1971 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 12 "All in the Family" premieres on CBS featuring 1st toilet flush on TV
  • Jan 18 Ivan Koloff beats Bruno Sammartino in New York, to become WWF champ
  • Jan 21 "Alias Smith & Jones" premieres on ABC TV
  • Jan 25 WHMB TV channel 40 in Indianapolis, IN (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 3 KTSC TV channel 8 in Pueblo-Colorado Spgs, CO (PBS) 1st broadcast

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Feb 5 28th Golden Globes: "Love Story", George C. Scott, & Ali MacGraw win

  • Feb 8 Pedro Morales beats Ivan Koloff in NY, to become WWF wrestling champ
  • Feb 9 Probably 1st gay theme TV episode - All in the Family
  • Feb 9 5 men are killed near a BBC transmitter on Brougher Mountain, County Tyrone, in a landmine attack carried out by the Irish Republican Army
  • Feb 14 Movie "Ben Hur" 1st shown on television
  • Feb 28 WDRB TV channel 41 in Louisville, Kentucky (IND) begins broadcasting

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Mar 14 Barbra Streisand appears on "The Burt Bacharach Special" on CBS TV

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Mar 16 KDCD TV channel 18 in Midland, TX (IND) suspends broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 16 Muddy Waters wins his first Grammy Award

Blues Musician Muddy Waters
Blues Musician
Muddy Waters
  • Mar 21 WCPB TV channel 28 in Salisbury, MD (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 26 "Cannon" with William Conrad premieres on CBS-TV
  • Mar 29 WSVN (now WSBN) TV channel 47 in Norton, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 2 Dark Shadows, American Gothic soap opera, concludes an almost 5 year run
  • Apr 5 WNJT TV channel 52 in Trenton, NJ (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 7 WCJB TV channel 20 in Gainesville, FL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting 3-judge US Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Apr 11 WBFF TV channel 45 in Baltimore, MD (IND) begins broadcasting

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Apr 15 43rd Academy Awards: "Patton", George C Scott & Glenda Jackson win

  • Apr 19 Charles Manson sentenced to life (Sharon Tate murder)
  • Apr 20 Barbra Streisand records "We've Only Just Begun"
  • May 9 23rd Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Jack Klugman & Jean Stapleton win
  • May 27 24th Cannes Film Festival: "The Go-Between" directed by Joseph Losey wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • May 31 WDXR (now WKPD) TV channel 29 in Paducah, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 1 Ed Sullivan's final TV show on CBS
  • Jun 6 "Ed Sullivan Show" last broadcasts on CBS-TV
  • Jun 6 WHAE (now WGNX) TV channel 46 in Atlanta, GA (CBN) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 23 WTVP TV channel 47 in Peoria, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Release

Jun 24 "McCabe and Mrs Miller" film by Robert Altman, starring Warren Beatty and Julie Christie with songs by Leonard Cohen is released

Actress Julie Christie
Actress
Julie Christie
Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen
  • Jul 24 WUHQ TV channel 41 in Battle Creek, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 28 Dutch ends censorship of "Blue Movie"
  • Aug 1 CBS presents Masterpiece Theatre's 6 Wives of Henry VIII
  • Aug 5 WNPE TV channel 16 in Watertown, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 6 3rd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Muir College, University of California
  • Aug 15 KVRL (now KRIV) TV ch 26 in Houston, Texas (Fox) begins
  • Aug 23 WGTU TV channel 29 in Traverse City, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 25 32nd Venice Film Festival opens
  • Aug 30 WNPI TV channel 18 in Norwood, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 6 Jerry Lewis' 6th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $8,125,387

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Sep 9 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on Dick Cavett Show (ABC-TV)

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • Sep 10 KVUE TV channel 24 in Austin, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 11 Laurel Lea Schaefer (Ohio), 22, crowned 44th Miss America 1972
  • Sep 13 WIIQ TV channel 41 in Demopolis, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 15 1st broadcast of "Columbo" on NBC-TV
  • Sep 26 WGBY TV channel 57 in Springfield, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 29 "McMillan & Wife" debuts on NBC-TV
  • Oct 4 KMPH TV channel 26 in Visalia-Fresno, CA (IND) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 7 "The French Connection" directed by William Friedkin and starring Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider and Fernando Rey premieres in the US (Academy Awards Best Picture 1972)

  • Oct 13 WTZH TV channel 24 in Meridian, MS (CBS) suspends broadcasting
  • Oct 23 WXLT (now WWSB) TV channel 40 in Sarasota-Bradenton, FL (ABC) begins
  • Nov 30 TV movie "Brian's Song" airs for 1st time on ABC-TV
  • Dec 5 KCBJ (now KMIZ) TV channel 17 in Columbia, MO (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • Dec 14 U.S. premiere of "Nicholas and Alexandra", film adaptation of Robert K. Massie's best selling novel
  • Dec 17 "Diamonds are Forever", 7th James Bond film, last starring Sean Conner, also starring Jill St. John is 1st released in West Germany
  • Dec 18 CBS radio cancels Saturday morning band concerts
  • Dec 19 CBS airs "Homecoming A Christmas Story," (introducing the Waltons)

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 19 Stanley Kubrick's X-rated film "A Clockwork Orange" based on the book by Anthony Burgess and starring Malcolm McDowell premieres

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick
Novelist Anthony Burgess
Novelist
Anthony Burgess
  • Dec 22 KUAC TV channel 9 in Fairbanks/College, AK (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 31 KAID TV channel 4 in Boise, ID (PBS) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 283

  • Jan 1 Sammie Henson, American wrestler
  • Jan 2 Taye Diggs, American actor
  • Jan 3 Ku'ualoha Taylor, Hawaii, Miss USA (Hawaii-Miss Congeniality-1996)
  • Jan 4 Jeremy Licht, actor (Mark-Valerie/Hogan Family), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 5 Mayuko Takata, Japanese actress
  • Jan 7 C.W. Anderson, American professional wrestler
  • Jan 8 Brook Mahealani Lee, Miss Universe/Miss USA (1997-Hawaii)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 11 Mary J. Blige, American R&B singer-songwriter (Be Without You) and actress (I Can Do Bad All By Myself), born in NYC, New York

Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige
Singer-songwriter
Mary J. Blige
  • Jan 13 John Mallory Asher, American film actor/director
  • Jan 15 Regina King, actress (Brenda Jenkins-227), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 16 Josh Evans, actor (Ricochett, The Doors)
  • Jan 17 Youki Kudoh, Japanese actress
  • Jan 19 Shawn Wayans, actor (In Living Color)
  • Jan 21 Tommy Puett, actor (Tyler-Life Goes On, America's Top 10), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Jan 22 Jennifer Christine Joseph, Wendover Nev, Miss America-Nevada (1996)
  • Jan 23 Lorne Spicer, British TV presenter
  • Jan 24 Saalman Raelyn, Fostoria Ohio, actress (Attack of 60' Centerfold)
  • Jan 24 Tonya Crowe, actress (Olivia-Knots Landing), born in Long Beach, California
  • Jan 24 Andrea Mackris, American television producer
  • Jan 25 China Kantner, American actress and daughter of Grace Slick, born in San Francisco, California
  • Jan 25 Ana Ortiz, American actress and singer
  • Jan 26 Bryan Callen, American actor
  • Jan 26 Dorian Gregory, American actor
  • Jan 30 Darren Boyd, British actor
  • Jan 31 Brandi Sherwood, Miss USA-Idaho (1997, 2nd)
  • Jan 31 Lee Young Ae, South Korean actress
  • Jan 31 Patrick Kielty, Northern Irish comedian
  • Feb 1 Michael C. Hall, American actor (Dexter, Six Feet Under), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Feb 3 Elisa Donovan, American actress
  • Feb 3 Hong Seok-cheon, South Korean actor
  • Feb 4 Michael Goorjian, American actor (Party Of Five, SLC Punk!), born in San Francisco, California
  • Feb 4 Rob Corddry, American actor and comedian
  • Feb 5 Marcus Redman, actor (Raymond-Doogie Howser)
  • Feb 6 Dana Eskelson, American actress
  • Feb 6 Brian Stepanek, American actor
  • Feb 8 Heidi Mark, playmate (Jul, 1995), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Feb 9 Sharon Case, Det Mich, actress (Sharon Collins-Young & Restless)
  • Feb 10 Louie Spicolli, American wrestler (d. 1998)
  • Feb 11 Jennifer Lynne Faucette, Miss America-Vt (1996), born in Burlington, Vermont
  • Feb 11 Damian Lewis, British actor
  • Feb 14 Kris Aquino, Filipino Actress and TV Host
  • Feb 14 Tommy Dreamer, American professional wrestler
  • Feb 15 Renee O'Connor, American actress, (Xena Warrior Princess), born in Katy, Texas
  • Feb 17 Jeremy Edwards, British actor
  • Feb 17 Denise Richards, American actress
  • Feb 19 Becca Lee, Tennessee, Miss USA (Tenn-3rd-1996)
  • Feb 21 Jose Solano, actor (Baywatch)
  • Feb 22 Lea Salonga, Philippines, singer/actress (Miss Siagon)
  • Feb 23 Jason Keller, actor (Jason-Out of the Blue), born in Scarsdale, New York
  • Feb 23 Shane Keller, actor (Shane-Out of the Blue), born in Scarsdale, New York
  • Feb 23 Jeong Chan, South Korean actor
  • Feb 23 Melinda Messenger, English television presenter, born in Swindon, Wiltshire
  • Feb 25 Jennifer LaVoie, Nashua NH, playmate (Aug, 1993)
  • Feb 25 Sean Astin, actor (Goonies, Toy Soldiers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 28 John Buchanan, actor (Sidekicks, Black Stallion, Family Man)
  • Feb 28 Peter Stebbings, Canadian actor
  • Mar 2 Amber Smith, actress (Faithful, Funeral, Mirror Has 2 Faces), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Mar 2 Donna Perry, playmate (Nov, 1994), born in Glendale, California
  • Mar 2 Dave Gorman, English documentary comedian
  • Mar 2 Elizabeth Lackey, American actress
  • Mar 4 Shavar Ross, American actor-turned film director, writer, film producer and editor
  • Mar 4 Nick Stabile, American actor
  • Mar 5 Yuri Lowenthal, American actor/author/painter
  • Mar 6 Sean Morley, American professional wrestler
  • Mar 7 Peter Sarsgaard, American actor
  • Mar 9 Emmanuel Lewis, American actor (Webster), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 10 Jon Hamm, American actor (Mad Men - Don Draper), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Actor Jon Hamm
Actor
Jon Hamm
  • Mar 11 Johnny Knoxville, American television personality
  • Mar 13 Tracy Wells, actress (Heather-Mr Belvedere)
  • Mar 13 Annabeth Gish, American actress
  • Mar 15 Penny Lancaster, English model
  • Mar 16 Alan Tudyk, American actor
  • Mar 19 Dalton James, actor (My Father the Hero, Mark-Beverly Hills 90201)
  • Mar 19 Nadja Auermann, German supermodel
  • Mar 22 Will Yun Lee, American actor
  • Mar 23 Hiroyoshi Yamamoto, wrestler (NJPW)
  • Mar 23 Karen McDougal, playmate (Dec, 1997), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Mar 23 Yasmeen Ghauri, Montrael Canada, model (Valentino Perfume)
  • Mar 23 Gail Porter, British television presenter
  • Mar 24 Megyn Price, American actress
  • Mar 27 Nathan Fillion, Canadian actor (Castle), born in Edmonton, Alberta

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 31 Ewan McGregor, Scottish actor (Trainspotting), born in Perth, Scotland

  • Apr 1 Jessica Collins, [Capogna], actress (Dinah Lee Mayberry-Loving)
  • Apr 1 Lachy Hulme, Australian actor and screenwriter
  • Apr 4 John Zandig, American professional wrestler
  • Apr 6 Tamara Henry, Miss USA-Arkansas (1997)
  • Apr 6 Vivian Y Herding, Miss America-NM (1996), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Apr 7 Cara Kendra Bernosky, Miss USA-Pennsylvania (1997)
  • Apr 7 Guillaume Depardieu, French actor
  • Apr 9 Austin Peck, Hawaii, actor (Austin Reed-Days of Our Lives)
  • Apr 11 Vicellous Reon Shannon, American actor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 12 Shannen Doherty, actress (Little House, Beverly Hills 90210), born in Memphis, Tennessee

  • Apr 12 Nicholas Brendon, American actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 13 Corey Yothers, actor (Off the Rock), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 13 Dina Korzun, Russian actress
  • Apr 15 Katy Hill, British television presenter
  • Apr 16 Max Beesley, English musician and actor
  • Apr 16 Moses Chan, Hong Kong actor
  • Apr 18 Tamara Braun, American actress

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 18 David Tennant [McDonald], Scottish actor (Doctor Who, Broadchurch), born in Bathgate, Scotland


Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 5 Actress Judi Dench (36) weds actor Michael Williams (35) at St Mary's Catholic Church in Hampstead, London

Actress Judi Dench
Actress
Judi Dench

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 4 Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau (51) weds author/actress Margaret Joan Sinclair (23) at a private ceremony in North Vancouver, Canada

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau

HeartWedding of Interest

May 12 Rolling Stone rocker Mick Jagger (27) weds actress and model Bianca PĂ©rez-Mora Macias (31) at St Tropez Town Hall, France

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • Jul 19 "The Who" lead singer Roger Daltrey (27) weds model Heather Taylor

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 5 Five-time Grammy Award singer Donna Summer (22) weds actor Helmuth Sommer

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 5 Television producer Lorne Michaels (26) weds comedy writer Rosie Shuster (21)

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 11 Swedish director and writer Ingmar Bergman (53) weds actress Ingrid von Rosen (41)

Director, Writer Ingmar Bergman
Director, Writer
Ingmar Bergman

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 2 Willard Maas, American educator and experimental filmmaker (b. 1906)
  • Jan 5 Douglas Shearer, Canadian film engineer (b. 1899)
  • Jan 7 Dick Kollmar, actor (Broadway Spotlight, Guess What), dies at 60
  • Jan 7 Madame Spivy [LeVoe], actress (All Fall Down), dies at 64
  • Jan 15 John Dall, actor (Corn is Green, Rope), dies of heart attack at 50
  • Jan 16 Kermit Maynard, American cowboy actor (Valley of Terror, Saturday Roundup), dies at 73
  • Jan 18 Catherine Calvert, actress (Fires of Faith), dies of stroke at 80
  • Jan 20 Broncho Billy Anderson, American actor and the 1st cowboy in a movie (The Great Train, The Lucky Dog), dies at 88
  • Feb 3 Jay C Flippen, American actor (Jet Pilot, The Killing, Thunder Bay), dies at 71
  • Feb 12 George Shelton, actor (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 86
  • Feb 17 Teddy Hart, American actor (After the Thin Man, 3 Men on a Horse), dies at 73
  • Feb 22 Barry Macollum, actor (On the Waterfront), dies at 81
  • Feb 22 Matt McHugh, American actor (Taxi, Freaks, Barbary Coast, Innocent Affair), dies at 77
  • Feb 26 Fernandel [Fernand Contandin], French actor (The Little World of Don Camillo), dies of lung cancer at 67
  • Feb 26 Tullio Carminati, Austrian actor (War and Peace, Roman Holiday), dies at 76
  • Mar 5 Winnie Lightner, actress (Gold Dust Gertie, Sit Tight), dies at 71
  • Mar 8 Harold Lloyd, US comic/actor (Why Worry), dies of cancer at 77
  • Mar 11 Philo Farnsworth, American inventor (created electronic television, video camera tube), dies of pneumonia at 64
  • Mar 16 Bebe Daniels, actress (Silver Dollar, My Past), dies at 70
  • Mar 30 Selmer Jackson, American actor (The Grapes of Wrath, Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp), dies at 82
  • Mar 31 Liselotte Liselot Beekmeyer, Dutch actress (Child Crying), dies at 31
  • Apr 20 Cecil Parker, British actor (The Lady Vanishes, Indiscreet, Tale of 2 Cities), dies at 73
  • Apr 21 Edmund Lowe, American actor (Black Sheep, Good Sam, Dillinger, Hot Pepper), dies at 81
  • May 1 Edith Day, American actress (A Romance of the Air), dies at 75
  • May 1 Glenda Farrell, actress (Grand Slam, Exposed), dies at 66
  • May 4 Louis de Bree [Louis Davids], actor (De man zonder hart, The Cross-Patch, Bluejackets), dies at 87
  • May 5 Alice Tissot, actress (Italian Straw Hat), dies of cancer at 81
  • May 6 Helene Weigel, Austrian/German actress (Metropolis), dies at 70
  • May 21 Dennis King, English actor (Devil's Brother), dies of heart ailment at 73
  • May 25 Terence De Marney, actor (Case Thomas-Johnny Ringo), dies at 62
  • May 26 John Longden, actor (Man From Interpol), dies at 70
  • May 27 Chips Rafferty, actor (Kona Coast, Walk into Hell), dies at 62
  • May 28 Audie Murphy, American actor (Whispering Smiths), dies of plane crash at 45
  • May 28 Jean Vilar, French actor (b. 1912)
  • May 30 Audie Murphy, most decorated American WW II hero/actor (Sierra), killed in plane crash at 46
  • May 30 Rodd Redwing, actor (Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory), dies at 66
  • Jun 9 Harold Lloyd Jr, actor (Frankenstein's Daughter), dies at 40
  • Jun 10 Michael Rennie, English actor (Day the Earth Stood Still), dies at 61
  • Jun 18 Thomas Gomez, American actor (b. 1905)
  • Jun 24 Jack Good, actor (Father Goose), dies
  • Jun 30 Herbert Biberman, Jewish American screenwriter and film director (b. 1900)
  • Jul 3 Renie Riano, English-born American actress dies after long illness at 71
  • Jul 11 Carleton Young, actor (Court of Last Resorts), dies at 64
  • Jul 12 Yvon Robert, French Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1914)
  • Jul 23 Van Heflin, actor (Great Adventure), dies at 60

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 15 Paul Lukas, actor (Kim, Berlin Express), dies of heart failure at 76

Actor Paul Lukas
Actor
Paul Lukas
  • Aug 16 Elsie Baker, actress (Ghosts of Hanley House), dies at 78
  • Aug 17 Horace McMahon, actor (Martin Kane Private Eye), dies at 64
  • Aug 23 Oliver McGowan, American actor (Banning, Stagecoach), dies at 64
  • Sep 3 Veronica Turleigh, actress (Promoter), dies at 68
  • Sep 7 Spring Byington, actress (Lily Ruskin-December Bride), dies at 84
  • Sep 10 Bella Darvi, actress (Racers), commits suicide at 42
  • Sep 10 Pier Angeli [Anna Maria Pierangeli], Italian actress (Sodom & Gomorrah, Vintage, Battle of the Bulge), dies of barbiturate overdose at 39
  • Sep 11 Percy Helton, American actor (Jail Busters, Harbor of Missing Men), dies at 77
  • Sep 13 Nelly A "Nell" Knoop, Dutch actress (Silent Waters), dies at 72
  • Sep 20 James Westerfield, actor (Travels of Jaime McPheeters), dies at 59
  • Sep 23 Billy Gilbert, American actor (Great Dictator, His Gal Friday), dies at 77
  • Sep 26 Muriel Kirkland, actress (Nana, Fast Workers), dies of emphysema at 68
  • Oct 4 Edit Angold, German actress (Suspense, Molly, Blue Angel), dies at 76
  • Oct 8 Christopher Dark, actor (Man Behind the Badge), dies at 51
  • Oct 11 Chester Conklin, American actor (Every Day's a Holiday, Greed), dies at 85
  • Oct 19 Betty Bronson, actress (Naked Kiss), dies after brief illness at 64
  • Oct 21 Raymond Hatton, American actor (Girls in Prison, Lady Killer), dies of heart attack at 84
  • Oct 25 Albert van Dalsum, Dutch actor and director (Wilton's Zoo, Little Rascal), dies at 82
  • Oct 26 Robert Gordon director/writer (Loveless), dies at 76
  • Oct 26 Vincent Coleman, American actor (For the Freedom of Ireland, Salome), dies at 71
  • Nov 2 Martha Vickers, actress (Alimony), dies after long illness at 46
  • Nov 9 Maude Fealy, American actor and drama coach (The Ten Commandments), dies at 88
  • Nov 16 Charlie Dell, American actor and comedian (Pickle in the Middle), dies at 90
  • Nov 16 Edie Sedgwick, American actress (Andy Warhol) and socialite, dies at 28
  • Nov 17 Gladys Cooper, actress (Margaret-The Rogues), dies at 83
  • Nov 17 Melville Cooper, actor (Diane, Bundle of Joy), dies of cancer at 75
  • Nov 22 Walter Sande, actor (Red Planet Mars), dies of heart attack at 65
  • Nov 25 Hank Mann, American actor (City Lights, Smoky, Dawn Trail, Fugitive Road), dies at 84
  • Dec 5 Hugh Wakefield, British actor (The Man Who Knew Too Much, Blithe Spirit), dies at 83
  • Dec 12 David Sarnoff, American radio and television pioneer (RCA, NBC), dies at 80
  • Dec 12 Frank Wolff, actor (Erotic Illusion, Last Gun), commits suicide at 43
  • Dec 18 Diana Lynn, actress (Annapolis Story, Easy Come Easy Go), dies at 45
  • Dec 26 Robert Lowery, actor (Circus Boy, Pistols 'n' Petticoats), dies at 57
  • Dec 29 Stuart Holmes, American actor (Life's Shop Window, Prisoner of Zenda), dies of stomach ailment at 87
  • Dec 30 Dorothy Comingore [Linda Winters], American actress (Citizen Kane), dies after illness at 58
  • Dec 30 Melba Rae, American actress (Search for Tomorrow) (b. 1922)
  • Dec 31 Peter Deuel, actor (Gidget, Love on a Rooftop), commits suicide at 31
  • Dec 31 Pete Duel American actor (b. 1940)
  • Dec 31 Marin Sais, American actress (b. 1890)