On This Day

November 1996 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Nov 1 Shaquille O'Neil makes his Hollywood debut as Los Angeles Lakers beat Phoenix Suns, 96-82 at the Forum, Inglewood; O'Neil scores 23 points and pulls down 14 rebounds in 35 minutes

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 6 "The English Patient" based on the novel by Michael Ondaatje, directed by Anthony Minghella and starring Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche and Kristen Scott Thomas premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1997)

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 18 "Star Trek: First Contact" film directed by Jonathan Frakes and starring Patrick Stewart and Jonathan Frakes premieres

  • Nov 23 Irene Skliva, 18, of Greece, crowned 46th Miss World
  • Nov 25 After 24 years, Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade, ends

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Nov 22 Hailey Baldwin, American model, born in Tucson, Arizona

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 13 "A Room With A View" actor Daniel Day-Lewis (39) weds "Personal Velocity: Three Portraits" screenwriter Rebecca Miller (34) in Vermont

  • Nov 23 Actor and comedian Chris Rock (31) weds founder and executive director of StyleWorks Malaak Compton
  • Nov 30 "All My Children" actress-model Eva LaRue (29) weds John Callahan (42) under a 500-year-old banyan tree at Koele in Lanai, Hawaii

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Nov 14 Virginia Cherrill, American actress (Lake Extra, Brat, City Lights), dies at 88
  • Nov 17 Johan Fleming Ramsland, British broadcaster, dies at 54
  • Nov 21 Virginia Downing, actress (Gig, Butterfield 8), dies at 92
  • Nov 22 Maria Casares [PĂ©rez], Spanish-French actress (Orpheus, Lectrice), dies at 73
  • Nov 22 Mark Lenard, American actor (Sarek-Star Trek), dies of cancer at 72
  • Nov 23 George Nicholas, cartoon animator, dies at 85
  • Nov 26 Michael Bentine, British author/comedian (Reluctant Jester), dies at 74