Broadcasters in History

Events in Film & TV

  • 1948-09-24 Mildred Gillars (Axis Sally), an American broadcaster employed by the Third Reich in Nazi Germany to proliferate propaganda during World War II, pleads not guilty to eight chargs of treason in Washington, D.C.
  • 1956-08-06 After going bankrupt in 1955, the American broadcaster DuMont Television Network makes its final broadcast, a boxing match from St. Nicholas Arena.
  • 1967-04-09 Shortwave broadcaster Radio NY Worldwide's transmitter burns down
  • 1981-09-04 Newscaster David Brinkley is released by NBC
  • 1985-12-01 Noraly Beyer becomes Neth's 1st black TV newscaster
  • 1987-08-04 FCC vote 4-0 to rescind fairness doctrine for broadcasters
  • 1989-02-03 Baseball's National League announces Yanks' broadcaster Bill White will its 1st African American President
  • 1989-06-08 Pirates score 10 in 1st (their best inning since 1942), prompts Pirate broadcaster Jim Rooker to say he would walk from Pitts to Philadelphia if Pirates lost, Phillies beat them 15-11, Rooker walks at end of season

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1992-04-15 William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy & DeForest Kelley inducted into National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame

  • 1997-09-28 Newscaster David Brinkley, 74, retires after 54 years in broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2004-02-01 Wardrobe malfunction: Janet Jackson's breast is exposed during the half-time show of Super Bowl XXXVIII, resulting in US broadcasters adopting a stronger adherence to FCC censorship guidelines.

  • 2014-07-22 News broadcaster Al Jazeera claim that its office in Gaza is under attack by the Israeli Defence Force

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 190

  • 1892-04-06 Lowell Thomas, Woodington Ohio, newscaster (High Adventure)
  • 1897-04-07 Walter Winchell, Harlem newscaster/columnist (Untouchables), born in NYC, New York
  • 1897-06-22 Edmund A. Chester, American broadcaster and journalist (d. 1973)
  • 1897-12-13 Drew Pearson, Evanston Ill, newscaster (Drew Pearson)
  • 1898-02-18 K'Tut Tantri, broadcaster/hotelier
  • 1900-08-17 Quincy Howe, newscaster (CBS Weekend News), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1902-04-11 Quentin Reynolds, American newscaster (Its News to Me)/author (FBI), born in NYC, New York
  • 1905-05-25 Joseph C Harsch, newscaster (Background), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1906-04-04 John Cameron Swayze, Wichita Ks, newscaster (Timex, Hindenberg) [NS]
  • 1907-09-29 Richard Harkness, Artesian SD, newscaster (Story of the Week, NBC)
  • 1908-01-02 Ben Grauer, American newscaster (Big Story), born in NYC, New York
  • 1908-02-04 Gordon Fraser, newscaster (All Star News), born in Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • 1908-04-25 Edward R Murrow, Pole Creek NC, newscaster (Person to Person)
  • 1908-06-27 William Eric David Davis, broadcaster
  • 1908-10-29 Stewart Myles MacPherson, Canadian-born British broadcaster (WWII), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 1995)
  • 1908-12-20 Norman Hackforth, broadcaster
  • 1909-02-24 Jean Yves Morvan Marin, broadcaster
  • 1909-10-15 Robert Trout, Wake County NC, newscaster (ABC)
  • 1910-07-10 Ronald Fletcher, broadcaster
  • 1911-08-09 Robert McCormick, Danville Ky, NBC newscaster (Current Opinion)
  • 1911-12-10 Chet Huntley, Cardwell Mont, newscaster (NBC Huntley-Brinkley Report)
  • 1912-01-12 Peter Pooley, broadcaster
  • 1912-11-26 Eric Sevareid, Velva ND, newscaster (CBS Weekend News)
  • 1913-04-29 Thomas Chalmers, broadcaster
  • 1913-05-25 Richard Dimbleby, British journalist and broadcaster (d. 1965)
  • 1914-02-20 John Daly, South Africa, newscaster/TV game show host (What's My Line)
  • 1915-11-04 Courtenay E Benson, broadcaster
  • 1915-12-04 Allan Jackson, Hot Springs Ark, newscaster (Youth Takes a Stand)
  • 1916-04-12 Brian Connell, writer/broadcaster
  • 1916-05-07 Huw Wheldon, Welsh broadcaster (BBC), born in Prestatyn, Denbighshire (d. 1986)
  • 1916-05-16 Bernard Braden, broadcaster/actor (All Night Lone, Full Treatment)
  • 1916-06-20 Johnny Morris, British broadcaster/actor (Once in a Lifetime)
  • 1917-07-14 Douglas Edwards, Alda Oklahoma, newscaster (CBS Evening News, FYI)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1918-05-09 Mike Wallace, newscaster (Biography, 60 Minutes), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 2012)

Newscaster Mike Wallace
Newscaster
Mike Wallace
  • 1919-01-25 Edwin Newman, American newscaster/journalist/author (NBC-TV, Comment), born in NYC, New York
  • 1919-11-01 John Secondari, newscaster (Open Hearing), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1920-04-29 Edward Blishen, writer teacher/broadcaster
  • 1920-07-17 Bill Monroe, newscaster (NBC-TV, Congressional Report), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1920-12-18 Willis Conover, broadcaster
  • 1921-01-09 Lister Sinclair, Canadian broadcaster and playwright (d. 2006)
  • 1921-05-23 Montague Modlyn, broadcaster
  • 1921-09-14 Hughes Rudd, TV newscaster (CBS/ABC)
  • 1921-11-22 Brian Cleeve, Irish broadcaster (d. 2003)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1923-04-17 Harry Reasoner, American newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC, CBS), born in Dakota City, Iowa (d. 1991)

Journalist Harry Reasoner
Journalist
Harry Reasoner
  • 1923-04-20 Mother Angelica, American nun and broadcaster
  • 1923-12-23 Kenneth Henry Lowry Lamb, broadcaster
  • 1924-12-20 Judy LaMarsh, Canadian politician and broadcaster (d. 1980)
  • 1924-12-23 Floyd Kalber, newscaster (NBC Weekend News Anchor-1973), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1925-08-02 Alan Wicker, British broadcaster
  • 1925-11-18 Alex Macintosh, broadcaster/actor (Hell Fight)
  • 1926-01-11 Phil Sidey, broadcaster
  • 1926-05-19 David Jacobs, British broadcaster (Juke Box Jury), born in London (d. 2013)
  • 1926-07-01 Franclaois-Regis Bastide, writer/broadcaster
  • 1927-06-21 Carl Burton Stokes, (Mayor-Cleve)/TV newscaster, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1927-09-11 Vernon Corea, Sri Lankan broadcaster (d. 2002)
  • 1927-10-01 Sandy Gall, Malaysian-born British journalist and newscaster
  • 1927-11-05 Robert Abernethy, Geneva Switz, Newscaster (NBC News Encore)
  • 1928-01-30 Andrew Salkey, author editor/broadcaster
  • 1928-04-01 Herbert Klein, newscaster/press secretary
  • 1928-04-04 Bill Ryan, American newscaster (Smithsonian), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1929-02-15 Gerald Harper, broadcaster/actor (Tunes of Glory, Extra Day)
  • 1929-05-29 Katie Boyle, [Lady Sander Saunders], British broadcaster
  • 1929-09-23 Wally Whyton, musician/broadcaster
  • 1929-09-25 Barbara Walters, newscaster (Today, 20/20, ABC-TV), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1929-11-21 Laurier LaPierre, Canadian journalist, broadcaster and senator
  • 1930-04-12 Bryan Magee, British Philosopher, politician and broadcaster (Modern British Philosophy), born in London
  • 1930-04-16 Frank Page, British broadcaster/actor (Hudson Hawk, Dark Dancer)
  • 1930-06-09 Marvin Kalb, American educator/newscaster (CBS/NBC, Meet the Press), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930-12-26 Sayed Mutawli imam ad-Darsh, scholar/broadcaster
  • 1931-05-21 Desmond Wilcox, broadcaster
  • 1931-10-06 Fred Graham, newscaster/journalist (CBS News, Court TV)
  • 1931-11-08 Morley Safer, Canadian American TV newscaster (60 Minutes), born in Toronto, Canada (d. 2016)
  • 1932-01-26 Ronald Allison, British author/broadcaster
  • 1932-09-25 Andrew Gardner, British broadcaster
  • 1933-03-06 William Davis, author/broadcaster (Battle at Bull Run)
  • 1933-04-16 Joan Bakewell, British broadcaster/actress (Cold Comfort Farm)
  • 1933-09-25 Hubie Brown, American basketball coach and broadcaster
  • 1933-12-28 Jack Perkins, newscaster (Prime Time Sunday, NBC Magazine), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1934-04-04 Dorothy Lousie Grenfell Williams, broadcaster
  • 1934-04-16 Richard Kenshaw, British broadcaster
  • 1934-09-10 Charles Kuralt, newscaster (On the Road), born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • 1934-12-29 Tom Jarriel, LaGrange Ga, newscaster (ABC Weekend News, 20/20)
  • 1935-03-28 Michael Parkinson, English broadcaster and talkshow host (Parkinson), born in Cudworth, West Riding
  • 1935-07-16 Tom Rosenthal, publisher/British broadcaster
  • 1935-07-28 Simon Dee, British television broadcaster
  • 1935-08-22 Morton Dean, Fall River Mass, TV newscaster (CBS, ABC)
  • 1935-12-27 Norma Rae Beatty Ashby, broadcaster/TV producer
  • 1936-03-12 Lloyd Dobbins, newscaster (NBC News Overnight), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • 1936-05-12 Tom Snyder, newscaster (Tommorow, NBC Weekend News), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1936-08-01 Laurie Taylor, English sociologist and broadcaster (BBC Radio 4), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1936-08-05 John Dancy, Jackson Tx, newscaster (Prime Time Sunday)
  • 1936-09-27 Gordon Honeycombe, British broadcaster/author, born in Karachi, Colonial India (d. 2015)
  • 1937-02-25 Bob Schieffer, newscaster (CBS Weekend News), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1937-04-09 Valerie Singleton, British broadcaster
  • 1937-11-30 Richard Threlkeld, newscaster (ABC-TV)
  • 1938-02-23 Sylvia Chase, newscaster (ABC Weekend News, 20/20), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1938-03-29 Margaret Howard, British broadcaster
  • 1938-08-03 Terry Wogan, British broadcaster (Eurovision Song Contest, Blankety Blank), born in Limerick, Ireland (d. 2016)
  • 1938-08-30 Steve Delaney, Dobbs Ferry NY, newscaster (Monitor)
  • 1938-09-02 Glyn Worsnip, broadcaster

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1950-02-17 Natural history broadcaster David Attenborough (24) weds Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel

Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality David Attenborough
Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality
David Attenborough

HeartWedding of Interest

1958-02-15 Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully (30) weds model Joan Crawford in California

Sportscaster Vin Scully
Sportscaster
Vin Scully

HeartWedding of Interest

1978-06-04 Broadcaster Howard Stern (24) marries Alison Berns at Temple Ohabei Shalom, Brookline Massachusetts.

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern

HeartWedding of Interest

1986-04-26 Actor/body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger weds newscaster Maria Shriver

Actor, Body Builder & Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder & Politician
Arnold Schwarzenegger

HeartWedding of Interest

1986-06-21 The Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof (34) weds broadcaster and writer Paula Yates (27) in Las Vegas

Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist Bob Geldof
Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist
Bob Geldof
  • 1988-04-29 "60 Minutes" newscaster Diane Sawyer weds Mike Nichols
  • 2015-12-20 Broadcaster Christine Bleakley (36) weds footballer Frank Lampard (37) at Saint Paul's Church in Knightsbridge, London

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1945-04-18 Ernest T Pyle, British/US newscaster, killed in WW II at 44
  • 1954-06-22 Don Hollenbeck, newscaster (CBS Weekend News), dies at 49
  • 1956-09-23 Earl Godwin, newscaster (Meet the Veep), dies at 75
  • 1965-03-17 Quentin Reynolds, newscaster (Its News to Me)/author (FBI), dies at 62
  • 1965-04-27 Edward R Murrow, newscaster (Person to Person), dies at 57
  • 1965-12-22 Richard Dimbleby, English journalist and broadcaster (b. 1913)
  • 1969-09-01 Drew Pearson, newscaster (Drew Pearson), dies at 71
  • 1973-10-14 Edmund A. Chester, American broadcaster and journalist (b. 1897)
  • 1974-03-20 Chet Huntley, newscaster (NBC Huntley-Brinkley Report), dies at 62
  • 1974-07-24 Chris Chubbock, newscaster, shoots self on air
  • 1975-02-03 John Secondari, newscaster (Open Hearing), dies at 55
  • 1975-09-25 Bob Considine, newscaster (Tonight! America After Dark), dies at 68
  • 1976-04-26 Allan Jackson, newscaster (Youth Takes a Stand), dies at 60
  • 1977-02-17 Quincy Howe, newscaster (CBS Weekend News), dies at 76
  • 1979-12-09 Fulton J Sheen, archbishop/religious broadcaster, dies in NYC at 84
  • 1980-10-27 Judy LaMarsh, Canadian politician, author and broadcaster (b. 1924)
  • 1981-08-29 Lowell Thomas, newscaster (High Adventure), dies in Pawling NY at 89
  • 1982-03-17 Koos Koster, Dutch newscaster (IKON), murdered in El Salvador
  • 1983-10-23 Jessica Savage, Margate NJ, newscaster (NBC Weekend), dies at 36
  • 1984-01-28 John Macvane, newscaster (United or Not), dies at 71
  • 1985-10-03 Charles Collingwood, newscaster (Chronicles), dies at 68
  • 1986-03-14 Huw Wheldon, Welsh broadcaster (BBC), dies at 69
  • 1988-06-08 Russell Harty, broadcaster, dies
  • 1990-03-15 Tom Harmon, American football player and broadcaster (b. 1919)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1991-08-06 Harry Reasoner, newscaster (60 Minutes), dies at 68

Journalist Harry Reasoner
Journalist
Harry Reasoner
  • 1991-08-14 Douglas Kiker, newscaster (NBC-TV), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • 1994-01-23 Brian Redhead, English journalist and broadcaster (b. 1929)
  • 1994-05-06 Montague Modlyn, broadcaster, dies at 72
  • 1994-08-11 Dorothy Lousie Grenfell Williams, broadcaster, dies at 60
  • 1994-10-30 Martyn Wiley, writer/broadcaster, dies at 40
  • 1995-01-03 Byron MacGregor, newscaster, dies at 56
  • 1995-02-05 Courtenay E Benson, broadcaster, dies at 79
  • 1995-03-28 Jack Regan, broadcaster, dies at 53
  • 1995-04-16 Stewart Myles MacPherson, Canadian-born British broadcaster, dies at 86
  • 1995-04-28 Andrew Salkey, author editor/broadcaster, dies at 67
  • 1995-06-21 Kenneth Henry Lowry Lamb, broadcaster, dies at 71
  • 1995-07-12 Michael Clegg, naturalist/broadcaster, dies at 62
  • 1995-08-30 Thomas Chalmers, broadcaster, dies at 82
  • 1995-10-15 Phil Sidey, broadcaster, dies at 69
  • 1995-11-10 Margaret Annie Nan Macdonald, broadcaster, dies at 87
  • 1995-12-12 Andrew Olle, broadcaster, dies at 48
  • 1995-12-27 Jeremy John Beadle, British critic, writer and broadcaster, dies of AIDS at 39
  • 1996-02-05 Peter Pooley, broadcaster, dies at 84
  • 1996-02-06 Ronald Fletcher, broadcaster, dies at 85
  • 1996-04-29 David William Eric Davis, broadcaster, dies at 87
  • 1996-05-17 Willis Conover, broadcaster, dies at 75
  • 1996-06-06 Glyn Worsnip, broadcaster, dies at 57
  • 1996-10-29 Patricia Ticia Anne Ingrams, broadcaster, dies at 50
  • 1996-11-17 Johan Fleming Ramsland, broadcaster, dies at 54
  • 1996-12-13 Edward Blishen, writer teacher/broadcaster, dies at 76
  • 1996-12-14 Norman Hackforth, broadcaster, dies at 88
  • 1997-01-22 Wally Whyton, musician/broadcaster, dies at 66
  • 1997-07-27 K'Tut Tantri, broadcaster/hotelier, dies at 99
  • 1997-09-07 Alex Macintosh, broadcaster/actor (Hell Fight), dies at 72
  • 1997-09-25 Sayed Mutawli ad Imam scholar/broadcaster-Darsh, dies at 66
  • 1999-01-30 Ed Herlihy, American broadcaster (b. 1909)
  • 2002-01-24 Peter Gzowski, Canadian broadcaster, writer and reporter (b. 1934)
  • 2002-09-23 Veteran BBC/Radio Ceylon Broadcaster, Vernon Corea died in New Malden, Surrey, UK at 75
  • 2004-03-30 Hubert Gregg, British broadcaster (b. 1914)
  • 2004-10-25 John Peel, English DJ and Broadcaster dies of a heart attack aged 65
  • 2005-01-08 Campbell McComas, Australian impersonator and broadcaster (b. 1952)
  • 2005-01-13 Earl Cameron, Canadian broadcaster (b. 1915)
  • 2005-02-21 Eugene Scott, American religious broadcaster (b. 1929)
  • 2006-02-24 John Martin, Canadian broadcaster (b. 1947)
  • 2006-07-06 Tom Weir, Scottish climber, author and broadcaster (b. 1914)
  • 2006-10-16 Lister Sinclair, Canadian broadcaster and playwright (b. 1921)
  • 2006-10-17 Christopher Glenn, American newscaster (b. 1938)
  • 2007-08-10 Tony Wilson, British music personality and broadcaster (b. 1950)
  • 2007-10-01 Ned Sherrin, English broadcaster, author and stage director (b. 1931)
  • 2008-04-25 Humphrey Lyttelton, Jazz musician and broadcaster, (b. 1921)
  • 2008-10-08 Bob Friend (newscaster), British newscaster (b. 1938)
  • 2009-02-07 Brian Naylor (broadcaster), Australian television presenter (b. 1931)
  • 2009-02-26 Norm Van Lier, Basketball player and broadcaster (b. 1947)
  • 2009-02-26 Johnny Kerr, Basketball player and Chicago Bulls broadcaster (b. 1932)
  • 2009-04-15 Clement Freud, British writer, broadcaster and former liberal MP (b.1924)
  • 2009-09-19 Eduard Zimmermann, German broadcaster (b. 1929)
  • 2010-12-02 Ron Santo, American MLB player (Chicago Cubs) and broadcaster, dies at 70
  • 2010-12-05 Don Meredith, American football player and broadcaster (b. 1938)
  • 2011-05-07 Big George, British broadcaster, composer, bandleader and musician (b. 1957)
  • 2013-02-01 Sir Paul Holmes, New Zealand media broadcaster, dies from prostate cancer and heart problems at 62
  • 2013-08-31 David Frost, British broadcaster, dies from a heart attack at 74
  • 2013-09-02 David Jacobs, British broadcaster (Juke Box Jury), dies at 87
  • 2015-08-09 Frank Gifford, American NFL player and broadcaster, dies at 84
  • 2015-10-09 Gordon Honeycombe, British broadcaster/author, dies at 79
  • 2016-01-09 Ed Stewart, British DJ and broadcaster (Crackerjack), dies of a stroke at 74
  • 2016-01-31 Terry Wogan, British broadcaster (Eurovision Song Contest, Blankety Blank), dies of cancer at 77
  • 2016-05-19 Morley Safer, Canadian American TV newscaster (60 Minutes), dies at 84