On This Day

September 1962 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Sep 1 KATC TV channel 3 in Lafayette, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 1 Channel Television launches to 54,000 households in the Channel Islands.
  • Sep 9 WNYS (now WIXT) TV channel 9 in Syracuse, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 10 KLRN TV channel 9 in San Antonio, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 10 WDCN TV channel 8 in Nashville, TN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 11 KVCR TV channel 24 in San Bernardino, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 15 WOKR TV channel 13 in Rochester, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 16 Public TV channel 13 begins in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 23 ABC's 1st color TV series - The Jetsons by Hanna-Barbera first broadcast

Animator William Hanna
Animator
William Hanna
Animator Joseph Barbera
Animator
Joseph Barbera
  • Sep 24 KWSU TV channel 10 in Pullman, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 26 TV comedy series "Beverly Hillbillies" premieres on CBS
  • Sep 28 "Brighter Day" last airs on CBS-TV daytime
  • Sep 28 "I'm Dickens, He's Fenster" debuts on ABC-TV
  • Sep 28 "Jan Murray Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • Sep 28 The last airing of "The Tonight Show" prior to Johnny Carson becoming host airs on NBC-TV
  • Sep 28 "Verdict Is Yours," last airs on CBS-TV
  • Sep 29 "Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Show" debuts on ABC-TV
  • Sep 30 KCRL TV channel 4 in Reno, NV (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 30 KMEX TV channel 34 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Sep 1 Tony Cascarino, Irish soccer striker, broadcaster (88 caps Rep of Ireland; Millwall, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Marseille, Nancy), born in St Paul's Cray, Kent, England
  • Sep 2 Prachya Pinkaew, Thai film director
  • Sep 2 Eugenio Derbez, Mexican comedian and actor
  • Sep 3 Costas Mandylor, Australian-born actor Picket Fences), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Sep 5 Peter Wingfield, Welsh rocker and actor (Methos-Highlander), born in Cardiff
  • Sep 6 Elizabeth Vargas, American TV journalist (20/20), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Sep 8 Thomas Kretschmann, German actor (Resident Evil: Apocalypse), born in Dessau, East Germany
  • Sep 11 Kristy McNichol, American actress (Buddy-Family, Barbara-Empty Nest), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 12 Amy Yasbeck, American actress (Casey Davenport-Wings, Mask), born in Blue Ash, Ohio
  • Sep 15 Dina Lohan, American television personality, mother and manager of actress Lindsay Lohan, born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 17 Dustin Nguyen, Saigon Vietnam, actor (Harry-21 Jump Street)
  • Sep 17 Baz Luhrmann, Australian film director
  • Sep 18 John Fashanu, English soccer striker (2 caps; Wimbledon FC) and TV presenter (Gladiators; Fash's Football Challenge; Deal or No Deal Nigeria), born in London, England
  • Sep 19 Tonja Walker, American actress (Alex-One Life to Live), born in Huntington, West Virginia
  • Sep 19 Cheri Oteri, American actress and comedian, born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 21 Rob Morrow, actor (Dr Fleishman-Northern Exposure), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • Sep 22 Rob Stone, American actor (Kevin-Mr Belvedere), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 24 Jack Dee, British comedian (I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue), born in Bromley, England
  • Sep 24 Nia Vardalos, Canadian American actress (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Sep 26 Melissa Sue Anderson, American actress (Little House on the Prairie), born in Berkeley, California
  • Sep 28 Thomas Mork, Danish actor (Krystalbarnet, Bryggeren)
  • Sep 29 Roger Bart, American actor and singer (The Producers), born in Norwalk, Connecticut

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 15 Actress Janet Leigh (35) weds stockbroker Robert Brandt

Actress Janet Leigh
Actress
Janet Leigh

Divorces in Film & TV

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Sep 14 Actress Janet Leigh (35) divorces actor Tony Curtis (37) after 10 years of marriage

Actress Janet Leigh
Actress
Janet Leigh
Actor Tony Curtis
Actor
Tony Curtis

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 2 William Wilkerson, Founder of the Hollywood Reporter, The Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas and nightclubs such as Ciro's (b. 1890)
  • Sep 29 Robert Burton, American actor (The Big Heat, Compulsion, A Man Called Peter), dies from cancer at 67