On This Day

November 2020 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film & TV History

Nov 2 Johnny Depp loses libel case against UK newspaper "The Sun", which called him a "wife-beater", said he assaulted wife Amber Heard

  • Nov 2 Baby Shark by Pinkfong becomes the most-watched video on YouTube with over 7.04 billion views

Film & TV History

Nov 18 Michael B. Jordan named "Sexiest Man Alive" by People Magazine

Film & TV History

Nov 25 The New York Times names its "25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century (so far)", with Denzel Washington at No. 1 [1]


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Nov 2 John Sessions, Scottish actor and comedian (Whose Line Is It Anyway), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • Nov 5 Geoffrey Palmer, British actor (The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, The Madness of King George, Butterflies), dies at 93 [1]
  • Nov 7 Norm Crosby, American comedian and "Master of the Malaprop" (Liar's Club), dies of heart failure at 93

Alex Trebek

Nov 8 Alex Trebek, Canadian-American Emmy Award-winning TV game show host (Jeopardy, 1984-2020; High Rollers, 1974-80), dies of pancreatic cancer at 80

  • Nov 8 Howie Meeker, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing, coach, broadcaster (NHL All Star 1947-49; Stanley Cup 1947, 48, 49, 51; Toronto Maple Leafs) and politician (Canada MP), dies at 97
  • Nov 9 Tom Heinsohn, American NBA star, coach (Boston Celtics) and broadcaster, dies at 86
  • Nov 14 Des O'Connor, British television presenter, singer and comedian, dies at 88 [1]
  • Nov 15 Soumitra Chatterjee, Indian actor, playwright and poet (Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy), dies of COVID complications at 85 [1]
  • Nov 28 Dave Prowse, English actor (Darth Vader), dies of COVID-19 at 85