On This Day

September 1952 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 12 Noël Coward's "Quadrille," premieres in London

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Sep 19 "Adventures of Superman" TV series starring George Reeves premieres in syndication in the US

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 19 The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England

Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • Sep 20 KPTV TV channel 12 in Portland, OR (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 29 "Lights Out" last airs on NBC-TV

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Sep 4 Rishi Kapoor, Indian Bollywood actor and director (Bobby, Do Dooni Chaar), born in Bombay State, India (2020)
  • Sep 13 Raymond O'Connor, American actor (The Rock), born in South Bronx, New York
  • Sep 16 Mickey Rourke, American actor (Wild Orchid, Barfly), born in Schenectady, New York
  • Sep 19 Scott Colomby, actor (Stash-Sons & Daughters, Szysznyk), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 22 Gary Holton, English actor and musician (d. 1985)
  • Sep 25 Jimmy Garvin [James Williams], American professional NWA/WCW/AWA wrestler, born in Tampa, Florida

Person of interestChristopher Reeve

Sep 25 Christopher Reeve, American actor (Superman, Somewhere in Time), born in New York City, New York (d. 2004)

  • Sep 25 Tommy Norden, American actor (Flipper), born in New York City, New York
  • Sep 26 James Keane, American actor (Willis Bell-Paper Chase), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Sep 26 Predrag Miletić, Serbian actor, born in Niš, Serbia
  • Sep 27 Del Russel, actor (Richard-Arnie), born in Pasadena, California
  • Sep 28 Sylvia Kristel, Neth, actress (Emmanuelle, Priv School for Girls), (d. 2012)
  • Sep 29 Gabor Csupo, Hungarian-born animator
  • Sep 30 Jack Wild, British actor (Oliver!, H.R. Pufnstuf), born in Lancashire, England (d. 2006)

Deaths in Film & TV


Person of interestGertrude Lawrence

Sep 6 Gertrude Lawrence, English actress (Mimi, Rembrandt) and musical performer, dies of liver and abdominal cancer at 54

Actress and Musical Performer Gertrude Lawrence
Actress and Musical Performer
Gertrude Lawrence
  • Sep 9 Joseph Allen Sr, American actor, dies at 79
  • Sep 22 Cor Ruys, Dutch actor (Princess Stage, The Cross-Patch), dies at 63