On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for November 1

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1611 Shakespeare's romantic comedy "Tempest" first presented

Music releaseTheater Premiere

1904 George Bernard Shaw's comedy play "John Bull's Other Island" premieres in London

  • 1946 WABC becomes WCBS radio in NYC
  • 1946 WEAF radio changes call letters to WNBC (NYC)
  • 1953 KCEN TV channel 6 in Temple-Waco, TX (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 KMGH TV channel 7 in Denver, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WHEC TV channel 10 in Rochester, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 KUON TV channel 12 in Lincoln, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 KVII TV channel 7 in Amarillo, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 KXGN TV channel 5 in Glendive, MT (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 WICZ TV channel 40 in Binghamton, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 KYVE TV channel 47 in Yakima, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 WNYC TV channel 31 in New York, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 WZZM TV channel 13 in Grand Rapids, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Release

1967 "Cool Hand Luke", starring Paul Newman, George Kennedy, and Strother Martin, is released

Actor Strother Martin
Actor
Strother Martin
Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1968 Noël Coward's "Sweet Potato" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 36 performances

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • 1970 KGTF TV channel 12 in Agana, GU (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1972 1st gay theme TV movie - "That Certain Summer"
  • 1985 Nostalgia Television begins on cable
  • 1996 Shaquille O'Neil makes his Hollywood debut as Los Angeles Lakers beat Phoenix Suns, 96-82 at the Forum, Inglewood; O'Neil scores 23 points and pulls down 14 rebounds in 35 minutes

Film release premierFilm Premier

1997 "Titanic" directed by James Cameron, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet premieres at the Tokyo International Film Festival (Academy Awards Best Picture 1998)

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio
Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio
Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
Actress Kate Winslet
Actress
Kate Winslet

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1661 Florent Carton Dancourt, French dramatist and actor (Le Chevalier à la mode), born in Fontainebleau, France (d. 1725)
  • 1880 Karel Paul van der Mandele, Dutch financier and director (Rotterdam Bank), born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1975)
  • 1881 Edward Van Sloan, American actor (Frankenstein, Dracula), born in Chaska, Minnesota (d. 1964)
  • 1890 James Barton, American actor (Tobacco Road, Iceman Cometh), born in Gloucester City, New Jersey (d. 1962)
  • 1903 Max Adrian, Irish actor (Devils, Music Lover), born in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh (d. 1973)
  • 1904 Laura La Plante, American actress (Show Boat, Scandal) known for her work in the silent film era, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1996)
  • 1915 Michael Denison, English actor (Importance of Being Ernest), born in York, England (d. 1988)
  • 1919 John H. Secondari, American author and newscaster (Open Hearing), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1975)
  • 1920 James J. Kilpatrick, American newspaper journalist and columnist (60 Minutes), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2010)
  • 1920 Ted Lowe, English snooker commentator (Pot Black, BBC), born in Lambourn, England (d. 2011)
  • 1922 George S. Irving [Shelasky], American broadway singer and actor (Dumplings), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1924 Jeff Richards [Richard Mansfield Taylor], American actor (Don't Go Near the Water), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1989)
  • 1926 Betsy Palmer [Patricia Betsy Hrunek], American actress (Mr Roberts, Friday the 13th), born in East Chicago, Indiana (d. 2015)
  • 1932 John Clark, British actor and director (The Two of Us, Saint Joan), born in London, England
  • 1941 Robert Foxworth, American actor (Chase-Falcon Crest, Frankenstein), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1942 Marcia Wallace, American actress (Carol-Bob Newhart Show), born in Creston, Iowa (d. 2013)
  • 1943 John McEnery, English actor (Romeo and Juliet), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1944 Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, American pro wrestling manager, colour commentator and wrestler (WWE Hall of Fame), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1946 Dennis Muren, American special effects artist (Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi), born in Glendale, California
  • 1948 Anna Stuart, American actress (Another World, All My Children), born in Bluefield, West Virginia
  • 1949 Jeannie Berlin, American actress (Heartbreak Kid, Portnoy's Complaint), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951 Fabrice Luchini, French stage and film actor (Courted), born in Paris
  • 1953 Michael Zaslow, American actor (One Life to Live, Guiding Light), born in Inglewood, California (d. 1998)
  • 1955 Beth Leavel, American actress (The Drowsy Chaperone), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1958 Rachel Ticotin, American actress (Grace-For Love & Honor, Total Recall), born in NYC, New York
  • 1961 Kim Krizan, American writer and actress (Slacker, Dazed & Confused), born in Hawthorne, California
  • 1961 Nicky Grist, Welsh auto racer and broadcaster (World Rally C'ship 1993), born in Ebbw Vale, Wales
  • 1962 Sharron Davies, British swimmer and broadcaster (Olympic silver 400m medley 1980; BBC), born in Plymouth, Devon
  • 1963 Antonella Ella, Italian actress (Tonight in That Building), born in Turin, Italy
  • 1963 Monty Sopp, American professional wrestler, born in Orlando, Florida
  • 1964 Daran Norris, American voice actor (The Fairly OddParents), born in Ferndale, Washington
  • 1968 Park Shin-yang, South Korean actor (The Letter, A Promise), born in Gonghang-dong, Seoul
  • 1970 Alla Korot, American actress (Jenna Norris-Another World), born in Odessa, Ukraine
  • 1971 Laura Moss, American actress (Amanda Cory-Another World), born in Kings Mountain, Ohio
  • 1971 Vikram Chatwal, Indian hotelier and actor (Hope and a Little Sugar), born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • 1972 Jenny McCarthy, American model (Playboy playmate Oct, 1993), TV personality (The View), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1972 Toni Collette, Australian actress (The Sixth Sense), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Person of interestAishwarya Rai

1973 Aishwarya Rai, Indian actress and beauty queen (Miss World 1994), born in Mangaluru, India

Actress Aishwarya Rai
Actress
Aishwarya Rai
  • 1976 Matt Chapman, American cartoonist and voice actor (Homestar Runner), born in Indiana
  • 1976 Logan Marshall-Green, American actor (Prometheus), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1978 Manju Warrier, Indian actress (How Old Are You?), born in Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India
  • 1978 Mary Kate Schellhardt, American actress (What's Eating Gilbert Grape), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1983 Yuko Ogura, Japanese model, born in Mobara, Chiba, Japan
  • 1984 Natalia Tena, English actress (Nymphadora Tonks in Harry Potter franchise), born in London
  • 1986 Penn Badgley, American actor (Dan Humphrey - Gossip Girl), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

1954 Actor John Wayne (47) weds actress Pilar Pallete in Kona, Hawaii

Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne

LoveWedding of Interest

1988 US Actors Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis marry in Las Vegas

  • 2003 "Showgirls" actress Elizabeth Berkley (31) weds artist Greg Lauren (33) at Esperanza Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • 2008 Actress Marisa Coughlan (34) weds Stephen Wallack at a private estate in Pasadena, California

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1947 Film director D. W. Griffith (72) divorces actress Evelyn Baldwin (37) after 11 years of marriage

Film Director D. W. Griffith
Film Director
D. W. Griffith

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1954 Actor John Wayne (47) divorces actress Esperanza Baur due to drunken violence after 7 years of marriage

Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1982 Director Martin Scorsese (39) divorces Isabella Rossellini (30) after 3 years of marriage

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
Actress Isabella Rossellini
Actress
Isabella Rossellini

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2010 Film actor Charlie Sheen (45) divorces socialite Brooke Mueller (33) due to irreconcilable differences after two-and-a-half years of marriage


Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1926 Louis H Chrispijn, Dutch actor and director (Krates), dies at 72
  • 1961 Joan McCracken, American actress, dancer and comedian (Claudie Story of a Marriage), dies of a heart attack at 43
  • 1967 Benita Hume, British actress (Tarzan Escapes, High Treason, Halls of Ivy), dies at 61
  • 1974 Ralf Harolde, American actor (Framed, Smart Money, Tip-off), dies at 75
  • 1975 Doro Merande, actress (That Was The Week That Was), dies at 77
  • 1975 Jacki Ray, actor (In Like Flint), dies at 58
  • 1975 Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian poet/author/director, murdered at 53
  • 1976 Oscar Beregi Jr, Hungarian actor (Young Frankenstein, Panic in City), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • 1982 James Broderick, American actor and director (Dog Day Afternoon, Family), dies of cancer at 55
  • 1982 King Vidor, American film director (War & Peace, Stella Dallas), dies of a heart ailment at 88
  • 1985 Phil Silvers, comedic actor (Sgt Bilko), dies in his sleep at 73
  • 1999 Jean Coutu, Canadian actor (b. 1925)
  • 2000 Bernard Erhard, American voice actor (b. 1934)
  • 2005 Michael Piller, American screenwriter (b. 1948)
  • 2006 Adrienne Shelly, American actress and director (The Unbelievable Truth), murdered at 40
  • 2006 Bettye Ackerman, American actress (Maggie Graham-Ben Casey), dies at 82
  • 2007 S. Ali Raza, Bollywood Screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • 2010 Charlie O'Donnell, American television announcer (b. 1932)
  • 2015 Fred Thompson, US senator (R-Tenn)/actor (In the Line of Fire), dies at 73