On This Day

November 1955 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Nov 19 KXMB TV channel 12 in Bismarck, ND (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 21 KTVO TV channel 3 in Ottumwa-Kirksville, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 28 KMVI (now WMAU) TV channel 12 in Wailuku, HI (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 28 KTHV TV channel 11 in Little Rock, AR (CBS) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Nov 1 Beth Leavel, American actress (The Drowsy Chaperone), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Nov 3 Phil Simms, American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl 1986 [MVP], 90; NY Giants) and broadcaster (ESPN, NBC CBS), born in Springfield, Kentucky
  • Nov 4 Peter Boynton, American actor (Tonio-As the World Turns), born in Damariscotta, Maine
  • Nov 5 Nestor Serrano, American actor (Navi Araz-24), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Nov 5 Kris Jenner, American TV personality (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 6 Maria Shriver, American newscaster (Sunday Today) and ex-wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 9 Karen Dotrice, British actress (Mary Poppins), born in Guernsey, Channel Islands
  • Nov 9 Fernando Meirelles, Brazilian film director (The Constant Gardener), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Nov 10 Roland Emmerich, German film producer and director (2012, The Day After Tomorrow), born in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Person of interestWhoopi Goldberg

Nov 13 Whoopi Goldberg [Caryn Johnson], American actress, comedian and singer (Color Purple, Burglar), born in NYC, New York

  • Nov 15 Oliver Conant, American actor (Summer of '42), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 15 Ildikó Enyedi, Hungarian film director and screenwriter (On Body and Soul), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Nov 17 Yolanda King, actress (Fluke, Ghosts of Mississippi)
  • Nov 19 Sam Hamm, American screenwriter
  • Nov 20 Thea Vidale, actress (Family Matters)
  • Nov 27 Bill Nye, the Science Guy, TV Host
  • Nov 28 Jeffrey Byron, American actor
  • Nov 29 Howie Mandel, comedian (Dr Wayne Fiscus-St Elsewhere), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 30 Kevin Conroy, actor (Tour of Duty, Another World), born in Westport, Connecticut

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Nov 9 Tom Powers, actor (Station West, Destination Moon), dies at 65
  • Nov 22 Shemp Howard [Samuel Horwitz], American actor and comedian (3 Stooges), dies of a heart attack at 60