On This Day in Film & TV for November 23

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1923 Cecil B. DeMille's first version of "The Ten Commandments" premieres in the USA

Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille
  • 1953 KVFD (now KTIN) TV channel 21 in Ft Dodge, IA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1953 WJBF TV channel 6 in Augusta, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 Tinseltown dedicated its Walk of Fame at Hollywood Blvd & Vine St
  • 1970 KNCT TV channel 46 in Belton/Killeen, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1981 President Reagan vetoes House Joint Resolution 357 which called for further appropriations for fiscal year 1982

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1988 President Reagan announces that he is pocket-vetoing a bill designed to further restrict lobbying by former federal employees.
  • 1996 Irene Skliva, 18, of Greece, crowned 46th Miss World
  • 2013 "The Day of the Doctor" 50th anniversary episode of "Doctor Who" screens on BBC One, 1st episode to feature 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1719 Spranger Barry, Irish Shakespearean actor, born in Skinner's Row, Dublin (d. 1777)
  • 1887 Boris Karloff [William H Pratt], British actor (The Mummy, Frankenstein), born in Camberwell, London, England (d. 1969)
  • 1888 Harpo Marx [Adolph] American actor and comedian (Marx brothers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1964)
  • 1888 Nana Bryant, American actress (Ladies of the Chorus), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1955)
  • 1896 Ruth Etting, American dancer, singer and actress (Roman scandals), born in David City, Nebraska (d. 1978)
  • 1908 Leendert P J Braat, Dutch sculptor/screenwriter
  • 1912 George O'Hanlon, American actor (Calvin-Life of Riley, George Jetson), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1914 Roger Avon, Durham actor (d. 1998)
  • 1915 Ellen Drew, [Terry Ray], actress (Isle of Dead), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1915 John Dehner, [Forkum], actor (Big Hawaii, Bare Essence), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1916 Michael Gough, English actor (Hammer Horror Films, Search for the Nile), born in Kuala Lumpur, British Malaya (d. 2011)
  • 1921 Fred Buscaglione, Italian singer and actor (d. 1960)
  • 1923 Nadia Gray, actress (Naked Runner, Maniac, Candide)
  • 1924 Paul Richards, CA, actor (Kiss Daddy Goodnight)
  • 1924 Paula Raymond, American actress (d. 2003)
  • 1930 Robert Easton, actor (Someone Up There Likes Me), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1934 Robert Towne, producer/screenwriter (Chinatown)
  • 1938 Herbert Achternbusch, actor (Hedes, Mix Wix, Wohin), born in Munich. Germany
  • 1938 Esko Nikkari, Finnish actor
  • 1941 Franco Nero, Italian actor
  • 1942 Susan Anspach, American actress (Grace-Yellow Rose, Blume in Love), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 Sue Nicholls, British actress
  • 1944 Joe Eszterhas, screenwriter (Basic Instinct, Showgirls)
  • 1945 Assaf Dayan, Israel, actor (Operation Thunderbolt)
  • 1945 Steve Landesberg, comedian and actor (Barney Miller), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1946 Diana Quick, actress (Brideshead, Big Sleep, Odd Job), born in London, England
  • 1946 Hans Hoekman, Dutch radio play actor
  • 1948 Bruce Vilanch, American comedy writer
  • 1951 David Rappaport, 3'11" actor (Wizard, Time Bandits), born in London, England
  • 1958 David Wallace, actor (General Hospital, Babysitter, Humongus), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1959 Maxwell Caulfield, Derbyshire England, actor (Miles-The Colbys)
  • 1959 Dominique Dunne, American actress (d. 1982)
  • 1964 Boyd Kestner, actor (Outsiders)
  • 1965 Michael Brainard, American actor (All My Children, Santa Barbara), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1966 Vincent Cassel, French actor
  • 1967 Salli Richardson, actress (Posse)
  • 1970 Oded Fehr, Israeli actor
  • 1971 Lisa Arch, American actress
  • 1976 Page Kennedy, American actor
  • 1978 Kayvan Novak, English actor
  • 1979 Kelly Brook, English actress/model
  • 1984 Lucas Grabeel, American actor and singer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1992 Miley Cyrus, American actress and singer (Hannah Montana, The Climb), born in Nashville, Tennessee

Actress/Singer Miley Cyrus
Actress/Singer
Miley Cyrus

Weddings in Film & TV


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1929 Academy Award-winning Shirley Booth marries comic actor Ed Gardner

Actress Shirley Booth
Actress
Shirley Booth

HeartWedding of Interest

1940 RAF pilot Guy Gibson (22) weds show dancer and actress Eve Moore in Penarth’s Anglican Church

RAF Pilot Guy Gibson
RAF Pilot
Guy Gibson

HeartWedding of Interest

1940 Film director David Lean (32) weds actress Kay Walsh (29)

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean

HeartWedding of Interest

1983 "Ordinary People" actress Mary Tyler Moore (46) weds Dr. Robert Levine at the Pierre Hotel in New York City

  • 1990 Model Cheryl Tiegs marries actor Tony Peck
  • 1996 Actor and comedian Chris Rock (31) weds founder and executive director of StyleWorks Malaak Compton
  • 2004 "Penn and Teller" magician Penn Jillette (49) weds TV producer Emily Zolten at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2007 Actress and model Jaime King (28) weds director Kyle Newman (31) at Greystone Park and Manor in Los Angeles

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1932 Percy Pitt, English composer (BBC), dies at 63
  • 1938 August Kiehl, Dutch actor (Op hoop van zegen, De kribbebijter), dies at 84
  • 1948 Stanner E V Taylor, US director/writer (Lucky Jim, Ramona), dies at 71
  • 1962 Gloria Gordon, actress (My Friend Irma), dies at 81
  • 1972 Marie Wilson, actress (My Friend Irma), dies at 56
  • 1973 Claire Dodd, actress (Ex-Lady, In the Navy), dies after illness at 64
  • 1973 Paul Newlan, actor (Capt Grey-M Squad), dies
  • 1973 Robert Ellis, actor (Curse of King Tut's Tomb), dies at 40
  • 1973 Sessue Hayakawa, actor (Tokyo Joe), dies of cerebral thrombosis at 83
  • 1979 Merle Oberon, actress (Assignment Foreign Legion), dies at 68
  • 1982 "Reverend" Grady Nutt, actor (Hee Haw), dies at 47
  • 1991 Ken Uehara, actor (Honolulu-Tokyo), dies of heart failure at 82
  • 1991 Klaus Kinski, actor (Android, Little Drummer Girl), dies at 65
  • 1992 Rita Corday, actress (Dick Tracy vs Cueball), dies at 68
  • 1994 Art Barr, American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
  • 1995 Louis Malle, film director (Pretty Baby), dies at 63
  • 1996 George Nicholas, cartoon animator, dies at 85
  • 2005 Constance Cummings, American-born British actress (b. 1910)
  • 2006 Philippe Noiret, French actor (b. 1930)
  • 2010 Ingrid Pitt, Polish-born British actress (b. 1937)
  • 2010 Joyce Howard, British film actress (b. 1922)
  • 2012 Larry Hagman, American actor (I Dream of Jeannie, Dallas), dies of complications from throat cancer at 81
  • 2016 Andrew Sachs, German-born British actor (Manuel In Fawlty Towers), dies at 86