On This Day

September 1984 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Telethon

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

Film Premier

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)

Television Debut

Sep 10 First episode of daily syndicated version of Jeopardy! with Alex Trebek as host

Music History

Sep 12 American country singer Barbara Mandrell is badly injured in a car accident

  • Sep 15 Sharlene Wells (Utah), 20, crowned 58th Miss America 1985
  • Sep 15 9th Toronto International Film Festival: "Places in the Heart" directed by Robert Benton wins the People's Choice Award
  • 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 Blues"; "Cheers": John Ritter & Tyne Daly win

Film & TV History

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 14 Ayushmann Khurrana, Indian actor and singer (Vicky Donor), born in Chandigarh, India
  • 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
  • Sep 22 Theresa Fu, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • Sep 22 Laura Vandervoort, Canadian actress (Haven, Smallville), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Sep 22 Misha Green, American screen writer, director and producer (Lovecraft Country), born in Sacramento, California
  • Sep 23 Anneliese van der Pol, Ducth-American actress (That's So Raven & Raven's Home -"Chelsea"), born in Naaldwijk, Netherlands
  • Sep 26 Thore Schölermann, German actor, born in Iserlohn, Germany
  • Sep 29 Adriene Mishler, American yoga teacher (Yoga with Adriene on YouTube), born in Austin, Texas

Weddings in Film & TV

Janet Jackson

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

Gene Wilder

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


Divorces in Film & TV

John Carpenter

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

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

Janet Gaynor

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

  • 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 25 Walter Pidgeon, Canadian actor (Mrs Miniver, Madame Curie), dies from a stroke at 87