On This Day

September 1972 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Sep 4 "The Price is Right" - US's longest running games show debuts on CBS

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 5 Jerry Lewis' 7th Muscular Dystrophy telethon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Sep 9 Terry Anne Meeuwsen (Wisc), 23, crowned 45th Miss America 1973
  • Sep 10 WKAR TV channel 23 in East Lansing, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 14 "The Waltons" TV program premieres on CBS starring Richard Thomas and Ralph Waite
  • Sep 15 WMAO TV channel 23 in Greenwood, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 16 1st TV series about mixed marriage, "Bridget Loves Bernie" premieres

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Sep 16 Penny Marshall appears on "The Bob Newhart Show" in "Fly Unfriendly Skies"

Actor and Director Penny Marshall
Actor and Director
Penny Marshall
Comedian and Actor Bob Newhart
Comedian and Actor
Bob Newhart
  • Sep 17 TV comedy M*A*S*H, adapted from the movie, starring Alan Alda, Loretta Swit and Wayne Rogers debuts on CBS in the US
  • Sep 25 KAVT (now KSMQ) TV channel 15 in Austin, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Sep 1 Doug Williams, British professional wrestler
  • Sep 3 Shim Eun-ha, South Korean actress (Christmas in August), born in Seongnam, South Korea
  • Sep 4 Danny Ponce, American actor (Willie-Valerie/Hogan Family), born in Waltham, Massachusetts
  • Sep 4 Françoise Yip, Canadian actress, born in North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Sep 6 Justina Machado, Puerto Rican actress (Six Feet Under), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 6 Anika Noni Rose, American actress (Dreamgirls) and singer, born in Bloomfield, Connecticut

Person of interestIdris Elba

Sep 6 Idris Elba, English actor (The Wire, Luther), born in London, England

Actor Idris Elba
Actor
Idris Elba
  • Sep 6 Dylan Bruno, American actor (Numb3rs), born in Milford, Connecticut
  • Sep 8 Cari Shayne, American actress (Karen Cates-General Hospital), born in Sellersville, Tennessee
  • Sep 8 Giovanni Frezza, Italian actor, born in Potenza, Italy
  • Sep 8 Lisa Kennedy, American political commentator and television personality, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Sep 8 Tomokazu Seki, Japanese voice actor, born in Kōtō, Tokyo
  • Sep 8 Lance Bangs, American filmmaker and music video director, born in Sacramento, California
  • Sep 9 Goran Višnjić, Croatian actor, born in Šibenik, Croatia
  • Sep 10 James Duval, American actor (Donnie Darko), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 10 Anurag Kashyap, Indian film director, writer, producer and actor (Gangs of Wasseypur, Satya, Black Friday), born in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
  • Sep 15 Jimmy Carr, English comedian
  • Sep 16 Shalane McCall, American child actress (Charlie Wade-Dallas), born in North Hollywood, California
  • Sep 17 Bobby Lee, American comedian
  • Sep 18 Michael Landes, American actor (American Summer), born in The Bronx, New York

Person of interestGwyneth Paltrow

Sep 27 Gwyneth Paltrow, American actress (Pallbearer, Emma, Hard Eight), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Sep 29 Robert Webb, British actor, comedian, and writer (Jeremy "Jez" Usborne- "Peep Show"), born in Boston, Lincolnshire

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Sep 19 Actor Phil Hartman (23) divorces Gretchen Lewis after 2 years of marriage


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 11 Max Fleischer, Polish-American animator and film producer (Betty Boop, Popeye the Sailor Man), dies at 89
  • Sep 12 William Boyd, American film actor, cowboy hero (Hopalong Cassidy), dies at 77
  • Sep 17 Akim Tamiroff, Armenian-Russian actor (Touch of Evil, For Whom the Bell Tolls), dies at 72
  • Sep 23 Carl Frank, actor (Uncle Gunnar-Mama), dies at 63
  • Sep 26 Charles J Correll, American actor (Calvin & the Colonel), dies at 82