September 1968 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 2 Jerry Lewis' 3rd Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 8 "Funny Girl" biopic film based on life of Fanny Brice premieres, directed by William Wyler, starring Barbra Streisand and Omar Sharif

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Sep 9 WGIQ TV channel 43 in Louisville, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 9 WVPT TV channel 51 in Staunton, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 14 1st broadcast of "60 Minutes" on CBS-TV
  • Sep 15 "Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park" Show on CBS TV
  • Sep 15 WUAB TV channel 43 in Lorain-Cleveland, Ohio (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 15 WXON TV channel 20 in Detroit, MI (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 16 KLNI (now KADN) TV channel 15 in Lafayette, LA (IND) begins
  • Sep 21 Police drama "Adam-12" debuts on NBC in the US
  • Sep 22 KMTC (now KDEB) TV channel 27 in Springfield, MO (IND) 1st broadcast
  • Sep 23 WKAS TV channel 25 in Ashland, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 23 WKGB TV channel 53 in Bowling Green, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 23 WKLE TV channel 46 in Lexington, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 23 WKMA TV channel 35 in Madisonville, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 23 WKMR TV channel 38 in Morehead, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 23 WKON TV channel 52 in Owenton, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 23 WKSO TV channel 29 in Somerset, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 23 WKZT TV channel 23 in Elizabethtown, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 24 "60 Minutes" premieres on CBS-TV
  • Sep 24 "That's Life" premieres-A Broadway musical type TV show
  • Sep 26 1st broadcast of "Hawaii Five-O" on CBS-TV
  • Sep 26 "Oliver!" directed by Carol Reed and starring Mark Lester and Ron Moody premieres in London (Best Picture 1969)

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Sep 2 Cynthia Watros, American actress
  • Sep 4 John Preston, Utah, actor (Greg-General Hospital)
  • Sep 4 Phill Lewis, American actor
  • Sep 4 John DiMaggio, American actor
  • Sep 5 Yuki Ishikawa, wrestler (NJPW)
  • Sep 6 Gene Patrick, actor (Gemini: Twin Stars), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 6 Tommy Snider, American actor
  • Sep 9 Julia Sawalha, actress (Saffron-Abfab, Chrissy-Buddy's Song)
  • Sep 10 Guy Ritchie, British film director (Sherlock Holmes), born in Hartfield
  • Sep 12 Paul F. Tompkins, American comedian
  • Sep 13 Emma Sj√∂berg, Swedish model
  • Sep 14 Dan Cortese, actor/TV host (Jess Hanson-Melrose Place)
  • Sep 15 Danny Nucci, actor (Gabriel Ortega-Falcon Crest)
  • Sep 17 Suzy Cote, actress (Samantha in Guiding Light), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • Sep 20 Leah Pinsent, Canadian actress
  • Sep 21 Ricki Lake, actress (Hairspray), talk show host (Ricki), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 23 Yvette Fielding, English television presenter

Person of interestWill Smith

Sep 25 Will Smith, American actor and rapper (Men in Black, Independence Day, Fresh Prince of Bel Air), born in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Actor Will Smith
Actor
Will Smith
  • Sep 26 James Caviezel, American actor
  • Sep 28 Vanessa Vadim, daughter of Jane Fonda/actress (Last Party), born in Paris, France
  • Sep 28 Naomi Watts, British actress (King Kong, 21 Grams), born in Shoreham, Kent
  • Sep 29 Patrick Burns, American television presenter, born in Highland Park, Illinois
  • Sep 29 Samir Soni, Indian film actor

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 16 Actress Sally Field weds Steven Craig

Actress Sally Field
Actress
Sally Field

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 3 Isabel Withers, American actress (b. 1896)
  • Sep 18 Franchot Tone, American actor (Mutiny on the Bounty, Advise & Consent), dies from lung cancer at 63
  • Sep 18 Francis McDonald, American actor (Will-Adv of Champion), dies at 77
  • Sep 28 Corry Lievens, Flemish actress/playwright/dir (Blue Bird), dies at 64