On This Day

September 1947 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Sep 13 WPVI TV channel 6 in Philadelphia, PA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 25 2nd Cannes Film Festival ends
  • Sep 30 In first televised World Series Baseball game, NY Yankees beat Brooklyn Dodgers, 5-3 in Game 1 at Yankee Stadium; also largest WS crowd to date, 73,365

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Sep 4 Bob Jenkins, American television and radio sports announcer (IndyCar & NASCAR telecasts for ESPN/ABC, NBC Sports), born in Richmond, Indiana (d. 2021)

Jane Curtin

Sep 6 Jane Curtin, American actress (SNL: Kate & Allie; Third Rock From The Sun), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Sam Neill

Sep 14 Sam Neill, New Zealand actor (Jurassic Park, Dead Calm, The Piano), born in Omagh, Northern Ireland

  • Sep 16 Russ Abbot [Russell A Roberts], British TV comedian (The Russ Abbot Show, September Song), born in Cheshire, England
  • Sep 23 Mary Kay Place, American actress (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - "Loretta"), and country singer ("Baby Boy"), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Sep 24 Erik Hivju, Norwegian actor, born in Norway
  • Sep 25 Cheryl Tiegs, American model (Sports Illustrated) and fashion designer, born in Breckenridge, Minnesota
  • Sep 26 Graham Faulkner, English actor (Brother Sun Sister Moon), born in London, England
  • Sep 27 Denis Lawson, actor (Return of Jedi, Born Kicking, Chain)
  • Sep 27 Liz Torres, actress (Mahalia Sanchez-John Larroquette Show), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Sep 27 Barbara Dickson, Scottish actress and singer ("Answer Me"), born in Dunfermline, Scotland
  • Sep 28 Harold Dow, news correspondent (CBS, 48 Hours), born in Hackensack, New York
  • Sep 29 Martin Ferrero, American actor (Jurassic Park), born in Brookport, New York
  • Sep 30 Rula Lenska [Róża Łubieńska], British stage and screen actress (Coronation Street; The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy), born in St Neots, England

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 21 Harry Carey [Henry DeWitt Carey II], American actor (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington; Red River), dies at 69
  • Sep 28 William B. Davidson, American film actor dies at 59