On This Day

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 17 The Supremes release "Baby Love"

Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Sep 18 TV series "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 (Seinfeild), born in Fall River, Massachusetts
  • Sep 3 Holt McCallany, American actor (Mindhunter), born in New York City
  • Sep 6 Rosie Perez, American actress (Do the Right Thing, White Men Can't Jump), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 8 Raven [Scott Levy], American professional wrestler, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 14 Faith Ford, American actress (Another World, Corky-Murphy Brown), born in Alexandria, Louisiana
  • Sep 16 Molly Shannon, American actress (Other People), born in Shaker Heights, Ohio
  • Sep 16 Mary Coustas, Greek-Austalian actress and comedian, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Sep 16 Rossy de Palma, Spanish actress (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), born in Palma, Balearic Islands, Spain
  • Sep 17 Christian Conrad, actor (Charley Hannah, High Mountain Rangers)
  • Sep 18 Holly Robinson, American actress (21 Jump Street), born in Mount Airy, 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 (Closer) and comedian, born in London, England
  • 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, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Sep 25 Maria Doyle Kennedy, Irish actress and singer, born in Clontarf, Ireland
  • Sep 26 Ty Miller, American actor (The Kid-Young Riders), born in Granada Hills California

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