On This Day

Year 1959 in Film & Television (Part 2)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 101 - 195 of 195

  • Jul 13 Danitra Vance, comedienne (SNL, Little Man Tate, Limit Up)
  • Jul 15 Vincent Lindon, French actor
  • Jul 18 Pauline Quirke, British actress (Birds of a Feather), born in London, England
  • Jul 19 Terri Treas, American actress (Hannah-7 Brides for 7 Brothers), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Jul 23 Nancy Savoca, American filmmaker (True Love), born in Bronx, New York

Person of interestKevin Spacey

Jul 26 Kevin Spacey, American actor (American Beauty, House of Cards), born in South Orange, New Jersey

  • Jul 29 Gary Springer, American actor (Bernice Bobs Her Hair), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 29 Sanjay Dutt, Indian actor
  • Aug 2 Britt Helfer, American actress (Lily-Loving, Alley Cat), born in Clearfield, Utah
  • Aug 2 Victoria Jackson, comedian and actress (Casual Sex, Saturday Night Live), born in Miami, Florida
  • Aug 6 Grant Aleksander, actor (Guiding Light, All My Children), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Person of interestRosanna Arquette

Aug 10 Rosanna Arquette, actress (Desperately Seeking Susan, After Hours), born in NYC, New York

  • Aug 13 Danny Bonaduce, American actor (Danny-Partridge Family), born in Broomall, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 14 Marcia Gay Harden, American actress, born in La Jolla, California
  • Aug 18 Tom Prichard, American wrestler, born in Pasadena, Texas
  • Aug 26 Joanne Gail Abbott, executive (MTV)
  • Aug 29 Akkineni Nagarjuna, Indian Telugu actor and producer (Ninne Pelladata), born in Madras, India
  • Aug 29 Rebecca De Mornay, American actress (Hand that Rocks Cradle), born in Santa Rosa, California
  • Aug 30 Mark Jackson, Australian rules footballer and actor, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Aug 31 Rachel Dennison, actress (Doralee Rhodes-9 to 5), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Sep 1 Kenny Mayne, American sports journalist, broadcaster (ESPN), born in Kent, Washington
  • Sep 3 Merritt Butrick, American actor (Square Pegs), born in Gainesville, Florida (d. 1989)
  • Sep 4 Kevin Harrington, Australian actor, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Sep 8 Daler Nazarov, Tajik composer and actor, born in Stalinabad, Tajik SSR
  • Sep 11 Robert Wrenn, American golfer, sportscaster, course designer (ESPN), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Sep 14 Mary Crosby, American actress (Kristin-Dallas, Ice Pirates), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 18 Mark Romanek, American filmmaker (One Hour Photo), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 21 David Coulier, American actor (Joey Gladstone-Full House), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 23 Jason Alexander [Greenspan], American actor (George Costanza-Seinfeld), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Sep 24 Steve Whitmire, American voice actor and puppeteer (Kermit the Frog 1990-2016), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sep 28 Steve Hytner, American actor
  • Sep 29 Leslie Graves, American actress (Brenda-Capitol, Death Wish 2), born in Silver City, New Mexico (d. 1995)
  • Oct 3 Jack Wagner, American actor (General Hospital; Melrose Place) and pop singer ("All I Need"), born in Washington, Missouri
  • Oct 3 Greg Proops, American actor and comedian
  • Oct 7 Dylan Baker, American character actor, born in Syracuse, New York

Person of interestSimon Cowell

Oct 7 Simon Cowell, English recording executive and television producer (X-Factor, American Idol), born in London, England

Recording Executive Simon Cowell
Recording Executive
Simon Cowell
  • Oct 8 Nick Bakay, American actor and voice actor (Sabrina the Teenage Witch-Salem Saberhagen), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Oct 10 Bradley Whitford, American actor and political activist (The West Wing), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Oct 13 Marie Osmond, American singer and actress (Paper Roses, Goin' Coconuts), born in Ogden, Utah
  • Oct 15 Todd Solondz, American film director (Welcome to the Dollhouse), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Oct 17 Dolph Lundgren, actor (Rocky 4, Masters of Universe) [or Nov 3]
  • Oct 17 Richard Roeper, American columnist and film critic, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 17 Russell Gilbert, Australian comedian
  • Oct 18 Milčo Mančevski, Macedonian film director and screenwriter
  • Oct 18 John Nord, former American pro wrestler
  • Oct 20 Mark Little, Australian actor and comedian (Neighbours), born in Brisbane
  • Oct 20 Razor Ramon [Scott Hall], wrestler (WWF/WCW/NWA/Florida/AWA/KC)
  • Oct 21 Tony Ganios, American Actor
  • Oct 21 Ken Watanabe, Japanese actor
  • Oct 22 Todd Graff, American actor (Five Corners, Dominic & Eugene), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 22 Marc Shaiman, American film and Broadway composer (When Harry Met Sally; Hairspray), born in Newark, New Jersey

Person of interestWeird Al Yankovic

Oct 23 Weird Al Yankovic [Alfred Matthew], American parody singer (Eat It, UHF, Naked Gun), born in Downey, California

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • Oct 23 Sam Raimi, actor (Indian Summer, Thou Shalt Not Kill Except)
  • Oct 26 François Chau, Cambodian actor, born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Oct 26 Brian Bovell, British actor, born in London
  • Oct 29 Finola Hughes, actress (Anna-General Hospital, Staying Alive), born in London, England
  • Oct 29 Tamar Baruch, actress (Small Truth, Q & Q)
  • Nov 2 Peter Mullan, Scottish actor and filmmaker (The Magdalene Sisters), born in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
  • Nov 2 Mark May, American College Football Hall of Fame guard and broadcaster (Super Bowl 1982, 87; Washington Redskins), born in Oneonta, NY
  • Nov 3 Timothy Patrick Murphy, American actor (Dallas, Glitter), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Nov 3 Hal Hartley, American film director and writer
  • Nov 8 Chi Chi LaRue [Larry David Paciotti], American gay alternative film director and drag queen, born in Hibbing, Minnesota
  • Nov 9 Tony Slattery, British actor and comedian (Whose Line Is It Anyway?), born in Stonebridge, London
  • Nov 10 MacKenzie Phillips, American actress (Julie-1 Day at a Time), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Nov 10 Linda Cohn, American sportscaster (ESPN's SportsCenter), born in Long Island, New York
  • Nov 11 Vincent Irizarry, American actor (Guiding Light, Santa Barbara), born in Queens, New York
  • Nov 14 Paul McGann, English actor (Eighth Doctor in Doctor Who), born in Liverpool, Lancashire
  • Nov 17 William R. Moses, American actor (Cole-Falcon Crest), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 19 Allison Janney, American actress (The West Wing, I Tonya), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Nov 20 Sean Young, American actress (Dune, Blade Runner), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Nov 23 Maxwell Caulfield, English actor (Miles-The Colbys), born in Derbyshire, England
  • Nov 23 Dominique Dunne, American actress (d. 1982)
  • Nov 26 Jamie Rose, American actress (St Elsewhere, Falcon Crest), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 28 Judd Nelson, actor (Breakfast Club, Jack-Suddenly Susan), born in Portland, Maine
  • Dec 1 Wally Lewis, Australian rugby league five eighth, coach and broadcaster (34 Tests; Queensland 38 games; RL Immortal), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Dec 2 Gywneth Strong, English actress (Cassandra-Only Fools and Horses), born in London
  • Dec 3 Eamonn Holmes, Northern Irish TV presenter
  • Dec 5 Connie Needham Newton, American actress (Eight is Enough, Fame), born in Anaheim, California
  • Dec 8 Paul Rutherford, British rock vocalist (Frankie Goes to Hollywood - "Relax"), born in Liverpool, England
  • Dec 10 Burke Moses, American actor (Sean Baxter-As the World Turns), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 11 Tina Gayle, American cowboy cheerleader and actress (Kathy-Chips), born in Frankfurt
  • Dec 13 John Whitaker, American actor (Family Affair, Snowball Expr), born in Van Nuys, California
  • Dec 13 Marianne Gravatte, American model and Playboy playmate (Oct, 1982, 1983 Playmate of the Year), born in Hollywood, California
  • Dec 13 Boris Zhukov [Jim Harrell], American professional wrestler, born in Roanoke, Virginia
  • Dec 15 Heidi Bohay, Somerset NJ, actress (Megan-Hotel)
  • Dec 16 Alison La Placa, NJ, actress (Duet, Catherine-John Larroquette Show)
  • Dec 24 Anil Kapoor, Indian producer and actor (Slumdog Millionaire, Taal, Maulana Jutt, Tezaab, Beta), born in Bombay, India

Person of interestLee Daniels

Dec 24 Lee Daniels, American director ("Precious", "Empire"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Director Lee Daniels
Director
Lee Daniels
  • Dec 26 Koji Morimoto, Japanese anime director, born in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan
  • Dec 28 Phil Abrams, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 29 Paula Poundstone, American stand-up comedian (Emmy Awards), born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • Dec 30 Tracey Ullman, British actress (The Tracey Ullman Show) and singer ("They Don't Know"), born in Slough, England
  • Dec 31 Bebe Neuwirth, American actress (Lilith in Cheers, Damn Yankees), born in Princeton, New Jersey
  • Dec 31 Val Kilmer, American actor (Top Secret, Top Gun, Willow), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 31 Alfie Anido, Filipino actor, born in Calamba, Laguna, Philippines (d. 1981)

Weddings in Film & TV


Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV