On This Day

September 1986 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 1 Jerry Lewis' 21st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $34,096,733

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis

Music concertMusic Concert

Sep 6 300 invitees pay $5,000 to hear Barbra Streisand's benefit concert

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Sep 7 NBC premiere of "The French Connection" film based TV sequel "Popeye Doyle"
  • Sep 12 Limited U.S. premiere of film adaptation of Marsha Norman's play "'Night, Mother"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 12 "Blue Velvet" directed by David Lynch, Starring Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan and Dennis Hopper debuts in Toronto

Actress Isabella Rossellini
Actress
Isabella Rossellini
Filmmaker David Lynch
Filmmaker
David Lynch
Actor and Director Dennis Hopper
Actor and Director
Dennis Hopper
  • Sep 13 Kellye Cash (Tenn), 21, crowned 60th Miss America 1987
  • Sep 13 11th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Decline of the American Empire" directed by Denys Arcand wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 14 CBS premiere of true life "The Last Days of Patton"
  • Sep 15 1st broadcast of legal drama "L.A. Law" created by Steven Bochco, with ensemble cast including Corbin Bersen, Jill Eikenberry and Harry Hamlin on NBC

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 19 3-D short film "Captain EO" with Michael Jackson premieres at Disney theme parks

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

Sep 21 38th Emmy Awards: "The Golden Girls", "Cagney & Lacey" and Michael J. Fox win

Actor Michael J. Fox
Actor
Michael J. Fox
Actress and Comedian Betty White
Actress and Comedian
Betty White

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 26 Bobby (Patrick Duffy) returns to TV show "Dallas", his death is attributed to his wife Pam's bad dream (erases all of last season)

  • Sep 29 "Designing Women" TV comedy, debuts on CBS
  • Sep 29 NBC true life drama "Adam: His Song Continues" premieres, sequel to "Adam" (1983)

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Sep 7 Colin Delaney, American professional wrestler, born in Rochester, New York
  • Sep 10 Hiroki Uchi, Japanese Idol singer, model and actor, born in Habikino, Japan
  • Sep 12 Alfie Allen, English actor (Game of Thrones), born in London, England
  • Sep 12 Emmy Rossum, American actress and singer, born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 12 Yang Mi, Chinese actress (Eternal Love), born in Xuanwu District, Beijing, China
  • Sep 14 A.J. Trauth, American actor (Even Stevens), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 15 Heidi Montag, American reality television star (The Hills), born in Crested Butte, Colorado
  • Sep 16 Kyla Pratt, American actress and musician (The Proud Family), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 18 Keeley Hazell, British model, born in London, England
  • Sep 19 Peter Vack, American voice actor, born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 24 Leah Dizon, American model, singer and Japanese television personality, born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Sep 26 Ashley Leggat, Canadian actress, born in Hamilton, Canada

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 1 Actress Whoopi Goldberg (30) weds cinematographer David Claessen

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 1 Murray Hamilton, American character actor (Rich Man Poor Man, Anatomy of a Murder), dies of lung cancer at 63
  • Sep 6 Blanche Sweet, American actress (DW Griffith movies), dies at 90
  • Sep 12 Frank Nelson, actor (Ralph-I Love Lucy, Jack Benny Show), dies at 75
  • Sep 15 Virginia Gregg, American actress (Little Women), dies at 69
  • Sep 17 Patricia "Pat" Phoenix, British actress (Coronation Street, L Shaped Room), dies of lung cancer at 62
  • Sep 26 Hugh Franklin, American soap opera actor (b. 1916)
  • Sep 28 Robert Helpmann, Australian actor, choreographer and dancer (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Don Quixote), dies at 77
  • Sep 29 Betty Kean, American actress (Amy Tucker-Leave it to Larry), dies at 69