1965 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 1 American actor George Murphy begins his term as Senator of California

Actor and Senator George Murphy
Actor and Senator
George Murphy
  • Jan 10 WKBD TV channel 50 in Detroit, MI (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 12 "Hullabaloo" premieres on NBC-TV
  • Jan 16 "Outer Limits" last airs on ABC-TV
  • Jan 20 The Beatles appear on Shindig (ABC-TV)
  • Jan 23 "King Family Show" (musical variety) premieres on ABC TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 1 Peter Jennings, 26, becomes anchor of ABC's nightly news

Journalist and T.V. News Anchor Peter Jennings
Journalist and T.V. News Anchor
Peter Jennings
  • Feb 7 WVIZ TV channel 25 in Cleveland, Ohio (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Feb 8 22nd Golden Globes: "Becket", Peter O'Toole, & Anne Bancroft win

Actress Anne Bancroft
Actress
Anne Bancroft
  • Feb 12 KHFI (now KBVO) TV channel 42 in Austin, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 1 WPSX TV channel 3 in Clearfield, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Release

Mar 2 One of the most popular musical films of all time, "The Sound of Music", starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1966)

Actor Christopher Plummer
Actor
Christopher Plummer
Actress/Singer Julie Andrews
Actress/Singer
Julie Andrews
  • Mar 4 David Attenbrough became the new controller of BBC2
  • Mar 15 WMFE TV channel 24 in Orlando, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Apr 5 37th Academy Awards: "My Fair Lady", Rex Harrison & Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins) win awards

Actress/Singer Julie Andrews
Actress/Singer
Julie Andrews
Actor Rex Harrison
Actor
Rex Harrison
  • Apr 24 "Comedy in Music-Opus 2" closes at John Golden NYC after 192 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 28 Barbra Streisand stars on "My Name is Barbra" special on CBS

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • May 3 KTCI TV channel 17 in St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • May 7 WAOW TV channel 9 in Wausau, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • May 16 WNJU TV channel 47 in NY-Linden, NY (TEL) begins broadcasting
  • May 16 18th Cannes Film Festival: "The Knack...and How to Get It" directed by Richard Lester wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • May 18 Gene Roddenberry suggests 16 names for Star Trek Captain; they include Kirk
  • May 18 WTAF TV channel 29 in Philadelphia, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • May 31 12th National Film Awards (India): "Charulata" wins the Golden Lotus
  • Jun 7 Sony Corp introduced its home video tape recorder, priced at $995
  • Jul 1 KUID TV channel 12 in Moscow, ID (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 17 WLCY (now WTSP) TV channel 10 in St Petersburg-Tampa, Florida (ABC) begins
  • Jul 19 Shooting begins on Star Trek 2nd pilot "Where No Man Has Gone Before"
  • Jul 29 Beatles movie "Help" premieres, Queen Elizabeth attends
  • Aug 11 Beatles movie "Help" opens in NYC
  • Aug 24 26th Venice Film Festival: "Sandra" directed by Luchino Visconti wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 27 WTVI TV channel 42 in Charlotte, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 4 KREZ TV channel 6 in Durango, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 6 KLNE TV channel 3 in Lexington, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 10 WUND TV channel 2 in Columbia, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 12 WCEE TV channel 23 in Rockford, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 12 17th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show & Dick Van Dyke win
  • Sep 14 "F-Troop" premieres in the US on ABC
  • Sep 17 WPHL TV channel 17 in Philadelphia, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 17 CBS premiere of WWII sitcom "Hogan's Heroes"

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Sep 18 TV comedy "Get Smart" created by Mel Brooks and starring Don Adams premieres

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 18 "I Dream of Jeannie", starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie, and Larry Hagman as an astronaut who becomes her master, premieres on NBC

Actress Barbara Eden
Actress
Barbara Eden
  • Sep 20 WXXW (now WYCC) TV channel 20 in Chicago, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 25 Beatle cartoon show begins in US
  • Sep 29 WLVT TV channel 39 in Allentown, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 15 WEMT (now WVII) TV channel 7 in Bangor, ME (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 17 WBMG TV channel 42 in Birmingham, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 21 KTWU TV channel 11 in Topeka, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 27 WCFT TV channel 33 in Tuscaloosa, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 5 "Pierrot le Fou", directed by Jean-Luc Godard, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina, is released
  • Nov 8 "Days of Our Lives" premieres on TV
  • Nov 13 Director Kenneth Tynan says the word "Fuck" on BBC
  • Nov 14 KCST TV channel 39 in San Diego, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 19 ABC radio begins weekly "Vietnam Update" report
  • Nov 20 WCNY TV channel 24 in Syracuse, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Music concertMusic Concert

Dec 17 Astrodome opens, 1st event is Judy Garland & Supremes concert

Actress Judy Garland
Actress
Judy Garland

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 22 "Doctor Zhivago" based on the novel by Boris Pasternak, directed by David Lean and starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie premieres in NYC

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean
Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak
Novelist & Poet
Boris Pasternak
Actress Julie Christie
Actress
Julie Christie

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 29 "Thunderball", 4th James Bond film starring Sean Connery and Claudine Auger premieres in Tokyo

  • Dec 29 CBS purchases NFL TV rights for 1966-68 at $18.8 million per year

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 234

  • Jan 4 Julia Ormond, actress (Sabrina, Legends of the Fall), born in London, England
  • Jan 4 Yvan Attal, French actor and director
  • Jan 4 Rick Hearst, actor (General Hospital), born in Howard Beach, New York
  • Jan 5 Vinnie Jones, English-born Welsh footballer and actor
  • Jan 6 Konnan, Cuban-born professional wrestler
  • Jan 8 Michelle Forbes [Guajardo], American actress (True Blood, Guiding Light, Star Trek: The Next Generation), born in Austin, Texas
  • Jan 9 Joely Richardson, English actress (Body Contact, Wetherby), born in London, England
  • Jan 11 Loredana Romito, Benevento Italy, model/actress (Fatal Temptation)
  • Jan 11 Olivia Barash, actress (Laura-Out of the Blue), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jan 14 Desiree Nosbusch, Luxembourg, actress (The Fan)
  • Jan 14 Jemma Redgrave, actress (Buddha of Suburbia), born in London, England
  • Jan 15 James Nesbitt, Northern Irish actor
  • Jan 18 Dave Attell, American writer and comedian
  • Jan 22 Diane Lane, American actress (The Perfect Storm, Lady Beware, Lonesome Dove), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 22 Brian McCardie, Scottish actor
  • Jan 22 Chintara Sukapatana, Thai actress
  • Jan 24 Carlos Saldanha, Brazilian film director
  • Jan 26 Allison Hossack, Manitoba, actress (Olivia-Another World)
  • Jan 27 Alan Cumming, Scottish actor
  • Jan 28 Lynda Boyd, American actress
  • Jan 30 Julie McCullough, playmate (Feb 86)/actress (Growing Pains), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Feb 1 Brandon Lee, actor (Showdown in Little Tokyo), born in Oakland, California (d. 1993)
  • Feb 1 Sherilyn Fenn, actress (2 Moon Junction, Twin Peaks), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 2 Naoki Sano, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Feb 3 Kathleen Kimont, actress (Fraternity Vacation, Renegade), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 3 Maura Tierney, actress (Lisa-Newsradio), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Feb 7 Jason Gedrick, actor (Heavenly Kid, Class of '96), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 8 Mathilda May, actress (Lifeforce), born in Paris, France
  • Feb 10 Marjolein Macrander, Dutch actress (Drowned), born in Zutphen, Netherlands
  • Feb 10 Mario Jean, Quebec comedian and television actor, born in Chicoutmi, Canada
  • Feb 13 Stephen Manley, US actor (Donny-Married the 1st Year), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 17 Clayton Prince, actor (Hairspray, Reuben-Another World), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 17 Michael Bay, American film director
  • Feb 23 Kristin Davis, American actress (Melrose Place), born in Boulder, Colorado
  • Feb 25 Carrot Top, [Scott Thompson], Fla, comedian (Amer Comedy Award-1994)
  • Feb 25 Veronica Webb, supermodel/actress (Jungle Fever, Malcolm X)
  • Feb 26 Alison Armitage, actress (Acapulco HEAT), born in London, England
  • Feb 26 Brittany York, playmate (Oct, 1990), born in London, England
  • Feb 27 Noah Emmerich, American actor
  • Mar 1 Booker Huffman, American professional wrestler
  • Mar 4 Stacy Edwards, actress (Santa Barbara), born in Glasgow, Montana
  • Mar 4 Paul W. S. Anderson, English filmmaker
  • Mar 4 Andrew Collins, English journalist, scriptwriter and broadcaster
  • Mar 7 Cameron Daddo, Australian actor (Brian Petersen-Models Inc), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Mar 11 Wallace Langham, American actor
  • Mar 11 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, British television presenter
  • Mar 14 Catherine Dent, American actress
  • Mar 14 Aamir Khan, Indian actor, director and producer (Lagaan, PK), born in Mumbai, India
  • Mar 14 Kiana Tom, American fitness guru and model
  • Mar 14 Kevin Williamson, American screenwriter
  • Mar 16 BelĂ©n Rueda, Spanish actress
  • Mar 18 Yoriko Douguchi, Japanese actress
  • Mar 22 Emma Wray, English actress, born in Birkenhead, England
  • Mar 23 Richard Grieco, Waterton NY, actor (21 Jump Street, Booker)
  • Mar 24 Peter Jacobson, American actor
  • Mar 24 Gurmit Singh, Singaporean actor
  • Mar 24 The Undertaker, American professional wrestler

Person of interestSarah Jessica Parker

Mar 25 Sarah Jessica Parker, American actress (Square Pegs, Sex and the City), born in Nelsonville, Ohio

  • Mar 25 Sean "Hollywood" Hamilton, DJ (Hangin' With Hollywood, Z-100)
  • Mar 31 William McNamara, actor (Texasville, Beat, Stealing Home), born in Dallas, Texas

Person of interestRobert Downey Jr

Apr 4 Robert Downey Jr, American actor ( Chrlie Chaplin, Iron Man, Avengers), born in NYC, New York

  • Apr 9 Paulina Porizkova, Prostejov Czech, model (Playboy-Aug 87)
  • Apr 9 Mark Pellegrino, American actor
  • Apr 12 Tom O'Brien, American actor-producer
  • Apr 14 Tom Dey, American film director
  • Apr 16 Jon Cryer, actor (Pretty in Pink, Superman IV)

Person of interestMartin Lawrence

Apr 16 Martin Lawrence, American comedian (Martin), born in Frankfurt, Germany

Comedian Martin Lawrence
Comedian
Martin Lawrence
  • Apr 16 Michael Wong Man Tak, Hong Kong actor and director
  • Apr 17 William Mapother, American actor
  • Apr 21 Karen Foster, Lufkin Texas, playmate (Oct, 1989)
  • Apr 22 Lauri Hendler, actress (Julie - Gimme a Break), born in Ft Belvoir, Virgina
  • Apr 24 Son Chang Min, South Korean actor
  • Apr 26 Kevin James, American comedian
  • Apr 28 Steven Blum, American voice actor
  • Apr 30 Adrian Pasdar, Pittsfield Mass, actor (C Oliver Resor-Feds, Top Gun)
  • May 3 Rob Brydon, Welsh comedian
  • May 3 Nina Garcia, Colombian-American fashion expert and television personality (Project Runway), born in Barranquilla, Colombia
  • May 7 Owen Hart, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 1999)
  • May 9 Janu Tornell, American model and Survivor contestant
  • May 10 Linda Evangelista, St Catherines Canada, supermodel (Elite)
  • May 11 Monsour del Rosario, Filipino martial artist and actor
  • May 13 Hikari Ota, Japanese comedian
  • May 15 Jeff Rochlin, American actor (Cutting Class, Splitz, Taps), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 16 Brent Jasmer, actor (Sly-Bold & Beautiful), born in Portland, Oregon

Person of interestTrent Reznor

May 17 Trent Reznor, American musician (9 Inch Nails) and film score composer, born in Mercer, Pennsylvania

Musician Trent Reznor
Musician
Trent Reznor
  • May 19 Joshua Beckett [Joshua Rifkind], American actor (Marshall Chronicles), born in Beverly Hills, California
  • May 19 Maile Flanagan, American actress (Naruto, Lab Rats), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • May 20 Fia Porter, Mexia Tx, actress (Audrey Ames-One Life to Live)
  • May 20 Ted Allen, American television host
  • May 23 Tom Tykwer, German film director

Person of interestJohn C. Reilly

May 24 John C. Reilly, American actor (Chicago, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • May 25 Roef-Ragas, Dutch actor (Missing Link, Red Rain, Juju, Mykosch)
  • May 25 George Hickenlooper, American documentary filmmaker
  • May 26 Hazel Irvine, British television presenter
  • May 27 Todd Bridges, actor (Diff'rent Strokes, Fish), born in San Francisco, California
  • May 28 Christa Miller, American actress (Kate-Drew Carey Show), born in NYC, New York
  • May 30 Tammy Parks, actress (Attack of 60' Centerfold), born in Rockville Centre, New York

Person of interestBrooke Shields

May 31 Brooke Shields, American model/actress (Blue Lagoon, Suddenly Susan), born in NYC, New York

Supermodel & Actress Brooke Shields
Supermodel & Actress
Brooke Shields
  • Jun 1 India Allen, Portsmouth Va, playmate of the year (Dec, 1987)
  • Jun 3 Jeff Blumenkrantz, American composer and actor

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

May 15 Director Martin Scorsese (22) weds Laraine Brennan in New York

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 18 Actress and singer Rita Moreno (33) weds cardiologist Leonard Gordon

Singer/Dancer/Actress Rita Moreno
Singer/Dancer/Actress
Rita Moreno
  • Jun 22 Actress Lana Turner marries for the 7th time to Robert P. Eaton

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 15 Actress Joan Rivers (32) weds TV producer Edgar Rosenberg

Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host Joan Rivers
Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host
Joan Rivers

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 14 Former fashion model and fitness guru Jane Fonda (27) weds director and producer Roger Vadim (37) in Las Vegas

Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 7 Actress and comedian Phyllis Diller (48) weds actor Warde Donovan

Comedienne and Actress Phyllis Diller
Comedienne and Actress
Phyllis Diller

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 2 Comedian Tony Hancock (40) weds publicist Freddie Ross (35)

Comedian Tony Hancock
Comedian
Tony Hancock

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 3 Julius Tannen, comedian, dies at 84
  • Jan 5 Neil Craig, actor (Calling Dr Kildare), dies at 73
  • Jan 19 Frank Reicher, German-American actor (King Kong, Son of Kong), dies at 89
  • Jan 21 Harvey Zorbaugh, doctor/TV host (Play the Game), dies at 68
  • Jan 29 John Larkin, American actor (Saints & Sinners, The Satan Bug, 12 O'Clock High), dies of heart attack at 52
  • Feb 5 Irving Bacon, American actor (Branded Men, Fort Ti), dies at 71
  • Feb 6 Jack Wagner, American actor (The Razor's Edge, Under Two Flags, Jive Junction), dies from a heart attack at 68
  • Feb 7 Nance O'Neil, American actor (Cimarron, Royal Bed, Rogue Song), dies at 90
  • Feb 12 Henry Kulky [Kulakowich], American actor (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Love Nest), dies from a heart attack at 53
  • Feb 19 Forrest Taylor, actor (This is Life, Man Without a Gun), dies at 81
  • Feb 20 Fred Immler, German actor (Zapata's Gang, Madame DuBarry), dies at 85

Person of interestStan Laurel

Feb 23 Stan Laurel, British comedian (Laurel & Hardy films), dies of a heart attack at 74

Comedian and Actor Stan Laurel
Comedian and Actor
Stan Laurel
  • Mar 6 Margaret Dumont [Daisy Baker], actress (Animal Crackers), dies at 75
  • Mar 8 Esther Howard, actress (Detour), dies of heart attack at 72
  • Mar 17 Quentin Reynolds, newscaster (Its News to Me)/author (FBI), dies at 62
  • Mar 23 Mae Murray, actress (Bachelor Apartment), dies of heart ailment at 75
  • Mar 28 Jack Hoxie, American actor, rodeo performer (The White Outlaw), dies at 80
  • Apr 8 Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (Flesh & Devil), dies after illness at 78
  • Apr 10 Linda Darnell, American actress (Unfaithfully Yours, A Letter to Three Wives), dies from burns received in a house fire at 41
  • Apr 14 Leonard Mudie, England, British actor (Magnetic Monster, British Intelligence), dies of heart ailment at 82
  • Apr 19 George Davis, Flemish actor (Private Lives, Devil May Care), dies at 75
  • Apr 20 Dick Wessel, American actor (Dick Tracy vs Cueball, Beware of Blondie), dies of heart attack on 52nd birthday
  • Apr 23 Josephina J "Fien" de la Mar, Dutch actress (Pygmalion), dies at 67
  • Apr 24 Louise Dresser, actress (State Fair, Ship Comes In, Mammy), dies at 86
  • Apr 27 Alan Bunce, American radio and television actor (Homicidal, Ethel & Albert), dies at 64
  • Apr 27 Edward R Murrow, newscaster (Person to Person), dies at 57
  • Apr 30 Helen Chandler, American actress (Dracula, Salute, Last Flight), dies at 59
  • May 22 Bobby Watson, comedian (Hitler Gang, Boys Town), dies at 77

Person of interestJudy Holliday

Jun 7 Judy Holliday, American comedienne and actress (Born Yesterday, Adam's Rib), dies of cancer at 43

Actress Judy Holliday
Actress
Judy Holliday
  • Jun 15 Steve Cochran [Robert Alexander Cochran], American actor (Mozambique, Gay Senotiys, Dallas), dies from acute infectious edema at 48
  • Jun 23 Mary Boland, actress (Boy Trouble, New Moon), dies at 83
  • Jun 26 Reginald Beckwith, actor/writer (39 Steps, Dr in Love), dies at 56
  • Jun 28 [Theodora E] Betsy Ranucci-Beckman, actress (Dood Water), dies at 88
  • Jun 29 Sidney Marion, actor (Outlaws is Coming, Quicksand), dies at 64
  • Jun 30 Bessie Barriscale, actress (Plain Jane, Show Folks), dies
  • Jul 2 Theodora E "Betsy" Ranucci-Beckmann, actress (Klatergoud), dies at 88
  • Jul 11 Ray Collins, American actor (Homecoming, Good Sam, Rose Marie), dies at 75
  • Jul 19 Clyde Beatty, American animal trainer and actor (Africa Screams, The Big Cage), dies from cancer at 62
  • Jul 24 Constance Bennett, actress (Madame X, Topper), dies at 59
  • Jul 24 Irene Browne, actress (Peg O' My Heart), dies of cancer at 69
  • Jul 28 Minor Watson, American actor (Woman of the Year, Viva Cisco Kid), dies at 75
  • Jul 31 James Rennie, actor (Wilson, Skylark, Illicit), dies at 75
  • Aug 6 Everett Sloane, American actor (Patsy, Citizen Kane, Enforcer), dies of apparent suicide with barbiturates at 55
  • Aug 6 Nancy Carroll, actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), dies at 60
  • Aug 9 Creighton Hale, Irish actor (Gorilla Man, Way Down East), dies at 76
  • Aug 22 Henriette de Vreker-Verschuur, actress (Revolt in Mental Home), dies
  • Sep 3 Otto Lederer, Austrian actor (The Jazz Singer), dies at 79
  • Sep 7 Catherine Dale Owen, actress (Behind Office Doors), dies at 62
  • Sep 8 Dorothy Dandridge, American actress (Island in the Sun), dies of accidental overdose at 42
  • Sep 10 Robert "Bobby" Jordan, American actor (Dead End Kids, Kid Dynamite, Flying Wild), dies of sclerosis of liver at 42

Person of interestClara Bow

Sep 27 Clara Bow, US actress (It), dies at 60

Silent Screen Actress Clara Bow
Silent Screen Actress
Clara Bow
  • Sep 28 Eddie Gribbon, actor (Keystone Kops), dies after long illness
  • Oct 1 Gareth Hughes, Welsh actor (Midnight Girl), dies at 71
  • Oct 3 Zachary Scott, American actor (Spotlight Playhouse, Mildred Pierce), dies from a malignant brain tumor at 51
  • Oct 18 Henry Travers [Travers John Heagerty], British actor (Bells of St Mary, High Sierra), dies at 91
  • Oct 21 Marie McDonald, American singer and actress known as "The Body Beautiful" (Promises Promises), dies of an accidental drug overdose at 42
  • Oct 31 Rita Johnson, American actress (Honolulu, All Mine to Give), dies from a brain hemorrhage at 53
  • Nov 11 Gaston Glass, actor (Opening Your Eyes), dies after long illness at 65
  • Nov 14 Russell Collins, actor (Niagara, Close Up, Shockproof), dies at 68
  • Nov 26 Wild Bill Elliott [Gordon Nance], American actor (Beyond the Sacramento), dies of cancer at 60
  • Nov 27 Harry Harvey Sr, actor (It's a Man's World), dies at 64
  • Dec 12 Johnny Lee, American actor (Song of the South, The Amos 'n' Andy Show), dies from a heart attack at 67
  • Dec 22 Al Ritz [Joaquim], American actor (Gorilla, Hi Ya Chum), dies at 62
  • Dec 22 Richard Dimbleby, English journalist and broadcaster (b. 1913)