On This Day

September 1952 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Music History

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

Television Premiere

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

Film & TV History

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

  • 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, American actor (Sons & Daughters- "Stash"; 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

Christopher 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 Gábor Csupó, Hungarian-American animator (Rugrats), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Sep 30 Jack Wild, British actor (Oliver!, H.R. Pufnstuf), born in Lancashire, England (d. 2006)

Deaths in Film & TV

Gertrude Lawrence

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

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