On This Day in Film & TV for October 14

Events in Film & TV

  • 1953 WTEN TV channel 10 in Albany, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 WMUB (now WPTO) TV channel 14 in Oxford, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1963 WGHP TV channel 8 in Greensboro-High Point, NC (ABC) begins
  • 1978 1st TV movie from a TV series-"Rescue from Gilligan's Island"

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1979 NBC premiere of U.S. TV adaptation of Helen Keller's life story "The Miracle Worker"

Author Helen Keller
Helen Keller

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1980 Presidential nominee Ronald Reagan promises to name a woman to the US Supreme Court

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

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2007 "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" featuring Kim, Khloé, and Kourtney Kardashian premieres on the E! cable network in the US

TV Personality & Model Kim Kardashian
TV Personality & Model
Kim Kardashian
TV Personality Khloé Kardashian
TV Personality
Khloé Kardashian

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2017 Producer Harvey Weinstein is expelled by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after historical revelations of sexual harassment and rape

Film Producer Harvey Weinstein
Film Producer
Harvey Weinstein

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1884 Jimmy Conlin, American actor (Sin of Harold Diddlebock), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 1962)
  • 1889 Clarence Muse, American actor, screenwriter and director (Casablanca, Black Stallion), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1979)
  • 1890 Frank Conroy, Derby England, actor (Call of the Wild)
  • 1893 Lillian Gish, American silent film and stage actress (Birth of a Nation), born in Springfield, Ohio (d. 1993)
  • 1898 Cruys Voorbergh [Ernest Pieter Coningh], Dutch actor and director (De vliegende Hollander , Flying Dutchman), born in Bagoe, Dutch East Indies (d. 1963)
  • 1906 Benita Hume, British actress (Tarzan Escapes, High Treason, Halls of Ivy), born in London, England (d. 1967)
  • 1907 Allan Jones, American actor and singer (A Day at the Races, Showboat), born in Old Forge, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • 1907 Barend Barendse, Dutch sports reporter and actor (Zeskamp, Oebele), born in in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1981)
  • 1907 Pert Kelton, American actress (Cavalcade of Stars), born in Great Falls, Montana (d. 1968)
  • 1908 Ruth Hale, American playwright and actress, born in Granger, Utah (d. 2003)
  • 1909 Dorothy Kingsley, American screenwriter (d. 1996)
  • 1924 Robert Webber, actor (79 Park Avenue), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1926 Willy Alberti, [Carel Verbrugge], singer/actor (Riffin in Amsterdam)

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1927 Roger Moore, British actor (The Saint, James Bond), born in London (d. 2017)

  • 1940 Christopher Timothy, British actor (All Creatures Great & Small)
  • 1940 Pat Finley, actress (Ellen Hartley-Bob Newhart Show), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1943 Noreen Corcoran, actress (Kelly-Bachelor Father), born in Quincy Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1944 Udo Kier, German actress (Warhol Dracula, Warhol Frankenstein)
  • 1948 Harry Anderson, American actor
  • 1949 Katy Manning, English/Australian actress
  • 1952 Harry Anderson, actor (Judge Harry Stone-Night Court), born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • 1953 Greg Evigan, actor (BJ-BJ & the Bear, Melrose Place), born in South Amboy, New Jersey
  • 1961 Melanie Wilson, actress (Jennifer-Perfect Strangers)
  • 1967 Arleen Sorkin, actress (Days of Our Lives, America's Funniest Videos)
  • 1969 David Strickland, American actor (d. 1999)
  • 1970 Daniela Pestova, [Chameleon], model (1995 SI/L'Oreal), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1970 Jon Seda, Puerto Rican actor
  • 1977 Jonathan Kerrigan, English actor
  • 1977 Freddy Kempf, British musician (BBC Young Musician of the Year), born in Croydon, England

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1978 Usher, American singer (My Way, Confessions) and actor, born in Dallas, Texas

Singer Usher
  • 1979 Stacy Keibler, American actress / ex-professional wrestler
  • 1985 Daniel Clark, Canadian actor
  • 1985 Sherlyn González, Mexican actress
  • 1986 Skyler Shaye, American actress
  • 1988 MacKenzie Mauzy, American actress
  • 1988 Max Thieriot, American actor
  • 2001 Rowan Blanchard, American actress (Girl Meets World) and activist, born in Los Angeles, California

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1995 "Sleep with Me" actress Meg Tilly (35) weds United Artists studio president John Calley (65) in Los Angeles
  • 2000 Asylum recording artist Bryan White (26) weds actress Erika Page at Royal Lane Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas
  • 2001 Actor Breckin Meyer (27) weds "Can't Hardly Wait" director Deborah Kaplan in Malibu

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1959 Errol Flynn, Australian actor (Captain Blood, Robin Hood), dies of a heart attack at 50
  • 1973 Edmund A. Chester, American broadcaster and journalist (b. 1897)
  • 1976 Edith Evans, English actress (Tom Jones, Scrooge, Chalk Garden), dies at 88

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1977 Bing Crosby [Harry Lillis Crosby], American singer and actor (Going My Way), dies of a heart attack at 74

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • 1983 Paul Fix, American actor (Rifleman), dies of kidney failure at 82
  • 1986 [Francis XA] Keenan Wynn, US actor (Dr Strangelove), dies at 70
  • 1988 Mary Morris, actress (Agitator, Double Door), dies
  • 1989 Michael Carmine, actor (Batteries Not Included), dies at 30
  • 1993 Walter Brown Newman, US screenwriter (Cat Ballou), dies at 77
  • 1996 Laura La Plante, screen actress (Show Boat, Scandal), dies at 91
  • 2003 Patrick Dalzel-Job, English soldier and inspiration for James Bond (b. 1913)
  • 2004 Vlassis Bonatsos, Greek singer, actor and entertainer (b. 1949)
  • 2009 Captain Lou Albano. American Professional Wrestler and Manager. (b. 1933)
  • 2010 Simon MacCorkindale, English actor (Falcon Crest, Manimal), dies of bowel cancer at 58
  • 2016 Jean Alexander, English actress (Hilda Ogden on Coronation Street), dies at 90