September 1985 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Sep 2 Jerry Lewis' 20th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $33,100,000

Film & TV History

Sep 13 Super Mario Bros game first appears, created by Shigeru Miyamoto at Nintendo

Television Debut

Sep 14 "The Golden Girls", starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty, debuts on NBC

  • Sep 14 10th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Official Story" directed by Luis Puenzo wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 14 Susan Akin (Miss), 21, crowned 59th Miss America 1986
  • Sep 18 "The Equalizer" TV spy/crime drama debuts in the US on CBS (starring Edward Woodward)
  • Sep 20 Walt Disney World's 200-millionth guest
  • Sep 22 37th Emmy Awards: "Cagney & Lacey", "The Cosby Show" and Tyne Daly win

Music History

Sep 28 "Don't Lose My Number" by Phil Collins peaks at #4

  • Sep 29 "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," returns to NBC-TV

Television Debut

Sep 29 "Amazing Stories" by Steven Spielberg, debuts on NBC-TV

  • Sep 29 "MacGyver" starring Richard Dean Anderson, debuts on ABC-TV

Film & TV History

Sep 30 Howard Stern gets fired from WNBC AM (NY)

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Sep 1 Eli-Mac [Camile Velasco], Filipino-American pop singer (American Idol), born in Makati, Philippines
  • Sep 7 Alyssa Diaz, American actress (The Rookie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 7 Radhika Apte, Indian actress (Lust Stories), born in Vallore, India
  • Sep 8 Yendi Phillips, Jamaican beauty pageant contestant (Miss Jamaica Universe 2010), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Sep 14 Aya Ueto, Japanese actress and singer, born in Nerima, Tokyo
  • Sep 16 Madeline Zima, American actress (The Nanny, Californication), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Sep 21 Joe Wicks, British fitness coach, TV presenter (The Body Coach), and author (Lean in 15), born in Epsom, Surrey, England
  • Sep 21 Maryam Hassouni, Dutch actor
  • Sep 22 Tatiana Maslany, Canadian actress (Orphan Black), born in Regina, Saskatchewan

Hasan MinhajHasan Minhaj (37 years old)

Sep 23 American stand-up comedian (Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj), born in Davis, California

  • Sep 29 Candice LeRae, American professional wrestler (WWE), born in Riverside, California

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Sep 18 Comedian Jeff Foxworthy (27) weds Pamela Gregg at New York City's Central Park

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 4 George O'Brien, American actor (Sunrise: A Song of Two Human), dies of a stroke at 85
  • Sep 4 Isabel Jeans, actress (Suspicion, Easy Virtue, Tovarich), dies at 93
  • Sep 4 Robert McCormick, American NBC newscaster (Current Opinion), dies at 74
  • Sep 6 Jane Frazee [Mary Jane Frehse], American actress, singer, and dancer (Beautiful But Broke, Beulah), dies at 70 of pneumonia
  • Sep 10 Alexa Kenin, American actress (Mousie-Coed Fever), dies at 23
  • Sep 11 Masako Natsume [Odate], Japanese actress and model (Tripitaka in "Monkey"), dies of leukemia at 27
  • Sep 23 Mickey Simpson, actor (Wagonmaster), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • Sep 27 Lloyd Nolan, American actor (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Peyton Place), dies of lung cancer at 83

Simone SignoretSimone Signoret (1921-1985)

Sep 30 German-French actress (Room at Top, Gina), dies at 64