On This Day

September 1950 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Sep 11 Dick Tracy TV show sparks uproar concerning violence
  • Sep 29 "Tin Pan Alley TV" last airs on ABC-TV
  • Sep 30 Radio's "Grand Ole Opry" is broadcast on TV for 1st time
  • Sep 30 WSM TV channel 4 in Nashville, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Sep 1 Phillip Fulmer, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Tennessee 152-52) and CBS analyst, born in Winchester, Tennessee

Person of interestPhil McGraw

Sep 1 Phil McGraw, American psychologist, author and TV personality (Dr. Phil, The Oprah Winfrey Show), born in Vinita, Oklahoma

Psychologist and TV Personality Phil McGraw
Psychologist and TV Personality
Phil McGraw
  • Sep 2 Rosanna DeSoto, American actress
  • Sep 2 Yuen Wah, Chinese actor and stuntman
  • Sep 5 Kathy Cronkite, American actress (Annie-Hizzonner), born in Washington, D. C.
  • Sep 7 Julie Kavner, American actress and voice artist (Brenda-Rhoda, Marge-Simpsons), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 8 Will Lee, American bassist (Late Show with David Letterman), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Sep 11 Amy Madigan, American actress (Uncle Buck, Twice in a Lifetime), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 12 Cynthia Myers, American Playmate (Dec 1968) and actress (Beyond Valley of Dolls), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Sep 16 Loyd Grossman, American-British television presenter (MasterChef 1990-2000), born in Marblehead, Massachusetts
  • Sep 18 Shabana Azmi, Indian actress (Ankur, Neerja), born in Hyderabad, India
  • Sep 19 Rudy Ramos, American actor (Wind-High Chaparral), born in Lawton, Oklahoma

Person of interestBill Murray

Sep 21 Bill Murray, American actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters), born in Evanston, Illinois

Actor/Comedian Bill Murray
Actor/Comedian
Bill Murray
  • Sep 24 Kristina Wayborn, Swedish actress ( Octopussy), born in Nybro, Sweden
  • Sep 27 Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Japan, actor (Lt A J Shimamura-Nash Bridges)
  • Sep 28 John Sayles, actor (Brother from Another Planet), born in Schenectady, New York

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 13 Sara Allgood, Irish actress (Jane Eyre, Spiral Staircase), dies at 56
  • Sep 16 Pedro De Cordoba, American actor (Club Havana, Swamp Fire, Saboteur), dies at 68