On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for November 22

Events in Film & TV

Film release premierFilm Premier

1944 Film musical "Meet Me In St Louis", starring Judy Garland, and directed by Vincente Minnelli, premieres at Loew’s State Theater on Washington Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri

Actress Judy Garland
Judy Garland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1961 Producers Albert Broccoli and 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1965 "Miss Goodall and the Wild Chimpanzees" broadcast on CBS, watched by 25 million, brings Jane Goodall to international attention

Primatologist and Anthropologist Jane Goodall
Primatologist and Anthropologist
Jane Goodall
  • 1967 BBC unofficially bans "I Am the Walrus" by Beatles
  • 1968 1st interracial TV kiss (Star Trek - Captain Kirk and Uhura)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Film release premierFilm Release

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

Actor Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
Actor Tim Allen
Tim Allen
Actor and Sportsman Woody Strode
Actor and Sportsman
Woody Strode

Music releaseMusic Single

1999 "How Do You Like Me Now?!" single released by Toby Keith (Billboard Song of the Year 2000)

Country Singer and Actor Toby Keith
Country Singer and Actor
Toby Keith
  • 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 and Kelly Clarkson win

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019 Sacha Baron Cohen says if Facebook existed in the 1930s it would have run Hitler's ads on his "solution to the Jewish problem", in speech to Anti-Defamation League summit

Comedian/Actor Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen

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 actress (Knights of the Round Table), born in Haifa, Palestine (d. 1956)

Person of interestRodney Dangerfield

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)

Person of interestGeraldine Page

1924 Geraldine Page, American actress (Interiors, Beguiled), born in Kirksville, Missouri (d. 1987)

  • 1932 Robert Vaughn, American 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, Scottish actor (Reuben, Reuben, American Dreamer), born in Paisley Scotland
  • 1943 Peter Adair, American filmmaker
  • 1950 "Little" Steven Van Zandt, American guitarist, songwriter, producer (E-Street Band; Asbury Jukes), and actor (The Sopranos), born in Winthrop, Massachusetts
  • 1956 Richard Kind, American actor

Person of interestJamie Lee Curtis

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

  • 1960 Léos Carax, French film director
  • 1961 Mariel Hemingway, American actress (Personal Best, Civil Wars), born in Ketchum, Idaho
  • 1963 Corinne Russell, British model and comedienne (The Benny Hill Show), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1964 Stephen Geoffreys, actor (Faternity Vacation), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1965 Mads Mikkelsen, Danish actor (The Hunt), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 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 (The Avengers), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • 1976 Taryn Mansell, Aruba, Miss Universe-2nd place (1996)
  • 1977 Devyn Puett, actress (Kids Incorporated)
  • 1981 Shangela [D.J. Pierce], American drag queen, comedian, actor, dancer, and TV personality (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Paris, Texas
  • 1983 Tyler Hilton, American singer and actor

Person of interestScarlett Johansson

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

  • 1989 Alden Ehrenreich, American actor (Solo: A Star Wars Story), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1996 Hailey Baldwin, American model, born in Tucson, Arizona

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding 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)

LoveWedding 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
Kate Winslet

LoveWedding of Interest

2003 Actress Carmen Electra (31) weds rocker Dave Navarro (36) at the St. Regis Hotel in Los Angeles, California; divorce in 2007

  • 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
  • 1975 François de Roubaix, French film score composer, dies in diving accident at 36
  • 1976 Rupert Davies, actor (Zeppelin, Oblong Box), dies at 59
  • 1980 Leonard Barr, comedian (Dean Martin Show, Szysznyk), dies at 77

Person of interestMae West

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

Actress Mae West
Mae West
  • 1981 Andreina Pagnani, actress (Il Commandante), dies at 74
  • 1982 Burton Turkus, lawyer/author/TV host (Mr Arsenic), dies at 80
  • 1983 Michael Conrad, American actor (Delvecchio, Hill St Blues), dies of cancer at 58
  • 1986 Scatman Crothers [Benjamin], American actor, singer, dancer and musician (Chico and the Man, The Shining), 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
  • 1994 Norma Donaldson, American singer and actress (Poetic Justice, 5 Heartbeats), dies at 68
  • 1996 Maria Casares [Pérez], Spanish-French actress (Orpheus, Lectrice), 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

Person of interestMichael Hutchence

1997 Michael Hutchence, Australian rock singer and actor (INXS), commits suicide at 37

  • 2000 Christian Marquand, French actor, director and screenwriter (b. 1927)
  • 2002 Adele Jergens, American actress (Dark Past, Fuller Brush Man), dies at 84
  • 2003 Dick Thomas, American singing cowboy and TV host (Village Barn), dies at 88
  • 2007 Verity Lambert, English film and TV producer, 1st producer of Doctor Who, dies at 71
  • 2007 Reg Park, British bodybuilder (Mr Universe 1951, 58, 65), dies at 79