On This Day

November 1968 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Music History

Nov 1 Noël Coward's "Sweet Potato" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 36 performances

  • Nov 4 WRDU (now WPTF) TV channel 28 in Raleigh-Durham, NC (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Nov 4 WTOG TV channel 44 in St Petersburg-Tampa, FL (IND) 1st broadcast
  • Nov 6 The film "Head" starring the Monkees opens in New York.
  • Nov 12 KSEL (now KAMC) TV channel 28 in Lubbock, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 14 U.S. premiere of film version of Morris L. West's best seller "The Shoes of the Fisherman"
  • Nov 17 KHNE TV channel 29 in Hastings, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 17 "Heidi Game", NBC cuts to show "Heidi" and misses Raider's rally to beat Jets, 43-32

Music History

Nov 21 The Supremes & The Temptations release "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"

  • Nov 22 1st interracial TV kiss (Star Trek - Captain Kirk and Uhura)
  • Nov 23 Musical revue "Noël Coward's Sweet Potato" closes at Booth Theatre, NYC, after 44 performances
  • Nov 25 15th National Film Awards (India): "Hatey Bazarey" wins the Golden Lotus

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Nov 1 Park Shin-yang, South Korean actor (The Letter, A Promise), born in Gonghang-dong, Seoul
  • Nov 2 Brandi Brandt, American Playboy playmate (October, 1987). convicted of drug smuggling, born in Santa Clara, California
  • Nov 3 Debbie Rochon, Canadian actress (Tromeo & Juliet), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Nov 5 Sam Rockwell, American actor (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), born in Daly, California
  • Nov 5 Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Spanish actress (A Walk in the Clouds), born in Rome, Lazio, Italy
  • Nov 6 Kelly Rutherford, American actress (Generations, Gossip Girl), born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky
  • Nov 8 Parker Posey, American actress (Tess Shelby-As the World Turns), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 8 Zara Whites, Dutch actress, born in Hoeksche Waard, Netherlands
  • Nov 11 David L. Cook, American Christian country singer and comedian, born in Pascagoula, Mississippi
  • Nov 12 Glenn Gilberti, American professional wrestler, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 12 Aya Hisakawa, Japanese voice actress and singer, born in Kaizuka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Nov 14 Serge Postigo, Canadian actor
  • Nov 18 Romany Malco, American actor (Weeds, No Ordinary Family), rapper and music producer (College Boyz - "Victim of the Ghetto"), born in Brooklyn, New York

Owen Wilson

Nov 18 Owen Wilson, American actor (Meet the Parents, Zoolander), born in Dallas, Texas

  • Nov 25 Jory Husain, actor (Jawaharial-Head of the Class), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Nov 27 Michael Vartan, French American actor (Alias), born in Boulogne-Billancourt, France
  • Nov 30 DuShon Monique Brown, American actor (Prison Break, Connie-Chicago Fire), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2018)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Nov 5 Estelle Hemsley, American actress (Leech Woman, Take a Giant Step), dies at 81
  • Nov 5 Robert Ayres, actor (Battle Beneath the Earth), dies at 54
  • Nov 8 Wendell Corey, American actor (Rear Window, 11th Hour, Peck's Bad Girl), dies from a liver ailment at 54
  • Nov 10 Gerald Mohr, American actor (The Angry Red Planet, The Sniper, Foreign Intrigue), dies from a heart attack at 54
  • Nov 20 Cathy Lewis, American actress (Deidre-Hazel), dies of cancer at 50
  • Nov 20 Helen Gardner, American silent film actress (Sandra), dies at 84
  • Nov 25 Phil Lord, actor (Stud's Place), dies at 89