On This Day

Year 1968 in Film & Television (Part 2)

Events in Film & TV

  • Dec 6 WKID (WSCV) TV channel 51 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (IND) 1st broadcast
  • Dec 9 KRNE TV channel 12 in Merriman, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 9 Terence O'Neill, Northern Ireland Prime Minister, makes a television appeal for moderate opinion in what became known as the 'Ulster stands at the Crossroads' speech

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill
Northern Ireland Prime Minister
Terence O'Neill
  • Dec 11 KECC (now KECY) TV channel 9 in El Centro, CA (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • Dec 12 Rolling Stones film TV show "Rock 'n Roll Circus"-never aired
  • Dec 16 KFIZ TV channel 34 in Fond du Lac, WI begins broadcasting
  • Dec 19 WCWB (now WMGT) TV channel 41 in Macon, GA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 24 WATU (now WAGT) TV channel 26 in Augusta, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 28 KVOF (KUDO, now KWBB) TV channel 38 in San Francisco, California (IND) 1st broadcast

Music releaseMusic Recording

Dec 30 Frank Sinatra first records "My Way" with lyrics were written by Paul Anka and based on the French song "Comme d'habitude"

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 235

  • Jun 15 Demtra Hampton, model (Garda), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 15 Oh Dal-su, South Korean actor, born in Daegu, North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea
  • Jun 16 Patrick Stuart, actor (Will Cortlandt-All My Children), born in Hollywood, California

Person of interestRobert Rodriguez

Jun 20 Robert Rodriguez, American director (El Mariachi, Sin City, Grindhouse), born in San Antonio, Texas

  • Jun 21 Brandon Douglas, actor (Dr Quinn, Father's Homecoming), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Jun 22 Paula Irvine, actress (Lily Blake-Santa Barbara), born in Hollywood, California
  • Jun 27 Pascale Bussières, French-Canadian actress (Blanche), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 28 Adam Woodyatt, English actor (Ian Beale in EastEnders), born in Walthamstow, London Borough of Waltham Forest, United Kingdom
  • Jul 1 Tim Abell, American actor (We Were Soldiers), born in Manassas, Virginia
  • Jul 3 Jeff Phillips, American actor (Hart Jessup-Guiding Light), born in Westwood, New Jersey
  • Jul 3 Chien-lien Wu [Jacklyn Wu], Taiwanese actress and singer, born in Taipei, Taiwan

Person of interestSusan Wojcicki

Jul 5 Susan Wojcicki, American businesswoman and CEO of YouTube "the most important person in advertising", born in Santa Clara County, California

CEO of YouTube Susan Wojcicki
CEO of YouTube
Susan Wojcicki
  • Jul 7 Amy Carlson, American actress (Blue Bloods, Third Watch), born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois
  • Jul 7 Jorja Fox, American actress, born in New York
  • Jul 8 Michael Weatherly, American actor (Cooper Alden-The City/Loving), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 8 Billy Crudup, American actor
  • Jul 10 Jonathan Gilbert, American actor
  • Jul 13 Robert Gant, American actor
  • Jul 13 Christian Taylor, British screenwriter
  • Jul 14 Kazushi Sakuraba, Japanese mixed martial artist/professional wrestler
  • Jul 15 Eddie Griffin, American comedian
  • Jul 15 Stan Kirsch, American actor
  • Jul 17 Beth Littleford, American comedian, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Jul 17 Bitty Schram, American actress, born in New York
  • Jul 20 Chris Kennedy, actor (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure)
  • Jul 20 Michael Park, American actor
  • Jul 20 Julian Rhind-Tutt, English actor
  • Jul 23 Beth Ehlers, American actress (Harley Cooper-Guiding Light, Hunger), born in Queens, New York
  • Jul 23 Stephanie Seymour, American model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover-1988), born in San Diego, California
  • Jul 24 John P Navin Jr, actor (Joey Elliot-Jennifer Slept Here), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 24 Laura Leighton [Miller], American actress (Melrose Place, Pretty Little Liars), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Jul 24 Kristin Chenoweth, American singer and actress (Wicked), born in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
  • Jul 27 Julian McMahon, Australian actor (Nip/Tuck, Profiler), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jul 27 Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Italian actress (Postman), born in Messina, Italy
  • Jul 30 Terry Crews, American NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins) and actor (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Jul 30 Sofie Gråbøl, Danish actress (The Killing), born in Frederiksberg, Denmark
  • Aug 1 Roshumba Williams, American model (Bride), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 4 Marcus Schenkenberg, model (Calvin Klein)
  • Aug 4 Daniel Dae Kim, American actor
  • Aug 5 Tokimitsu Ishizawa, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Aug 9 Gillian Anderson, actress (The X-Files, Bleak House), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 9 Eric Bana, Australian actor
  • Aug 9 Joseph McGinty Nichol, American film producer and director
  • Aug 10 Peter Docter, American film director
  • Aug 11 Anna Gunn, American actress
  • Aug 12 Andras Jones, American actor
  • Aug 14 Adrian Lester, English actor, born in Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Aug 15 Debra Messing, American actress (Will & Grace), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 16 Donovan Leitch Jr., American actor (I Shot Andy Warhol) and musician (Camp Freddy), born in London, England
  • Aug 17 Helen McCrory, English actress (The Queen, Peaky Blinders), born in London (d. 2021)
  • Aug 18 Greta Lind, American actress (Katie Kennicott-All My Children), born in Goshen, New York
  • Aug 18 Griffin Drew, American actress (Dinosaur Island), born in Hazelhurst, Georgia
  • Aug 18 Lee Seung-yeon, South Korean actress, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Aug 20 Yuri Shiratori, Japanese voice actress and singer, born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Aug 21 Barbara Ann Moore, American actress, Playboy playmate (Dec, 1992) and ballroom dancer, born in Spokane, Washington
  • Aug 22 Casper Christensen, Danish comedian (Hvaffor en hånd), born in Kerteminde, Denmark
  • Aug 24 Shoichi Funaki, Japanese professional wrestler, born in Toyko
  • Aug 25 Rachael Ray, American TV personality and chef, born in Glen Falls, New York
  • Aug 26 Byron Lawson, Canadian actor
  • Aug 28 Billy Boyd, Scottish actor (Seed of Chucky), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Aug 31 Jim Bob Howard, American actor (Flash and Bone), born in Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Sep 2 Cynthia Watros, American actress
  • Sep 4 John Preston, American actor (Greg-General Hospital), born in Cedar City, Utah
  • Sep 4 Phill Lewis, American actor, born in Uganda
  • Sep 4 John DiMaggio, American actor, born in North Plainfield, New Jersey
  • Sep 6 Gene Patrick, American actor (Gemini: Twin Stars), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 9 Julia Sawalha, English actress (Saffron-Abfab, Chrissy-Buddy's Song), born in London, United Kingdom
  • Sep 10 Guy Ritchie, British film director (Sherlock Holmes), born in Hartfield, England
  • Sep 12 Paul F. Tompkins, American comedian, born in Mount Airy, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 13 Emma Wiklund [Sjöberg], Swedish model and actress, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Sep 14 Dan Cortese, American actor and TV host (Jess Hanson-Melrose Place), born in Sewickley, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 15 Danny Nucci, actor (Gabriel Ortega-Falcon Crest)
  • Sep 16 Walt Becker, American writer and film director (Van Wilder), born in Hollywood, California
  • Sep 17 Suzy Cote, actress (Samantha in Guiding Light), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • Sep 20 Leah Pinsent, Canadian actress (April Fool's Day), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Sep 21 Ricki Lake, actress (Hairspray), talk show host (Ricki), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 23 Yvette Fielding, English television presenter (Blue Peter), born in Manchester, England

Person of interestWill Smith

Sep 25 Will Smith, American rapper ("Parents Just Don't Understand") and actor (Men in Black, Independence Day, Fresh Prince of Bel Air), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Actor Will Smith
Actor
Will Smith
  • Sep 26 Jim Caviezel, American actor, born in Mount Vernon, Washington
  • 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
  • Oct 1 Jay Underwood, American actor (The Boy Who Could Fly), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Oct 11 Jane Krakowski, American actress (30 Rock), born in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey
  • Oct 12 Adam Rich, American actor (Nicholas-8 is Enough, Code Red, Gun Shy), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestHugh Jackman

Oct 12 Hugh Jackman, Australian actor and singer (X-men, The Greatest Showman), born in Sydney, Australia

  • Oct 13 Tisha Campbell, American actress (Gina-Martin, House Party), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Oct 16 Randall Batinkoff, American actor (For Keeps), born in Monticello, New York
  • Oct 16 Elsa Zylberstein, French actress
  • Oct 18 Rhod Gilbert, Welsh comedian (Never Mind the Buzzcocks), born in Carmarthen, Wales
  • Oct 22 Jay Johnston, American actor and comedian (Mr. Show)
  • Oct 25 Lisa Trusel, American actress (Lizette-Father Murphy, Days of our Lives), born in Hollywood, Los Angeles
  • Oct 29 Grayson McCouch, American actor (Morgan Winthrop-Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 30 Jack Plotnick, American film and TV actor (Gods and Monsters), born in Worthington, Ohio
  • 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

Weddings in Film & TV


Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV