On This Day

September 1930 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Music releaseTheater Premiere

Sep 24 Noël Coward's play "Private Lives" premieres in London

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • Sep 29 Lowell Thomas made debuts on CBS Radio replacing Floyd Gibbons

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Sep 8 Mario Adorf, German actor (The Tin Drum, Bachelor, Abyssinia), born in Zurich, Switzerland
  • Sep 9 Frank Lucas, American drug kingpin (fictionalised in 2007 film "American Gangster"), born in La Grange, North Carolina (d. 2019)
  • Sep 11 Cathryn Damon, American actress (Mary-Soap, She's Having a Baby), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Sep 16 Anne Francis, American actress (Honey West, Forbidden Planet, Pancho Villa), born in Ossining, New York (d. 2011)
  • Sep 17 David Huddleston, American actor (Big Lebowski), born in Vinton, Virginia (d. 2016)
  • Sep 19 Antonio Margheriti, Italian filmmaker (Yor, the Hunter from the Future), born in Rome (d. 2002)
  • Sep 21 Dawn Addams, British actress (A King in New York, Star Maidens) who married the Prince of Roccasecca, born in Felixstowe, England (d. 1985)
  • Sep 23 Colin Blakely, Northern-Irish character actor (Shattered, Equus, King Lear), born in Bangor, County Down (d. 1987)
  • Sep 24 Angelo Muscat, Maltese-born British actor (The Prisoner, Doctor Who), born in the Republic of Malta (d. 1977)
  • Sep 25 Shel Silverstein, American writer and cartoonist (Now Here's My Plan: A Book of Futilities; The Giving Tree) and songwriter (A Boy Named Sue; The Cover Of The Rolling Stone), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • Sep 26 Philip Bosco, American actor (Trading Places, Lend Me a Tenor), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • Sep 28 Ugo Gregoretti, Italian actor (Rogopag, Common Sense of Modesty), born in Rome, Italy
  • Sep 30 Ben Cooper, American western actor (Rose Tattoo, Outcast, Arizona Raiders), born in Hartford, Connecticut

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 29 Singer and actor Bing Crosby (27) marries actress Dixie Lee (18)

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 15 Milton Sills, American actor (The Sea Hawk), dies from a heart attack at 48