On This Day in Film & TV for October 21

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Release

1957 Jailhouse Rock starring Elvis Presley opens in Memphis, Tennessee

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1961 Barbra Streisand opens in "Another Evening with Harry Stones"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

Film release premierFilm Premier

1964 Film version of "My Fair Lady" directed by George Cukor and starring Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn premieres in New York (Academy Awards Best Picture 1965)

  • 1965 KTWU TV channel 11 in Topeka, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting

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1975 Elton John given a star in Hollywood

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • 1988 Bat*21, an American war film, is released
  • 2005 52nd National Film Awards (India): "Page 3" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 2009 55th National Film Awards (India): "Kanchivaram" wins the Golden Lotus

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1895 Edna Purviance, American silent film actress, worked with Charlie Chaplin (The Kid), born in Paradise Valley, Nevada (d. 1958)
  • 1902 Lillian Bronson, American actress (Next Voice you Hear), born in Lockport, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1911 Peter Graves, English actor (Derby Day/Admirable Crichton), born in London, England
  • 1916 Andrea Checchi, Firenze Italy, actress (Attack & Retreat)
  • 1925 Joyce Randolph, actress (Trixie-Honeymooners), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1926 Leonard Rossiter, actor (Britannia Hospital), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1933 Georgia Brown, [Lillian Getel], actress (Study in Terror, Fixer)
  • 1940 Julie Parrish, Middlesboro Ky, actress (Good Morning World, Capitol)

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1942 Judith Sheindlin, Jurist and Television personality (Judge Judy), born in Brooklyn, New York

Jurist/TV Personality Judith Sheindlin
Jurist/TV Personality
Judith Sheindlin
  • 1943 Paula Kelly, American dancer and actress (Liz-Night Court), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1945 Everett McGill, actor (Jezebel's Kiss, Silver Bullet), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1948 Tom Everett, American actor
  • 1952 Patti Davis [Patricia Ann Reagan], singer/actress/writer, Ronald and Nancy's daughter
  • 1953 Eleonora Giorgi, actress (Nu de Femme, To Forget Venice), born in Rome, Italy

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1956 Carrie Fisher, American actress (Princess Leia in Star Wars, When Harry Met Sally...) and writer (Postcards from the Edge), born in Beverly Hills, California (d. 2016)

Actress Carrie Fisher
Actress
Carrie Fisher
  • 1959 Tony Ganios, American Actor
  • 1959 Ken Watanabe, Japanese actor
  • 1971 Rebecca Lynn Gray, Miss America-Indiana (1996), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1972 Felicity Andersen, Australian actress
  • 1972 Saffron Burrows, English actress
  • 1972 Masakazu Morita, seiyu and actor
  • 1976 Jeremy Miller, West Covina California, actor (Ben-Growing Pains)
  • 1978 Will Estes, American actor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1980 Kim [Kimberly] Kardashian, American TV personality (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), born in Los Angeles, California

TV Personality & Model Kim Kardashian
TV Personality & Model
Kim Kardashian
  • 1982 Matt Dallas, American Actor
  • 1986 Alex Kew, British actor
  • 1986 Christopher Uckermann, Actor, and singer in the Latin pop group RBD

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1977 Actor Peter Boyle (42) weds Loraine Alterman at the United Nations chapel in Manhattan

  • 1995 "Family Ties" actress Meredith Baxter (48) weds screenwriter Michael Blodgett (56) in Los Angeles

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1777 Samuel Foote, British actor, dramatist and theatre manager (Mirror), dies at 57
  • 1906 Helena Amelung [Georgette A], Dutch actress (Scapegoat), dies at 55
  • 1945 Henry Armetta, Italian-American actor (The Black Cat, Bell for Adano, Big Store), dies from a heart attack at 57
  • 1965 Marie McDonald, singer/actress (Promises Promises), dies of OD at 42
  • 1966 Gertrude Hoffman, actress (Mrs Odetts-My Little Margie), dies at 95
  • 1971 Raymond Hatton, American actor (Girls in Prison, Lady Killer), dies of heart attack at 84
  • 2003 Fred Berry, American actor (b. 1951)
  • 2005 Tara Correa-McMullen, American actress, shot at 16
  • 2012 Dann Cahn, American film editor, dies of natural causes at 89
  • 2015 Marty Ingels, American comedian (I'm Dickens He's Fenster), dies at 79