On This Day

November 1976 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Nov 7 "Gone With the Wind" televised

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 14 "Network", directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Faye Dunaway, Peter Finch and William Holden, premieres in Los Angeles and New York City (Finch - Academy Awards Best Actor 1977)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 20 George Harrison appears on "Saturday Night Live": haggling with Lorne Michaels; performing "Here Comes the Sun" and "Homeward Bound" with Paul Simon; and airing two music videos

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 21 "Rocky" directed by John G. Avildsen and starring Sylvester Stallone premieres in New York (Best Picture 1977)

Actor and Director Sylvester Stallone
Actor and Director
Sylvester Stallone

Music concertMusic Concert

Nov 25 The Band's farewell concert at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, California; guest performers include Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Vn Morrison, Ringo Starr, and the Staples Singers; concert film "The Last Waltz" directed by Martin Scorcese

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Neil Young
Singer Joni Mitchell
Joni Mitchell
Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Nov 1 Matt Chapman, American cartoonist and voice actor (Homestar Runner), born in Indiana
  • Nov 1 Logan Marshall-Green, American actor (Prometheus), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Nov 9 Laura Csortan, Miss Universe-Congeniality (Australia, 1997), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Nov 11 Lisa Gleave, American actress and model (The Price is Right), born in Queensland, Australia
  • Nov 13 Hiroshi Tanahashi, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Nov 14 Chris Demetral, Royal Oaks MI, actor (Dolly Dearest)
  • Nov 15 Brandon DiCamillo, American comedian
  • Nov 15 Virginie Ledoyen, French actress, born in Aubervilliers, France
  • Nov 17 Brandon Call, American actor (Baywatch, Blind Fury, Step by Step), born in Torrance, California
  • Nov 17 Diane Neal, American actress
  • Nov 18 Mona Zaki, Egyptian Actress
  • Nov 20 Jason Thompson, Canadian actor, born in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
  • Nov 22 Taryn Mansell, Aruba, Miss Universe-2nd place (1996)
  • Nov 23 Page Kennedy, American actor, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 26 Maven Huffman, American professional wrestler (WWF/E), born in Crimora, Virginia
  • Nov 27 Jaleel White, actor (Steve Urkel-Family Matters), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 29 Anna Faris, American actress (Mom), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 29 Ehren McGhehey, American actor, born in McMinnville, Oregon

Person of interestChadwick Boseman

Nov 29 Chadwick Boseman, American actor (Black Panther), born in Anderson, South Carolina (d. 2020)

Divorces in Film & TV

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 24 Singer-songwriter Donna Summer (27) divorces actor Helmuth Sommer after 5 years of marriage

Singer Donna Summer
Donna Summer

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Nov 1 Oscar Beregi Jr, Hungarian actor (Young Frankenstein, Panic in City), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • Nov 9 Billy Halop [William Halop Cohen], American actor (Angels with Dirty Faces, All in the Family), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • Nov 15 Jean Gabin, French actor (Moulin Rouge, La Grande Illusion), dies at 72
  • Nov 21 Niles Welch, American actor (Cornered), dies at 88
  • Nov 22 Rupert Davies, actor (Zeppelin, Oblong Box), dies at 59
  • Nov 28 Rosalind Russell, American actress (Mame), dies of cancer at 68
  • Nov 29 Godfrey Cambridge, American actor (Cotton comes to Harlem), dies of a heart attack at 43
  • Nov 29 Judith Lowry, actress (Effect of Gamma Rays ...), dies at 86
  • Nov 30 Fritz Rasp, actor (Diary of a Lost Girl), dies at 85