On This Day in Film & TV for September 1

Events in Film & TV

  • 1949 KMTV TV channel 3 in Omaha, NB (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WNOK (now WLTX) TV channel 19 in Columbia, SC (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1953 WTCN (now KARE) TV channel 11 in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN (MET) begins

Film release premierFilm Release

1954 "Rear Window", directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly, is released

  • 1955 KARD (now KSNW) TV channel 3 in Wichita, KS (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 KELP (now KCOS) TV channel 13 in El Paso, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 WAVY TV channel 10 in Portsmouth-Norfolk, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 WHC (now WPXI) TV channel 11 in Pittsburgh, PA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1957 WTLV TV channel 12 in Jacksonville, FL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 KATC TV channel 3 in Lafayette, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 Channel Television launches to 54,000 households in the Channel Islands.
  • 1966 KIFW (now KTNL) TV channel 13 in Sitka, AK (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 KMNE TV channel 7 in Bassett, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 WIRT TV channel 13 in Hibbing, MN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 WJRJ (WTCG, WTBS) TV channel 17 in Atlanta, GA (IND) begins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1969 Jerry Lewis' 4th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • 1975 Gunsmoke goes off the air
  • 1975 Jerry Lewis' 10th Muscular Dystrophy telethon
  • 1978 Last broadcast of "Columbo" on NBC TV

Film release premierFilm Premier

1978 Horror film "Dawn of the Dead" written and directed by George A. Romero, starring David Emge, Ken Foree and Scott H. Reiniger premieres in Torino

Film release premierFilm Premier

1989 "Roger and Me", the first documentary directed by Michael Moore, premieres at the Telluride Film Festival

Documentary Filmmaker Michael Moore
Documentary Filmmaker
Michael Moore
  • 1992 49th Venice Film Festival: "The Story of Qiu Ju" directed by Yimou Zhang wins Golden Lion
  • 1993 "White Liars/Black Comedy" opens at Criterion NYC for 38 performances
  • 1994 51st Venice Film Festival: "Before the Rain" directed by Milco Mancevski and "Vive L'Amour" directed by Tsai Ming-Liang jointly awarded Golden Lion
  • 1997 Cartoon Channel premieres in Japan
  • 1997 Jerry Lewis' 32nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $50,500,000
  • 1999 56th Venice Film Festival: "Yi ge dou bu neng shao" directed by Zhang Yimou wins Golden Lion
  • 2004 61st Venice Film Festival: "Vera Drake" directed by Mike Leigh wins Golden Lion
  • 2006 Luxembourg becomes the 1st country to complete the move to all digital television broadcasting
  • 2010 67th Venice Film Festival: "Somewhere" directed by Sofia Coppola wins Golden Lion

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1566 Edward Alleyn, English actor and founder of Dulwich College, born in London, England (d. 1626)
  • 1873 Guy Standing, English actor (Cradle Song), born in London, England (d. 1937)
  • 1884 Sigurd Wallén, Swedish actor and film director (Ebberöds bank, Med folket för fosterlandet), born in Tierp, Uppsala län, Sweden (d. 1947)
  • 1895 Edit Angold, German actress (Suspense, Molly, Blue Angel), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1971)
  • 1898 Marilyn Miller [Renolds], American actress (Sunny) and wife of Jack Pickford, born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 1936)
  • 1899 Richard Arlen, American actor (Apache Uprising, Wings), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 1976)
  • 1904 Johnny Mack Brown, American actor (Lawman is Born, Back Trail), born in Dothan, Alabama (d. 1974)
  • 1920 Richard Farnsworth, American actor (Misery, Havana, Sylvester), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2000)
  • 1922 Vittorio Gassman, actor (War & Peace), born in Genoa, Italy
  • 1922 Yvonne De Carlo, Canadian actress (10 Commandments, Lily-Munsters), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2007)
  • 1928 George Maharis, Astoria New York, actor (Buz-Route 66, Most Deadly Game)
  • 1937 Ron O'Neal, actor (Superfly), born in Utica, New York
  • 1939 Lily Tomlin, comedienne/actress (9 to 5, Laugh-in, All of Me), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1943 Don Stroud, American actor (Coogan's Bluff, Buddy Holly Story), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1953 Beau Billingslea, American voice actor
  • 1953 Ted Petty, American professional wrestler (d. 2002)
  • 1961 Bam Bam Bigelow, WWF wrestler (Wrestlemania XI), born in Secaucus, New Jersey
  • 1964 Cécilia Rhode, Swedish model
  • 1964 Ray D'Arcy, Irish DJ and TV presenter
  • 1966 Katja Bienert, actress (Praxis Bulowbogen), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1970 Hwang Jung-min, South Korean actor
  • 1970 Padma Lakshmi, Indian actress
  • 1971 Ricardo Antonio Chavira, American actor
  • 1971 Jimmy Snuka, Jr., American professional wrestler
  • 1972 Doug Williams, British professional wrestler
  • 1973 Ram Kapoor, Indian actor
  • 1973 Polly Shannon, Canadian actress
  • 1975 Scott Speedman, English-born actor
  • 1977 Shoshana Bean, American stage actress
  • 1977 Aamir Ali, Indian television actor
  • 1989 Juliana Lohmann, Brazilian actress
  • 1996 Zendaya [Coleman], American actress (Shake it Up), singer and dancer, born in Oakland, California

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1940 Actor Harry Morgan (25) weds Eileen Detchon

HeartWedding of Interest

1986 Actress Whoopi Goldberg (30) weds cinematographer David Claessen

  • 2001 "The Accidental Tourist" actress Geena Davis (45) weds Iranian American plastic surgeon Dr. Reza Jarrahy
  • 2001 "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" actor Nicholas Brendon (30) weds Tressa Di Figlia in Carlsbad

HeartWedding of Interest

2001 "Six Days Seven Nights" actress Anne Heche (32) weds cameraman Coleman Laffoon in Los Angeles, California

Actress Anne Heche
Actress
Anne Heche

HeartWedding of Interest

2002 Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar (35) weds actor Freddie Prinze Jr. (36) at El Careyes Resort in Mexico

  • 2002 "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" actress Terry Farrell (38) weds actor Brian Baker (35) at Paris Las Vegas in in Paradise, Nevada
  • 2007 "Grey's Anatomy" actress Kate Walsh (39) weds movie executive Alex Young (35) at the Ojai Presbyterian Church in Ojai, California
  • 2007 "Dancing with the Stars" tv personality Alec Mazo (29) weds fellow dancer Edyta Sliwinska (28) in San Francisco, California
  • 2012 "Grey's Anatomy" actor Jesse Williams (31) weds real estate broker Aryn Drake-Lee (32) in Los Angeles

HeartWedding of Interest

2013 Comedian Seth Meyers (39) weds human rights lawyer Alexi Ashe on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts

Comedian and Writer Seth Meyers
Comedian and Writer
Seth Meyers

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1912 Samuel "Sam" van Beem, Flemish actor (Fanfan la Tulipe), dies at 62
  • 1945 Jacobus W G Balfoort, Dutch actor (Heimwee, Head On), dies at 57
  • 1955 Philip Loeb, actor (Jake-Goldbergs), dies at 61
  • 1957 Helen Haye, actress (Girl in the Taxi, Spy in Black), dies at 83
  • 1967 James Dunn, American actor (Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 6 Gun Law), dies at 61
  • 1969 Drew Pearson, newscaster (Drew Pearson), dies at 71
  • 1977 Ethel Waters, American actress (Beulah), singer (Stormy Weather), dies at 76
  • 1979 Doris Kenyon, American silent screen actress (Alexander Hamilton), dies at 81
  • 1981 Ann Harding, actress (When Ladies Meet, Devotion), dies
  • 1984 Howland Chamberlin, actor (Force of Evil, Pickup), dies at 73
  • 1985 Jay Youngblood, American wrestler (b. 1955)
  • 1986 Murray Hamilton, actor (Rich Man Poor Man), dies at 63
  • 1991 Mark Robinson, British actor (The Girl), dies at 30
  • 1992 Morris Carnovsky, American actor (Dead Reckoning), dies at 94
  • 1994 Boris Malenko, American professional wrestler (b. 1933)
  • 2005 Thanos Leivaditis, Greek actor (b. 1934)
  • 2008 Don LaFontaine, American voice actor (b. 1940)
  • 2009 Jang Jin-young, South Korean actress (b. 1974)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2013 Tommy Morrison, American heavyweight boxing champion and actor, dies from multiple organ failure at 44

Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison
Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison
  • 2015 Dean Jones, American actor (Company, The Love Bug), dies at 84
  • 2016 Jon Polito, actor (Fire With Fire, Homicide), dies at 65
  • 2017 Novella Nelson, American actress (Antwone Fisher, Purlie, Chiefs), dies at 78