On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for November 12

Events in Film & TV

  • 1910 1st possible movie stunt: man jumps into the Hudson river from a burning balloon
  • 1936 1st ever TV Gardening show "In Your Garden" shown on BBC television
  • 1946 Walt Disney's "Song Of South" released
  • 1947 KPO-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KNBC (now KNBR)
  • 1968 KSEL (now KAMC) TV channel 28 in Lubbock, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1969 WJJY (now WJPT) TV channel 14 in Jacksonville, IL (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1981 Pilin Leon of Venezuela, crowned 31st Miss World
  • 1984 NBC premiere of "Victims for Victims: The Theresa Saldana Story", fact based telepic of actress Saldana's near fatal attack and its aftermath
  • 1987 Ulla Weigerstorfer of Austria, 20, crowned 37th Miss World
  • 1992 British TV comedy "Absolutely Fabulous" written by Jennifer Saunders, starring Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley first appears on the BBC
  • 1997 Dick Vitale signs with ESPN through year 2004

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016 Jackie Chan awarded honorary Oscar for his film achievements at 8th Annual Governors Awards ceremony

  • 2019 Disney launches its streaming service Disney+

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1865 Frans "Sas" van Aerschot, Flemish operetta actor (Paljas), (d. 1939)
  • 1874 Bert Williams, African American comedian and entertainer, born in Nassau, Bahamas (d. 1922)
  • 1903 Jack Oakie, American actor (The Great Dictator, 1974 Photoplay Award), born in Sedalia, Missouri (d. 1978)
  • 1908 Shamus Culhane, animator
  • 1916 Liam Dunn, NJ, actor (Koska & his Family)
  • 1916 Rogelio de la Rosa, Filipino actor and politician (d. 1986)
  • 1920 Richard Quine, American actor and director (How to Murder Your Wife, Clay Pigeon), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1989)
  • 1920 Sunset Carson [Michael Harrison] American western actor (Cat of Rockies, El Paso Kid, Oregon Trail), born in Gracemont, Oklahoma (d. 1990)
  • 1922 Kim Hunter [Janet Cole], American actress (A Streetcar Named Desire, Planet of the Apes), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2002)
  • 1923 Vicco von Bülow, German film director
  • 1928 Robert Holness, Natal, South Africa, English radio and television presenter (BBC), (d. 2012)

Person of interestGrace Kelly

1929 Grace Kelly, American actress (Rear Window) and Princess of Monaco, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1982)

Actress Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly
  • 1934 Ann Flood, American actress (Edge of Night), born in Queens, New York
  • 1937 Ina Balin, actress (Danger in Paradise), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943 Wallace Shawn, American actor (My Dinner with Andre, Princess Bride), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Valerie Leon, actress (Blood from Mummy's Tomb), born in London, England
  • 1949 Penelope Pussycat, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "For Scent-imental Reasons"
  • 1954 Levine Andrade, Indian-British violinist (Arditti Quartet, 1974-90), film score composer and conductor, born in Bombay, India (d. 2018)
  • 1956 Rhonda Shear, comedian (Up All Night), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1958 Megan Mullally, American actress (Will & Grace), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 Jonathan Nossiter, American film director
  • 1962 Mariella Frostrup, Norwegian born journalist and television presenter
  • 1963 Susumu Terajima, Japanese actor, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1968 Glenn Gilberti, American professional wrestler, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1968 Aya Hisakawa, Japanese voice actress/singer, born in Kaizuka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • 1969 Jason Cundy, English footballer and broadcaster, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1970 Donna Adamo, American female professional wrestler, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1970 Harvey Stephens, British child actor, born in Putney, London
  • 1973 Melanie Gaffin, American actress (Cheryl-Whiz Kids), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1973 Radha Mitchell, Australian actress, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1974 Tamala Jones, American actress, born in Pasadena, California
  • 1975 Angela Watson, American actress (Step By Step - "Karen"), born in Danville, Illinois
  • 1975 Nina Brosh, Israeli model (Drakkar), born in Afula, Israel
  • 1977 Dalene Kurtis, American Playboy model (Sept 2001, Playmate of the Month 2002), born in Apple Valley, California
  • 1978 Alexandra Maria Lara, Romanian-German actress, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • 1978 Ashley Williams, American actress, born in Westchester County, New York
  • 1978 Lena Yada, American actress, model, surfer and WWE Diva, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1979 Matt Cappotelli, American professional wrestler, born in Caledonia, New York
  • 1979 Cote de Pablo, Chilean American actress (NCIS), born in Santiago, Chile
  • 1980 Trent Acid, American professional wrestler, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestRyan Gosling

1980 Ryan Gosling, Canadian actor (The Notebook, Drive), born in London, Ontario

Person of interestAnne Hathaway

1982 Anne Hathaway, American actress (Les Misérables, The Dark Knight Rise, The Princess Diaries), born in NYC, New York

Actress Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway
  • 1982 Ryan Carnes, American actor (General Hospital), born in Pittsfield, Illinois
  • 1984 Sandara Park, South Korean actor, born in Busan, South Korea
  • 1989 Paul Jessup, actor (Mikie-Baby Talk)
  • 1989 Ryan Jessup, actor (Mikie-Baby Talk)

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

1963 Singer and actor Robert Goulet (30) weds actress Carol Lawrence (31)

Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet

LoveWedding of Interest

1964 Academy Award-winning actress Ellen Burstyn weds actor Neil Nephew

Actress Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn

LoveWedding of Interest

1969 American filmmaker Blake Edwards (47) weds "The Sound of Music" actress Julie Andrews (34) in Beverly Hills, California

Actress and Singer Julie Andrews
Actress and Singer
Julie Andrews
  • 2005 Businessman Donald Trump Jr. (27) weds model Vanessa Haydon at the Mar-A-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida
  • 2011 Actress Tiffany Thornton (26) weds Christopher Carney at Anthony Chapel in Hot Springs, Arkansas

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1757 Colley Cibber, English actor, dramatist and Poet Laureate (1730-57), dies at 86
  • 1933 James T. Kelley, Irish actor (The Rink, The Immigrant), dies at 79
  • 1939 Oscar [Bachigaloupi] Tourniaire, Dutch actor and director (Pink Kate), dies at 59
  • 1962 Sid Tomack, American actor (The Life of Riley, Adventures of Superman), dies from a heart ailment at 55
  • 1974 Charles Quinlivan, American actor (Seven Guns to Mesa, Mr. Garlund), dies of a heart attack at 50

Person of interestWilliam Holden

1981 William Holden [Beedle], American actor (The Blue Knight, Sunset Boulevard, Sabrina, The Bridge on the River Kwai), slips on a rug and bleeds to death at 63

  • 1990 Dave Willock, American actor (Queen of Outer Space), dies at 81
  • 1990 Eve Arden, American actress (Our Miss Brooks), dies at 82
  • 1991 Diane Brewster, actress (Courage of Black Beauty), dies at 60
  • 1992 Charles "Honi" Coles, American actor and tap dancer (Tito Suarez-Dirty Dancing), dies of cancer at 81
  • 1992 David Oliver, actor (Perry Hutchins-Another World), dies of AIDS at 30
  • 1992 Eddie Mayehoff, American actor (Hour Glass, That's My Boy, How to Murder Your Wife), dies of natural causes at 83
  • 1993 Anna Stein, actress (Wedding Night), dies of heart attack at 88
  • 2001 Albert Hague [Marcuse], German-American actor, singer and composer (Fame, How the Grinch Stole Christmas), dies of cancer at 73
  • 2003 Kay E. Kuter, American actor (Green Acres), dies at 78
  • 2003 Penny Singleton, American actress (Blondie) and voice actress (Jane-Jetsons), dies at 95

Person of interestJonathan Brandis

2003 Jonathan Brandis, American actor (Lucas Wolenczak-seaQuest DSV), commits suicide at 27

  • 2014 Richard Pasco, British actor (Gorgon, Arch of Triumph), dies at 88
  • 2014 Warren Clark, British actor, dies at 67
  • 2016 Lupita Tovar, Mexican-born actress (Dracula), dies at 106
  • 2017 Liz Smith [Mary Elizabeth], American journalist and gossip columnist known as "The Grand Dame of Dish" (WNBC, NY Daily News), dies at 94