On This Day in Film & TV for February 9

Events in Film & TV

  • 1948 WLWT TV channel 5 in Cincinnati, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WNEP TV channel 16 in Scranton Wilkes-Barre, PA (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1956 KHPL (now KWNB) TV channel 6 in Hayes Center, NB (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1964 NYC news anchor Jim Jenson's 1st appearance on WCBS-TV
  • 1969 KGTO TV channel 36 in Fayetteville, AR (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 Probably 1st gay theme TV episode - All in the Family
  • 1971 5 men are killed near a BBC transmitter on Brougher Mountain, County Tyrone, in a landmine attack carried out by the Irish Republican Army
  • 1979 ABC airs "Heroes of Rock N Roll" special
  • 1990 "Bradys" return to TV for 6 episodes on CBS TV
  • 1992 "2 Shakespearean Actors" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 29 performances
  • 1997 11th American Comedy Award: Debbie Reynolds
  • 1997 Fox cartoon series "Simpsons" airs 167th episode the longest-running animated series in cartoon history

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2006 Al Michaels joins NBC's "Sunday Night Football" broadcast with John Madden

American Television Sportscaster Al Michaels
American Television Sportscaster
Al Michaels
Football Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
Football Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1578 Giambattista Andreini, Italian playwright and actor (L'adamo), born in Florence (d. 1654)
  • 1865 Mrs Patrick Campbell [Beatrice Tanner], English actress (Pygmalion), born in London, England (d. 1940)
  • 1866 George Ade, American journalist/playwright/humorist (Fables in Slang)
  • 1874 Vsevolod Meyerhold [Karl Kasimir Theodor], Russian theatrical director and actor (Houligan), born in Penza Oblast, Russian Empire (d. 1940)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1891 Ronald Colman, English actor (Tale of 2 Cities), born in Richmond, England (d. 1958)

  • 1892 Peggy Wood, American actress (One Life to Live, Mama), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1978)
  • 1892 Tommy Treichel, American professional wrestler (d. 1936)
  • 1901 Brian Donlevy, American actor (Barbary Coast, Glass Key, Wake Island), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1972)
  • 1901 James Murray, American actor (The Crowd, The Shakedown), born in NYC, New York (d. 1936)
  • 1902 Chester Lauck, American actor (Dreaming Out Loud, 2 Weeks to Live), born in Allene, Arkansas (d. 1980)
  • 1909 Carmen Miranda, Portuguese vocalist and actress (Copacabana, Date With Judy), born in Marco de Canavezes, Portugal (d. 1955)
  • 1909 Heather Angel, British actress (Informer, Last of Mohicans), born in Oxford, England (d. 1986)
  • 1915 Lennard Pearce, English actor (d. 1984)
  • 1921 B M Ducat-Amos, Air Commandant/director (RAF Nursing Service)
  • 1923 Kathryn Grayson, American vocalist and actress (Anchors Aweigh, Kiss Me Kate), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (d. 2010)
  • 1928 Roger Mudd, American news anchor (CBS Weekend News, NBC Evening News), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1936 Clive Swift, actor (Frenzy, Passage to India), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1939 Janet Suzman, South African actress (Dry White Season, Nuns on the Run)
  • 1941 Sheila James Kuehl, politician/actress (Zelda-Dobie Gillis)
  • 1943 Joe Pesci, actor (Half Nelson, Goodfellas), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1943 Squire Fridell, actor (Rosetti & Ryan), born in Oakland, California
  • 1951 Penny Peyser, actress (Rich Man Poor Man, Knots Landing), born in Irvington, New York
  • 1953 Antonius GM "Toon" Agterberg, Dutch actor (Hunk)
  • 1953 Gabriel Rotello, American television documentary producer
  • 1955 Charles Shaughnessy, actor (Shane-Days of our Lives, Nanny), born in London, England
  • 1955 Jm J Bullock, Casper Wyoming, actor (Monroe-Too Close for Comfort)
  • 1960 Holly Johnson, rock vocalist (Frankie Goes To Hollywood), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1961 Jussi Lampi, Finnish musician and actor
  • 1963 Madusa Miceli, [Debra Ann], wrestler (WCW), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1966 Harald Eia, Norwegian TV - comedian
  • 1968 Rahul Roy, Indian actor
  • 1971 Sharon Case, Det Mich, actress (Sharon Collins-Young & Restless)
  • 1972 Jason George, actor (Michael Bourre-Sunset Beach)
  • 1972 Crispin Freeman, American voice actor
  • 1973 Colin Egglesfield, American actor
  • 1974 Amber Valletta, American actress and model (Hitch, Revenge), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1976 Charlie Day, American actor
  • 1979 Zhang Ziyi, Chinese actress
  • 1980 Shelly Martinez, American wrestler
  • 1981 Tom Hiddleston, English actor and producer (Loki in Marvel films), born in London, England
  • 1985 David Gallagher, American actor
  • 1990 Camille Winbush, American actress
  • 1996 Jimmy Bennett, American actor

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1957 Actor Richard Harris (26) weds socialite Elizabeth Rees (20)

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2012 Actress Parminder Nagra files for divorce from photographer James Stenson due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1966 Sophie Tucker [Kalish] "last of the red hot mammas", Russian-born American singer/actress (My Yiddish Mama), dies at 79
  • 1968 Barbara Everest, actress (Inquest, Madeleine), dies at 77
  • 1969 [George] Gabby Hayes, actor (Albuquerque, Colorado), dies at 83
  • 1973 Vasiliki Maliaros, Greek actress (b. 1883)
  • 1993 David Willis, British journalist (BBC World Service), dies at 54
  • 1993 Kate Wilkinson, actress (Clara-Another World), dies of cancer at 76
  • 1995 David Wayne, American stage and screen actor (Andromeda Strain, Adam's Rib), dies of lung cancer at 81
  • 1996 Gerald Savory, actor playwright/TV producer (3 Weeks), dies at 86
  • 1997 Barry Evans, actor (Dr Upton-Dr in the House), dies at 53
  • 1999 Bryan Mosley, British actor (b. 1931)
  • 2006 Nadira, Indian actress (b. 1932)
  • 2007 Ian Richardson, Scottish actor (b. 1934)