September 1964 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Sep 11 Gillette's 20 year contract with Madison Square Garden & ABC to televise fights for free ends as Dick Tiger defeats Don Fullmer at Cleve Auditorium

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 12 Film that started Spaghetti Western genre "A Fistful of Dollars" premieres, directed by Sergio Leone, starring Clint Eastwood in his first leading role

Actor and Director Clint Eastwood
Actor and Director
Clint Eastwood
  • Sep 13 WKEF TV channel 22 in Dayton, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 14 WCVE TV channel 23 in Richmond, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 14 Walt Disney awarded Medal of Freedom at White House

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney
  • Sep 16 "Shindig" premieres on ABC-TV
  • Sep 17 "Bewitched" premieres on ABC TV

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 18 "The Addams Family", starring John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy, and Jackie Coogan, premieres on ABC

  • Sep 22 "Man from U.N.C.L.E." premieres on NBC-TV: open channel D

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Sep 26 "Gilligan's Island", starring Bob Denver as Gilligan, debuts on CBS

Actor Bob Denver
Actor
Bob Denver

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Sep 1 C├ęcilia Rhode, Swedish model
  • Sep 1 Ray D'Arcy, Irish DJ and TV presenter

Person of interestKeanu Reeves

Sep 2 Keanu Reeves, Canadian actor (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, The Matrix), born in Beirut, Lebanon

Actor and Musician Keanu Reeves
Actor and Musician
Keanu Reeves
  • Sep 3 Spike Feresten, American television writer
  • Sep 3 Holt McCallany, American actor
  • Sep 6 Rosie Perez, American actress (Do the Right Thing, White Men Can't Jump), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 8 Scott Levy, American professional wrestler
  • Sep 14 Faith Ford, American actress (Another World, Corky-Murphy Brown), born in Alexandria, Louisiana
  • Sep 16 Molly Shannon, American actress
  • Sep 16 Rossy de Palma, Spanish actress
  • Sep 17 Christian Conrad, actor (Charley Hannah, High Mountain Rangers)
  • Sep 18 Holly Robinson, actress (21 Jump Street), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 19 Kim Richards, American actress (Nanny & Prof, James at 15), born in Long Island, New York
  • Sep 19 Patrick Marber, British playwright and comedian, born in Wimbledon, London, Engla
  • Sep 19 Bob Papa, American sportscaster (NBC Sports), born in Dumont, New Jersey
  • Sep 20 Maggie Cheung, Hong Kong actress (1st Asian actress to win at Cannes for "Clean"), born in Hong Kong
  • Sep 24 Gene Watkins, American actor (James Walsh-As the World Turns), born in Waco, Texas
  • Sep 25 Anita Barone, American actress
  • Sep 25 Maria Doyle Kennedy, Irish actress and singer
  • Sep 26 Ty Miller, Granada Hills California, actor (The Kid-Young Riders)

Person of interestJaneane Garofalo

Sep 28 Janeane Garofalo, American comedienne (SNL, Truth about Cats & Dogs), born in Newton, New Jersey

Stand-Up Comedian Janeane Garofalo
Stand-Up Comedian
Janeane Garofalo
  • Sep 28 Susan Walters, Georgia, actress (Lorna-Loving, Mary Beth-Dear John)
  • Sep 30 Monica Bellucci, Citta di Castello Italy, actress (Dracula)

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Sep 24 Actress Jayne Mansfield (31) weds film producer and director Matt Cimber in Mulege, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 2 Morris Ankrum, American actor (Kronos, Earth vs Flying Saucers), dies at 67
  • Sep 26 Calvin Thomas, actor (Judge Hunter-One Man's Family), dies at 79
  • Sep 26 Ida Moore, actress (Mr Music, Johnny Belinda), dies at 82
  • Sep 28 Harpo Marx [Adolph], American actor and comedian (Marx brothers), dies at 75
  • Sep 29 Robert Burton, American actor (The Big Heat, Compulsion, A Man Called Peter), dies from cancer at 69