Star Trek in History

Events in Film & TV

  • 1964-06-29 1st draft of Star Trek's pilot "Cage" released
  • 1964-12-12 Shooting starts for "Star Trek" pilot "The Cage" (Menagerie)
  • 1964-12-24 Shooting begins on "The Cage" the pilot for Star Trek
  • 1965-05-18 Gene Roddenberry suggests 16 names for Star Trek Captain; they include Kirk
  • 1965-07-19 Shooting begins on Star Trek 2nd pilot "Where No Man Has Gone Before"
  • 1966-09-08 "Star Trek" premieres on NBC-TV
  • 1967-12-29 Star Trek's "Trouble With Tribbles" 1st airs
  • 1968-03-01 NBC's unprecedented on-air announcement, Star Trek will return
  • 1968-11-22 1st interracial TV kiss (Star Trek-Kirk & Uhura)
  • 1969-06-03 Last episode of Star Trek airs on NBC (Turnabout Intruder)
  • 1973-09-08 "Star Trek - Animated Series" premieres on TV
  • 1982-06-04 "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," released in USA

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1987-09-28 "Star Trek: The Next Generation," starring Patrick Stewart debuts on syndicated TV

  • 1989-06-09 "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier" premieres in USA
  • 1990-03-25 10th Golden Raspberry Awards: Star Trek V wins
  • 1991-12-06 "Star Trek VI-Undiscovered Country" premieres
  • 1991-12-18 DeForest Kelly (Dr McCoy on Star Trek) gets a star in Hollywood

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1993-05-24 Star Trek episode "Second Chances" airs guest starring Mae Jemison, the 1st real life astronaut to appear on the show

Astronaut and Physician Mae Jemison
Astronaut and Physician
Mae Jemison
  • 1993-07-29 Walter Koenig (Chekov in Star Trek) suffers a mild heart attack
  • 1993-08-01 Walter Koenig, Chekov of Star Trek, suffers a heart attack
  • 1994-05-23 "Star Trek: The Next Generation" finale airs this week in syndication
  • 1994-11-18 "Star Trek: Generations" film directed by David Carson and starring Patrick Stewart premieres
  • 1996-11-18 "Star Trek: First Contact" film directed by Jonathan Frakes and starring Patrick Stewart and Jonathan Frakes premieres
  • 1997-03-11 Ashes of Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry are launched into space
  • 1998-11-10 "Star Trek: Insurrection" film directed by Jonathan Frakes and starring Patrick Stewart and Jonathan Frakes premieres
  • 2002-12-09 "Star Trek: Nemesis" film directed by Stuart Baird and starring Patrick Stewart and Jonathan Frakes premieres
  • 2009-04-09 "Star Trek" film reboot directed by J.J. Abrams, starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto premieres at the Sydeny Opera House, Australia
  • 2013-04-23 "Star Trek Into Darkness" directed by J. J. Abrams starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto premieres in Sydney
  • 2063-04-05 Earth's 1st contact with the extra-terrestrial Vulcan species in the Star Trek universe

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1897-02-21 Celia Lovsky, Austrian-American actress (Soylent Green, T'Pau-Star Trek)

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1910-08-12 Jane Wyatt, American actress (Father Knows Best, Star Trek), born in Mahwah, New Jersey (d. 2006)

Actress Jane Wyatt
Actress
Jane Wyatt
  • 1920-01-20 DeForest Kelley, actor (Dr McCoy-Star Trek), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1920-03-03 James Doohan, actor (Montgomery Scott-Star Trek), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1920-11-25 Ricardo Montalban, Mexican actor (Fantasy Island, Star Trek II, Naked Gun)
  • 1921-05-23 James [Benjamin] Blish, US/UK, sci-fi author (Hugo, Star Trek Reader)
  • 1921-08-19 Gene Roddenberry, executive producer (Star Trek), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1924-10-15 Mark Lenard, American actor (Mr Spock's dad Sarek-Star Trek), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1926-11-25 Jeffrey Hunter, American actor (Star Trek Cage, The Searchers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1930-04-01 Grace Lee Whitney, actress (Yeoman Rand-Star Trek), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan

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1931-03-22 William Shatner, actor (Star Trek, T J Hooker), born in Montreal, Quebec

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1931-03-26 Leonard Nimoy, American actor (Spock-Star Trek, Mission Impossible), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2015)

  • 1932-02-23 Majel Barrett, actress (Christine Chapel-Star Trek), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • 1932-09-27 Roger C Carmel, actor (Harry Mudd-Star Trek, In-Laws)
  • 1932-12-28 Nichelle Nichols, American actress and singer (Uhura in Star Trek), born in Robbins, Illinois
  • 1934-03-05 James B Sikking, CA, actor (Hill St Blues, Star Trek 3, Doogie Howser)
  • 1936-09-14 Walter Koenig, actor (Checkov-Star Trek), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1937-02-13 Susan Oliver, American actress (Ann-Peyton Place, Star Trek-Cage), born in NYC, New York

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1937-04-20 George Takei, actor (Sulu-Star Trek, Green Berets), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1940-02-01 Bibi Besch, actress (Star Trek 2, Beast Within), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1940-06-01 Rene Auberjonois, actor (Clayton-Benson, Star Trek Deep Space 9)
  • 1941-05-22 Paul Winfield, LA, actor (Star Trek II, Huckleberry Finn, Mars Attack)
  • 1941-07-29 David Warner, actor (Star Trek VI, Time Bandits), born in Manchester, New Hampshire
  • 1942-03-25 Jacqueline Lichtenberg, US, sci-fi author (Star Trek Lives!, Dreamspy)
  • 1943-03-10 Angelique Pettyjohn, actress (Body Talk, Star Trek), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944-01-24 David Gerrold, [Jerrold David Friedman], author (World of Star Trek)
  • 1945-12-24 Nicholas Meyer, director (Star Trek II Wrath of Khan)
  • 1945-12-25 Rick Berman, [Richard], televison producer (Star Trek Generations), born in New York
  • 1947-10-01 Stephen Collins, actor (Star Trek I, Tattingers), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1947-12-16 Ben Cross, English actor (Chariots of Fire, Star Trek), born in London, England
  • 1948-08-28 Vonda N[eel] McIntyre, US, sci-fi author (Star Trek II, III, IV)
  • 1948-10-02 Persis Khambatta, actress (Star Trek, Megaforce), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1949-02-02 Brent Spiner, American actor (Data-Star Trek the Next Generation), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1950-06-07 Gary Graham, American actor (Alien Nation, Star Trek: Enterprise), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1951-01-12 Kirstie Alley, American actress (Star Trek II, Cheers-Rebecca), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1951-08-06 Catherine Hicks, American actress (Star Trek IV, Child's Play), born in New York City
  • 1953-05-30 Colm Meaney, actor (Star Trek Deep Space 9)
  • 1955-02-08 Ethan Phillips, actor (Neelix-Star Trek Voyager)
  • 1955-03-29 Marina Sirtis, English actress (Troi-Star Trek: The Next Generation), born in London, England
  • 1955-04-29 Kate Mulgrew, Dubuque Iowa, actress (Capt Janeway-Star Trek Voyager)
  • 1955-07-25 Iman, [Abdulmajid], Mogadishu Somalia, model/actress (Star Trek 6)
  • 1956-02-11 Catherine Hickland, American actress (One Life to Live), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1956-06-22 Tim Russ, actor (Tuvoc-Star Trek Voyager), born in Washington, D.C.

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1956-08-21 Kim Cattrall, actress (Mannequin, Star Trek VI), born in Liverpool, England

Actress Kim Cattrall
Actress
Kim Cattrall
  • 1957-11-19 Robert Beltran, actor (Star Trek Voyager)
  • 1957-11-24 Denise Crosby, actress (Tasha-Star Trek: Next Gen), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1964-09-11 Roxanne Biggs-Dawson, actress (B'Elanna Torres-Star Trek Voyager)
  • 1968-02-22 Jeri Ryan, actress (7 of 9-Star Trek Voyager)
  • 1968-12-15 Garrett Wang, actor (Star Trek Voyager)
  • 1977-06-02 Zachary Quinto, American actor (Star Trek), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1980-08-26 Chris Pine, American actor (Star Trek), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1989-03-11 Anton Yelchin, Russian-born American actor (Star Trek), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union (d. 2016)
  • 2160-06-14 Montgomery Edward Scott, Aberdeen Scotland, fictional eng (Star Trek)
  • 2173-04-05 Harcourt Fenton "Harry" Mudd, New Amsterdam, Arcturus (Star Trek)
  • 2179-01-22 Hikaru Walter Sulu, SF, California (character on Star Trek)
  • 2179-09-04 Nyota Uhura, Nairobi Kenya, communications officer (Star Trek)
  • 2184-03-25 Pavel Andreivich Chekov, Leningrad, USSR (Star Trek-character)
  • 2184-08-05 Christine Lauren Chapel, Davenport Heights, Vermont (Star Trek)
  • 2186-08-05 Kevin Thomas Riley, Tasvennir, Tarsus IV (Star Trek)
  • 2233-03-22 James T Kirk, science fiction captain of USS Enterprise (Star Trek)
  • 2324-10-13 Beverly Crusher, fictional doctor on "Star Trek: The Next Generation", born in Copernicus City, Luna

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1945-09-07 "Star Trek" actor DeForest Kelley (25) weds Carolyn Dowling

HeartWedding of Interest

1956-08-12 Canadain actor William Shatner (Star Trek) marries Gloria Rand

HeartWedding of Interest

2000-08-25 "Star Trek: The Next Generation" actor Patrick Stewart (60) weds film producer Wendy Neuss (39) in Los Angeles

  • 2002-09-01 "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" actress Terry Farrell (38) weds actor Brian Baker (35) at Paris Las Vegas in in Paradise, Nevada
  • 2003-04-22 "Star Trek: Enterprise" actress Jolene Blalock (28) weds "Live Nation" CEO Michael Rapino in Negril, Jamaica
  • 2014-07-04 Star Trek actor Tom Hardy (36) weds actress Charlotte Riley (32) in a secret ceremony

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1969-05-27 Jeffrey Hunter, actor (Christopher Pike-Star Trek Cage), dies at 43
  • 1975-07-29 James [Benjamin] Blish, sci-fi author (Star Trek Reader), dies at 54
  • 1986-11-11 Roger C Carmel, actor (Mudd-Star Trek, Mothers-in-Law), dies at 54
  • 1991-10-24 Gene Roddenberry, creator (Star Trek), dies of cardiac arrest at 70
  • 1992-01-03 Judith Anderson, actress (Star Trek 3), dies of pneumonia at 93
  • 1992-02-28 Angelique Pettyjohn, actress (Body Talk, Star Trek), dies at 49
  • 1994-11-03 Dennis C Ott, US actor (Star Trek 3/4), dies of AIDs
  • 1995-12-20 Madge Sinclair, actress (Star Trek IV, Conrack, Convoy), dies at 55
  • 1996-07-09 Melvin Mouron Belli, attorney/actor (Star Trek), dies at 88
  • 1996-11-22 Mark Lenard, American actor (Sarek-Star Trek), dies of cancer at 72
  • 1998-08-18 Persis Khambatta, Indian actress (Star Trek), dies of a heart attack at 49
  • 2008-05-15 Alexander Courage, composer of original Star Trek theme (b. 1919)
  • 2008-12-18 Majel Barrett, American actress and producer (Star Trek), and the widow of Gene Roddenberry, dies at 76

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2015-02-27 Leonard Nimoy, American actor (Spock-Star Trek, Mission Impossible), dies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 83

  • 2015-05-01 Grace Lee Whitney, American actress (Yeoman Rand in Star Trek), dies at 85
  • 2016-06-19 Anton Yelchin, Russian-born American actor (Star Trek), dies in an accident at 27