On This Day

September 1973 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Sep 3 American golfer Billy Casper finishes at 20-under-par 264 to beat Australian Bruce Devlin by 1 stroke to win the Sammy Davis, Jr. Greater Hartford Open; his 50th PGA Tour title

Telethon

Sep 3 Jerry Lewis' 8th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

  • Sep 8 Rebecca Ann King (Colo), 23, crowned 46th Miss America 1974
  • Sep 8 "Star Trek - Animated Series" premieres on TV
  • Sep 13 ABC announces it obtained TV rights for 1976 Olympics

Music Single

Sep 27 “The Way We Were” single released by Barbra Streisand (Billboard Song of the Year, 1974)


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Sep 1 Ram Kapoor, Indian actor (Kasamh Se), born in Jalandhar, India
  • Sep 1 Polly Shannon, Canadian actress

Rose McGowan

Sep 5 Rose McGowan, American actress (Charmed) and sexual harassment activist, born in Florence, Italy

  • Sep 5 Paddy Considine, English actor and musician, born in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England
  • Sep 7 Shannon Elizabeth, American actress (American Pie), born in Houston, Texas
  • Sep 8 Jason Downs, American actor (KC Undercover, Hairspray), born in Columbia, Maryland
  • Sep 9 Troy Rudolph, Canadian actor and production assistant (Suburbanators, Viper), born in Calgary, Canada

Paul Walker

Sep 12 Paul Walker, American actor (The Fast and the Furious), born in Glendale, California (d. 2013)

  • Sep 13 Kelly Chen, Hong Kong singer and actress, born in Hong Kong
  • Sep 14 Tony Bui, Vietnamese-American film director (Three Seasons), born in Saigon, Vietnam
  • Sep 14 Mike Ward, French Canadian comedian, born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • Sep 14 Andrew Lincoln [Clutterbuck], English actor (The Walking Dead), born in London, England
  • Sep 17 Ada Choi, Hong Kong actress
  • Sep 18 James Marsden, American actor (Superman Returns), born in Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • Sep 19 Jeremy Jordan, American singer and actor, born in Hammond, Indiana
  • Sep 25 Bridgette Wilson, American actress (Mortal Kombat, Billy Madison), born in Gold Beach, Oregon
  • Sep 25 Bridget Marquardt, American model, born in Tillamook, Oregon

Deaths in Film & TV

J. R. R. Tolkien

Sep 2 J. R. R. Tolkien, British author (The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings), dies of an ulcer at 81

  • Sep 2 Carl Dudley, American film director (b. 1910)
  • Sep 9 Samuel N Behrman, US stage/screenwriter (Quo Vardis), dies at 80
  • Sep 13 Betty Field, American actress (Of Mice and Men, Kings Row, Bus Stop), dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 57
  • Sep 16 Frederic Meyer, actor (Faraway Hill), dies at 63
  • Sep 18 Nora Nicholson, British actress (Blue Lagoon, Crow Hollow), dies at 80
  • Sep 19 Bobby Gilbert, American actor (Some Like It Hot, The Rebel Set), dies of hepatitis at 75
  • Sep 20 Glenn Strange, American actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke), dies at 74
  • Sep 21 Diana Sands, actress (Landlord, Raisin in the Sun), dies at 39

Anna Magnani

Sep 26 Anna Magnani, Italian actress (The Rose Tattoo; Miracle; Wild is the Wind), dies of pancreatic cancer at 65

  • Sep 28 Mantan Moreland, comedian (Watermelon Man), dies at 71
  • Sep 28 Norma Crane, American actress (Tea & Sympathy, Fiddler on the Roof, They Call Me Mister Tibbs!), dies of cancer at 44