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
  • 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
  • 1997 Dick Vitale signs with ESPN through year 2004

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


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1865 Frans "Sas" van Aerschot, Flemish operetta actor (Paljas), born (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)
  • 1916 Liam Dunn, NJ, actor (Koska & his Family)
  • 1916 Rogelio de la Rosa, Filipino actor and politician (d. 1986)
  • 1920 Richard Quine, actor and director (Clay Pigeon), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1922 Kim Hunter, [Janet Cole], Det MI, actress (Planet of the Apes, Lilith)
  • 1923 Vicco von Bülow, German film director
  • 1927 Sunset Carson, [Michael Harrison] Plainview TX, actor (Cat of Rockies)
  • 1928 Robert Holness, Natal, South Africa, English radio and television presenter (BBC), (d. 2012)

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

Actress Grace Kelly
Actress
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
  • 1956 Rhonda Shear, comedian (Up All Night), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1961 Jonathan Nossiter, American film director
  • 1962 Mariella Frostrup, Norwegian born journalist and television presenter
  • 1963 Susumu Terajima, Japanese actor
  • 1965 Lex Lang, American voice actor
  • 1968 Glenn Gilberti, American professional wrestler
  • 1968 Aya Hisakawa, Japanese voice actress/singer
  • 1969 Jason Cundy, English footballer and broadcaster
  • 1970 Donna Adamo, American female professional wrestler
  • 1970 Harvey Stephens, British child actor
  • 1973 Melanie Gaffin, actress (Cheryl-Whiz Kids), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1973 Radha Mitchell, Australian actress
  • 1974 Tamala Jones, American actress
  • 1975 Angela Watson, actress (Karen Foster-Step by Step)
  • 1975 Gretchen Durgin, Miss USA-New Hampshire (1997)
  • 1975 Nina Brosh, Afula Israel, model (Drakkar)
  • 1977 Dalene Kurtis, American Playboy model
  • 1978 Alexandra Maria Lara, German Romanian actress
  • 1978 Ashley Williams, American actress
  • 1978 Lena Yada, American actress, model, surfer and WWE Diva
  • 1979 Matt Cappotelli, American professional wrestler
  • 1979 Cote de Pablo, Chilean American actress (NCIS),born in Santiago, Chile
  • 1980 Trent Acid, American professional wrestler

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

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

Actress Anne Hathaway
Actress
Anne Hathaway
  • 1984 Sandara Park, South Korean actor
  • 1989 Paul Jessup, actor (Mikie-Baby Talk)
  • 1989 Ryan Jessup, actor (Mikie-Baby Talk)

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

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

American Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
American Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet

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

Actress Ellen Burstyn
Actress
Ellen Burstyn

HeartWedding of Interest

1969 Director Blake Edwards (47) weds "The Sound of Music" actress Julie Andrews (34) in Beverly Hills

Actress/Singer Julie Andrews
Actress/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, actor (Gillis-Life of Riley, My Friend Irma), dies at 55
  • 1974 Charles Quinlivan, actor (7 Guns to Mesa), dies at 50
  • 1975 Anthony Ross, TV host (Telltale Clue), dies at 69

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1981 William Holden, American actor (Network, The Wild Bunch, Breezy), slips on a rug and bleeds to death at 63

  • 1990 Dave Willock, 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
  • 1993 Anna Stein, actress (Wedding Night), dies of heart attack at 88
  • 2003 Cameron Duncan, New Zealand director (b. 1986)
  • 2003 Kay E. Kuter, American actor (b. 1925)
  • 2003 Penny Singleton, American actress (Blondie) and voice actress (Jane-Jetsons), dies at 95

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

  • 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