On This Day

November 1947 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Nov 6 NBC's "Meet the Press" debuts - US's longest running TV show

Film Premier

Nov 11 "Gentlemen's Agreement" directed by Elia Karan and starring Gregory Peck and Dorothy McGuire premieres in New York (Best Picture 1948)

  • Nov 12 KPO-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KNBC (now KNBR)
  • Nov 17 The U.S. Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.

Sports History

Nov 21 Bill Longson beats Lou Thesz in St Louis, to win National Wrestlingg Association world heavyweight title

Professional Wrestler Lou Thesz
Professional Wrestler
Lou Thesz
  • Nov 24 The US House of Representatives Committee on Un-American Activities finds "Hollywood 10" in contempt because of their refusal to reveal whether they were communists
  • Nov 25 The 1st systematic Hollywood blacklist is instituted, denying employment to American entertainment professionals due to alleged Communist ties or sympathies

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Nov 6 Edward Yang, Taiwanese film director (Yi Yi), born in Shanghai, China (d. 2007)
  • Nov 6 Jack Arnold, character on TV programme The Wonder Years
  • Nov 9 Robert David Hall, American actor (Dr. Albert Robbins M.D, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • Nov 13 Joe Mantegna, American actor (House of Games, Weeds), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 18 Jameson Parker, actor (American Justice, Simon & Simon), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 19 Julian Graham Theodore Hough, actor (Deathwatch, Jabberwocky)
  • Nov 24 Dwight Schultz, American actor (A-Team - "Murdock"; Star Trek: The Next Generation - "Barclay"), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 25 Tracey Walter, American character actor (Repo Man; Best of the West), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Nov 25 John Larroquette, American actor (Night Court - "Dan Fielding"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Nov 26 Susanne Zenor, American actress (Days of Our Lives), born in Louisville, Kentucky

Divorces in Film & TV

D. W. Griffith

Nov 1 Film director D. W. Griffith (72) divorces actress Evelyn Baldwin (37) after 11 years of marriage

Film Director D. W. Griffith
Film Director
D. W. Griffith

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Nov 30 Ernst Lubitsch, German actor, producer and film director (To Be or Not to Be, Love Parade, Anna Boleyn, Ninotchka), dies from a heart attack at 55