On This Day

November 1978 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Nov 3 First broadcast of "Different Strokes" on NBC TV

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Nov 1 Manju Warrier, Indian actress (How Old Are You?), born in Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Nov 1 Mary Kate Schellhardt, American actress (What's Eating Gilbert Grape), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 6 Nicole Dubuc, American writer and actress (Robin-Major Dad), born in Orange County, California
  • Nov 6 Sandrine Blancke, Belgian actress, born in Uccle, Belgium
  • Nov 6 Daniella Cicarelli, Brazilian model and television host, born in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Nov 6 Jolina Magdangal, Filipina singer, actress and television host, born in Hagonoy, Bulacan, Philippines
  • Nov 6 Taryn Manning, American actress (Hawaii Five-O), born in Falls Church, Virginia
  • Nov 7 Tomoya Nagase, Japanese actor and singer (TOKIO), born in Kanagawa, Japan
  • Nov 10 Eve [Jeffers-Cooper], American rapper and actress, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 12 Alexandra Maria Lara, Romanian-German actress, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • Nov 12 Ashley Williams, American actress, born in Westchester County, New York
  • Nov 12 Lena Yada, American actress, model, surfer and WWE Diva, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Nov 17 Rachel McAdams, Canadian actress (Midnight in Paris, Spotlight), born in Ontario, Canada
  • Nov 17 Zoë Bell, New Zealand actress
  • Nov 17 Tom Ellis, Welsh actor (Miranda, Lucifer), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • Nov 20 Nadine Velazquez, American actress and model, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 21 Lucía Jiménez, Spanish actress
  • Nov 21 Sara Tanaka, American actress
  • Nov 23 Kayvan Novak, English actor, born in Cricklewood, London

Katherine Heigl

Nov 24 Katherine Heigl, actress (Grey's Anatomy), born in Washington, D.C.

  • Nov 27 Joshua Harris, actor (Locked Up: A Mother's Rage)
  • Nov 28 Brent Albright, American professional wrestler
  • Nov 29 Ludwika Paleta, Polish-born Mexican actress, born in Kraków, Poland
  • Nov 30 Gael García Bernal, Mexican actor

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Nov 4 "The Nanny" actress Fran Drescher (20) weds writer and director Peter Marc Jacobson (20)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Nov 5 Denis O'Dea, Irish actor (Niagara, Esther & the King, Treasure Island), dies at 73
  • Nov 6 Flora Campbell, actress (Faraway Hill, Date With Judy), dies at 67
  • Nov 9 Joe Wong, actor (Ken Murray Show), dies at 75
  • Nov 10 Linda Scott, actress (Escape from Hell Island), dies at 28
  • Nov 10 Theo Lingen, German director and actor (M, Charm of La Boheme), dies at 75
  • Nov 16 Claude Dauphin, French actor (Barbarella, April in Paris, Deported), dies at 75
  • Nov 28 André Morell [Cecil André Mesritz], British actor (Ben-Hur, The Message, Hound of the Baskervilles), dies from a heart attack at 69