On This Day in Film & TV for May 9

Events in Film & TV

  • 1754 1st newspaper cartoon in America-divided snake "Join or Die"
  • 1946 1st hour long entertainment TV show, "NBC's Hour Glass" premieres

Film release premierFilm Release

1958 "Vertigo", American film noir psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchock, starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak, is released

  • 1971 23rd Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Jack Klugman & Jean Stapleton win
  • 1980 Slasher horror film "Friday the 13th" is released in US cinemas
  • 1991 Italian actress Laura Antonelli found guilty of cocaine possession (conviction overturned 2006)
  • 1992 Final episode of "Golden Girls" airs on NBC-TV
  • 1992 Michelle McLean, 19, of Namibia, crowned 41st Miss Universe
  • 1999 45th British Academy Television Awards: "Father Ted" Best Comedy, "The Cops" Best Drama

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1843 Isabella "Belle" Boyd, American actress and Confederate spy during US Civil War, born in Martinsburg, Virginia (d. 1900)
  • 1844 [Maria] Catharina Beersmans, Belgian actress (Bad Herders), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1899)
  • 1895 Richard Barthelmess, American actor (Broken Blossoms, Noose, Heroes for Sales), born in NYC, New York (d. 1963)
  • 1901 John Forest "Fuzzy" Knight, American actor (Oklahoma Annie, Cowby & the Lady), born in Fairmont, West Virginia (d. 1976)
  • 1912 Pedro Armend├íriz, Mexican actor (From Russia With Love, Fort Apache), born in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico (d. 1963)
  • 1917 John Arnatt, British actor (A Challenge for Robin Hood, Circumstantial Evidence), born in Petrograd, Russia (d. 1999)

Person of interestMike Wallace

1918 Mike Wallace, newscaster (Biography, 60 Minutes), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 2012)

Newscaster Mike Wallace
Mike Wallace
  • 1919 Arthur English, British comedian and actor (Malachi's Cove, Are You Being Served?), born in Aldershot, Hampshire, England (d. 1995)
  • 1922 Sheila Burrell, British actress (Black Orchid, Paranoiac, Laughter in Dark), born in Blackheath, London (d. 2011)
  • 1923 Johnny Grant, American radio personality, television producer (d. 2008)
  • 1924 Jean J A Girault, French director/screenwriter (l'Amour)
  • 1929 Kay Dotrice [Katherine Newman], British actress (Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2007)
  • 1930 Joan Sims, British actress ("Carry on" films, As Time Goes By), born in Laindon, Essex, England (d. 2001)
  • 1932 Geraldine McEwan, English actress (Agatha Christie's Miss Marple), born in Old Windsor Berkshire
  • 1933 Johnny Grant, unofficial mayor of Hollywood
  • 1934 Alan Bennett, England, playwright/actor (Secret Policeman's Other Ball)
  • 1935 Nole "Nokie" Edwards, American surf-rock guitarist (The Ventures) and actor (Deadwood), born in Lahoma, Oklahoma (d. 2018)
  • 1936 Albert Finney, Salford UK, actor (Dresser, Under the Volcano)

Person of interestGlenda Jackson

1936 Glenda Jackson, English actress (Women in Love), born in Cheshire, England

  • 1936 Terry Drinkwater, TV newsman (CBS)
  • 1939 Pierre Desproges, French humorist (d. 1988)
  • 1940 James L Brooks, producer/director (Broadcast News, Taxi, Critic)
  • 1946 Candice Bergen, Beverly Hills, actress (Carnal Knowledge, Murphy Brown)
  • 1947 Anthony Higgins, British actor (A Walk with Love and Death , Something for Everyone), born in East Northamptonshire, England
  • 1950 Matthew Kelly, actor/TV host (Holding the Fort, Relative Strangers)
  • 1951 Alley Mills, actress (Norma Arnold-Wonder Years), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1952 Patrick Ryecart, actor (Silas Mariner)
  • 1953 Gregory Beecroft, Chorpus Christi TX, actor (Guiding Light)
  • 1955 Kevin Peter Hall, American actor (Misfits of Science), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1956 Wendy Crewson, Canadian actress
  • 1962 John Corbett, actor/singer (Northern Exposure, Sex and the City), born in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • 1965 Janu Tornell, American model and Survivor contestant
  • 1972 Megumi Odaka, Japanese actress and artist
  • 1973 Chu Sang-mi, South Korean actress
  • 1975 Chris Diamantopoulos, Canadian actor
  • 1977 Choi Jeong-yoon, South Korean actress
  • 1979 Rosario Dawson, American actress
  • 1980 Cho Hyeon Jae, South Korean actor
  • 1982 Rachel Boston, American actress
  • 1988 Skye Regan, Canadian Actress and Writer
  • 1996 Mary Matilyn Mouser, American child actress

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1969 Actress Lana Turner marries for the 8th time to Ronald Dante

HeartWedding of Interest

1987 Actor Tom Cruise (27) & actress Mimi Rogers (33), marry

Actor Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
  • 2000 Puerto Rican actress and former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres (25) weds singer-songwriter Marc Anthony (31) in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2004 "Underworld" director Len Wiseman (31) weds actress Kate Beckinsale (30) at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California
  • 2005 Oscar-winning actress Renee Zellweger (36) weds country-music heartthrob singer Kenny Chesney (37) on the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • 2009 "The O.C." actress Autumn Reeser (28) weds writer-director Jesse Warren (31) under a 200-year old oak tree at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa in Ojai, California

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1952 Canada Lee [Leonard Canegata], African-American actor (Lost Boundaries), dies from a Heart attack at 45
  • 1958 Bill Goodwin, TV announcer (Burns & Allen), dies at 47
  • 1968 Finlay Currie, Scottish actor (Quo Vadis, Avengers), dies at 90
  • 1968 Marion Lorne, actress (Aunt Clara-Bewitched), dies at 81
  • 1968 Phil Arnold, American actor (Errand Boy, Stud Lonigan, Damn Yankees), dies from a heart attack at 58
  • 1975 Philip Dorn, Dutch actor (Enemy Agent, I Remember Mama), dies of a heart attack at 73
  • 1986 Herschel Bernardi, American actor (Arnie, Voice of Charlie the Tuna, Front), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • 1997 Marco Ferreri, Italian film director (b. 1928)
  • 1998 Alice Faye [Leppert], American actress and singer (Hello Frisco, Hello, Fallen Angel, Stowaway), dies of stomach cancer at 83
  • 2004 Alan King [Irwin Kniberg], American comedian and actor (Anderson Tapes, Memories of Me), dies at 76
  • 2010 Lena Horne, American singer and actress (b. 1917)
  • 2015 Elizabeth Wilson, American screen and stage actress (Doc, East Side/West Side), dies at 94
  • 2017 Michael Parks, American actor (Tusk, Then Came Bronson), dies at 77