On This Day

December 1987 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Dec 10 "Nightline" is seen in USSR for 1st time

Film release premierFilm Release

Dec 11 "Wall Street" film directed by Oliver Stone and starring Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen is released

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 20 "Nuts" with Barbra Streisand premieres

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 3 Michael Angarano, American actor
  • Dec 7 Baran Kosari, Iranian actress, born in Tehran, Iran
  • Dec 16 Hallee Hirsh, American actress
  • Dec 21 Valerie Concepcion, Filipino actress, born in Tondo, Philippines
  • Dec 27 Lily Cole, English model and actress, born in Torquay, England
  • Dec 28 Thomas Dekker, American actor, born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Dec 30 Jake Cuenca, Filipino actor and commercial model

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 4 Rouben Mamoulian, American movie director and author (The Mark of Zorro, Applause), dies at 90
  • Dec 6 James Dobson, actor (Impulse, Jet Attack, Okinawa), dies
  • Dec 12 Truman "Pinky" Tomlin, American singer and actor (Sing While You're Able, With Love and Kisses), dies from a heart attack at 80
  • Dec 14 Clinton Sundberg, American actor (Belle of NY, Easter Parade), dies at 84
  • Dec 21 Robert Paige, American actor, TV newscaster and political correspondent (Son of Dracula, Pardon My Sarong, Colgate Comedy Hour), dies 77
  • Dec 22 Alice Terry, [Taaffe], actress (4 Horsemen of Apocalypse), dies
  • Dec 27 Priscilla Dean, actress (Outside the Law), dies of injuries at 91