On This Day

November 1936 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Nov 2 At 3pm the BBC begins the world's first regular high-definition TV broadcast service from specially constructed studios at Alexandra Palace, North London
  • Nov 2 The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is established
  • Nov 12 1st ever TV Gardening show "In Your Garden" shown on BBC television

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 24 Noël Coward's "Tonight at 8:30" premieres in NYC

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Nov 2 Lawrence Robert Shreve, Canadian pro wrestler (Abdullah the Butcher), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • Nov 7 Barry Newman, American actor (Amy, Deadline, Petrocelli), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 7 Jaap Stobbe, Dutch actor (Dageraad), born in The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
  • Nov 8 Virna Lisi, Italian actress (Assault on a Queen, Bluebeard), born in Ancona, Italy (d. 2014)
  • Nov 9 Teddy Infuhr, American former child actor (The Bishop's Wife, They Live By Night), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2007)
  • Nov 11 Susan Kohner, actress (Imitation of Life, Gene Krupa Story), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 22 Joachim Bißmeier, German actor
  • Nov 25 Matt Clark, actor and director (Return to Oz, Horror Show), born in Washington, D.C.