On This Day

September 1939 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Sep 30 In the first televised college football game, Fordham beats Waynesburg, 34-7 at Randalls Island, NY

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Sep 1 Lily Tomlin, American Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award-winning comedienne, actress, and writer ( Laugh-In; 9 to 5; The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe; All Of Me), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 5 Donna Anderson [Knaflich], American actress (On the Beach), born in Gunnison, Gunnison County Colorado
  • Sep 5 George Lazenby, Australian actor (OHMSS-James Bond), born in Goulburn, Australia
  • Sep 10 Greg Mullavey, American actor (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - "Tom Hartman"; Rituals - "Eddie Gallagher"), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Sep 13 Richard Kiel, American actor (So Fine, Jaws-Moonraker, Skidoo), born in Detroit, Michigan, (d. 2014)
  • Sep 17 Joseph Mosikili, American-born South African broadway actor and singer, born in Amarillo, Texas
  • Sep 17 Shelby Flint, American singer-songwriter ("Angel on My Shoulder"; "Cast Your Fate to the Wind"), born in North Hollywood, California
  • Sep 23 Janusz Gajos, Polish actor
  • Sep 25 Feroz Khan, Indian actor, producer and director (known as Clint Eastwood of Bollywood), born in Bangalore, Kingdom of Mysore, British India (d. 2009)
  • Sep 26 Ricky Tomlinson, English actor and comedian (Mike Bassett: England Manager), born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England
  • Sep 28 Rudolph Walker, Trinidadian-born British actor
  • Sep 29 Larry Linville, American actor (M*A*S*H - "Major Frank Burns"), born in Ojai California (d. 2000)
  • Sep 29 Molly Haskell, American film critic, born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Sep 30 Len Cariou, actor (Four Seasons-Sherry), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 5 Cornelis J "Cor" van Ast, Dutch actor and director (Ghost Hotel, Two Boys), dies at 67
  • Sep 24 Carl Laemmle, German-born American film producer (Universal Pictures), dies of cardiovascular disease at 72