On This Day

September 1969 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 1 Jerry Lewis' 4th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Sep 6 TV sitcom "The Brady Bunch" created by Sherwood Schwartz premieres on ABC in the US

  • Sep 9 WCVN TV channel 54 in Covington, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Sep 13 "Scooby-Doo Where are You" by Hanna-Barbera debuts on CBS in the US

Animator Joseph Barbera
Animator
Joseph Barbera
Animator William Hanna
Animator
William Hanna
  • Sep 22 "Music Scene" debuts on ABC-TV
  • Sep 23 1st broadcast of "Marcus Welby MD" on ABC-TV

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 23 "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" directed by George Roy Hill and starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford premieres

Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
Outlaw Butch Cassidy
Outlaw
Butch Cassidy
Actor Robert Redford
Actor
Robert Redford
  • Sep 29 "Bright Promise" TV Daytime Soap; debuts on NBC-TV
  • Sep 29 "Letters To Laugh-In" debuts on NBC-TV
  • Sep 29 "Love American Style" premieres on ABC-TV
  • Sep 29 "Name Droppers" debuts on NBC-TV
  • Sep 29 "Sale Of Century" debuts on NBC-TV

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Sep 2 Mark Brettschneider, American actor (Jason-One Life to Live), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Sep 3 John Fugelsang, American actor and political commentator, born in Long Island, New York
  • Sep 3 Noah Baumbach, writer, director and independent filmmaker (The Squid and the Whale), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 4 Noah Taylor, English-born actor, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Sep 5 Dweezil Zappa, American rock guitarist and son of Frank Zappa, born in Hollywood, California
  • Sep 6 CeCe Peniston, American singer (Finally) and beauty queen (Miss Black Arizona 1989), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Sep 6 Helen Labdon, English model (page 3), born in Bracknell, England
  • Sep 7 Angie Everhart, American model and actress (Jade, Last Action Hero), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Sep 7 Diane Farr, American actress (Numb3rs), born in Manhattan, New York
  • Sep 9 Scott DeFreitas, American actor (Andy Dixon-As the World Turns), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • Sep 9 Constance Marie, American actress, born in East Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 10 Jonathon Schaech, American actor
  • Sep 11 Laura Sisk, American actress (Allison Rescott-Loving), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 13 Ilka Knickenberg, German actress
  • Sep 13 Shane Warne, Australian cricket spin bowler and broadcaster (145 Tests, 708 wickets; 194 ODIs), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Sep 13 Tyler Perry, American filmmaker (Tyler Perry's House of Payne), author and songwriter, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Sep 13 Bong Joon-ho, South Korean film director (Parasite), born in Daegu, South Korea
  • Sep 15 Jeffrey Schwarz, American film director and producer
  • Sep 20 Victoria Dillard, American actress (Spin City), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 20 Megumi Kudo, Japanese professional wrestler, born in Koshigaya, Saitama, Japan
  • Sep 21 Billy Porter, American actor and singer (Kinky Boots), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 24 Lisa Matthews, American Playboy model (Apr, 1990, Playmate of the Year 1991), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • Sep 24 Megan Ward, American actress (Kimberly Sayers-Dark Skies), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 24 Goya Toledo, Spanish actress and model (Amores Perros), born in Arrecife, Spain

Person of interestCatherine Zeta-Jones

Sep 25 Catherine Zeta-Jones, Welsh actress (Chicago, The Terminal, The Legend of Zorro), born in Swansea, Wales

  • Sep 25 Hal Sparks, American actor, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Sep 26 Anthony Kavanagh, French-Canadian comedian, actor and singer, born in Longueuil, Canada
  • Sep 29 Erika Eleniak, American Canadian actress (Baywatch) and Playboy playmate (Jul, 1989), born in Glendale, California
  • Sep 30 Chris Von Erich, American professional wrestler (d. 1991)
  • Sep 30 Silas Weir Mitchell, American character actor (Prison Break, Grimm), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Sep 18 Actor Rod Taylor (39) divorces model Mary Hilem after 5 years of marriage

Actor Rod Taylor
Actor
Rod Taylor

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 1 Drew Pearson, American newscaster (Drew Pearson), dies at 71
  • Sep 5 Mitchell Ayres, orchestra leader (Hollywood Palace), dies at 58
  • Sep 9 Katherine Singleton, actress/Miss Universe (1926), dies at 65
  • Sep 14 James Anderson, American actor (To Kill a Mockingbird), dies of a heart attack at 48
  • Sep 19 Rex Ingram, American actor (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Tarzan of the Apes, The ten Commandments), dies of a heart attack at 73
  • Sep 27 Violet Farebrother, English actress (Downhill, Easy Virtue), dies at 81