On This Day

December 1963 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 18 "The Pink Panther" film premieres directed by Blake Edwards and starring Peter Sellers and David Niven with theme by Henry Mancini

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers
Composer and Conductor Henry Mancini
Composer and Conductor
Henry Mancini
Actor David Niven
Actor
David Niven

Film release premierFilm Release

Dec 20 "Contempt" film directed by Jean-Luc Godard, starring Brigitte Bardot and Jack Palance, is released

Actress and Model Brigitte Bardot
Actress and Model
Brigitte Bardot
Director Jean-Luc Godard
Director
Jean-Luc Godard
  • Dec 25 Walt Disney's "The Sword in the Stone" is released
  • Dec 30 "Let's Make A Deal," debuts on NBC-TV
  • Dec 31 Dear Abby show premieres on CBS radio (runs 11 years)

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 5 Carrie Hamilton, American actress (Fame), born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)
  • Dec 8 Toshiaki Kawada, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Dec 9 Barbara Palacios, Carcas Venz, Miss Universe (1986)
  • Dec 12 Teresa Blake, American actress (Gloria Marsh-All My Children), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Dec 12 Ai Orikasa, Japanese voice actress and singer, born in Tokyo
  • Dec 14 Cindy Gibb, American actress (Search for Tomorrow, Youngblood), born in Bennington, Vermont
  • Dec 15 Helen Slater, American actress (Supergirl, Billie Jean, Ruthless People), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 16 Benjamin Bratt, California, actor (Det Reynaldo Curtis-Law & Order)

Person of interestBrad Pitt

Dec 18 Brad Pitt, American actor (12 Monkeys, Fight Club) and producer (The Departed, 12 Years a Slave), born in Shawnee, Oklahoma

Actor and Producer Brad Pitt
Actor and Producer
Brad Pitt
  • Dec 18 Allan Kayser, American actor
  • Dec 19 Jennifer Beals, actress (Flashdance, Bride), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 19 Til Schweiger, German actor
  • Dec 20 Karen Moncrieff, American actress (Xtro 3, Days of Our Lives), born in Sacramento, California
  • Dec 23 Keiji Muto, Japanese wrestler (NWA/WWC/NJPW), born in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan
  • Dec 24 Caroline Aherne, British comedienne, writer and actress (The Royale Family), born in London (d. 2016)
  • Dec 28 Malcolm Gets, American actor (Richard Karinsky-Caroline In the City), born in Waukegan, Illinois
  • Dec 28 Willow Bay, American TV host (Good Morning America), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 29 Dave McKean, British artist & filmmaker, born in Maidenhead, United Kingdom
  • Dec 30 Alessandra Mussolini, actress (Ferragosto OK), born in Naples, Italy

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 2 Sabu [Dastagir], Indian actor (The Thief of Bagdad, Elephant Boy, Drum), dies of a heart attack at 39
  • Dec 12 Yasujiro Ozu, Japanese film director (b. 1903)
  • Dec 13 Stan Jones, American songwriter, composer and actor (Rio Grande, The Sheriff of Cochise), dies of cancer at 49
  • Dec 26 "Gorgeous George" Wagner, wrestler, dies