On This Day

September 1963 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Sep 2 CBS & NBC expand network news from 15 to 30 minutes
  • Sep 7 WCTI TV channel 12 in New Bern, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 12 WHYY TV channel 12 in Wilmington, DE (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 15 WNTV TV channel 29 in Greenville, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 16 "The Outer Limits" premieres on ABC-TV
  • Sep 16 WVAN TV channel 9 in Savannah, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 17 "The Fugitive" starring David Janssen premieres on ABC TV
  • Sep 23 WMEB TV channel 12 in Orono, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 28 "King Leonardo" cartoon last airs on NBC-TV
  • Sep 28 "New Phil Silvers Show" debuts on CBS-TV
  • Sep 28 "Shari Lewis Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • Sep 28 "Tennessee Tuxedo" cartoon debuts on CBS-TV

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Sep 29 "Judy Garland Show" debuts on CBS-TV

Actress Judy Garland
Actress
Judy Garland
  • Sep 29 "My Favorite Martian" starring Ray Walston, debuts on CBS-TV
  • Sep 29 "Tom Jones" film based on the novel by Henry Fielding, directed by Tony Richardson, starring Albert Finney and Susannah York premieres at the Venice Film festival (Best Picture 1964)

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Sep 5 Jeff Brantley, American MLB pitcher and broadcaster (Cincinnati Reds), born in Florence, Alabama
  • Sep 5 Kristian Alfonso, American actress (Days of Lives, Falcon Crest), born in Brockton, Massachusetts
  • Sep 7 W. Earl Brown, American actor, writer, and musician (Deadwood, Scream, Stovall-Operation Petticoat), born in Golden Pond, Kentucky
  • Sep 8 Brad Silberling, American television and film director (Casper 1995), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 8 Hitoshi Matsumoto, Japanese comedian (Downtown), born in Amagasaki, Japan
  • Sep 10 Susan Gautier-Smith, British TV producer (d. 1996)
  • Sep 11 Colin Wells, English actor (Johnno Dean-Hollyoaks), born in Greenwich, London
  • Sep 17 Masahiro Chono, wrestler (NJPW)
  • Sep 17 James Urbaniak, American actor
  • Sep 18 John Powell, British film score composer, based in America (Happy Feet; Bourne films), born in London
  • Sep 19 Alessandra Martines, Italian-French dancer and actress (Chance or Coincidence), born in Rome, Italy
  • Sep 21 Angus Macfadyen, Scottish actor
  • Sep 26 Lysette Anthony, English actress (Angelique-Dark Shadows, Switch), born in London, England
  • Sep 28 Steve Blackman, American professional wrestler
  • Sep 30 Cristina Marsillach, actress (Barocco), born in Madrid, Spain

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 8 Academy Award-winning actress Geraldine Page (38) weds actor Rip Torn (32) in Pinal, Arizona


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 3 Cruys Voorbergh [Ernest Pieter Coningh], Dutch actor and director (De vliegende Hollander, Flying Dutchman), dies from cardiac arrest at 64
  • Sep 6 Margarita Sierra, actress (Surfside 6), dies after heart surgery at 26
  • Sep 15 Fred Hillebrand, American actor (Martin Kane, Moon Over Manhattan), dies at 69