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
  • 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 and Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor and Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
Outlaw Butch Cassidy
Outlaw
Butch Cassidy
Actor Robert Redford
Actor
Robert Redford

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Sep 26 TV sitcom "The Brady Bunch" created by Sherwood Schwartz premieres on ABC in the US

  • 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, American, director, writer and 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

Person of interestShane Warne

Sep 13 Shane Warne, Australian cricket spin bowler and broadcaster (145 Tests, 708 wickets; 194 ODIs), born in Melbourne, Australia

Cricketer and Broadcaster Shane Warne
Cricketer and Broadcaster
Shane Warne
  • 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 documentary film director and producer, born in New York City
  • Sep 19 Jóhann Jóhannsson, Icelandic theatre, dance, and film score composer (The Theory of Everything), born in Reykjavík, Iceland (d. 2018)
  • 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