On This Day in Film & TV for November 22

Events in Film & TV


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1961 Producers Albert Broccoli & Harry Saltzman announce expensive publicity campaign to make Sean Connery (James Bond) a star

  • 1964 WITF TV channel 33 in Harrisburg-Hershey, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 BBC unofficially bans "I Am the Walrus" by Beatles
  • 1968 1st interracial TV kiss (Star Trek-Kirk & Uhura)

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1984 Fred Rogers of PBS "Mr Rogers Neighborhood" presents a sweater to Smithsonian Institution

TV Host Fred Rogers
TV Host
Fred Rogers
  • 1987 Two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom.
  • 1989 Aneta Kreglicka of Poland, 24, crowned 39th Miss World

Film release premierFilm Release

1991 "Phool Aur Kaante", the film debut of famous Indian actor Ajay Devgan, is released

Actor & Bollywood Star Ajay Devgan
Actor & Bollywood Star
Ajay Devgan
  • 1995 "Toy Story", the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery, directed by John Lasseter and starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, is released
  • 2002 In Nigeria, more than 100 people are killed at an attack aimed at the contestants of the Miss World contest

Music awardsMusic Awards

2005 32nd American Music Awards: Gwen Stefani, Will Smith & Kelly Clarkson win

  • 2008 YouTube hosts the largest ever live broadcast, YouTube Live.

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1761 Dorothy Jordan, Irish-English actress, courtesan, mistress of future King William IV of the United Kingdom, born in Waterford, Ireland (d. 1816)
  • 1842 Anna S Barbiers, Dutch actress (Klaasje Zevenster, Uncle Tom), born in the Netherlands (d. 1908)
  • 1875 Elizabeth Patterson, American actress (I Love Lucy, Climax, Tall Story), born in Savannah, Tennessee (d. 1966)
  • 1899 Hoagland "Hoagy" Carmichael, American composer, singer and actor (In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening), born in Bloomington, Indiana (d. 1981)
  • 1901 Lee Patrick, American actress (Topper, Maltese Falcon), born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • 1904 Roland Winters [Winternitz], American actor (Mama, Smothers Brothers, Jet Pilot, Meet Millie), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1989)
  • 1906 Howard Petrie, American actor (Border River, Bounty Hunter), born in Beverly, Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • 1920 Anne Crawford, British film actor (d. 1956)

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1921 Rodney Dangerfield, [John Cohen], comedian (Caddyshack), born in Babylon, New York

Comedian and Actor Rodney Dangerfield
Comedian and Actor
Rodney Dangerfield
  • 1921 Brian Cleeve, Irish broadcaster (d. 2003)
  • 1932 Robert Vaughn, actor (Napolean Solo in Man from UNCLE, I Spy), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1935 Michael Callan, [Calinieff], actor (Peter-Occasional Wife), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1936 Joachim Bißmeier, German actor
  • 1939 Allen Garfield, actor (Candidate, Beverly Hills Cop II), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1940 Terry Gilliam, comedy author-animator (Monty Python), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1941 Tom Conti, Paisley Scotland, actor (Reuben Reuben, American Dreamer)
  • 1943 Peter Adair, American filmmaker
  • 1956 Richard Kind, American actor

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1958 Jamie Lee Curtis, American actress (Halloween, True Lies), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1960 Léos Carax, French film director
  • 1961 Mariel Hemingway, Ketchum Id, actress (Personal Best, Civil Wars)
  • 1964 Stephen Geoffreys, actor (Faternity Vacation), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1965 Mads Mikkelsen, Danish actor
  • 1965 Peter Safran, British-born American film producer and talent agent
  • 1966 Brian Robbins, American actor (Eric-Head of the Class), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1966 Nicholas Rowe, actor (Young Sherlock Holmes), born in London, England
  • 1967 Mark Ruffalo, American actor
  • 1976 Taryn Mansell, Aruba, Miss Universe-2nd place (1996)
  • 1977 Devyn Puett, actress (Kids Incorporated)
  • 1983 Tyler Hilton, American singer and actor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1984 Scarlett Johansson, American actress (Lost in Translation, Avengers), born in NYC, New York


Weddings in Film & TV


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1964 Actress Rosemary Clooney weds actor José Ferrer for the second time in Los Angeles, California

  • 1997 "The Lord of The Rings" actor Sean Bean (38) weds actress Abigail Cruttenden (29)

HeartWedding of Interest

1998 "Titanic" actress Kate Winslet (23) weds assistant film director Jim Threapleton (25) at All Saints Church in Reading, England

Actress Kate Winslet
Actress
Kate Winslet

HeartWedding of Interest

2003 Actress Carmen Electra (31) weds rocker Dave Navarro (36) at the St. Regis Hotel in Los Angeles, California

  • 2010 Radio and TV personality Danny Bonaduce (51) weds his manager Amy Railsback (28) at the Four Seasons on Maui, Hawaii

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2011 Singer-songwriter and actress Ashlee Simpson (27) divorces rock band Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz (32) due to irreconcilable differences after two and a half year of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1890 Johanne Luise Heiberg, Danish actress, dies at 77
  • 1954 Moroni Olsen, American actor (Annie Oakley, Black Gold, Snow White), dies at 65
  • 1954 Roderick McMahon, Professional Wrestling/Boxing Booker (b. 1882)
  • 1955 Shemp Howard [Samuel Horwitz], American actor and comedian (3 Stooges), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • 1956 Theodore Kosloff, Russian-born actor, ballet dancer and choreographer, dies at 74
  • 1971 Walter Sande, American actor (To Have and Have Not), dies of heart attack at 65
  • 1976 Rupert Davies, actor (Zeppelin, Oblong Box), dies at 59
  • 1980 Leonard Barr, comedian (Dean Martin Show, Szysznyk), dies at 77

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1980 Mae West, actress (She Done Him Wrong), dies in Hollywood at 87

Actress Mae West
Actress
Mae West
  • 1981 Andreina Pagnani, actress (Il Commandante), dies at 74
  • 1982 Burton Turkus, lawyer/author/TV host (Mr Arsenic), dies at 80
  • 1982 Enny, [Engelina] de Leeuwe, actress (Anatevka), dies at 84
  • 1983 Michael Conrad, actor (Hill Street Blues), dies of cancer at 58
  • 1986 Scatman Crothers, actor (Shining, Zapped), dies at 76
  • 1992 Gene O'Donnell, actor (Ape, Miracle Kid), dies of lung cancer at 81
  • 1992 Sterling Holloway, American actor (The Jungle Book, Alice in Wonderland, The Aristocats, Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree), dies at 87

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1993 Bill Bixby, US actor (My Favorite Martian), dies from cancer at 59

Actor Bill Bixby
Actor
Bill Bixby
  • 1994 Norma Donaldson, American singer and actress (Poetic Justice, 5 Heartbeats), dies at 68
  • 1995 Francis Joan Frances Will, actress, dies at 75
  • 1996 Maria Casares, actress (Orpheus, Rebel Nun), dies at 73
  • 1996 Mark Lenard, American actor (Sarek-Star Trek), dies of cancer at 72
  • 1997 Joanna Moore, actress (Bronx, Hindenburg), dies at 63

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1997 Michael Hutchence, Australiann rocker (INXS) and actor, commits suicide at 37

INXS rocker Michael Hutchence
INXS rocker
Michael Hutchence
  • 2000 Christian Marquand, French actor, director and screenwriter (b. 1927)
  • 2007 Verity Lambert, English film and TV producer, 1st producer of Doctor Who, dies at 71
  • 2016 Florence Henderson, American actress and singer (Carol in The Brady Bunch), dies at 82