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]

Bob Newhart

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

  • 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)

Stirling 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)

  • Sep 18 Jack Mullaney, American actor (South Pacific; My Living Doll; It's About Time: Spinout), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1982)
  • 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)

Barbara Walters

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

  • 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)