On This Day

August 17, 1979 in Film & Television

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Film & TV

Film release premierFilm Premier

"Monty Python's Life of Brian" directed by Terry Jones, starring Graham Chapman, Mickael Palin, & John Cleese, premieres in US theaters

Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese
Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Marcus Patric, British actor (Hollyoaks), born in Gosport, England

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Vivian Vance [Jones], American stage and screen actress (I Love Lucy - "Ethel Mertz"; The Lucy Show - "Viv"), dies of cancer at 70
1979 in Film & TV