On This Day

September 1970 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Telethon

Sep 7 Jerry Lewis' 5th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 12 Phyllis Ann George (Texas), 21, crowned 43rd Miss America 1971

Music Recording

Sep 15 Decca awards Bing Crosby a second platinum disc for selling 300 million records

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • Sep 17 WSWP TV channel 9 in Grandview, WV (PBS) begins broadcasting

Television Premiere

Sep 19 "The Mary Tyler Moore" show premieres on CBS

Film & TV History

Sep 21 "Monday Night Football" created by Roone Arledge, premieres on ABC - Browns 31, Jets 21

Sports Broadcasting Pioneer Roone Arledge
Sports Broadcasting Pioneer
Roone Arledge
  • Sep 21 KAPP TV channel 35 in Yakima, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 28 TV game show "Words & Music" debuts on NBC

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Sep 1 Hwang Jung-min, South Korean actor
  • Sep 1 Padma Lakshmi, Indian actress
  • Sep 4 Ione Skye, British-born American actress (Say Anything), born in Hampstead, London
  • Sep 4 Dave Buchwald, American hacker and filmmaker, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Sep 7 Tom Everett Scott, American actor (Dead Man on Campus), born in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts
  • Sep 9 Natalia Streignard, Venezuelan actress, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Sep 11 Chris Garver, American tattoo artist and TV personality (Miami Ink), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 11 Taraji P. Henson, American actress and singer, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 13 Louise Lombard, British actress (The House of Eliott), born in Redbridge, London, England
  • Sep 13 Yuki Matsuoka, Japanese voice actress, born in Hirano-ku, Osaka, Japan
  • Sep 14 Satoshi Kojima, Japanese professional wrestler (NJPW), born in Kōtō, Tokyo, Japan
  • Sep 14 Robert Ben Garant, American screenwriter and actor (Reno 991!), born in Cookeville, Tennessee
  • Sep 15 Ramya Krishnan, Indian actress (Padayappa ), born in Madras, India
  • Sep 18 Michela Rocco, Italian actress and Miss Italy (1987), born in Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
  • Sep 18 Aisha Tyler, American actress and talk show host (The Talk), born in San Francisco, California
  • Sep 19 Victor Williams, American actor (The King of Queens), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 21 John Cudia, American actor
  • Sep 22 Rupert Penry-Jones, English actor (Spooks, The Strain), born in London, England
  • Sep 26 Rachel Jacobs, American actress (It's Not Easy), born in Ririe, Idaho
  • Sep 26 Sheri Moon Zombie, American actress, born in San Jose, California
  • Sep 29 Emily Lloyd, English actress (Wish You Were Here, In Country), born in London, England
  • Sep 29 Natasha Gregson Wagner, American actress (Dark Horse, SFW), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 29 Yoshihiro Tajiri, Japanese professional wrestler, born in Tamana, Japan
  • Sep 30 Tony Hale, American Emmy Award-winning actor (Veep; Arrested Development), born in West Point, New York

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 11 Chester Morris, American actor (Diagnosis: Unknown), dies at 69
  • Sep 23 Bourvil [André Robert Raimbourg], French actor and singer (Le Corniaud, La Grande Vadrouille), dies of Kahler's syndrome at 53
  • Sep 29 Edward Everett Horton, American actor and narrator (Bulwinkle Show), dies at 84
  • Sep 30 Patrick Aherne, British actor (Green Dolphin Street, Rocketship X-M, The Court Jester), dies at 69