On This Day

September 2018 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Sep 8 75th Venice International Film Festival: a Netflix film wins the Golden Lion for the first time with "Roma"
  • Sep 9 CBS chief Les Moonves departs the company after six more women make allegations of sexual abuse in "The New Yorker"
  • Sep 9 Nia Franklin representing New York crowned Miss America 2019, first competition without a swimsuit section

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 10 Australian newspaper the "Herald Sun" criticised for "racist" cartoon of American tennis star Serena Williams

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 11 Film "Green Book" directed by Peter Farrell and starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali premieres at the Toronto Film Festival (Academy Award Best Picture 2019)

  • Sep 16 "Green Book" wins People's Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival
  • Sep 16 First ever performance of comedy "Love's Victory" by Lady Mary Wroth at Penshurst Place, England, 400 years after it was written

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

Sep 18 70th Emmy Awards: "Games of Thrones". "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel", Rachel Brosnahan, Matthew Rhys, Claire Foy, Bill Hader win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 25 Comedian Bill Cosby sentenced to 3-10 years in jail for 2004 sexual assault, first celebrity to be jailed in the #MeToo era

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby
  • Sep 27 First Chinese #MeToo case goes to court, TV star Zhu Jun sues for defamation after accusation posted online

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 29 Actress Gwyneth Paltrow marries TV producer Brad Falchuk in the Hamptons


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 4 Bill Daily, American actor and comedian (I Dream of Jeannie, The Bob Newhart Show), dies at 91

Person of interestBurt Reynolds

Sep 6 Burt Reynolds, American actor (Deliverance, Evening Shade, Strip Tease, Cannonball), dies of cardiac arrest at 82

  • Sep 11 Fenella Fielding, English actress (Carry On films), dies at 90
  • Sep 16 Frank Parker, American actor (Days of our Lives, Never Too Young), dies at 79
  • Sep 30 Geoffrey Hayes, British TV presenter and actor (Rainbow, Z-Cars), dies at 76