On This Day

November 1969 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Nov 10 "Sesame Street" premieres on PBS TV

Muppeteer and Filmmaker Jim Henson
Muppeteer and Filmmaker
Jim Henson
  • Nov 12 WJJY (now WJPT) TV channel 14 in Jacksonville, IL (ABC) 1st broadcast

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 13 Vice President Spiro Agnew accuses network TV news departments of bias and distortion

Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew
Vice President of the United States
Spiro Agnew
  • Nov 15 The 1st ever colour television commercial in the UK, for Birds Eye peas, airs on ATV in the Midlands during a Thunderbirds episode
  • Nov 19 WENY TV channel 36 in Elmira, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 21 KXIX (now KVCT) TV channel 19 in Victoria, TX (ABC) 1st broadcast

Birthdays in Film & TV

Person of interestMatthew McConaughey

Nov 4 Matthew McConaughey, American actor (Contact, A Time to Kill), born in Uvalde, Texas

  • Nov 5 Jennifer Guthrie, American actress (Dawn-General Hospital), born in Willimantic, Connecticut
  • Nov 7 Michelle Clunie, American actress (Queer As Folk), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Nov 8 Roxana Zal, American actress, born in Malibu, California
  • Nov 9 Pepa [Sandra Denton], Jamaican-American hip hop artist (Salt-n-Pepa) and actress, born in Kingston, Jamaica (birth date disputed)

Person of interestEllen Pompeo

Nov 10 Ellen Pompeo, American actress (Grey's Anatomy), born in Everett, Massachusetts

Actress Ellen Pompeo
Actress
Ellen Pompeo
  • Nov 11 Carson Kressley, American television personality (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 12 Jason Cundy, English footballer and broadcaster, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Nov 13 Gerard Butler, Scottish actor
  • Nov 17 Takako Inque, Toride Japan, wrestler (Japan)
  • Nov 17 Ryotaro Okiayu, Japanese voice actor
  • Nov 18 Ahmed Helmy, Egyptian actor (Aboud Ala El Hodoud), born in Banha, Egypt
  • Nov 20 Callie Thorne, American actress (Necessary Roughness), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 25 Jacqueline Hennessy, Edmonton, actress (Dead Ringers)
  • Nov 25 Jillian Hennessy, Edmonton, twin actress (Claire-Law & Order, Paper)

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 12 American filmmaker Blake Edwards (47) weds "The Sound of Music" actress Julie Andrews (34) in Beverly Hills, California

Actress and Singer Julie Andrews
Actress and Singer
Julie Andrews

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Nov 5 Lloyd Corrigan, American actor (Papa Dodger, The Manchurian Candidate), dies at 69
  • Nov 8 Kam Tong, Chinese American actor (Have Gun Will Travel, Across the Pacific, Flower Drum Song), dies at 62
  • Nov 8 Dave O'Brien [Fronabarger], American actor and writer (Reefer Madness, Kiss Me Kate, 1st Aid), dies from a heart attack at 57
  • Nov 11 Frank Newburg, American actor (Homemaker), dies at 83
  • Nov 15 Roy D'Arcy [Roy Giusti], American actor (Warning Shadows, Revolt of Zombies), dies at 75
  • Nov 28 Roy Barcroft [Howard Ravenscroft], American actor (Oklahoma!; Freckles), dies at 67