On This Day

September 1976 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Sep 5 Jim Henson's "The Muppet Show" premieres on television with Mia Farrow as the guest star

Muppeteer and Filmmaker Jim Henson
Muppeteer and Filmmaker
Jim Henson

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Sep 6 Jerry Lewis' 11th Muscular Dystrophy telethon, Dean Martin appears

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
Actor, Comedian and Singer Dean Martin
Actor, Comedian and Singer
Dean Martin
  • Sep 11 Dorothy Kathleen Benham (Minn), 20, crowned 49th Miss America 1977
  • Sep 17 NASA publicly unveils space shuttle Enterprise in Palmdale, California, named after Star Trek Enterprise with cast attending

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Sep 22 TV dama "Charlie's Angels" starring Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith debuts

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Sep 23 US televised presidential debate between Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • Sep 27 TV drama “Dawn: Portrait of A Teenage Runaway", starring Eve Plumb premieres on US network NBC
  • Sep 29 "Alice" debuts on CBS-TV

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Sep 2 Erin Hershey, American actress.
  • Sep 3 Ashley Jones, American actress (The Young and the Restless), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Sep 3 Vivek Oberoi, Indian actor (Company), born in Hyderabad, India
  • Sep 4 Katreeya English, Thai singer and actress, born in Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Sep 5 Carice van Houten, Dutch actress (Black Book, Game of Thrones), born in Leiderdor
  • Sep 6 Hyun Young, South Korean actress and pop singer, born in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
  • Sep 6 Naomie Harris, English actress (Moonlight), born in Islington, London
  • Sep 7 Oliver Hudson, American actor (Rules of Engagement), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 8 Sarah Kucserka, American TV producer and screenwriter (Ugly Betty)
  • Sep 9 Emma de Caunes, French film actress, born in Paris, France
  • Sep 9 Chace Ambrose, American actor and writer, born in Macon, Georgia
  • Sep 9 Juan A. Baptista, Venezuelan actor, born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • Sep 13 Craig McMillan, New Zealand cricket all-rounder, coach and broadcaster (55 Tests; 197 ODIs), born in Christchurch, Canterbury
  • Sep 19 Alison Sweeney, American actress (Days of Our Lives), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 20 Yui Horie, Japanese voice actress and singer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Sep 20 Enuka Okuma, Canadian actress
  • Sep 20 Jon Bernthal, American actor (The Walking Dead, The Punisher), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 23 Faune A. Chambers, American actress
  • Sep 23 Kip Pardue, American actor and model
  • Sep 24 Stephanie McMahon-Levesque, American professional wrestler
  • Sep 26 Tyler Denk, American model and reality show contestant, born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Sep 30 Adita Linares, spanish actress (Clueless, Cookie), born in Miami, Florida

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 10 Dorothy Devore, actress (Newscast, Senor Daredevil), dies at 77
  • Sep 10 George Baxter, French actor (Flying Saucer, Lili, Caged), dies at 71
  • Sep 13 Albert Tessier, French Canadian priest, historian and filmmaker (b. 1895)
  • Sep 20 Johan Boskamp, opera singer/actor, dies at 83
  • Sep 24 Bruno VeSota, American character actor and director (They Stand Accused, Chopper, Teenage Doll, Wild Rovers), dies of a heart attack at 54
  • Sep 24 Romney Brent, Mexican-American actor and writer (Dinner at the Ritz), dies at 74