On This Day

December 1960 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Music History

Dec 8 Musical "Peter Pan", starring Mary Martin broadcast, for a 3rd time, on NBC as a special event, videotaped in color for future rebroadcasts

  • Dec 9 1st broadcast of "Coronation Street" on British ITV

Music Premiere

Dec 11 Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh's musical "Wildcat" with Lucille Ball premieres in New York City

Music Recording

Dec 19 Frank Sinatra's 1st session with Reprise Records (Ring-A-Ding-Ding)

Music Premiere

Dec 26 Musical "Do re mi" with Phil Silvers premieres St James Theater in NYC


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 1 Carol Alt[man], Queens NY (Mrs Ron Greshner)/actress (Private Parts)
  • Dec 3 Daryl Hannah, American actress (Splash, Blade Runner), born in Chicago, Illinois

Julianne Moore

Dec 3 Julianne Moore, American actress (Magnolia, The Kids are Alright), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina

  • Dec 9 Terry Moran, American journalist (Senior National Correspondent at ABC News), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 10 Kenneth Branagh, Northern Irish actor and director (High Season, Dead Again), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Dec 11 Rachel Portman, English film score composer (Emma; Chocolat), born in Haslemere, England
  • Dec 13 Venkatesh Daggubati, Indian actor, born in Karamchedu, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Dec 15 Don Franklin, actor (Seaquest 2032, Noah Dixon-The Young Riders)
  • Dec 19 Mike Lookinland, American actor (Bobby-Brady Bunch), born in Mt Pleasant, Utah
  • Dec 22 (Emil) Wakin Chau, Hong Kong-born singer and actor, born in Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
  • Dec 24 Glenn McQueen, American animator, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2002)
  • Dec 24 Carol Vorderman, British television presenter, born in Bedford, United Kingdom
  • Dec 25 Ron Bottitta, British actor
  • Dec 26 Temuera Morrison, New Zealand actor (Boba Fett - Star Ward Franchise), born in Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Dec 27 Maryam D'Abo, actress (Living Daylights, Xtro, Until Sept), born in London, England
  • Dec 28 Chad McQueen, actor (Nightforce)
  • Dec 28 Terri Garber, American actress (Leslie Carrington-Dynasty), born in Miami, Florida
  • Dec 29 Katerina Didaskalou, Greek actress, born in Athens, Greece

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 14 Gregory Ratoff, Russian producer, director and actor (Exodus, Skyscraper Souls, Corsican Brothers), dies of leukemia at 63
  • Dec 16 Anna Luther, silent screen actress (Sinners in Silk), dies at 63
  • Dec 31 Germaine Loosveldt, Flemish actress (Trees die Upright), dies at 69