On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for November 5

Events in Film & TV


Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1930 3rd Academy Awards: "All Quiet on the Western Front", George Arliss and Norma Shearer win

Film release premierFilm Release

1953 Film "How to Marry a Millionaire" directed by Jean Negulesco, starring Lauren Bacall, Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe, first to be filmed in CinemaScope released

Actress Marilyn Monroe
Actress
Marilyn Monroe
Film actress Betty Grable
Film actress
Betty Grable

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1956 The Nat King Cole Show debuts on NBC, the first variety program to be hosted by an African-American

Musician Nat King Cole
Musician
Nat King Cole
  • 1958 KGLD (now KSNG) TV channel 11 in Garden City, KS (NBC) 1st broadcast

Film release premierFilm Release

1965 "Pierrot le Fou", directed by Jean-Luc Godard, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina, is released

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1985 CBS' premiere of TV made Lucille Ball drama "Stone Pillow"

Actress and Comedian Lucille Ball
Actress and Comedian
Lucille Ball

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997 French court orders producer Jacques Charrier, ex-husband of Brigitte Bardot, to pay the former screen star $8,300 in damages

Actress and Model Brigitte Bardot
Actress and Model
Brigitte Bardot
  • 2018 BBC opens its largest news bureau outside the UK in Nairobi, Kenya with 300 journalists

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019 Actress Emma Watson interviewed in Vogue magazine says she is happy to be single "I call it being self-partnered" launching worldwide discussion on the term

Actress Emma Watson
Actress
Emma Watson

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1895 Charles MacArthur, American playwright and screenwriter (The Scoundrel), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 1956)
  • 1899 Forrest Lewis, American actor (All That Heaven Allows, Monster of Piedras Blancas), born in Knightstown, Indiana (d. 1977)
  • 1900 Natalie Schafer, American actress (Gilligan's Island, Anastasia), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1905 Joel McCrea, American actor (Foreign Correspondent, Sullivan's Travels), born in South Pasadena, California (d. 1990)
  • 1913 John McGiver, American actor (Patty Duke Show, Jimmy Stewart Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)

Person of interestVivien Leigh

1913 Vivien Leigh, English actress (Gone With The Wind, A Streetcar Named Desire), born in Darjeeling, Bengal Presidency, India (d. 1967)

Actress Vivien Leigh
Actress
Vivien Leigh
  • 1927 Bob Abernethy, American journalist and newscaster (NBC News Encore), born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1933 Herb Edelman, American actor (Good Guys, Strike Force, 9 to 5), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1934 Victor Argo, American actor, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1935 Dick Davalos, American actor (Jeff-The Americans), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1935 Christopher Wood, English screenwriter and novelist (Confessions), born in Lambeth, London (d. 2015)
  • 1937 Harris Yulin, American actor (Scarface), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1938 Chris Robinson, America actor (Stanley, General Hospital, Another World), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1940 Elke Sommer [Elke Schletz], German actress (A Shot in the Dark, The Oscar), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1941 Patricia Harty, American actress (Occasional Wife, Blondie), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1941 Art Garfunkel, American singer and actor (Simon and Garfunkel, Carnal Knowledge), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 Sam Shepard Ill, American actor and playwright (Frances, Crimes of the Heart), born in Fort Sheridan, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1949 Armin Shimerman, American actor (Principal Snyder-Buffy the Vampire Slayer), born in Lakewood, New Jersey
  • 1955 Nestor Serrano, American actor (Navi Araz-24), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1955 Kris Jenner, American TV personality (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), born in San Diego, California
  • 1957 Jon-Erik Hexum, American actor (Voyagers!, Cover-up), born in Englewood, New Jersey (d. 1984)
  • 1958 Robert Patrick, American actor (Terminator 2: Judgment Day), born in Marietta, Georgia

Person of interestTilda Swinton

1960 Tilda Swinton, British actress (We Need to Talk About Kevin, The Chronicles of Narnia), born in London, England

Actress Tilda Swinton
Actress
Tilda Swinton
  • 1961 Gina Mastrogiacomo, American actress (Goodfellas), born in Great Neck, Long Island, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1963 Andrea McArdle, American actress (Annie), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1963 Tatum O'Neal, American actress (Paper Moon, Little Darlings; ex-wife of John McEnroe), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965 Famke Janssen, Dutch model and actress (The Blacklist: Redemption), born in Amstelveen, Netherlands
  • 1967 Judy Reyes, Dominican American actress (Scrubs), born in NYC, New York
  • 1968 Sam Rockwell, American actor (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), born in Daly, California
  • 1968 Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Spanish actress (A Walk in the Clouds), born in Rome, Lazio, Italy
  • 1969 Jennifer Guthrie, American actress (Dawn-General Hospital), born in Willimantic, Connecticut
  • 1970 Tamzin Outhwaite, English actress (Mel-EastEnders), born in Ilford, London
  • 1971 Corin Nemec, American actor (Tucker, Parker Lewis), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1971 Dana Jacobson, American TV host (ESPN's First Take), born in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • 1973 Daniella Westbrook, English actress (Sam Mitchell-EastEnders), born in Walthamstow, London
  • 1980 Eva González, Spanish model and beauty queen, born in Seville, Spain
  • 1983 Andrew Hayden-Smith, English TV presenter and actor, born in Gateshead, England

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1933 Texas Guinan, American saloon keeper, actress, and musician (b. 1884)
  • 1935 Mina Dilis-Beersmans, Flemish actress/wife of John Dilis, dies at 71

Person of interestGeorge M. Cohan

1942 George M Cohan, father of musical comedy, dies of cancer at 64

Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer George M. Cohan
Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer
George M. Cohan
  • 1960 Mack Sennett, director and producer (Keystone Cops), dies
  • 1960 Ward Bond, American actor (Wagon Train, It's a Wonderful Life), dies of a heart attack at 57
  • 1968 Estelle Hemsley, American actress (Leech Woman, Take a Giant Step), dies at 81
  • 1968 Robert Ayres, actor (Battle Beneath the Earth), dies at 54
  • 1969 Lloyd Corrigan, American actor (Papa Dodger, The Manchurian Candidate), dies at 69
  • 1972 Reginald Owen, British actor (Mary Poppins, Sherlock Holmes), dies at 85
  • 1974 Stafford Repp, American actor (Playhouse 90, Batman, Plunder Road), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • 1977 Aleksei G Stachanov, Russian model miner, dies at 72

Person of interestRené Goscinny

1977 René Goscinny, French cartoonist (Asterix), dies of cardiac arrest during a routine stress test at 51

Author and Cartoonist René Goscinny
Author and Cartoonist
René Goscinny
  • 1978 Denis O'Dea, Irish actor (Niagara, Esther & the King, Treasure Island), dies at 73
  • 1986 Claude Jutra, Québécois actor and film director (b. 1930)
  • 1987 Eamonn Andrews, Television Presenter (b. 1922)
  • 1990 Herbert Berghof, Austrian actor (Belarus File, Harry and Tonto, Target), dies of heart failure at 81
  • 1991 Fred MacMurray, American actor (Double Indemnity, The Apartment, My Three Sons), dies of pneumonia at 83
  • 1995 Laura Weber, TV Host, dies at 70
  • 1997 James Robert Baker, American novelist, screenwriter (b. 1946)
  • 2001 Roy Boulting, English film director and producer (Desert Victory), dies at 87
  • 2002 Vinnette Carroll, American actress and 1st African-American woman to direct on Broadway (1972: Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope), dies of heart disease and diabetes at 80
  • 2008 Michael Higgins, American actor (Angel Heart, 1918, Wanda, Black Stallion), dies of heart failure at 88
  • 2010 Jill Clayburgh, American actress (Unmarried Woman, Semi-Tough), dies of Leukemia at 66
  • 2011 Bhupen Hazarika, Indian singer, composer, lyricist, music director, and filmmaker from Assam (b. 1926)