On This Day

Year 1952 in Film & Television (Part 2)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jul 31 Alan Autry, American NFLer (Green Bay Packers), actor (In the Heat of the Night) and politician (23rd Mayor of Fresno), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Aug 1 Brian Patrick Clarke, American actor (Merle-Eight is Enough), born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 3 Jay North, American actor (Dennis the Menace, Maya), born in Hollywood, California
  • Aug 3 Loles León, Spanish actress (Aquí no hay quien viva), born in Barcelona
  • Aug 4 Bobby Buntrock, actor (Harold Baxter-Hazel), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Aug 4 Kristoffer Tabori [Siegel], actor (Rappaccini's Daughter), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 7 Alexei Sayle, British comedian, born in Anfield, Liverpool,
  • Aug 8 Robin Quivers, radio/TV personality (Howard Stern's sidekick)
  • Aug 10 Daniel Hugh Kelly, American actor
  • Aug 10 Diane Venora, American actress
  • Aug 11 Ann Michelle, England, actress (Virigin Witch, Mistress Pamela)
  • Aug 12 Chen Kaige, Chinese film director
  • Aug 13 Marie Helvin, American model and actress (Children), born in Tokyo
  • Aug 16 Reginald Veljohnson, actor (Carl Winslow-Family Matters, Die Hard)
  • Aug 18 Patrick Swayze, American actor and dancer (Dirty Dancing, Ghost), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2009)
  • Aug 19 Jonathan Frakes, actor (Commander William T Riker-Star Trek Next Gen)
  • Aug 21 Keith Hart, Canadian professional wrestler, born in Great Falls, Montana
  • Aug 26 Michael Jeter, actor (The Fisher King), born in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee (d. 2003)

Person of interestPee-wee Herman

Aug 27 Pee-wee Herman [Paul Reubens], American comic actor (Pee-wee's Big Adventure), born in Peekskill, New York

  • Aug 28 Guy Nadon, Canadian actor (L'ange gardien), born in Montréal, Québec
  • 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)
  • Oct 5 Clive Barker, English author and film director (Hellraiser, Lord of Illusions), born in Liverpool
  • Oct 5 Duncan Regehr, Canadian actor 9My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn), born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
  • Oct 5 Gigi Sabani, Italian TV host, born in Rome (d. 2007)
  • Oct 7 Mary Badham, American actress, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Oct 8 Edward Zwick, American film director (Shakespeare in Love), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestSharon Osbourne

Oct 9 Sharon Osbourne, English-American music manager, TV personality (X-Factor, America's Got Talent) and wife of Ozzy Osbourne, born in London

Music Manager and TV Personality Sharon Osbourne
Music Manager and TV Personality
Sharon Osbourne
  • Oct 12 Danielle Proulx, French Canadian actress, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Oct 13 Beverly Johnson, American model and actress (Ashanti Land of No Mercy), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Oct 14 Harry Anderson, American actor (Night Court - Judge Harry Stone), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 2018)
  • Oct 16 Ron Taylor, American actor (d. 2002)
  • Oct 19 Veronica Judith Sainz Castro, Mexican spanish singer/actress (Nana)
  • Oct 20 Melanie Mayron, actress (30 Something, Car Wash, Missing), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 21 Patti Davis [Patricia Ann Reagan], singer/actress/writer, Ronald and Nancy's daughter

Person of interestJeff Goldblum

Oct 22 Jeff Goldblum, American actor (Fly, Jurassic Park, Independence Day), and jazz pianist (The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra), born in West Homestead, Pennsylvania

Person of interestRoberto Benigni

Oct 27 Roberto Benigni, Italian director and actor (Life Is Beautiful, The Tiger and the Snow), born in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy

  • Oct 28 Annie Potts, actress (Mary Jo-Designing Women), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Nov 2 Kate Linder, American actress (Esther Valentine--Young & Restless), born in Pasadena, California

Person of interestRoseanne Barr

Nov 3 Roseanne Barr, American comedienne and TV star (Roseanne), born in Salt Lake City, Utah

Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr
  • Nov 3 Jim Cummings, American voice actor (Winnie the Pooh), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Nov 6 Michael Cunningham, American novelist and screenwriter (The Hours), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Nov 8 Alfre Woodard, American actress (Primal Fear, Cross Creek), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Nov 13 Art Malik, Pakistani-born English actor (The Jewell in the Crown), born in Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Nov 14 Ray Sharkey, actor (Wise Guys, Wired, Caged Fear), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 15 "Macho Man" Randy Savage, American pro wrestler (WWF/SMW/ICW), born in Sarasota, Florida (d. 2011)
  • Nov 15 Zoltán Buday, Hungarian born actor
  • Nov 18 Delroy Lindo, actor (Get Shorty, Ransom)
  • Nov 21 Deborah Shelton, actress (Dallas, Ocean Kill, Body Double), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 21 Lorna Luft, American singer and actress (Where the Boys Are-1980), born in Scarsdale, New York
  • Nov 24 Thierry Lhermitte, French comedian and actor
  • Nov 25 Ernest Harden Jr, actor (Marcus-Jeffersons), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 28 Jeff Fahey, actor (Darkman III, Crossover, Serpent's Lair)
  • Nov 28 S Epatha Merkerson, Saginaw Michigan, American actress (Jacob's Ladder, Terminator 2)
  • Nov 29 Christine Pascal, actress/director (Smile, Nothing But Lies, Elsa)
  • Nov 30 Mandy Patinkin, American actor and singer (Yentl, The Princess Bride, Homeland), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 2 Keith Szarabajka, American actor (The Equalizer), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • Dec 3 Mel Smith, author, actor, and comedian (Morons From Outer Space), (d. 2013)
  • Dec 7 Georges Corraface, Greek-French actor and president of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, born in Paris, France
  • Dec 9 Michael Dorn, American actor (Worf-Star Trek Next Generation), born in Luling, Texas
  • Dec 10 Susan Dey, American actress (1st Love, Partridge Family, LA Law), born in Pekin, Illinois
  • Dec 11 Susan Seidelman, American film director (Desperately Seeking Susan), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 12 Sarah Douglas, British actress (Conan; Superman II; Falcon Crest), born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
  • Dec 13 Sylvester Ritter (Junkyard Dog), American professional wrestler, born in Wadesboro, North Carolina (d. 1998)
  • Dec 14 Germain Houde, French Canadian actor, born in Petit-Saguenay, Quebec
  • Dec 14 John Lurie, American jazz saxophonist (Lounge Lizards), composer and actor (Down By Law; Stranger Than Paradise), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Dec 18 Rosie Vela, American model and singer-songwriter (Zazu, Fool's Paradise), born in Galveston, Texas
  • Dec 18 David Hentschel, British recording engineer, producer, and film score composer, born in Sussex, England
  • Dec 20 Jenny Agutter, English actress (Logan's Run, Equus, Amy), born in Taunton England
  • Dec 20 Sergio Vastano, Italian actor (Nightclub, Prete Bello), born in Rome, Italy
  • Dec 21 Dennis Boutsikaris, American actor (Batteries Not Included), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Dec 25 CCH Pounder, Guyanese American actress (ER. The Shield), born in Georgetown, French Guiana
  • Dec 27 Tovah Feldshuh, American actress (Idolmaker, Terror out of the Sky), born in NYC, New York

Weddings in Film & TV


Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV