On This Day

September 1929 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Sep 2 WOR (NYC) ends affiliation with CBS radio network

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Sep 2 Hal Ashby, American film director (d. 1988)
  • Sep 2 Victor Spinetti, Welsh actor (A Hard Day's Night, Help!), born in Cwm, Ebbw Vale, Wales (d. 2012) [1]

Person of interestBob Newhart

Sep 5 Bob Newhart, American comedian (Bob Newhart Show, Newhart), born in Oak Park, Illinois

Comedian and Actor Bob Newhart
Comedian and Actor
Bob Newhart
  • Sep 7 T. P. McKenna [Thomas Patrick McKenna], Irish actor (Rivals, Holocaust), born in Mullagh, Ireland (d. 2011)
  • Sep 10 Pentti Siimes, Finnish actor (Miriam), born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 2016)
  • Sep 14 Maurice Vachon, Canadian professional wrestler, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2013)

Person of interestStirling Moss

Sep 17 Stirling Moss, British auto racer (16 x F1 Grands Prix; World F1 Drivers C'ship runner-up 1955-58; 12 Hours of Sebring 1954) and broadcaster (ABC F1, NASCAR), born in London, England (d. 2020)

Auto Racer Stirling Moss
Auto Racer
Stirling Moss
  • Sep 20 Anne Meara, American comedian and actress (Stiller & Meara, Archie's Place, The Other Woman), mother of Ben Stiller, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • Sep 23 Wally Whyton, musician/broadcaster
  • Sep 25 Ronnie Barker, English comedian (The Two Ronnies, Porridge), born in Bedford, England (d. 2005)

Person of interestBarbara Walters

Sep 25 Barbara Walters, American broadcast journalist and 1st female nightly network news anchor (Today, 20/20, ABC-TV), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Broadcast Journalist Barbara Walters
Broadcast Journalist
Barbara Walters
  • Sep 27 Ken McCaffery, Australian rugby league centre (12 Tests; North Sydney; Queensland), broadcaster (9 Network) and administrator (North Sydney DRLFC), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2021)