September 1966 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Sep 1 KIFW (now KTNL) TV channel 13 in Sitka, AK (CBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 5 Jerry Lewis' 1st Muscular Dystrophy Labor Day telethon raises $1 million

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 5 WRLK TV channel 35 in Columbia, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 7 KTNE TV channel 13 in Alliance, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 8 "Star Trek" premieres on NBC-TV
  • Sep 8 "That Girl" starring Marlo Thomas premieres on ABC-TV
  • Sep 12 "Monkees" premieres on NBC-TV
  • Sep 12 KPNE TV channel 9 in North Platte, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 12 WCES TV channel 20 in Wrens, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 12 WUSF TV channel 16 in Tampa-St Petersburg, FL (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • Sep 22 KMEB TV channel 10 in Wailuku, HI (PBS) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Sep 1 Katja Bienert, actress (Praxis Bulowbogen), born in Berlin, Germany

Person of interestSalma Hayek

Sep 2 Salma Hayek, Mexican American actress (Desperado, Frida), born in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico

Actress Salma Hayek
Actress
Salma Hayek
  • Sep 2 Tuc Watkins, American actor
  • Sep 5 Achero MaƱas, Spanish actor and film director, born in Madrid, Spain

Person of interestAdam Sandler

Sep 9 Adam Sandler, American actor, comedian (Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Saturday Night Live), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Sep 9 David Bennent, Lausanne, actor (Tin Drum, Legend)
  • Sep 12 Darren E Burrows, Kansas, actor (Ed Chigliak-Northern Exposure)
  • Sep 13 Louis Mandylor, Australian actor
  • Sep 19 El Samurai, [Osamu Matsuda], wrestler (WAR/NJPW)
  • Sep 19 Yoshihiro Takayama, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Sep 24 Paul Michael Valley, actor (Ryan Harrison-Another World)
  • Sep 28 Puri Jagannadh, Indian film director
  • Sep 29 Jill Whelan, actress (Vicki-Love Boat, Young & Restless), born in Oakland, California

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Sep 10 Actor John Lithgow (20) weds Jean Taynton

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 7 Al Kelly, double talk comedian (Ernie Kovacs Show), dies at 67
  • Sep 9 Nestor Paiva, American-Portuguese actor (Zorro, The Creature from the Black Lagoon), dies of cancer at 61
  • Sep 11 Charlie Cantor, actor (Artie-Ray Bolger Show), dies at 68
  • Sep 14 Gertrude Berg, American actress (Molly Goldberg-Goldbergs), dies at 66
  • Sep 14 Nikolai Cherkasov, Russian actor (Ivan the Terrible), dies at 63
  • Sep 26 Helen Kane, actress (Heads Up, Pointed Heels), dies of cancer at 62
  • Sep 28 Eric Fleming, actor (Gil-Rawhide), dies at 41