December 1981 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Dec 4 "Falcon Crest" premieres on CBS-TV

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Dec 4 Reagan Executive Order on Intelligence (No 12333) that allows CIA to engage in domestic counter-intelligence

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
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Ronald Reagan
  • Dec 31 CNN Headline News debuts

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 3 Brian Bonsall, actor (Family Ties, Star Trek Next Generation)
  • Dec 5 Leila Tong, Hong Kong actress
  • Dec 9 Diya Mirza, Indian actress
  • Dec 11 Hamish Blake, Australian comedian
  • Dec 13 Chelsea Hertford, actress (Major Dad)
  • Dec 14 Amber Chia, Malaysian model and actress
  • Dec 14 Johnny Jeter, American professional wrestler
  • Dec 15 Brendan Fletcher, Canadian actor
  • Dec 21 Frankie Abernathy, American actress, The Real World: San Diego (d. 2007)
  • Dec 23 Beth [Elisabeth Rodergas Cols], Spanish singer and actress, born in Súria, Catalonia
  • Dec 25 Katie Wright, American actress
  • Dec 27 Emilie de Ravin, Australian actress
  • Dec 28 Sienna Miller, British actress

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 10 John Kieran, TV host (Information Please), dies at 89
  • Dec 13 Pigmeat Markham, American comedian (Here Comes da Judge-Laugh In), dies at 75
  • Dec 20 Dimitris Rontiris, Greek actor and director (b. 1899)
  • Dec 21 Allan Dwan, Canadian-born American director and screenwriter (b. 1885)
  • Dec 26 Savithri, Indian actress (b. 1937)
  • Dec 27 Hoagland "Hoagy" Carmichael, American composer, singer and actor (In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening), dies at 82
  • Dec 28 Allan Dwan, Canadian-born film director (b. 1885)
  • Dec 30 Alfie Anido, Filipino actor (b. 1959)