On This Day

September 1978 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Sep 1 Last broadcast of "Columbo" starring Peter Falk on NBC

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 1 Horror film "Dawn of the Dead" written and directed by George A. Romero, starring David Emge, Ken Foree and Scott H. Reiniger premieres in Torino

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 4 Jerry Lewis' 13th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $29,074,405

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 9 Kylene Barker (Virginia), crowned 51st Miss America 1979

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Sep 12 Situation comedy "Taxi" premieres on ABC television starring Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny Devito

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 16 Filming on Monty Python's "Life of Brian" film, begins

Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin
Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese
  • Sep 17 30th Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Ed Asner & Sada Thompson win
  • Sep 29 "Flying High," debuts on CBS
  • Sep 29 "For Richer, For Poorer," TV Daytime Soap; last airs on NBC-TV

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Sep 3 Nick Wechsler, American actor
  • Sep 4 Wes Bentley, American actor, born in Jonesboro, Arkansas
  • Sep 5 Laura Bertram, Canadian actress (Trance Gemini-Andromeda), born in Toronto, Canada
  • Sep 6 Natalia Cigliuti, Uruguayan-American actress (Lindsay-Saved By Bell: New Class), born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Sep 6 Mathew Horne, English actor (Gavin & Stacey), born in Nottingham, England
  • Sep 11 Ben Lee, Australian musician and actor (The Rage in Placid Lake), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Sep 12 Elisabetta Canalis, Italian model and actress, born in Sassari, Italy
  • Sep 12 Ben McKenzie, American actor (Gotham), born in Austin, Texas
  • Sep 12 Ruben Studdard, American singer (American Idol, I Need An Angel), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Sep 13 Megan Henning, American actress (I Know Who Killed Me), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Sep 14 Carmen Kass, Estonian model (estimated to have been the second-highest-paid model in the world in 2002), born in Talinn, Estonia
  • Sep 18 Shelly Moore, Miss Teen USA (Tennessee, 1997)
  • Sep 18 Pilar López de Ayala, Spanish actress
  • Sep 19 Michelle Alves, Brazilian supermodel, born in Londrina, Paraná, Brazil
  • Sep 19 Nigel Mitchell, English TV presenter (Quizmania and Capital Disney), born in Kingston Upon Thames, England
  • Sep 23 Worm Miller, American filmmaker
  • Sep 23 Keri Lynn Pratt, American actress
  • Sep 25 Jodie Kidd, English model
  • Sep 28 Marzena Godecki, actress (Ocean Girl)
  • Sep 30 Candice Michelle, American female wrestler

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 30 Actress Meryl Streep (29) weds sculptor Don Gummer (31) in Mason's Island, Connecticut

Actress Meryl Streep
Actress
Meryl Streep

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 8 Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, Argentine film director (Monday's Child), dies at 54
  • Sep 12 Frank Ferguson, American character actor (Gus Broeberg-My Friend Flicka, Eli Carson-Peyton Place), dies of cancer at 78
  • Sep 22 Lina Carstens, actress (Homeland, Broken Jug), dies at 85
  • Sep 23 Jay Adler, actor (Macon County Line, Illegal, Big Combo), dies at 79
  • Sep 25 Claire Adams, actress (Legally Dead, End of the Road), dies at 80
  • Sep 30 Edgar Bergen, ventriloquist (Charlie McCarthy), dies at 75