On This Day in Film & TV for October 3

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Premier

1941 "The Maltese Falcon" directed by John Huston and based off Dashiell Hammett's 1929 novel of the same name, starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor, premieres in New York City

  • 1947 WMAL (now WJLA) TV channel 7 in Washington, D.C. (ABC) begins
  • 1951 CBS-TV airs the first coast-to-coast telecast of a prize fight; Australian light-heavyweight Dave Sands outpoints Carl 'Bobo' Olson in 10 rounds at Chicago Stadium
  • 1952 1st video recording on magnetic tape, LA, Ca
  • 1953 KGGM TV channel 13 in Albuquerque, NM (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 KFVS TV channel 12 in Cape Girardeau, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 "Captain Kangaroo" premieres on CBS-TV, Good Morning, Captain!
  • 1955 WDBJ TV channel 7 in Roanoke, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 WTVS TV channel 56 in Detroit, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 "Flair" (CBS' answer to Monitor) premieres on radio with Dick Van Dyke
  • 1960 US sitcom "The Andy Griffith Show" premieres in CBS (runs till 1968)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1961 "The Dick Van Dyke Show" created by Carl Reiner starring Dick van Dyke premieres on CBS-TV

Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director Carl Reiner
Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director
Carl Reiner
  • 1961 TV sitcom "Mr Ed" premieres on CBS
  • 1961 KMED (now KTVL) TV channel 10 in Medford, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 KGSC (now KICU) TV channel 36 in San Jose, CA (IND) begins
  • 1970 WAPT TV channel 16 in Jackson, MS (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1977 "Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" opens at Imperial NYC for 66 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992 Madonna premieres her "Erotica" video on MTV

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992 Sinead O'Connor rips up a picture of Pope John Paul II on "Saturday Night Live"

Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor
Singer-Songwriter
Sinead O'Connor
Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels
  • 1993 "White Liars/Black Comedy" closes at Criterion NYC after 38 performances

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1994 Gary Larson, announces he is retiring from doing "Far Side" cartoon

Cartoonist Gary Larson
Cartoonist
Gary Larson

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1859 Eleonora Duse, Italian actress (Les Misérables, Thérèse Raquin), born near Vigevano, Italy (d. 1924)
  • 1879 Warner Oland, Swedish actor (The Jazz Singer, Charlie Chan), born in Nyby, Västerbottens län, Sweden (d. 1938)
  • 1888 Claud Allister, British actor (Kiss Me Kate, Quartet, Bulldog Drummond), born in London, England (d. 1970)
  • 1888 Roy Webb, American film composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1981)
  • 1890 Henry Hull, American actor (Tobacco Rd, Boys Town, High Sierra), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1977)
  • 1898 Leo McCarey, American film director (The Awful Truth), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1969)
  • 1899 Gertrude Berg, American actress (Molly Goldberg-Goldbergs), born in Harlem, New York (d. 1966)
  • 1901 Jean Grémillon, French film director, born in Bayeux, France (d. 1959)
  • 1911 Michael Hordern, American actor (Watership Down, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold), born in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England (d. 1995)
  • 1915 Ray Stark, American stage and film producer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • 1916 Shelby Storck, American television producer, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1969)
  • 1919 Jean Lefebvre, French actor (Diabolical, Now Where Did the Seventh Company Get to?), born in Valenciennes, Nord, France (d. 2004)
  • 1934 Madlyn Rhue, American actress (Bracken's World, Executive Suite), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1940 Alan O'Day, American singer and songwriter (Undercover Angel), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2013)
  • 1946 Bob Dotson, newscaster (Primetime Sunday), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1946 Biff Henderson, American television personality
  • 1947 Alan Rachins, American actor (Douglas-LA Law), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1948 Michael Medved, American film critic
  • 1950 Pamela Hensley, actress (Buck Rogers in 25th Century), born in Glendale, California
  • 1955 Ángela Molina, Spanish actress (Lola, Streets of Gold, Half of Heaven), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1956 Hart Bochner, actor (Aron-East of Eden, Supergirl, Die Hard), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1956 Peter Frechette, American actor (Paint it Black, George-Profiler), born in Warwick, Rhode Island
  • 1958 Karen Morton Palmdale CA, playmate (Jul, 1978)
  • 1959 Jack Wagner, American singer and actor (General Hospital, Melrose Place), born in Washington, Missouri
  • 1959 Greg Proops, American actor and comedian
  • 1964 Clive Owen, British actor
  • 1969 Shane Butterworth, actor (Timmy-Bad News Bears)

Person of interestNeve Campbell

1973 Neve Campbell, Canadian actress (Party of 5, Scream), born in Guelph Ontario

Actress Neve Campbell
Actress
Neve Campbell
  • 1973 Keiko Agena, Japanese-American actress
  • 1973 Lena Headey, British actress (Game of Thrones), born in Hamilton, Bermuda
  • 1975 India Arie [Simpson], American singer and actress (Voyage to India), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1976 Seann William Scott, American actor (Role Models), born in Cottage Grove, Minnesota
  • 1978 Shannyn Sossamon, American actress
  • 1979 John Hennigan, American professional wrestler
  • 1979 Daniel Hollie, American professional wrestler
  • 1981 Amanda Walsh, Canadian actress
  • 1982 Erik von Detten, American actor
  • 1983 Hiroki Suzuki, Japanese actor
  • 1983 Tessa Thompson, American actress (Thor), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1984 Yoon Eun Hye, South Korean actress
  • 1987 Zuleyka Rivera, Puerto Rican Miss Universe
  • 1988 Tadhg Kelly, American actor
  • 1988 Alicia Vikander, actress (The Danish Girl), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1990 Rhian Denise Ramos, Filipino actress
  • 1993 Lindsay Fabes, actor (Charlie Winthrop-Another World)
  • 1996 Adair Tishler, American child actress

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1833 Composer Hector Berlioz (29) marries actress Harriet Smithson (30)

HeartWedding of Interest

1944 Comedian Jerry Lewis marries singer Patti Palmer

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • 1998 Dutch-born model Annette Roque (33) weds The Today show cohost Matt Lauer (41) at Presbyterian Church in Bridgehampton, New York

HeartWedding of Interest

2008 Radio personality Howard Stern (54) weds actress Beth Ostrosky (36) in Manhattan, New York

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1890 Andries Andre, Dutch actor and husband of Geertruida Meeuwissen (Trumpeter-Major), dies at 36
  • 1929 Jeanne Eagels, American actress and former Ziegfeld Girl (Rain, Under False Colors), dies of a drug overdose at 39
  • 1954 Herbert Prior, British actor (Caught Short, Slave of Desire), dies at 87
  • 1959 William Bishop, American actor (Black Eagle, Adventures in Silverado, It's a Great Life), dies of cancer at 42
  • 1965 Zachary Scott, American actor (Spotlight Playhouse, Mildred Pierce), dies from a malignant brain tumor at 51
  • 1967 Pinto Colvig, American animation voice actor (Goofy, Pluto), dies at 75
  • 1979 Claudia Jennings, playmate (Nov, 1969), dies in car crash at 29
  • 1982 Vivien Merchant [Ada Thompson], British actress (Alfie, The Homecoming, The Offence), dies from alcoholism at 53
  • 1983 John K M McCaffery, TV host (One Minute Please), dies at 69
  • 1985 Charles Collingwood, newscaster (Chronicles), dies at 68
  • 1985 Maurice Copeland, actor (Ralph-Those Young Charmings), dies at 74
  • 1994 Dennis Wolfberg, comedian (Quantum Leap), dies from cancer at 48
  • 1994 Dub Taylor [Walter Clarence Taylor Jr], American character actor (Gunsmoke), dies from a heart attack at 87
  • 1994 Harriet Nelson, American actress (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), dies at 80
  • 1994 V, comedian and actor, dies at 48
  • 1994 Virginia Dale, US actress/dancer (Holiday Inn), dies at about 77
  • 1994 Heinz Rühmann, German actor and director (Der Hauptmann von Köpenick), dies at 92
  • 1998 Roddy McDowall, British actor (Planet of Apes, Cleopatra, Lord Love a Duck), dies at 70
  • 2002 Bruce Paltrow, American television and film producer (b. 1943)
  • 2003 Florence Stanley, American actress (b. 1924)

Person of interestJanet Leigh

2004 Janet Leigh [Jeanetta Morrison], American actress (Psycho), dies at 77

Actress Janet Leigh
Actress
Janet Leigh
  • 2005 Ronnie Barker, English comedian (The Two Ronnies, Porridge), dies at 76