On This Day in Film & TV for October 9

Events in Film & TV

  • 1915 Louis Kaufmans comedy "Unchastened Woman" premieres in New York City
  • 1926 NBC (National Broadcasting Corporation) forms
  • 1948 WXYZ TV channel 7 in Detroit, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 KTIV TV channel 4 in Sioux City, IA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 WKMU TV channel 21 in Murray, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986 "The Late Show with Joan Rivers" premieres on Fox, first woman to host a US late-night TV talk show

Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host Joan Rivers
Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host
Joan Rivers
  • 1996 Howard Stern's book "Miss America" released in paperback

Music releaseAlbum Release

2015 Selena Gomez releases her studio album "Revival", goes to No. 1 on Billboard 200

Singer and Actress Selena Gomez
Singer and Actress
Selena Gomez

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 Producer Harvey Weinstein is fired from The Weinstein Company after allegations of sexual abuse

Film Producer Harvey Weinstein
Film Producer
Harvey Weinstein

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1878 Robert Warwick, American actor (Falcon's Adventure), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1964)
  • 1884 Martin Elmer Johnson, American adventurer and filmmaker, born in Rockford, Illinois (d. 1937)
  • 1886 Frank Newburg, American actor (Homemaker), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1969)
  • 1888 Hank Patterson, American actor (Gunsmoke, Fred Ziffel-Green Acres), born in Springville, Alabama (d. 1975)
  • 1888 Irving Cummings Sr, American silent screen actor and director (Curly Top), born in NYC, New York (d. 1959)
  • 1893 Heinrich George [Georg August Friedrich Hermann Schulz], German actor (Hitlerjunge Quex), born in Stettin, Pomerania, Germany (d. 1946)
  • 1900 Alastair Sim, Scottish actor (Christmas Carol, Stage Fright), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1976)
  • 1902 Freddie Young, British cinematographer (Lawrence of Arabia), born in London (d. 1998)
  • 1904 Wally Brown, American actor (Zombies on Broadway, Girl Rush), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1961)
  • 1905 Howard St John, American actor (Born Yesterday, Li'l Abner), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1974)
  • 1914 Edward Andrews, American actor (Tea & Sympathy, Glass Bottom Boat), born in Griffin, Georgia (d. 1985)
  • 1918 Lila Kedrova, Russian-born actress (Zorba the Greek (1964), Sword of the Valiant, The Tenant), born in Petrograd, Russia (d. 2000)
  • 1921 Michel Boisrond, French film director and screenwriter, born in Châteauneuf-en-Thymerais, France (d. 2002)
  • 1922 Philip "Fyvush" Finkel, American actor (Boston Public, Picket Fences), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1923 Donald Sinden, English actor (Doctor at Large, Mogambo, Simba), born in St Budeaux, Plymouth, (d. 2014)
  • 1925 Robert Finch, American politician (8th U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare), born in Tempe, Arizona (d. 1995)
  • 1925 Johnny Stompanato, American organized crime figure and abusive partner of actress Lana Turner, born in Woodstock, Illinois (d. 1958)
  • 1926 Danièle Delorme [Gabrielle Girard], French actress (Pardon My Affair), born in Paris (d. 2015)
  • 1930 David Rounds, American actor (Terence-Beacon Hill, Alice, The Blue and The Grey), born in Bronxville, New York (d. 1983)
  • 1931 Anthony "Tony" Booth, British actor and father of Cherie Blair (Till Death Us Do Part), born in Liverpool, Lancashire (d. 2017)
  • 1932 Judy Tyler [Judith Mae Hess], American actress (Jailhouse Rock, Bop Girl Goes Calypso) and Miss Stardust (1949), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1957)
  • 1935 Jules Croiset, Dutch actor (Help, Doctor Verzuipt!), born in Deventer, Netherlands
  • 1935 Paul Beers, Dutch actor (Mother Courage & Her Children)
  • 1936 Brian Blessed, English actor (King Arthur, High Road to China), born in Mexborough, Yorkshire, England
  • 1947 Tony Zappone, American broadcaster and journalist, born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1950 Gary Frank, American actor (Enemy Territory, Deadly Weapon), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1951 Richard Chaves, American actor (Cease Fire, Predator), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1951 Robert Wuhl, American actor (Bull Durham, Good Morning Vietnam), born in Union, New Jersey

Person of interestSharon Osbourne

1952 Sharon Osbourne, English-American music manager, TV personality (X-Factor, America's Got Talent) and wife of Ozzy Osbourne, born in London

Music Manager and TV Personality Sharon Osbourne
Music Manager and TV Personality
Sharon Osbourne
  • 1953 Tony Shalhoub, American actor (Antonio Scarpacci-Wings, Big Night), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • 1954 Scott Bakula, American actor (Quantum Leap, Gung Ho, Murphy Brown), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1955 Linwood Boomer, Canadian-American actor (Adam-Little House on the Prairie), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1958 Michael Paré, American actor (Eddie and the Cruisers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1961 Jean Sagal, American actress (Kate-Double Trouble, Grease 2), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 Liz Sagal, American actress (Allison-Double Trouble, Grease 2), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964 Guillermo del Toro, Mexican film director (Pan's Labyrinth), born in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • 1967 Carling Bassett-Seguso, Canadian tennis player and actress (Spring Fever, 2 x WTA titles), born in Toronto, Canada
  • 1967 Eddie Guerrero, American-Mexican professional wrestler, born in El Paso, Texas (d. 2005)
  • 1969 Steve McQueen, British filmmaker and artist (12 Years a Slave), born in London, England
  • 1970 Park Sang-min, South Korean actor (General's Son), born in Changwon, South Korea
  • 1970 Savannah [Shannon Michelle Wilsey], American pornographic film actress, born in Laguna Beach, California (d. 1993)
  • 1972 Sarah Vandenbergh, Australian actor (Neighbours), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1973 Erin Daniels, American actress (The L Word), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1974 Kieren Hutchison, New Zealand actor (Shortland Street), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1976 Nick Swardson, American stand up comedian and actor (Reno 911!), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1978 Randy Spelling, American actor (Sean Richards-Sunset Beach), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1979 Brandon Routh, American actor (Superman Returns), born in Norwalk, Iowa
  • 1979 Alex Greenwald, American musician (Phantom Planet), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1981 Zachery Ty Bryan, American actor (Brad-Home Improvement), born in Aurora, Colorado
  • 1992 Tyler James Williams, American actor (Everybody Hates Chris), born in Westchester County, New York
  • 1994 Jodelle Ferland, Canadian actress (Silent Hill), born in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1996 Bella Hadid [Isabella Khair Hadid], American fashion model, born in Los Angeles, California

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1962 French singer Édith Piaf (46) marries French Greek actor Théo Sarapo (26)

Singer Edith Piaf
Singer
Edith Piaf
  • 1999 "Pretty in Pink" actor Andrew McCarthy (36) weds Carol Schneider
  • 2005 "The O.C." writer and talk show host Regis Philbin's daughter Jennifer Joy Philbin (31) weds NBC comedy series "The Office" writer Michael Schur (32) at St. Ignatius Loyola Church in New York City
  • 2011 TV personality Layla Kayleigh (22) weds Radio Talk Show Host/DJ Steve Covino (36) in Las Vegas, Nevada

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1941 Helen Morgan, American singer, actress, dies of liver ailment at 41
  • 1955 Alice Joyce, actress (Song O' My Heart), dies at 65
  • 1956 Marie Doro, American stage and film actress of the early silent film era (The Heart of Nora Flynn, The White Pearl), dies at 74
  • 1972 Miriam Hopkins, actress (Carrie, Barbary Coast), dies at 69

Person of interestOskar Schindler

1974 Oskar Schindler, Austrian businessman and subject of the novel "Schindler's Ark" and the film "Schindler's List", dies at 66

Industrialist Oskar Schindler
Industrialist
Oskar Schindler
  • 1978 Jacques Brel, Belgian singer, songwriter, actor, director and composer (Le Far West, Pain in the A__), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 49
  • 1988 Edward Chodorov, Broadway playwright and director (Story of Louis Pasteur), dies at 84
  • 1990 Richard Murdoch, actor (Lilli Marlene), dies of heart attack at 83
  • 1991 Roy Black, German singer/actor (Kinderarzt Dr Froehlich), dies
  • 1991 Thalmus Rasulala, actor (Blacula), dies of heart attack at 51
  • 1994 James Hill, English director/screenwriter (Born Free), dies at 75
  • 1996 Harvey Vernon [Chet Smith], American actor (Teen Wolf, Jasper-Carter Country), dies at 69
  • 1998 Robert Allen [Irvine Theodore Baehr], American actor (The Awful Truth, Crime and Punishment), dies from cancer and collapsed lung at 92
  • 2000 David Dukes, American actor (Beacon Hill, 79 Park Avenue, Winds of War), dies at 55
  • 2001 Dagmar [Virginia Ruth Egnor], American actress, model, and television personality (Broadway's Open House), dies at 79
  • 2001 Herbert Ross, American film director and producer (b. 1927)
  • 2002 Charles Guggenheim, American film director and producer (b. 1924)
  • 2005 Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Steve Allen Plymouth Show), dies of lung cancer at 92
  • 2007 Carol Bruce [Shirley Levy], American actress (Behind the Eight Ball, WKRP in Cincinnati), dies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 87
  • 2012 Harris Savides, American cinematographer., dies from brain cancer at 55
  • 2015 Gordon Honeycombe, British broadcaster/author, dies at 79
  • 2016 Andrzej Wajda, Polish film director (Ashes & Diamonds, Man of Iron), dies at 90
  • 2017 Jean Rochefort, French actor (Man on the Train, The Artist and the Model), dies at 87