1988 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


AgreementAgreement of Interest

Jan 2 Mulroney & Reagan sign Canada-US free trade agreement

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Jan 11 ABC premiere of fact-based "Evil in Clear River"
  • Jan 16 4th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • Jan 16 Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder fired from CBS for racial remarks
  • Jan 19 "48 Hours" premieres on CBS-TV

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 23 45th Golden Globes: The Last Emperor, Michael Douglas, & Sally Kirkland win

  • Jan 24 1st WWF Royal Rumble - Jim Duggan wins
  • Jan 24 NBC premiere of fact based "The Murder of Mary Phagan"
  • Jan 24 4th Sundance Film Festival: "Heat and Sunlight" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 25 15th American Music Awards: Anita Baker, Paul Simon & Whitney Houston

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 25 US VP George H. W. Bush & Dan Rather clash on "CBS Evening News" as Rather attempts to question Bush about his role in Iran-Contra affair

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Feb 29 NYC Mayor Koch calls Reagan a "WIMP" in the war on drugs
  • Mar 1 Courtney Gibbs Eplin, 21, (Texas), crowned 37th Miss USA
  • Mar 9 President Reagan presides at unveiling of Knute Rockne stamp
  • Mar 13 14th People's Choice Awards: Michael Douglas & Glenn Close win (Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Cybill Shepherd win (TV)
  • Mar 22 US Congress overrides President Reagan's veto of sweeping civil rights bill

Film release premierFilm Release

Mar 25 "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Carmen Maura and Antonio Banderas is released

Music awardsMusic Awards

Mar 30 2nd Soul Train Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston win

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston

Music releaseMusic Recording

Apr 18 Barbra Streisand records "Warm All Over"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 15 2nd American Comedy Award: Robin Williams & Tracey Ullman

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 21 "Fat" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #99

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • May 23 41st Cannes Film Festival: "Pelle erobreren" directed by Bille August wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 24 Porntip Nakhirunkanok, 19, of Thailand, crowned 37th Miss Universe
  • Jun 20 NYC WABC-AM becomes flagship radio station of NJ Devils
  • Jun 20 Price is Right model Janice Pennington is knocked out by a TV camera
  • Jun 20 WABC officially becomes the NJ Devils new home radio
  • Jun 25 Roger Rabbit Cartoon Character debuts in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
  • Jun 30 "Sledge Hammer!" last aires on ABC-TV

Music concertMusic Concert

Jul 13 Sting performs his 1st Rain Forest benefit concert

Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor
Sting

Film release premierFilm Release

Jul 15 "Die Hard" directed by John McTiernan and starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman is released in the US

  • Jul 25 Mindy Duncan, 16, of Oregon, crowned 6th Miss Teen USA
  • Aug 4 21st San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Omni Hotel
  • Aug 12 Movie "Last Temptation of Christ" is released
  • Aug 22 NBC premieres "Later" with Bob Costas (1st guest Linda Ellerbee)
  • Aug 28 40th Emmy Awards: 30something, Wonder Years & Richard Kiley win
  • Aug 29 45th Venice Film Festival: "The Legend of the Holy Drinker" directed by Ermanno Olmi wins Golden Lion

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 5 Jerry Lewis' 23rd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $41,132,113

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 10 Gretchen Elizabeth Carlson (Minn), 22, crowned 62nd Miss America 1989
  • Sep 16 Jury awards Valerie Harper $1.6 M in dispute over TV series
  • Oct 7 WNBC 660 final transmission, WFAN moves from 1050 to 660 & WUKQ begins on 1050 at 5:30 PM (NYC radio)
  • Oct 10 NBC premieres tele-biopic, "Winnie", starring Meredith Baxter and based on life of [Gwyanna] Winefred Sprockett
  • Oct 17 Rockin Robin beats "Sensational" Sherri Martel for WWF woman's title
  • Oct 19 US Senate passes bill curbing ads during children's TV shows
  • Oct 21 Bat*21, an American war film, is released
  • Oct 25 ABC News reports on potbellied pygmy pigs' popularity as pets
  • Oct 25 "Devil Worship: Exposing Satan's Underground" TV special hosted by Geraldo Rivera screens on US NBC newtwork
  • Oct 27 "ET" released to home video (14 million presold)
  • Nov 3 President Reagan signs credit-card disclosure-bill

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 16 President Reagan and the First Lady participate in the official state arrival ceremony, meetings and a state dinner with Margaret Thatcher

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Nov 16 President Reagan meets with Jerusalem's mayor Teddy Kollek
  • Nov 17 Linda Petursdottir of Iceland, 18, crowned 38th Miss World
  • Nov 23 President Reagan announces that he is pocket-vetoing a bill designed to further restrict lobbying by former federal employees.
  • Dec 1 NBC bids record $401M to capture rights to 1992 Barcelona Olympics
  • Dec 2 "Naked Gun" movie based on TV's "Police Squad" premieres
  • Dec 4 Actor Gary Busey critically injured in motorcycle crash
  • Dec 9 NY Yankees sign 12-year television contract with MSG for $500M
  • Dec 9 Premiere of fact based crime drama film "Mississippi Burning"

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 12 "Rainman" directed by Barry Levinson and starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise premieres in New York (Best Picture 1989)

  • Dec 14 CBS' $1.1 B bid wins exclusive 1990-94 major-league baseball rights
  • Dec 20 NBC signs lease to stay in NYC, 33 more years
  • Dec 30 North subpoenas Reagan & Bush as defense witnesses for upcoming trial

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 7 Haley Bennett, American Singer and Actress
  • Jan 7 Robert Sheehan, Irish actor
  • Jan 12 Andrew Lawrence, American actor (Brotherly Love, Recess), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 12 Joseph Dundas, British TV Presenter
  • Jan 14 Jack P. Shepherd, English actor
  • Jan 28 Henry Mortensen, American actor
  • Jan 30 Rob Pinkston, American actor (Punk'd), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Feb 14 Eliska Sursova, American actress
  • Feb 18 Maiara Walsh, American actress
  • Feb 18 Shane Lyons, actor and private chef
  • Feb 28 Markéta Irglová, Czech songwriter and actress
  • Mar 1 Katija Pevec, American actress
  • Mar 2 Keith Jack, British singer and actor
  • Mar 2 Nadine Samonte, Filipino actress
  • Mar 22 Tania Raymonde, American actress
  • Mar 27 Kerri Ann Darling, actress (Alli Fowler-Another World)
  • Mar 27 Brenda Song, American actress
  • Mar 28 Lacey Turner, British soap actress
  • Apr 6 Mike Bailey, English actor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 10 Haley Joel Osment, American actor (The Sixth Sense, A.I., Pay it Forward), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Apr 21 Robbie Amell, Canadian actor (Tomorrow People), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 24 Michael Tylo, son of US actor/actress Michael Tylo/Deborah Hunter
  • Apr 25 Sara Paxton, American actress ( Darcy's Wild Life), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 9 Skye Regan, Canadian Actress and Writer
  • May 17 Nikki Reed, American actress
  • May 18 Ryan Cooley, Canadian television actor
  • May 19 Lily Cole, English model/actress
  • May 20 Carla Humphries, Filipina actress

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 7 Michael Cera, Canadian actor (Arrested Development, Superbad), born in Brampton, Ontario

  • Jun 9 Mae Whitman, American Actress
  • Jun 11 Yui Aragaki, Japanese actress and model
  • Jun 20 Shefali Chowdhury, Welsh actress
  • Jun 23 Isabella Leong Lok-Sze, Hong Kong singer, actress and model
  • Jul 1 Evan Ellingson, American actor
  • Jul 13 Steven R. McQueen, American Actor
  • Jul 17 Summer Bishil, American actress
  • Jul 23 Pippa Bennett-Warner, English actress
  • Jul 25 Heather Marks, Canadian model
  • Aug 16 Kevin Schmidt, American actor
  • Aug 17 Brady Corbet, American actor
  • Aug 17 Erika Toda, Japanese actress
  • Aug 19 Travis Tedford, American actor
  • Aug 21 Paris Bennett, American singer and finalist on American Idol (season 5), born in Rockford, Illinois

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 24 Rupert Grint, English actor (Harry Potter), born in Harlow, Essex, England

  • Aug 26 Danielle Savre, American actress
  • Aug 26 Evan Ross, American actor
  • Aug 27 Alexa Vega, American actress
  • Sep 8 Chantal Jones, American fashion model
  • Sep 12 Aaron Sidwell, English actor
  • Sep 14 Kirsten Haglund, American Beauty Queen
  • Sep 15 Chelsea Staub, American actress
  • Sep 16 Sarah Steele, American actress
  • Sep 24 Kyle Sullivan, American actor
  • Sep 26 Lilly Singh, Canadian YouTube vlogger (IISuperwomanII), born in Scarborough, Toronto
  • Oct 1 Cariba Heine, Australian actress
  • Oct 3 Tadhg Kelly, American actor
  • Oct 3 Alicia Vikander, actress (The Danish Girl), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Oct 4 Melissa Benoist, American actress and singer (Glee, Supergirl), born in Littleton, Colorado
  • Oct 5 Bobby Edner, American actor
  • Oct 5 Maja Salvador, Filipina Actress
  • Oct 6 Maki Horikita, Japanese model and actress
  • Oct 6 Kayky Brito, Brazilian actor.
  • Oct 14 MacKenzie Mauzy, American actress
  • Oct 14 Max Thieriot, American actor
  • Oct 24 Daniel Shalikar, actor (Honey I Blew Up the Kid)
  • Oct 24 Joshua Shalikar, actor (Honey I Blew Up the Kid)
  • Oct 30 Janel Parrish, American actress
  • Nov 2 Lindze Letherman, American actress (General Hospital), born in Fresno, California
  • Nov 3 Angus McLaren, Australian Actor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 6 Emma Stone, American actress (Superbad, The Amazing Spider-Man), born in Scottsdale, Arizona

Actress Emma Stone
Actress
Emma Stone
  • Nov 9 Nikki Blonsky, American actress
  • Nov 10 Chisaki Hama, former Japanese actress and model
  • Nov 11 Alexandra Kyle, American actress
  • Nov 15 Zena Grey, American actress
  • Nov 17 Justin Cooper, American actor (Liar, Liar, General Hospital), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 18 Montanna Thompson, English actress
  • Nov 26 Yumi Kobayashi, Japanese fashion model
  • Nov 28 Scarlett Pomers, American actress
  • Dec 2 Alfred Enoch, British Actor
  • Dec 2 Soniya Mehra, Indian Actress
  • Dec 5 Ross Bagley, American actor (Nicky-Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 7 Emily Browning, Australian actress
  • Dec 7 Asia Ray Smith, American actress
  • Dec 14 Vanessa Hudgens, American singer and actress
  • Dec 16 Anna Popplewell, English actress
  • Dec 19 Paulina Gretzky, American-born Canadian actress and model

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 1 Actor Michael Biehn (31) weds film producer Gina Marsh

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 17 Publisher Bob Guccione (57) weds actress Katherine Keeton (48)

Publisher Bob Guccione
Publisher
Bob Guccione

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 7 Heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson marries actress Robin Givens

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Feb 14 General hospital TV star Jackie Zeman marries Glenn Gorden

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 21 Actor Dudley Moore (53) weds actress Brogan Lane at the Little Chapel of the West in Las Vegas

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 24 Musician Mick Fleetwood (40) weds model Sara Recor

Musician Mick Fleetwood
Musician
Mick Fleetwood
  • Apr 29 "60 Minutes" newscaster Diane Sawyer weds film director Mike Nichols

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 30 Actor Tom Hanks (31) weds actress Rita Wilson (31)

Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
  • May 21 Actress Jane Powell weds actor actor Dickie Moore
  • May 28 Actress Genie Francis (General Hospital) weds actor Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek TNG)

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 16 "Back To The Future" actor Michael J. Fox (27) weds "Family Ties" actress Tracy Pollan (28) at West Mountain Inn in Arlington, Vermont

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 17 NHL ice hockey star player Wayne Gretzky (27) weds actress Janet Jones (27) at St. Joseph's Basilica in Edmonton, Canada

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Sep 4 Actor Kevin Bacon marries actress Kyra Sedgwick

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 25 Actor Paul Gross (29) weds actress Martha Burns

Actor and Director Paul Gross
Actor and Director
Paul Gross
  • Oct 1 Robert Englund, actor who plays Freddie Kruger weds Nancy Booth
  • Nov 1 US Actors Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis marry in Las Vegas
  • Nov 19 LA Law's Corbin Bernsen marries actress Amanda Pays

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Dec 6 Actor and comedian Robin Williams (37) divorces Valerie Velardi after 10 years of marriage

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 3 William Cagney, actor (Torrid Zone), dies of a heart attack at 82
  • Jan 6 Brent Collins, soap actor (Another World), dies of heart attack at 46
  • Jan 7 Trevor Howard, British actor (Brief Encounter, Superman, The Third Man), dies of bronchitis at 71
  • Jan 7 Michel Auclair, French actor (b. 1922)
  • Jan 19 Ballard Berkeley, actor (East meets West), dies at 83
  • Jan 21 Abraham Sofaer, actor (Naked Jungle, Elephant Walk), dies
  • Jan 22 Parker Fennelly, actor (Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm), dies at 96
  • Jan 25 Colleen Moore, actress (These Girls Won't Talk), dies at 87
  • Feb 6 Lee Goodman, actor (Imitation of Life), dies of TB at 64
  • Feb 8 Allan Cuthbertson, actor (Running Man, 7th Dawn), dies at 67
  • Feb 25 Amapola Del Vando, actress (Cowboy), dies at 78
  • Mar 1 Jean Le Poulain, French actor (Divine), dies at 63
  • Mar 1 Joe Besser, comedian (3's Stooges, Abbott & Costello), dies at 80
  • Mar 3 Lois Wilson, actress (Crash, Deluge, Bright Eyes), dies
  • Mar 3 Sewall Wright, US geneticist (evolution model), dies at 98
  • Mar 5 Alberto Olmedo, Argentine comedian (b. 1933)
  • Mar 7 Robert Livingston, American actor (Three Mesquiteers, The Lone Ranger and Zorro), dies at 83 of emphysema

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 10 Andy Gibb, singer, dies of heart infection at 30

Singer and TV Host Andy Gibb
Singer and TV Host
Andy Gibb
  • Mar 12 Billie Rhodes, American silent film actress, dies at 93
  • Mar 13 Olive Carey, actress (Affairs With a Stranger), dies at 92
  • Mar 16 Dorothy Adams Foulger, actress (Laura, Devil Commands), dies at 88
  • Apr 1 Jim Jordan, American actor and radio comedian (Fibber McGee), dies from a blod clot at 91
  • Apr 5 Alf Kjellin, Swedish actor and director (Juggler), dies
  • Apr 11 Jeff Donnell, actor (Hoedown, 9 Girls), dies at 66 of a heart attack
  • Apr 17 Eva Novak, actress (Medicine Man), dies of pneumonia at 90
  • Apr 18 Pierre Desproges, French humorist (b. 1939)
  • Apr 22 Irene Rich, US actress (Beau Brumell, Champ), dies at 96
  • Apr 27 David Scarboro, British actor (b. 1968)
  • Apr 29 Andrew Cruickshank, actor (Body in Library, Murder Most Foul), dies
  • May 1 Paolo Stoppa, actor (Garibaldi, Visit, Freedom Fighters), dies
  • May 5 George Rose, actor (Devil's Disciple, Hideaways), dies at 68
  • May 7 Divine [Harris Glenn Milstead], American actress, drag queen, and international icon of bad taste cinema (Pink Flamingos), dies of natural causes at 42
  • May 15 Andrew Duggan, actor (Jigsaw, Firehouse), dies of cancer at 64
  • May 15 Greta Nissen, actress (Ambassador Bill), dies
  • May 18 Daws Butler, cartoon voice (Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound), dies at 71
  • May 19 Virginia Farmer, actresss (Cyrano de Bergerac), dies at 90
  • May 22 Dennis Day, tenor/comedian (Jack Benny Show, Danny Boy), dies at 71
  • May 23 David Schoenbrun, CBS broadcast bureau head (Wash, Paris), dies at 73
  • May 27 Florida Friebus, actress (Bob Newhart Show), dies of a stroke at 79
  • May 27 Renato Salvatori, actor (Burn, Luna, 2 Women), dies
  • May 30 Ella Raines, actress (Uncle Harry, Runaround, Impact), dies at 66
  • Jun 6 Ella Raines, actress (Brute Force), dies of throat cancer at 66
  • Jun 7 Vernon Washington, American actor (b. 1927)
  • Jun 8 Eli Mintz, actor (Boardwalk), dies
  • Jun 8 Russell Harty, broadcaster, dies
  • Jun 11 Nathan Cook, actor (White Night), dies of an allergic reaction at 38
  • Jun 16 Miguel Piñero, Puerto Rican playwright, actor, and co-founder of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. (b. 1946)
  • Jun 22 Bramwell Fletcher, British actor (White Cargo, Random Harvest, The Mummy), dies at 84
  • Jun 22 Dennis Day, actor/tenor (Jack Benny Show), dies of ALS at 71
  • Jun 22 Ross Ford, actor (Reform School Girl, Jungle Patrol), dies
  • Jun 23 Dayton Lummis, actor (Moonfire, Flight that Disappeared), dies
  • Jun 28 Kurt Raab, writer/actor (Boarding School, Stationmaster's Wife), dies
  • Jul 3 Gabriel Dell, actor (Dead End Kids), dies of leukemia at 68
  • Jul 4 Adrian Adonis, [Keith Franke], WWF wrestler, killed in auto accident
  • Jul 7 Jimmy Edwards, actor (Plank, Bottoms Up, Late Mr H), dies at 68
  • Jul 11 Milton Krims, American screenwriter (Prince of Foxes), dies at 84
  • Jul 17 Bruiser Brody [Frank Goodish], professional wrestler, stabbed to death at 42
  • Jul 18 Nico, US model/pop singer (Velvet Underground), dies at 43
  • Jul 27 Judith Barsi, child actress, shot dead with mother by her father at 11
  • Jul 27 Brigitte Horney, German actress (Das Erbe der Guldenburgs), dies at 77
  • Aug 1 Florence Eldridge, Broadway actress (The Swan), dies at 86
  • Aug 1 Trindad Silva, actor (Hill St Blues), dies at 38 in an auto accident
  • Aug 8 Alan Napier, British actor (The Sword in the Stone, Batman), dies at 85
  • Aug 8 Ramón Valdés, Mexican actor (b. 1923)
  • Aug 11 Anne Ramsey, American actress (Throw Mama from the Train), dies of cancer at 59
  • Aug 17 Victoria Shaw, actress (Alvarez Kelly, Westworld), dies
  • Aug 24 Leonard Frey, actor (Tattoo, Magic Christian), dies of AIDS at 49
  • Aug 27 Mario Montenegro, Filipino actor, dies at 60
  • Aug 28 Hazel Dawn, US singer/actress (Under Clover, Margie), dies at 98
  • Sep 5 Gert Froebe, actor (Lover's Wood, Upper Hand), dies at 75
  • Sep 6 Leroy Brown, professional wrestler (b. 1950)
  • Sep 11 John Sylvester White, American actor (b. 1919)
  • Sep 14 Louis Quinn, actor (Unholy Rollers), dies at 73 of cancer
  • Sep 20 Roy Kinnear, actor (Casanova, Pirates, Scrooge, Help!), dies at 54
  • Sep 21 Christine Norden, British actress (Little Shop of Horrors, Night Beat), dies from pneumonia at 63
  • Sep 28 Ethel Grandin, silent screen actress (Deserter), dies at 94
  • Sep 28 Marjorie Bonner Lowry, actress (Reno, Poor Girls), dies at 83
  • Oct 9 Edward Chodorov, playwright/director (Louis Pasteur), dies at 84
  • Oct 11 Bonita Granville, actress (The Lone Ranger, Hitler's Children), dies at 55
  • Oct 11 Morgan Farley, actor (Open Secret), dies of natural causes at 90
  • Oct 11 Wayland Flowers, ventriloquist (Madame), dies of AIDS at 48
  • Oct 12 Ken Murray, actor (Bill & Coo, Crooner, Half-Marriage), dies at 85
  • Oct 14 Mary Morris, actress (Agitator, Double Door), dies
  • Oct 25 Bill Cody, actor (Blazing Justice, Ghost City), dies at 75
  • Oct 27 Charles Hawtrey, English actor (Carry On), dies near London at 73
  • Oct 30 Sugar Geise, actress (Rhythm Parade), dies after brief illness at 71
  • Oct 31 John Houseman, Romanian actor (The Paper Chase, Rollerball, The Fog), dies of spinal cancer at 86
  • Nov 9 Billy Curtis, 4'2" actor (Terror of Tiny Town), dies at 79
  • Nov 15 Mona Washbourne, actress (Blue Bird, Games), dies at 84
  • Nov 27 Angela Aames, actress (Lost Empire, Basic Training), dies
  • Nov 27 John Carradine, actor (Ten Commandments), dies of kidney failure at 82
  • Dec 7 Christopher Connelly, actor (Liar's Moon, Hawmps), dies at 47
  • Dec 8 Anne Seymour, actress (Misty, Chevy Mystery Show), dies at 79
  • Dec 10 Dick Clair, comedian (Clair & McMahon, Facts of Life), dies of AIDS

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 20 Max Robinson, 1st African American network TV anchor (ABC), dies of AIDS at 49

1st African-American Network TV Anchor Max Robinson
1st African-American Network TV Anchor
Max Robinson
  • Dec 21 Bob Steele, [Robert Bradbury], American actor, dies after short illness at 60
  • Dec 26 John Loder, actor (Sabotage, Java Head), dies at 90
  • Dec 27 Fox Harris, actor (Alienator, Warlords, Sid & Nancy), dies