On This Day in Film & TV for September 9

Events in Film & TV

  • 1951 1st broadcast of "Love of Life" on CBS-TV
  • 1953 WFIE TV channel 14 in Evansville, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1961 Maria Beale Fletcher (NC), 19, crowned 34th Miss America 1962
  • 1962 WNYS (now WIXT) TV channel 9 in Syracuse, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 Debra Dene Barnes (Kansas), 20, crowned 40th Miss America 1968
  • 1968 WGIQ TV channel 43 in Louisville, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 WVPT TV channel 51 in Staunton, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1969 WCVN TV channel 54 in Covington, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1971 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on Dick Cavett Show (ABC-TV)

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • 1972 Terry Anne Meeuwsen (Wisc), 23, crowned 45th Miss America 1973
  • 1978 Kylene Barker (Virginia), crowned 51st Miss America 1979
  • 1979 31st Emmy Awards: Taxi, Lou Grant, Ron Leibman & Ruth Gordon win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985 President Reagan orders sanctions against South Africa

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

Music awardsMusic Awards

1999 16th MTV Video Music Awards: Lauryn Hill & Will Smith win

Singer-Songwriter Lauryn Hill
Singer-Songwriter
Lauryn Hill
Actor Will Smith
Actor
Will Smith
  • 2011 58th National Film Awards (India): "Adaminte Makan Abu" wins the Golden Lotus

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1880 Viking Eggeling, Swedish artist/filmmaker (Diagonal Symphony)
  • 1887 Raymond Walburn, Plymouth In, actor (Christmas in July)
  • 1892 Tsuru Aoki, Japanese-born American actress (The Dragon Painter), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1961)
  • 1894 Arthur Freed, American songwriter and film producer (d. 1973)
  • 1899 Neil Hamilton, actor (Commisioner Gordon in Batman), born in Lynn, Massachusetts
  • 1907 Pinky Tomlin, Eureka Springs Ark, singer/actor (Tip-Waterfront)
  • 1909 Jane Baxter [Fedora Kathleen Alice Forde], German actress (We Live Again), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1996)
  • 1917 Rolf Wenkhaus, German actor (d. 1942)
  • 1919 Jacques Marin, actor (Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo), born in Paris, France
  • 1919 Richard Webb, Bloomington IL, actor (Invisible Monster, Git)
  • 1920 Michael Aldridge, Glastonbury England, actor (Murder in Cathedral)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1923 Cliff Robertson, American actor (Charly) and spokesman for AT&T, born in La Jolla, California (d. 2011)

  • 1924 Jane Greer, actress (Prisoner of Zenda, Clown), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1926 Jake Carey, American actor (Rock Rock Rock!, Go, Johnny, Go!), born in Pulaski, Virginia (d. 1997)
  • 1932 Sylvia Miles, actress (Midnight Cowboy, Farewell My Lovely), born in NYC, New York
  • 1935 [Chaim] Topol, Tel Aviv Israel, actor (Fiddler on the Roof)
  • 1943 Art LaFleur, American actor
  • 1946 Hayato Tani, Japanese actor
  • 1951 Robert Desiderio, actor (Det Kennedy-Heart of the City), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1951 Tom Wopat, Lodi, Wisconsin, American actor and singer (The Dukes of Hazzard, One Life to Live)
  • 1952 Bonnie Large, playmate (March 1973), born in Glendale, California
  • 1954 Jeffrey Combs, American actor
  • 1965 Brenda Epperson, actress (Ashley Abbott-Young & Restless)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1966 Adam Sandler, American actor, comedian (Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Saturday Night Live), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1966 David Bennent, Lausanne, actor (Tin Drum, Legend)
  • 1967 Laurence Tremolet, Rodez France, actress (Cyclo, Metisse,)
  • 1967 Akshay Kumar, Indian Actor
  • 1968 Julia Sawalha, actress (Saffron-Abfab, Chrissy-Buddy's Song)
  • 1969 Scott DeFreitas, actor (Andy Dixon-As the World Turns), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • 1969 Constance Marie, American actress
  • 1970 Natalia Streignard, Venezuelan actress
  • 1972 Goran Višnjić, Croatian actor
  • 1974 Jennie Kwan, actress (Samantha Woo-California Dreams), born in Glendale, California
  • 1975 Michael Bublé, Canadian singer and actor
  • 1976 Emma de Caunes, French film actress
  • 1976 Chace Ambrose, American actor and writer
  • 1976 Juan A. Baptista, Venezuelan actor
  • 1977 Chae Jung-an, South Korean actress and singer
  • 1978 Jhane Landwier, Miss Bonaire Universe (1997)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1980 Michelle Williams, American actress (Dawson's Creek), born in Kalispell, Montana

  • 1981 Julie Gonzalo, Argentinian actress
  • 1987 Joshua Herdman, English actor
  • 1990 Melody Klaver, Dutch actress

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 2012 "Gossip Girl" actress Blake Lively (25) weds "Green Lantern" actor Ryan Reynolds (35) at Boone Hall in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1926 David Lobo, Dutch actor, dies in railway accident
  • 1926 Greta Lobo-Braakensiek, Dutch actress in railway accident
  • 1951 Gibson Gowland, actor (Greed), dies at 74
  • 1952 Joseph Allen Sr, American actor, dies at 79
  • 1966 Nestor Paiva, actor (3 Stooges in Orbit), dies of cancer at 61
  • 1967 Helen Flint, actress (Sea Devils), dies after being hit by a car at 69
  • 1969 Katherine Singleton, actress/Miss Universe (1926), dies at 65
  • 1973 Samuel N Behrman, US stage/screenwriter (Quo Vardis), dies at 80
  • 1975 Ethel Griffies, actress (Billy Liar, Birds), dies at 97
  • 1975 John McGiver, actor (Patty Duke Show, Jimmy Stewart Show), dies at 61
  • 1975 Minta Durfee, actress (Keystone Comedies, Mickey), dies at 85
  • 1977 John Breeden, actor (Madame Racketeer, Salute), dies at 73
  • 1989 Tim Hovey, actor (Slim Carter, Man Afraid), dies of a drug overdose
  • 1991 Paul Michael Lombardi, actor, dies of AIDS at 31
  • 1994 Patrick O'Neal, US actor (King Rat, Night of the Iguana), dies at 66
  • 1996 Ruggero Mastroianni, film editor, dies at 66

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1997 Burgess Meredith, actor (Penguin-Batman, Rocky), dies at 88

  • 1999 Ruth Roman, American actress (b. 1922)
  • 2003 Larry Hovis, American actor (b. 1936)
  • 2006 Gérard Brach, French screenwriter (b. 1927)
  • 2016 James Stacy [Maurice William Elias], American actor (Lancer), dies at 79