On This Day in Film & TV for July 9

Events in Film & TV

  • 1967 WRET TV channel 36 in Charlotte, North Carolina (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1984 Yvonne Ryding of Sweden crowned 33rd Miss Universe
  • 1992 Kim Basinger gets 1,959th star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

Film release premierFilm Premier

2001 "The Office" mockumentary created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, starring Ricky Gervais and Martin Freeman premieres on BBC Two in the UK

Comedian Ricky Gervais
Comedian
Ricky Gervais
  • 2015 48th San Diego Comic-Con begins (till 12th) - includes preview of new Star Wars film by J.J. Abrams

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1895 Cullen Landis, American actor (Soul of the Beast), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1975)
  • 1901 Jester Hairston, American actor (That's My Mama, Amen), born in Belews Creek, North Carolina (d. 2000)
  • 1906 Walter Sande, American actor (To Have and Have Not), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1971)
  • 1925 Guru Dutt [Vasanth Padukone], Indian Bollywood actor, regarded as one of the greatest film directors of all time (Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool), born in Bangalore, Kingdom of Mysore (d. 1964)
  • 1927 Ed Ames [Edmund Dantes Urick], American popular singer and actor (Ames Brothers, My Cup Runneth Over), born in Malden, Massachusetts
  • 1928 Vince Edwards, American actor, director, and singer (Ben Casey, The Devil's Brigade, Matt Lincoln, Firehouse), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1935 Ronnie Burns, American actor and adopted son of George Burns, born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • 1936 James Hampton, American actor (Bugler Dobbs-F Troop, Teen Wolf), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1938 Brian Dennehy, American actor (Check is in the Mail, F/X, Cocoon, Ants), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1938 Sanjeev Kumar [Harihar Jariwala], Indian Bollywood actor (Angoor, Dastak, Koshish), born in Surat, Bombay Presidency (d. 1985)
  • 1942 Richard Roundtree, American actor (Getting Even, Shaft), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1942 Edy Williams, American actress (Dr Minx), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1946 Natasha Pyne, English actress, born in Crawley, Sussex
  • 1951 Chris Cooper, American actor (Thousand Pieces of Gold, Matewan), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1952 John Tesh, American pianist and TV host (ET), born in Garden City, New York
  • 1955 Fred Norris, American comedy writer and singer (Howard Stern Show), born in Willimantic, Connecticut
  • 1955 Jimmy Smits, American actor (Victor-LA Law, Running Scared, NYPD Blue), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1955 Lisa Banes, American actress (Cocktail, Look Back in Anger), born in Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Person of interestTom Hanks

1956 Tom Hanks, American actor (Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump, Philadelphia), born in Concord, California

Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
  • 1957 Kelly McGillis, American actress (Top Gun, Accused, Witness), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1957 Paul Merton, British writer, actor and comedian (Room 101), born in Parsons Green, London
  • 1959 Kevin Nash, American professional wrestler, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1960 Marc Mero, American professional wrestler, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1963 Pamela Annette Sanders, playmate (November, 1985), born in Miami, Florida

Person of interestCourtney Love

1964 Courtney Love, American muscian (Hole) and actress (People vs Larry Flynt), born in San Francisco, California

Singer-Songwriter Courtney Love
Singer-Songwriter
Courtney Love
  • 1965 David O'Hara, Irish-Scottish actor
  • 1966 Pamela Adlon, American voice actress
  • 1971 Scott Grimes, American actor (Together We Stand), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • 1971 Dani Behr, Model & TV Presenter
  • 1973 Enrique Murciano, American actor
  • 1975 Shelton Benjamin, American professional wrestler
  • 1976 Fred Aaron Savage, Ill, actor (Kevin-Wonder Years, Vice Versa)
  • 1978 Linda Park, Korean-born actress
  • 1979 Ella Koon, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • 1979 Suzanne Stokes American model, (Playmate of the Month February 2000)
  • 1982 Maggie Ma, Canadian actress
  • 1986 Kiely Williams, American singer and actress
  • 1991 Mitchel Musso, American actor
  • 1991 Spencer Elden, Baby and model on Nirvana (band)'s Nevermind album
  • 1995 Georgie Henley, English actress

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1952 American educator, Presbyterian minister and TV host Fred Rogers (24) weds Sara Joanne Byrd

TV Host Fred Rogers
TV Host
Fred Rogers
  • 2005 "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" actress Diane Neal (28) weds Marcus Fitzgerald on a beach in the Dominican Republic
  • 2005 Former Beverly Hills 90210 actress Tiffani Thiessen (31) weds actor-artist Brady Smith (33) at a private estate in Montecito, California
  • 2009 Actress Anna Faris (32) weds actor Chris Pratt (30) in a small ceremony in Bali, Indonesia
  • 2016 Fashion model Hannah Davis (26) weds former Yankees player Derek Jeter (42) at Meadowood Napa Valley Resort in St. Helena, California

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2007 Former contestant on "The Apprentice" and beauty queen Jennifer Murphy (28) divorces "Extreme Makeover" Bill Dorfman (48) due to irreconcilable differences after 1 year of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1927 John Drew Jr., American Shakespearean actor (The Big Bonanza), dies at 73
  • 1948 James Baskett, American actor (Song of the South) 1st African American male to receive an Oscar, dies from diabetes at 44
  • 1961 Alan Marshal, Australian actor (Lydia, Irene, Exile Express), dies from a heart attack at 52
  • 1963 Frank Mayo, American silent screen actor (Burning Gold, Hell's Headquarters), dies of a heart attack at 77
  • 1967 Douglas MacLean, silent film comedian turned producer, dies at 77
  • 1968 John Indrisano, actor (OK Crackerby), dies at 62
  • 1969 Rob de Vries, actor and director (Ciske de Rat, Silent Raid), dies at 51
  • 1985 Rafael Campos, actor (Ramon-Rhoda, Sancho-V), dies of cancer at 49
  • 1992 Eric Sevareid, American author and News correspondent (CBS), dies at 79
  • 1993 Will Rogers Jr, American politician (D-Representative 1943-44) writer, political commentator, and actor (Down to Earth), commits suicide at 81
  • 1995 Julian Graham Theodore Hough, actor (Deathwatch, Shout), dies at 47
  • 1996 Christopher Casson, Irish-English actor (Zardoz, Educating Rita, The Riordans), dies at 84
  • 1996 Melvin Belli, American lawyer known as "The King of Torts" and "Melvin Bellicose", dies at 88
  • 2000 Doug Fisher, English actor (b. 1941)

Person of interestRod Steiger

2002 Rod Steiger, American actor (Illustrated Man, Pawnbroker), dies of pneumonia at 77

  • 2004 Isabel Sanford, American actress (Louise-Jeffersons/All in the Family), dies at 86 (b. 1917)
  • 2005 Kevin Hagen, American actor (Little House on the Prairie), dies at 77
  • 2007 Charles Lane, American actor (b. 1905)

Person of interestEileen Ford

2014 Eileen Ford, American modelling agency executive and co-founder (Ford Modelling Agency), dies from complications of meningioma and osteoporosis at 92

Co-Founder of Ford Models Eileen Ford
Co-Founder of Ford Models
Eileen Ford