September 1956 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Sep 1 KELP (now KCOS) TV channel 13 in El Paso, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 10 WSYE (now WETM) TV channel 18 in Elmira-Corning, NY (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Sep 17 Television is first broadcast in Australia.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 28 "Johnny Carson Show" TV Variety last airs on CBS-TV

Comedian and TV Host Johnny Carson
Comedian and TV Host
Johnny Carson
  • Sep 29 "Oh! Susanna" debuts on CBS-TV

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Sep 4 Candy Loving Oswego KS, playmate (Jan, 1979)
  • Sep 5 Sandra Guibord, actress (Donna-One Life to Live), born in West Germany
  • Sep 11 Tony Gilroy, American screenwriter and director (Bourne), born in Manhattan, New York
  • Sep 12 Leslie Cheung, Hong Kong actor, singer and composer (Farewell My Concubine), born in Hong Kong (d. 2003)
  • Sep 15 Tawny Elaine Godin Schneider, Maine, Miss America (76)/(Eye on Hollywood)
  • Sep 20 Debi Morgan, actress (All My Children, Cry Uncle), born in Dunn, North Carolina
  • Sep 20 Gary Cole, Park Ridge, Illinois, American actor (Pineapple Express, Midnight Caller)
  • Sep 21 Marta Kauffman, American television producer
  • Sep 23 Lili Carati, Miss Italy 1975 and actress (Alcove), born in Varese, Italy (d. 2014)
  • Sep 23 Maren Jensen, Arcadia California, actress (Athena-Battlestar Galactica)

Person of interestLinda Hamilton

Sep 26 Linda Hamilton, Amercian actress (Beauty & the Beast, Terminator films), born in Salisbury, Maryland


Weddings in Film & TV

  • Sep 14 British playwright (Nobel prize for literature 2005) Harold Pinter (26) marries 1st wife actress Vivien Merchant (27)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 20 Theo Frenkel, Dutch actor (Footlights, Hague's Comedy), dies at 85
  • Sep 23 Earl Godwin, newscaster (Meet the Veep), dies at 75