On This Day

September 1989 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 1 "Roger and Me", the first documentary directed by Michael Moore, premieres at the Telluride Film Festival

Documentary Filmmaker Michael Moore
Documentary Filmmaker
Michael Moore

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 4 Jerry Lewis' 24th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $42,737,219

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 4 46th Venice Film Festival: "A City of Sadness" directed by Hsiao-hsien Hou debuts and wins the Golden Lion

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Sep 5 Daytime talk show "The Joan Rivers Show" hosted by Joan Rivers premieres on US TV

Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host Joan Rivers
Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host
Joan Rivers
  • Sep 16 Debbye Turner (Mont), 23, crowned 63rd Miss America 1990
  • Sep 16 14th Toronto International Film Festival: "Roger & Me" directed by Michael Moore wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 17 41st Emmy Awards: LA Law, "Cheers", Dana Delany & Candice Bergen win

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Sep 19 "Doogie Howser, M.D.", starring Neil Patrick Harris as a teenage physician, debuts on ABC

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Sep 20 Musical "Miss Saigon," premieres in London, created by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Sep 22 "Baywatch" starring David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson debuts on NBC

  • Sep 24 ABC's premiere of "The Preppie Murder", based on 1986 murder in New York City of Jennifer Levin by ex prep school student Robert Chambers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 29 Zsa Zsa Gabor convicted of slapping a police officer in Beverly Hills

Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor
Actress
Zsa Zsa Gabor

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Sep 1 Juliana Lohmann, Brazilian actress
  • Sep 14 Jesse James, American actor (The Amityville Horror), born in Palm Springs, California
  • Sep 20 Malachi Kirby, English actor (Small Axe), born in London, England
  • Sep 26 Emma Rigby, English actress, born in St Helens, United Kingdom
  • Sep 29 Adore Delano [Daniel Noriega], American drag queen, singer-songwriter, actor and TV performer (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Azusa, California

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 2 Actor Sam Neill (41) weds actress Noriko Watanabe (24)

Actor Sam Neill
Actor
Sam Neill

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 4 Georges Simenon, Belgian born writer and director (Maigret detective novels), dies at 86
  • Sep 9 Tim Hovey, actor (Slim Carter, Man Afraid), dies of a drug overdose
  • Sep 19 Guido de Moor, actor (Flanagan, Because of the Cats), dies
  • Sep 22 Jan Teulings, Dutch actor and director (Dorp aan de Rivier), dies at 84