On This Day

November 1961 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Nov 13 WCBB TV channel 10 in Augusta, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 20 WPLG TV channel 10 in Miami, FL (ABC) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 22 Producers Albert Broccoli and Harry Saltzman announce expensive publicity campaign to make Sean Connery (James Bond) a star

  • Nov 27 KHAW TV channel 11 in Hilo, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Nov 1 Kim Krizan, California, writer/actress (Slacker, Dazed & Confused)
  • Nov 3 Kari Michaelsen, American actress (Katie-Gimme a Break), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 4 Ralph Macchio, Huntington NY, actor (Karate Kid, 8 is Enough)
  • Nov 5 Gina Mastrogiacomo, American actress (d. 2001)
  • Nov 8 Leif Garrett, American singer and actor (Devil x 5, 3 for the Road), born in Hollywood, California
  • Nov 9 Jill Dando, British television presenter, born in Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom (d. 1999)
  • Nov 12 Jonathan Nossiter, American film director
  • Nov 14 D B Sweeney, actor (Cutting Edge, Fire in the Sky, Day in October)
  • Nov 14 Gordon Jennison Noice, American actor
  • Nov 16 Bruno Amato American actor
  • Nov 17 Merete Van Kemp, Danish actress (Grace-Dallas, Princess Daisy)
  • Nov 18 Steven Moffat, Scottish TV writer and producer (Doctor Who, Sherlock), born in Paisley, Scotland

Person of interestMeg Ryan

Nov 19 Meg Ryan, American actress (When Harry Met Sally, As the World Turns), born in Fairfield, Connecticut

Actress Meg Ryan
Actress
Meg Ryan
  • Nov 20 Larry Karaszewski, American screenwriter
  • Nov 22 Mariel Hemingway, Ketchum Id, actress (Personal Best, Civil Wars)
  • Nov 25 Amy Gibson, actress (General Hospital)
  • Nov 26 Marcy Walker, actress (Liza-All My Child, Santa Barbara), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • Nov 26 Lisa Moretti, American professional wrestler
  • Nov 27 Steve Oedekerk, American film director, actor and comedian
  • Nov 28 Jane Sibbett, actress (Teddy Z, Heddy Newman-Herman's Head)
  • Nov 28 Martin Clunes, British actor
  • Nov 28 Alfonso CuarĂ³n, Mexican film director (Gravity), born in Mexico City
  • Nov 29 Kim Delaney, American actress (All My Children, NYPD Blue), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Nov 1 Joan McCracken, American actress, dancer and comedian (Claudie Story of a Marriage), dies of a heart attack at 43
  • Nov 2 James Thurber, humorist (The Male Animal), dies at 66
  • Nov 13 Fredrik J "Frits" Bakker Jr, Dutch actor (Unknown Woman), dies at 63
  • Nov 13 Wally Brown, American actor (Jed Fame-Cimarron City), dies at 57
  • Nov 15 Douglas Walton, actor (Bad Lands), dies of heart attack at 51
  • Nov 15 Elsie Ferguson, American actress (Footlights, Scarlet Pages), dies at 78
  • Nov 24 Ruth Chatterton, actress (Female, Dodsworth), dies after illness at 67