On This Day

September 1984 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 3 Jerry Lewis' 19th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $32,074,566

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 6 "Amadeus" from the play by Peter Shaffer, directed by Milos Forman and starring Tom Hulce premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Awards Best Picture 1985)
  • Sep 15 Sharlene Wells (Utah), 20, crowned 58th Miss America 1985
  • Sep 16 1st broadcast of "Miami Vice" on NBC-TV
  • Sep 20 "Cosby Show" premieres on NBC-TV
  • Sep 23 36th Emmy Awards: Hill St Blue, Cheers, John Ritter & Tyne Daly win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 29 Elizabeth Taylor undergoes rehabilitation at the Betty Ford Clinic

  • Sep 30 CBS' premiere of "Murder She Wrote", starring Angela Landsbury

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Sep 3 Garrett Hedlund, American actor, born in Roseau, Minnesota
  • Sep 4 Camila Bordonaba, Argentine actress and singer-songwriter, born in El Palomar, Argentina
  • Sep 13 Nabil Abou-Harb, Arab-American filmmaker, born in Marietta, Georgia
  • Sep 14 Adam Lamberg, American actor (The Lizzie McGuire movie), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 14 Melissa McGhee, American rock singer (American Idol, season 5), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Sep 16 Sabrina Bryan, American actress and singer (The Cheetah Girls), born in Yorba Linda, California
  • Sep 17 Eugenia Volodina, Russian supermodel
  • Sep 19 Kevin Zegers, Canadian actor and model, born in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
  • Sep 22 Theresa Fu, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • Sep 22 Laura Vandervoort, Canadian actress
  • Sep 23 Anneliese van der Pol, American actress
  • Sep 26 Thore Schölermann, German actor, born in Iserlohn, Germany

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 7 Actress-singer Janet Jackson (18) weds fellow R&B singer James DeBarge (21)

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 14 Stage and screen actor Gene Wilder (51) weds "Saturday Night Live" actress-comedian Gilda Radner (38) in France


Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Sep 14 Film director John Carpenter (36) and actress Adrienne Barbeau (39) divorce after 5 years of marriage

Horror film director John Carpenter
Horror film director
John Carpenter

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 1 Howland Chamberlin, American actor (Force of Evil, Pickup), dies at 73
  • Sep 2 Manos Katrakis, Greek actor (Antigone, Marinos Kontaras), dies at 79
  • Sep 6 E J Andre, actor (Eugene Bullock-Dallas), dies at 74

Person of interestJanet Gaynor

Sep 14 Janet Gaynor, actress (Sunrise), dies at 77 from a traffic accident

Actress Janet Gaynor
Actress
Janet Gaynor
  • Sep 17 Richard Basehart, American actor (Rage), dies following several strokes at 70
  • Sep 19 June Preisser, American acrobatic dancer and actress (Babes in Arms, Strike Up the Band), dies in a car crash at 64
  • Sep 24 Neil Hamilton, American actor (The White Rose, When Strangers Marry, Batman), dies of asthma at 85
  • Sep 26 Walter Pidgeon, Canadian actor (Mrs Miniver, Madame Curie), dies from a stroke at 87