On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for November 7

Events in Film & TV


<b>Republican</b> PartyRepublican Party

1874 1st cartoon depicting elephant as Republican Party symbol, by Thomas Nast

Political Cartoonist Thomas Nast
Political Cartoonist
Thomas Nast

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1904 Broadway musical "Little Johnny Jones" written by George M. Cohan, featuring the song "Yankee Doodle Dandy" opens in New York

Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer George M. Cohan
Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer
George M. Cohan
  • 1932 1st broadcast of "Buck Rogers in the 25th century" on CBS-radio
  • 1953 WIS TV channel 10 in Columbia, SC (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 WEEQ (now WWTO) TV channel 35 in La Salle, IL (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1960 KNRR TV channel 12 in Pembina, ND (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1963 Carole Joan Crawford, 20, wins Miss World
  • 1975 8th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel
  • 1976 "Gone With the Wind" televised

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1995 Howard Stern's second book "Miss America" released (fastest selling ever)

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern

Film release premierFilm Release

1997 "Mr Bean" directed by Mel Smith and starring Rowan Atkinson as Mr Bean opens in the US

Actor and Comedian Rowan Atkinson
Actor and Comedian
Rowan Atkinson

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2000 Tim Russert famously declares the outcome of the 2000 Presidential election will depend on "Florida, Florida, Florida" during NBC coverage

Television Journalist Tim Russert
Television Journalist
Tim Russert

KnightedKnighthood

2018 Actress Emma Thompson is made a Dame of the British Empire by Prince William at Buckingham Palace, London

Actress Emma Thompson
Actress
Emma Thompson
Duke of Cambridge Prince William
Duke of Cambridge
Prince William
  • 2019 Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda, the "Terminator" is the to be convicted of sexual slavery by the International Criminal Court and is sentenced to 30 years in prison on 18 charges

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1889 George Davis, Flemish actor (Private Lives, Devil May Care), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1965)
  • 1892 Edward Sedgwick, American film director (The Flaming Frontier, Let 'er Buck), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 1953)
  • 1893 Leatrice Joy, American actress (The Ace of Hearts), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1985)
  • 1903 Dean Jagger, American actor (White Christmas, Vanishing Point), born in Lima, Ohio (d. 1991)
  • 1903 Grace Stafford, American actress (Confessions of a Nazi Spy), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1927 Ivor Emmanuel, Welsh singer and actor (Zulu, Show Boat, Kiss Me, Kate), born in Margam, Wales (d. 2007)
  • 1929 Ruggero Mastroianni, Italian film editor (Giulietta degli spiriti), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1996)
  • 1936 Barry Newman, American actor (Amy, Deadline, Petrocelli), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1936 Jaap Stobbe, Dutch actor (Dageraad), born in The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
  • 1942 Jean Shrimpton, British actress (Privilege, Beaton by Bailey, Something Nice to Eat) and the world's first supermodel, born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England
  • 1943 Michael Byrne, English actor (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade), born in London
  • 1944 Julian Christopher, American actor (Jerry-Magician), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1944 Ken Patera, American professional wrestler, born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1954 Kamal Haasan, Indian actor (Vishwaroopam), born in Paramakudi, Tamil Nadu
  • 1956 Judy Tenuta, American comedian, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1957 Christopher Knight, American actor (Peter-Brady Bunch), born in NYC, New York
  • 1957 King Kong Bundy [Christopher Pallies], American pro wrestler (WWF), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 2019)
  • 1963 Todd McKee, American actor (Ted-Santa Barbara, The Bold & The Beautiful), born in Kentfield, California
  • 1963 Elizabeth "Liz" Mikel, American actress and jazz singer (Friday Night Lights), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1964 Dana Plato, American actress (Kimberly-Diff'rent Strokes), born in Maywood, California (d. 1999)
  • 1966 Lisa Canning, American TV and radio hostess (Entertainment Tonight), born in St.Thomas, Virgin Islands
  • 1969 Michelle Clunie, American actress (Queer As Folk), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1970 Neil Hannon, Northern Irish musician (The Divine Comedy), born in Derry, Northern Ireland
  • 1970 Morgan Spurlock, American director and documentary producer (Super Size Me), born in Parkersburg, West Virginia
  • 1972 Christopher Daniel Barnes, American actor (As World Turns), born in Portland, Maine
  • 1972 Jeremy London, American actor (I'll Fly Away, Party of Five), born in San Diego, California
  • 1973 Yunjin Kim, South Korean-American actress (Sun-Lost), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1978 Tomoya Nagase, Japanese actor and singer (TOKIO), born in Kanagawa, Japan
  • 1979 Barney Harwood, English CBBC presenter, born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England
  • 1979 Joey Ryan, American professional wrestler, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1980 Luciana Salazar, Argentine model and actress (Cien días para enamorarse), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1981 Muhammad Hassan, American professional wrestler, born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1981 Anthony Moffat, Scottish musician, writer and filmmaker, born in Dumfries, Scotland
  • 1981 Anushka Shetty, Indian film actress (Arundhati), born in Puttur, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India
  • 1986 Sol Aranza, Mexican voice actress
  • 1995 Bethany Mota, American video blogger, born in Merced County, California

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

1913 Comedian Oliver Hardy (21) marries pianist Madelyn Saloshin in Macon, Georgia

Comic Actor Oliver Hardy
Comic Actor
Oliver Hardy

LoveWedding of Interest

1951 Entertainer Frank Sinatra (34) marries 2nd wife film star Ava Gardner (26)

Actress Ava Gardner
Actress
Ava Gardner
Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 2006 NASCAR racer Jeff Gordon (38) weds Belgian model and actress Ingrid Vandebosch (36) at the Hacienda de San Antonio Resort in Colima, Mexico
  • 2010 Supermodel and who's also the face of L'Oreal Paris Doutzen Kroes (25) weds DJ Sunnery James in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2015 TV personality and fashion designer Whitney Port weds boyfriend Tim Rosenman in Palm Springs, California

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1934 Actress Gloria Swanson (35) divorces Michael Farmer after 3 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1957 Actress Ingrid Bergman (42) divorces Roberto Rossellini after 7 years of marriage

Actress Ingrid Bergman
Actress
Ingrid Bergman
Film Director Roberto Rossellini
Film Director
Roberto Rossellini

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1982 Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 7th divorce from politician John Warner


Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1713 Elizabeth Barry, English restoration actress, dies at 55
  • 1943 Dwight Frye, American actor (Black Camel, Dracula, Frankenstein), dies from a heart attack at 44
  • 1972 Tod Andrews, American actor (From Hell it Came, Outrage), dies of a heart attack at 55
  • 1974 Rodolfo Acosta, Mexican-American character actor (Salón México, The Fugitive, Littlest Outlaw), dies of cancer at 54
  • 1979 Amedeo Nazzari, Italian actor (The Nights of Cabiria, Chains, Lure of Sila), dies from cardiac arrest at 71
  • 1979 Paolo Carlini, Italian actor (It Started in Naples), dies at 53

Person of interestSteve McQueen

1980 Steve McQueen, American actor called "The King of Cool" during the 1960s (The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape), dies of a heart attack after surgery at 50

  • 1984 George Matthews, actor (Chick-Glynis), dies at 73 of heart disease
  • 1990 Josephine Wilson, British actress (The Lady Vanishes, We Dive at Dawn), dies at 86
  • 1992 Jack Kelly, American actor (Bart-Maverick, Get Christie Love), dies following a stroke at 65
  • 1993 Charles Aidman, actor (Kotch, Zoot Suit), dies of cancer at 68
  • 1994 Carleton Young, American actor (Reefer Madness, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance), dies at 89
  • 1995 John Patrick, American screenwriter and playwright (Pulitzer Prize 1954), commits suicide at 90
  • 1995 Melvin "Slappy" White, American comedian and actor, dies of heart attack at 74
  • 2001 Nida Blanca, Filipino actress (b. 1936)
  • 2002 Margaret "Peg" Phillips, American actress (Northern Exposure, ER, Suddenly Susan), dies of lung disease at 84
  • 2004 Howard Keel, American actor, singer and president of the Screen Actors Guild (7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Kiss Me Kate), dies of cancer at 87
  • 2005 Harry Thompson, English-born comedian and novelist (b. 1960)
  • 2015 Gunnar Hansen, Icelandic-born American actor (Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), dies of cancer at 68
  • 2018 Francis Lai, French film music composer (Love Story), dies at 86