Saturday Night Live in History

Events in Film & TV


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1975-10-11 "Saturday Night Live" created by Lorne Michaels premieres on NBC with George Carlin as host

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels

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1975-12-13 1st time "Saturday Night Live" uses a time delay, Richard Pryor hosts

Comedian and Actor Richard Pryor
Comedian and Actor
Richard Pryor
Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels

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1976-11-20 George Harrison appears on "Saturday Night Live"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels

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1979-10-20 Bob Dylan appears on "Saturday Night Live"

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels

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1982-11-20 Drew Barrymore at age 7 hosts "Saturday Night Live"

Actress Drew Barrymore
Actress
Drew Barrymore
Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels

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1984-12-08 Ringo Starr appears on "Saturday Night Live"

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels

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1990-05-12 Nora Dunn & Sinead O'Connor boycott "Saturday Night Live" to protest Andrew "Dice" Clay's hosting

Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor
Singer-Songwriter
Sinead O'Connor
Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels

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1990-06-22 Adam Sandler joins "Saturday Night Live"

Actor Adam Sandler
Actor
Adam Sandler
Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1918-02-22 Don Pardo, Westfield Mass, TV announcer (Jeopardy, Saturday Night Live)
  • 1940-01-05 Michael O'Donoghue, Sauquoit, New York, American writer and performer (Saturday Night Live, Scrooged)
  • 1944-01-01 Don Novello, American actor and comedian (Father Guido Sarducci-Saturday Night Live), born in Ashtabula, Ohio

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1944-11-17 Lorne Michaels [Lipowitz], Canadian producer, actor and comedy writer (Saturday Night Live), born in Toronto, Ontario

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels
  • 1947-10-17 Michael McKean, American actor (Laverne & Shirley, Saturday Night Live, Spinal Tap), born in NYC, New York

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1950-09-21 Bill Murray, American actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters), born in Evanston, Illinois

Actor/Comedian Bill Murray
Actor/Comedian
Bill Murray
  • 1950-10-01 Randy Quaid, actor (Midnight Express, Vacation, Saturday Night Live), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1952-03-02 Laraine Newman, comedienne/actress (Saturday Night Live), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-12-28 Tony Rosato, Canadian comedian (SCTV, Saturday Night Live), born in Naples, Italy (d. 2017)
  • 1959-08-02 Victoria Jackson, comedian and actress (Casual Sex, Saturday Night Live), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1965-10-13 Rob Schneider, actor (Saturday Night Live, Men Behaving Badly)
  • 1965-11-29 Ellen Cleghorne, comedienne (Saturday Night Live)

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1966-09-09 Adam Sandler, actor, comedian (Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Saturday Night Live), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1967-09-07 Leslie Jones Comedian and actress (Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters), born in Memphis, Tennessee

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1970-05-18 Tina Fey, American actress and comedian (Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock), born in Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania

Actress & Writer Tina Fey
Actress & Writer
Tina Fey
  • 1971-09-16 Amy Poehler, American comedian and actress (Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation), born in Newton, Massachusetts

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1973-12-28 Seth Meyers, American actor, comedian, writer and producer (Late Night with Seth Meyers, Saturday Night Live), born in Evanston,, Illinois

Comedian and Writer Seth Meyers
Comedian and Writer
Seth Meyers

Weddings in Film & TV


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1984-09-14 Stage and screen actor Gene Wilder (51) weds "Saturday Night Live" actress-comedian Gilda Radner (38) in France

  • 2000-08-12 "Saturday Night Live" actor-comedian Will Ferrell (33) weds Swedish actress Viveca Paulin (31)

HeartWedding of Interest

2001-06-03 Writer and actress Tina Fey (31) weds "Saturday Night Live" composer Jeff Richmond (40) on a Greek Orthodox ceremony at The Merion Tribute House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Actress & Writer Tina Fey
Actress & Writer
Tina Fey
  • 2005-09-03 Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Kevin Nealon (51) weds actress Susan Yeagley (33) inside the town hall in Bellagio, Italy

HeartWedding of Interest

2007-12-22 Former "Saturday Night Live" host Jimmy Fallon (33) weds Hollywood producer Nancy Juvonen (40) on Necker Island in Caribbean

Comedian and TV Host Jimmy Fallon
Comedian and TV Host
Jimmy Fallon
  • 2008-06-28 "Saturday Night Live" actor-comedian Chris Kattan (37) weds model Sunshine Tutt (31) at Chateau Du Sureau in Yosemite, California
  • 2012-09-08 "How I Met Your Mother" actress Cobie Smulders (30) weds "Saturday Night Live" actor Taran Killam (30) at the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort in Solvang, California

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 2014-08-18 Don Pardo, TV announcer (Jeopardy, Saturday Night Live), dies at 96
  • 2017-01-10 Tony Rosato, Italian-born Canadian comedian (SCTV, Saturday Night Live), dies at 63