On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for November 4

Events in Film & TV

  • 1914 Vogue holds 1st model show ("Fashion Fete", NYC)
  • 1929 John L. Balderston's play "Berkeley Square" starring Leslie Howard premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1948 American humorist Will Rogers commemorated by US Postage Service on 3-cent stamp

Humorist Will Rogers
Humorist
Will Rogers
  • 1968 WRDU (now WPTF) TV channel 28 in Raleigh-Durham, NC (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1968 WTOG TV channel 44 in St Petersburg-Tampa, FL (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1985 "Edge of Darkness" first airs on BBC Two, featuring Bob Peck and Joanne Whalley
  • 1992 NY Jets announce they are moving from WABC to WFAN radio

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

2001 53rd Emmy Awards: The West Wing, Sex and the City, James Gandolfini & Edie Falco win

Film release premierFilm Premier

2001 "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" 1st film adaptation of the books by J. K. Rowling, premieres starring Daniel Radcliffe

  • 2017 Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigns in a shock TV broadcast from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, amid concerns he is being forcibly detained

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1787 Edmund Kean, British Shakespearean actor (Edmund Kean's Masonic Career), born in London, England (d. 1833)
  • 1868 Carolina “La Belle” Otero, Spanish actress, singer and courtesan, born in Valga, Galicia, Spain (d. 1965)

Person of interestWill Rogers

1879 Will Rogers, American humorist and actor (Judge Priest), born in Oologah, Oklahoma (d. 1935)

Humorist Will Rogers
Humorist
Will Rogers
  • 1896 Ian Wolfe, American actor (Diary of a Madman, Wizards & Warriors, Houdini, THX-1138, Homebodies), born in Canton, Illinois (d. 1992)
  • 1899 Mimi Boesnach, Dutch actress (Wedding of Kloris & Roosje), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • 1900 Don Alvarado [Jose Page], American actor (Captain Thunder, Morning Glory, Big Steal), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico (d. 1967)
  • 1902 Frank Jenks, American actor (Colonel Flack, Zombies on Broadway), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1962)
  • 1908 Anthony Warde, American actor (Dangers of the Canadian Mounted, Buck Rogers, Black Widow), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1975)
  • 1908 Stanley Cortez, American cinematographer (Magnificent Ambersons), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1911 Jack Rose, American screenwriter, born in Warsaw, Russian Empire (d. 1995)
  • 1913 Gig Young [Byron Elsworth Barr], American actor (They Shoot Horses Don't They), born in St. Cloud, Minnesota (d. 1978)
  • 1915 Court Benson, Canadian-American actor and broadcaster, born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 1995)

Person of interestWalter Cronkite

1916 Walter Cronkite, American broadcast journalist and news anchor (CBS Evening News 1962-81), born in St Joseph, Missouri (d. 2009)

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite
  • 1917 Leonardo Cimino, Italian-American actor (The Monster Squad, V, Dune, Waterworld, Hudson Hawk), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2012)

Person of interestArt Carney

1918 Art Carney, American actor (Ed Norton-Honeymooners), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 2003)

Actor Art Carney
Actor
Art Carney
  • 1918 Cameron Mitchell, American actor (The High Chaparral), born in Dallastown, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • 1919 Martin Balsam, American charaacter actor (Psycho, 12 Angry Men, Archie Bunker's Place, Catch 22), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1922 Benno Besson, Swiss actor and director (Der Arzt wider Willen), born in Yverdon-les-Bains, Vaud, Switzerland (d. 2006)
  • 1924 Howie Meeker, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing, coach, broadcaster (Toronto Maple Leafs) and politician (Member of Parliament), born in Kitchener, Ontario

Person of interestDoris Roberts

1925 Doris Roberts, American actress (Everybody Loves Raymond), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2016)

Actress Doris Roberts
Actress
Doris Roberts
  • 1925 Ritwik Ghatak, Bengali filmmaker (Titash Ekti Nadir Naam), born in Dhaka, East Bengal (d. 1976)
  • 1929 Shaike Ophir, Israeli actor, comedian and Israel's 1st mime (The Policeman, The Delta Force), born in Jerusalem, Mandate Palestine (d. 1987)
  • 1930 Kate Reid, British actress (The Andromeda Strain, Heaven Help US), born in London, England (d. 1993)
  • 1931 Darla Hood, American child actress (Little Rascals, The Bat), born in Leedey, Oklahoma (d. 1979)
  • 1932 David Shipman, English film historian, born in Norwich, Norfolk, England (d. 1996)
  • 1932 Noam Pitlik, American actor and director (Sanford & Son, Bob Newhart), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1937 Loretta Swit, American actress (Hotlips Houlihan in M*A*S*H), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1941 Martin Brozius, Dutch actor (Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden), born in Hoorn, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 2009)
  • 1943 Marlene Jobert, French actress and novelist (Adventures of John Difool), born in Algiers, French Algeria
  • 1946 Frederick Elmes, American cinematographer (The Night Of), born in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
  • 1949 Berlinda Tolbert, American actor (Jenny-The Jeffersons), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1955 Peter Boynton, American actor (Tonio-As the World Turns), born in Damariscotta, Maine
  • 1958 Anne Sweeney, American television executive (Disney), born in Kingston, New York
  • 1961 Ralph Macchio, American actor (Karate Kid, 8 is Enough), born in Huntington, New York
  • 1962 Jeff Probst, American television host (Survivor), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1963 Rosario Flores, Spanish singer (Muchas Flores) and actress, born in Madrid
  • 1964 Kurt Krakowian, American child actor, born in Berwyn, Illinios
  • 1965 Malandra Burrows, English actress (Emmerdale), born in Woolton, Liverpool
  • 1966 Petra Verkaik, American Playboy playmate (Dec, 1989) appeared more than any other woman, born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestMatthew McConaughey

1969 Matthew McConaughey, American actor (Contact, A Time to Kill), born in Uvalde, Texas

  • 1972 Tabu [Tabassum Hashmi], Indian actress (Maachis). born in Hyderabad, India
  • 1975 Heather Tom, actress (Victoria Howard-Young & Restless), born in Hinsdale, Illinois
  • 1975 Curtis Stone, Australian chef and television personality
  • 1977 So Ji-sub, South Korean swimmer, model and actor
  • 1977 Tonicha Jeronimo, British actress
  • 1979 Daisy Eagan, American actress (Secret Graden), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1979 Jesse Camp, former MTV veejay
  • 1979 Trishelle Cannatella, American reality TV castmember and model
  • 1980 Sabrina Colie, Jamaican actress
  • 1980 Marcy Rylan, American actress
  • 1986 Alexz Johnson, Canadian singer and actress
  • 1987 T.O.P. [Choi Seung-hyun], Korean singer-songwriter (Big Bang) and actor, born in Seoul, South Korea

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

1939 Actress and comedian Phyllis Diller (22) weds inspector Sherwood Diller in Covington, Kentucky

Comedienne and Actress Phyllis Diller
Comedienne and Actress
Phyllis Diller
  • 1978 "The Nanny" actress Fran Drescher (20) weds writer and director Peter Marc Jacobson (20)
  • 2006 Radio and television journalist Alison Stewart (40) weds MSNBC vice-president of prime-time programming Bill Wolff (40) at the stylish New York restaurant Cipriani 23rd Street

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1932 Belle Bennett, American actress (Stella Dallas, Iron Mask), dies of cancer at 41
  • 1967 June Thorburn, British actress (Touch & Go, Children Galore), dies in plane crash at 36
  • 1975 Sheila Ryan, American actress (Song of Texas, Great Guns), dies at 54
  • 1982 Dominique Dunne, actress (Poltergeist), murdered by boyfriend at 23
  • 1982 Jacques Tati, French director (Traffic, Playtime), dies at 74
  • 1984 Merie Earle, American actress (Maude in The Waltons), dies of uremic poisoning at 95
  • 1988 Milton "Milt" Holland, American drummer, percussionist, ethnomusicologist (film Tinkerbell's tinkle, Bewitched's nose tinkle), dies at 88
  • 1992 Regina Carrol, American actress (Jessi's Girl), dies of cancer at 49
  • 1994 Jan Wegter, actor (Pastorale 1943), dies at 64
  • 1995 Paul Eddington, British actor (Devil Rides Out, Yes Minister), dies at 68
  • 1995 Edward "Eddie" Egan, American actor (The French Connection, Joe Forrester), dies of cancer at 65
  • 1997 H Richard Hornberger, surgeon (inspired M*A*S*H), dies at 73
  • 1997 Wally Bruner, journalist (ABC, What's My Line), dies at 66
  • 2002 Antonio Margheriti, Italian filmmaker (Yor, the Hunter from the Future), dies at 72
  • 2003 Ken Gampu, South African actor (b. 1929)
  • 2005 Sheree North, American actress and singer (b. 1932)
  • 2007 Peter Viertel, German-American author and screenwriter (b. 1920)
  • 2010 Michelle Nicastro, American actress and singer (b. 1960)
  • 2011 Andy Rooney, American radio and television writer (b. 1919)
  • 2015 Melissa Mathison, American screenwriter (E.T.), dies of cancer at 65