On This Day in Film & TV for October 4

Events in Film & TV


Music releaseMusic Premiere

1918 Musical "Sometime" with Mae West premieres in NYC

Actress Mae West
Actress
Mae West
  • 1957 "Leave It to Beaver" debuts on CBS
  • 1970 WFYI TV channel 20 in Indianapolis, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 KMPH TV channel 26 in Visalia-Fresno, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1980 ABC premiere of Saturday futuristic fantasy cartoon "Thundarr the Barbarian"
  • 1987 "The Last Emperor" directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and starring John Lone, Joan Chen and Peter O'Toole premieres at the Tokyo Film Festival (Best Picture 1988)

Film release premierFilm Premier

1990 U.S. premiere of Fox TV's "Beverly Hills, 90210" starring Luke Perry, Jason Priestley and Shannen Doherty

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994 Keith Moore is charged with stealing $5,000,000 from Sting

Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor
Sting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1886 Luis Alberni, Spanish character actor (The Lady Eve, Topaze), born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain (d. 1962)
  • 1892 Luis Trenker, South Tyrolean film producer, director, actor (Berge in Flammen), born in Urtijëi, Tyrol (d. 1990)
  • 1894 Cliff Hall [Robert Clifford Hall], American actor (At This Moment, Dutch Treat, Crime Photographer), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1972)
  • 1895 Buster Keaton, American actor (Navigator, Steamboat Bill Jr, The General), born in Piqua, Kansas (d. 1966)
  • 1916 George Sidney, American film director (d. 2002)
  • 1917 Jan Murray, comedian (Treasure Hunt, Who Killed Teddy Bear), born in The Bronx, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1923 Charlton Heston, actor (10 Commandments, Ben-Hur, Planet of Apes), (d. 2008), born in Illinois (d. 2008)

  • 1928 Torben Ulrich, Danish musician, writer, filmmaker and tennis player
  • 1929 Scotty Beckett, actor (Listen Darling, Battleground), born in Oakland, California
  • 1932 Felicia Farr, actress (Charley Varrick, Kotch), born in Westchester, New York
  • 1935 Eddie Applegate, American actor (Patty Duke Show), born in Wyncote, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1942 Christopher Stone, actor (Dave-Dallas, Interns), born in Manchester, New Hampshire
  • 1942 Jenny Arean, [Joanna Klarenbeek], Dutch actress (Paul Chevrolet)
  • 1944 Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (d. 2006)
  • 1945 Clifton Davis, actor/singer (That's My Mama, Amen), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1946 Susan Sarandon, American actress (Dead Man Walking, The Client) also known for her social and political activism, born in Queens, New York

  • 1949 Armand Assante, American actor (Private Benjamin, Unfaithfully Yours), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950 Meg Bennett, actress (Young & Restless), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951 Alan Rosenberg, actor (Civil Wars, LA Law, Cybill)
  • 1953 Tchéky Karyo, Turkish-French actor
  • 1957 Christina Smith, playmate (Mar, 1978), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1957 Bill Fagerbakke, American actor
  • 1957 Kyra Schon, American actress
  • 1958 Anneka Rice, Dutch TV hostess
  • 1960 Jennifer Anglin, Adrian Mich, actress (Cheryl-General Hospital)
  • 1961 David W Harper, actor (Jim Bob-Waltons), born in Abilene, Texas
  • 1961 Mary Ellen Stuart, actress (Frannie Crawford-As the World Turns)
  • 1967 Ekin Cheng Yee-Kin, Hong Kong actor and Cantopop singer
  • 1967 Liev Schreiber, American actor (Spotlight), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1973 Chris Parks, American wrestler
  • 1974 Claudia Elena Vasquez, Miss Universe-best costume (Colombia, 1997)
  • 1974 Paco León, Spanish actor
  • 1976 Alicia Silverstone, actress (Clueless, Batman Forever), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1976 Cabral Ibacka, Romanian actor and television presenter
  • 1978 Ko Soo, South Korean television and movie actor
  • 1979 Rachael Leigh Cook, American actress
  • 1979 Stefan Booth, British actor
  • 1980 Jimmy Workman, actor (Pugsley-Addams Family)
  • 1980 Tim Peper, American actor
  • 1987 Michael Roman, actor (Al-One Life to Live)
  • 1988 Melissa Benoist, American actress and singer (Glee, Supergirl), born in Littleton, Colorado

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1942 Actor Gregory Peck (26) weds real estate broker Greta Kukkonen (31)

  • 1980 "The Princess Bride" actor Chris Sarandon (38) weds model Lisa Cooper
  • 1997 MTV news anchor Tabitha Soren (30) weds "Liars Poker" author Michael Lewis (37) in Garrison, New York

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1971 Edit Angold, German actress (Suspense, Molly, Blue Angel), dies at 76
  • 1972 Colin Gordon, actor (John-Baron), dies at 61
  • 1976 Alexander Gray, American actor (Sally, This is Music), dies at 85
  • 1989 Graham Chapman, English comedian (Monty Python, Life of Brian), dies of cancer at 48
  • 1990 Avis Bunnage, actor (Loneliness of Long Distance Runner), dies at 67
  • 1990 Jill Bennett, actress (Skull, Hawks), dies of undisclosed causes at 58
  • 1994 Heinz Rohmann, German actor/dir (Brave Soldier Schwejk), dies at 92
  • 2002 André Delvaux, Belgian film director and screenwriter (b. 1926)
  • 2004 Rio Diaz, Filipino actress & TV hosts (b. 1959)
  • 2006 Tom Bell, English actor on stage, television and film (b. 1933)
  • 2010 Sir Norman Wisdom, English comedian, singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1915)