On This Day

September 1941 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Sep 3 KYW TV channel 3 in Philadelphia, PA (NBC) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Sep 2 John Thompson, American Basketball Hall of Fame center, coach and broadcaster (NBA C'ship 1965, 66, Boston Celtics; coach NCAA C'ship 1984, Georgetown), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2020)
  • Sep 4 Joanna Van Gyseghem, English actress, born in Tunbridge Wells, England
  • Sep 4 Ken Harrelson, American baseball utility (MLB All Star; AL RBI leader 1968; KC A's, Boston Red Sox) and broadcaster (Boston Red Sox, NY Yankees, Chicago WS), born in Woodruff, South Carolina
  • Sep 8 Alan Feinstein, American actor (Max-Berrengers, Family Tree), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 15 Yuri Norstein, Russian animator
  • Sep 16 Jim McBride, American director and actor (Hot Times, Breathless, Big Easy), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 18 Mariangela Melato, Italian actress (Flash Gordon, Summer Night), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2013)
  • Sep 20 Sylvester [J. Pussycat Sr.,], Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Friz Freleng (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Notes to You"
  • Sep 21 Jack Brisco, American pro wrestler (NWA World Heavyweight Champion 1973–75), born in Seminole, Oklahoma (d. 2010)
  • Sep 26 Martine Beswick, English actress (Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde), born in Port Antonio, Jamaica