On This Day

December 1970 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Dec 16 "Love Story" film based on the novel by Erich Segal, directed by Arthur Hiller and starring Ryan O'Neal and Ali McGraw is released
  • Dec 21 WUTV TV channel 29 in Buffalo, NY (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 24 Walt Disney's "Aristocats" is released

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 1 Sarah Silverman, American actress and comedian
  • Dec 3 Jennifer Rothschild [Rubin], actress (Judas Project)
  • Dec 3 Paul Byrd, American baseball pitcher and broadcaster (MLB All Star 1999; Philadelphia Phillies; Fox Sports Southeast), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Dec 4 Kevin Sussman, American actor (Ugly Betty, The Big Bang Theory), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 4 Sylvester Terkay, American pro wrestler (Ultimate Pro Wrestling's first Heavyweight Champion), born in Washington, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 12 Regina Hall, American actress (Scary Movie), born in Washington D. C.
  • Dec 12 Jennifer Connelly, American actress (Labyrinth, Requiem for a Dream), born in the Catskill Mountains, New York,
  • Dec 12 M├Ądchen Amick, American actress (Shelly Johnson-Twin Peaks), born in Reno, Nevada
  • Dec 14 Nadine Garner, Australian actress (The Still Point), born in Knoxfield, Victoria, Australia
  • Dec 14 Toby Anstis, British radio and TV presenter, born in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
  • Dec 15 Michael Shanks, Canadian actor and director (Stargate), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Dec 18 Anthony Catanzaro, American fitness model
  • Dec 18 DMX [Earl Simmons], American rapper (..And Then There Was X), and actor (Romeo Must Die) , born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 2021) [1] [2]
  • Dec 18 Rob Van Dam, American professional wrestler
  • Dec 19 Tyson Beckford, American model (Ralph Lauren), born in Rochester, New York
  • Dec 20 Nicole DeBoer, Canadian actress, born in Toronto, Ontario

Person of interestTodd Phillips

Dec 20 Todd Phillips, American filmmaker (Road Trip, Joker), born in Brooklyn, New York

Filmmaker Todd Phillips
Todd Phillips
  • Dec 24 Amaury Nolasco, American actor, born in Puerto Rico
  • Dec 26 Krissada Terrence, Thai-American pop singer & actor, born in Thailand
  • Dec 28 Elizabeth McIntyre, Miss West Virginia (1996), born in Dunbar, West Virginia
  • Dec 29 Kevin Weisman, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 23 Charlie Ruggles, American actor (Bringing Up Baby, The Patchwork Girl of Oz), dies at 84
  • Dec 29 Marie Menken, American experimental filmmaker and socialite, dies at 61