On This Day

December 1991 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Pro Wrestling

Dec 3 Hulk Hogan defeats the Undertaker at 'This Tuesday in Texas' at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio to become 4-time WWF champion

Professional Wrestler Hulk Hogan
Professional Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • Dec 6 "Star Trek VI-Undiscovered Country" premieres

Film Premier

Dec 11 "Hook", a swashbuckling film sequel to the Peter Pan story, directed by Steven Spielberg, and starring Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman premieres

Actor Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams
Director Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
  • Dec 17 Soap opera "One Life To Live" airs its 6,000th episode
  • Dec 18 DeForest Kelly (Dr McCoy on Star Trek) gets a star in Hollywood

Film Release

Dec 20 "Father of the Bride" film starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, and Martin Short, is released

Actor and Comedian Steve Martin
Actor and Comedian
Steve Martin
Actor Martin Short
Martin Short
Actress Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton
  • Dec 28 Ninibeth Beatriz Leal Jiminez, 20, of Venez, crowned 41st Miss World

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 12 Daniel Magder, Canadian actor (The Famous Jett Jackson), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Dec 15 Eunice Cho, American actress

Weddings in Film & TV

Richard Gere

Dec 12 Actor Richard Gere (42) weds supermodel Cindy Crawford (25) in Las Vegas

Wedding of Interest

Dec 21 Actress Jane Fonda (55) weds CNN founder Ted Turner at the groom's home in north Florida

Actress Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 1 Byron Webster, actor (That Man Bolt), dies of AIDS at 58
  • Dec 3 Casey Walters, American actor (True Story of Lynn Stuart), after a stroke at 75
  • Dec 4 Alex Graham, Scottish cartoonist who created the comic strip "Fred Basset", dies at 78
  • Dec 5 Robert Karvelas, American actor (Get Smart), dies at 70
  • Dec 6 Ann Sorg Coston, actress (Anna-Aldrich Family), dies at 62
  • Dec 7 Michael Taylor, Male Model (b. 1913)
  • Dec 11 Robert Q. Lewis, American TV host (Masquerade Party, Robert Q Lewis Show), dies at 71
  • Dec 12 Eleanor Boardman, actor (Crowd), dies in at 93
  • Dec 14 John Arlott, British cricket commentator & writer (BBC), dies of emphysema at 77
  • Dec 14 Robert Eddison, British actor (Uncle Silas), dies at 83
  • Dec 15 Ray Smith, British actor (And Then You Die), dies at 55
  • Dec 16 Fred Scott, American vocalist and actor (Melody of the Plains, Vincent Lopez), dies at 89
  • Dec 18 June Storey, Canadian-born American actress (South of the Border), dies of cancer at 73
  • Dec 19 Paul Maxwell, Canadian actor (Aliens, City of Fear, Freedom to Die), dies at 70
  • Dec 20 Helene Heigh, actress (Undercover Woman, Teen Age Thunder), dies at 86
  • Dec 20 Thomas Newman, actor/composer (Cape Fear), dies of heart attack at 60
  • Dec 20 Walter Chiari, actor (Girl Under Sheet), dies of heart attack at 67
  • Dec 23 Byron Q Griffith, producer/actor, dies at 73
  • Dec 25 Curt Bois, actor (Great Waltz, Boat is Full), dies at 90
  • Dec 25 Orane Demazis, French actress (Marius, Fanny et Caesar), dies at 87
  • Dec 27 John Morgan Evans, actor, dies after lengthy illness at 49
  • Dec 28 Cassandra Harris, Australian actress (For Your Eyes Only), dies of cancer at 39
  • Dec 28 Jacques Aubuchon, actor (Hoax, Thunder Road), dies of heart failure