On This Day

September 1965 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • 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

Hey, Hey – We're The Monkees

Sep 8 Small ads in Daily Variety and Hollywood Reporter attract 437 young men interested in forming the world’s first manufactured boy band, "The Monkees" - 3 are chosen with Davey Jones already having been cast

  • 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 14 Western sitcom "F-Troop" premieres in the US on ABC
  • Sep 15 US TV series "Lost in Space" premieres
  • Sep 17 WPHL TV channel 17 in Philadelphia, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 17 CBS premiere of WWII sitcom "Hogan's Heroes"

Television Premiere

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

Television Premiere

Sep 18 TV sitcom "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

  • 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

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Sep 2 Partho Sen-Gupta, Indian filmmaker

Charlie Sheen

Sep 3 Charlie Sheen [Carlos Estévez], American actor (Wall St, Platoon), born in NYC, New York

  • Sep 5 Chris Gore, American filmmaker, born in Big Rapids, Michigan
  • Sep 6 John Polson, Australian actor (The Sum of Us) and film director, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Sep 7 Ron Blake, American jazz saxophonist, (SNL band; Christian McBride Big Band; Art Farmer), band leader, composer, and music educator (Juilliard), born in the Virgin Islands
  • Sep 9 Brenda Epperson, American actress (Ashley Abbott-Young & Restless), born in North Hollywood, California
  • Sep 10 Allison Daughtry, actress (Guilding Light)
  • Sep 11 John Schofield, BBC journalist (d. 1995)
  • Sep 11 Paul Heyman, American entertainment producer and wrestling manager, born in Westchester County, New York
  • Sep 12 Einstein Kristiansen, Norwegian cartoonist, designer and TV host, born in Greåker, Sarpsborg, Norway
  • Sep 13 Jeffrey Ross, American stand-up comedian, born in Springfield, New Jersey
  • Sep 16 Katy Kurtzman, American actress (Lindsay-Dynasty), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 16 Lorne Spicer, British TV presenter, born in Upminster, United Kingdom
  • Sep 17 Kyle Chandler, American actor (Friday Night Lights), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Sep 19 Debbye Turner, Miss America (1990) and TV host, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Sep 19 Alexandra Vandernoot, Belgian actress (Highlander: The Series), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Sep 19 Sabine Paturel, French singer (Les Bêtises) and actress, born in Toulon, France
  • Sep 20 Robert Rusler, American actor (Game of Love, Vamp, Thrashin'), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Sep 23 Mark Woodforde, Australian tennis player (12 x Grand Slam doubles titles; 5 x GS mixed doubles titles; Olympic gold 1996) and broadcaster (Fox Sports, ESPN), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • Sep 26 Alexandra Lencastre, Portuguese actress, born in Lisbon, Portugal

Jill Soloway

Sep 26 Jill Soloway, American writer and director (Afternoon Delight), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • Sep 27 Ricky Fuji, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Sep 30 Kathleen Madigan, American comedian
  • Sep 30 Omid Djalili, British stand-up comedian, actor of Iranian heritage, born in Chelsea, London

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 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
  • Sep 16 Fred Quimby, American Academy Award-winning animated film producer (Tom and Jerry cartoons), dies of a heart attack at 79

Clara Bow

Sep 27 Clara Bow, American silent screen actress (It), dies at 60

  • Sep 28 Eddie Gribbon, actor (Keystone Kops), dies after long illness