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November 1965 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Release

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 16 Walt Disney launches Epcot Center: Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow
  • Nov 19 ABC radio begins weekly "Vietnam Update" report
  • Nov 20 WCNY TV channel 24 in Syracuse, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 22 "Miss Goodall and the Wild Chimpanzees" broadcast on CBS, watched by 25 million, brings Jane Goodall to international attention

Primatologist and Anthropologist Jane Goodall
Primatologist and Anthropologist
Jane Goodall

Birthdays in Film & TV


Person of interestShah Rukh Khan

Nov 2 Shah Rukh Khan [Shahrukh Khan], Indian actor, producer and TV personality (My Name is Khan, Swades), born in New Delhi, India

  • Nov 3 Maty Monforth, TV host (Mike & Maty)
  • Nov 4 Malandra Burrows, English actress (Emmerdale), born in Woolton, Liverpool
  • Nov 5 Famke Janssen, Dutch model and actress (The Blacklist: Redemption), born in Amstelveen, Netherlands
  • Nov 8 Craig Chester, American actor and screenwriter, born in West Covina, California
  • Nov 10 Sean Hughes, Irish stand-up comedian, writer and actor, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 2017)
  • Nov 11 Max Mutchnick, American TV writer and producer
  • Nov 12 Lex Lang, American voice actor
  • Nov 16 Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Italian-French actress, screenwriter and film director (A Castle in Italy, Normal People), born in Turin, Italy
  • Nov 21 Alexander Siddig, British actor
  • Nov 22 Mads Mikkelsen, Danish actor (The Hunt), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Nov 22 Peter Safran, British-born American film producer and talent agent
  • Nov 23 Michael Brainard, American actor (All My Children, Santa Barbara), born in Hollywood, California
  • Nov 24 Kim Roe-ha, South Korean actor
  • Nov 24 Shirley Henderson, Scottish actress
  • Nov 25 Dougray Scott, Scottish television and film actor
  • Nov 29 Ellen Cleghorne, comedienne (Saturday Night Live)
  • Nov 29 Neill Barry, American actor (Old Enough, Heat), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 30 Ben Stiller, American actor (Ben Stiller Show, Next of Kin, Cable Guy), born in NYC, New York

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Nov 11 Gaston Glass, actor (Opening Your Eyes), dies after long illness at 65
  • Nov 14 Russell Collins, American 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