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 Tonight Show" last 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), 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 actress and reality television star, mother of Lindsay Lohan
  • Sep 17 Dustin Nguyen, Saigon Vietnam, actor (Harry-21 Jump Street)
  • Sep 17 Baz Luhrmann, Australian film director
  • Sep 18 John Fashanu, English footballer and TV presenter, born in Kensington, London
  • 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, 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

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

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)