950 WSM TV channel 4 in Nashville, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WICS TV channel 20 in Springfield, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WMT (now KGAN) TV channel 2 in Cedar Rapids-Waterloo, IA (CBS) begins
  • 1957 WKYT TV channel 27 in Lexington, KY (CBS) begins broadcasting

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1960 "The Flintstones" the first animated sitcom created by Hanna-Barbera premieres on ABC in the US

Animator Joseph Barbera
Animator
Joseph Barbera
Animator William Hanna
Animator
William Hanna
  • 1962 KCRL TV channel 4 in Reno, NV (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 KMEX TV channel 34 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 BBC starts its own popular music radio station (Radio 1)
  • 1984 CBS' premiere of "Murder She Wrote", starring Angela Landsbury

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1985 Howard Stern gets fired from WNBC AM (NY)

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • 1992 Mariel Hemmingway appears nude on TV show Civil Wars

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1876 Katherine Griffith, American actress (Pollyanna, Fast Company), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1921)
  • 1882 George Bancroft, actor (Underworld)/wife of Octavia Brooke, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1887 Lil Dagover [Marta-Maria Lillits], Dutch-born German actress (Spiders), born in Madioen, Dutch East Indies (d. 1980)
  • 1895 Lewis Milestone, Russian-born film director (d. 1980)
  • 1898 Renée Adorée [Jeanne de la Fontein], French actress (The Big Parade), born in Lille, Nord, France (d. 1933)
  • 1901 Philip Dorn, Dutch actor (Enemy Agent, I Remember Mama), born in Scheveningen, Netherlands (d. 1975)
  • 1904 Frank Lawton, actor (Devil Doll, Invisible Ray), born in London, England
  • 1905 Michael Powell, English director/screen writer/producer (Red Shoes)
  • 1905 Ralph Forbes, actor (Romeo & Juliet, Daniel Boone), born in London, England
  • 1906 John I M Stewart, British detective writer (Comedy of Terrors)
  • 1921 Deborah Kerr, actress (The King & I, Night of Iguana), born in Helensburg Scotland (d. 2007)
  • 1924 Charles Quinlivan, actor (7 Guns to Mesa), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1930 Ben Cooper, actor (Rose Tattoo, Outcast, Arizona Raiders), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1931 Angie Dickinson, [Angeline Brown], Kulm ND, actress (Police Woman)
  • 1934 Anna Kashfi [Joan O'Callaghan], Welsh actress and 1st wife of Marlon Barando, born in Darjeeling, India (d. 2015)
  • 1939 Len Cariou, Winnipeg Manitoba, actor (Four Seasons-Sherry)
  • 1943 Ian Ogilvy, British Actor
  • 1947 Rula Lenska, St Neots England, actress (Friends from Europe are here)
  • 1952 Jack Wild, British actor (d. 2006)
  • 1954 Barry Williams, actor (Greg-Brady Bunch), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1954 Calvin Levels, actor (Knightwatch), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1957 Fran Drescher, actress (Cadillac Man, Nanny), born in Queens, New York
  • 1957 William Christian, actor (Derek Frye-All My Children), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1958 Christopher Cass, Cold Spring Harbor NY, actor (Jack Forbes-Loving)
  • 1960 Susan Keith, actress (Shana Vochek-Loving)
  • 1961 Crystal Bernard, actress (Amy-It's a Living, Helen-Wings), born in Garland, Texas
  • 1961 Eric Stoltz, actor (Anaconda, Pulp Fiction, Mask)
  • 1961 Sally Yeh, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • 1963 Cristina Marsillach, actress (Barocco), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1964 Monica Bellucci, Citta di Castello Italy, actress (Dracula)
  • 1965 Kathleen Madigan, American comedian
  • 1969 Chris Von Erich, American professional wrestler (d. 1991)
  • 1971 Jenna Elfman, American actress (Townies, Dharma & Greg), born in Los Angeles, California

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1975 Marion Cotillard, French actress (Inception, La Vie en Rose, Rust and Bone), born in Paris, France

  • 1976 Adita Linares, spanish actress (Clueless, Cookie), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1977 Maia Brewton, actress (Margaret-Lime Street), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1977 Stacey Storey, Miss America-Alaska (1996), born in Eagle River, Alaska
  • 1978 Candice Michelle, American female wrestler
  • 1979 Clio-Danae Othoneou, Greek actress, musician and pianist
  • 1982 Lacey Chabert, actress (Party of Five)
  • 1982 Michelle Marsh, British model
  • 1982 Kieran Culkin, American actor
  • 1982 Teal Redmann, American actress
  • 1982 Ryan Stout, American comedian
  • 1987 Denise Laurel, Filipine actress and singer

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2002 Maddie Ziegler, American dancer, actress and model, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dancer, Actress and Model Maddie Ziegler
Dancer, Actress and Model
Maddie Ziegler

Weddings in Film & TV


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1932 Actor and director Ray Milland (27) weds Muriel Frances Weber

HeartWedding of Interest

1978 Actress Meryl Streep (29) weds sculptor Don Gummer (31) in Mason's Island, Connecticut

Actress Meryl Streep
Actress
Meryl Streep
  • 1995 "Judging Amy" actress Amy Brenneman (31) weds TV and film director Brad Silberling (32)

HeartWedding of Interest

2000 Tennis star player Pete Sampras (29) weds actress and former Miss Teen USA Bridgette Wilson (27) in Los Angeles, California

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
  • 2006 Actress Amanda Peet (34) weds screenwriter David Benioff (36) at Friends Seminary Quaker School in New York City
  • 2011 Paramore bassist Jeremy Davis (26) weds TV host and actress Kathryn Camsey in Las Vegas

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2010 "CSI: Miami" actor Eddie Cibrian (36) divorces actress Brandi Glanville (37) due to irreconcilable differences after eight years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1885 Maria Gartmann, Dutch actress, dies at 60

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1955 James Dean, actor (Rebel Without a Cause), dies in a car crash at age 24

Actor James Dean
Actor
James Dean
  • 1955 Michael Chekhov, Russian-American actor (Rhapsody, Abie's Irish Rose), dies at 64
  • 1959 Taylor Holmes, actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 81
  • 1970 Patrick Aherne, actor (Bwana Devil, Botany Bay), dies at 69
  • 1978 Edgar Bergen, ventriloquist (Charlie McCarthy), dies at 75
  • 1983 William Elliott, American actor (Bernie Loves Bridget", "Adam 12"), dies at 49

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1985 Simone Signoret, German/French actress (Room at Top, Gina), dies at 64

  • 1993 Gordon Douglas, actor/director (Tony Rome), dies of cancer at 85
  • 1993 Tony Brafa, actor (Enrico Pallazzo-Naked Gun), dies at 72
  • 1994 Lina Basquette, actress (Night for Crime, Hard Hombre), dies at 87
  • 1995 George Kirby, comedian/impressionist (Pearl Bailey), dies at 71
  • 2004 Gamini Fonseka, Sri Lankan actor (b. 1936)
  • 2004 Michael Relph, British film producer and director (b. 1915)
  • 2012 Turhan Bey, Austrian born actor, dies from Parkinson's disease at 90