On This Day

September 1928 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Sep 11 1st ever TV drama WGY's "Queens Messenger" broadcast in the New York area starring Izetta Jewell

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Sep 12 Katharine Hepburn's NYC stage debut in "Night Hostess"


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Sep 1 George Maharis, American actor (Buz-Route 66, Most Deadly Game), born in Astoria, Queens, New York
  • Sep 4 Dick York, American actor (Darrin-Bewitched, Inherit the Wind), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana (d. 1992)
  • Sep 11 Earl Holliman, American actor (The Rainmaker, Police Woman, Tribes, Cry Panic), born in Delhi, Louisiana
  • Sep 17 Roddy McDowall, British actor (Planet of Apes, Cleopatra, Lord Love a Duck), born in London, England (d. 1998)
  • Sep 18 Phyllis Kirk [Kirkegaard], American actress (Thin Man, Red Button's Show), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 2006)
  • Sep 19 Adam West [William West Anderson], American actor (Batman, Last Precinct), born in Walla Walla, Washington (d. 2017)
  • Sep 20 Kirsten Rolffes, Danish actress (The Kingdom, Matador, Een stor familie), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2000)
  • Sep 22 Eugene Roche, American actor (Foul Play, Slaughterhouse Five), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2004)
  • Sep 26 Bob Van der Veken, Belgian actor (Alle maten), born in Antwerp, Belgium

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 29 Lido Manetti [Arnold Kent], Italian-born American actor, dies in a car accident at 29