On This Day in Film & TV for September 13

Events in Film & TV

  • 1947 WPVI TV channel 6 in Philadelphia, PA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 KGTV TV channel 10 in San Diego, CA (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 WPBN TV channel 7 in Traverse City, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 WKEF TV channel 22 in Dayton, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1969 "Scooby-Doo Where are You" by Hanna-Barbera debuts on CBS in the US

Animator Joseph Barbera
Animator
Joseph Barbera
Animator William Hanna
Animator
William Hanna
  • 1971 WIIQ TV channel 41 in Demopolis, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1973 ABC announces it obtained TV rights for 1976 Olympics
  • 1974 1st broadcast of "The Rockford Files" on NBC-TV
  • 1981 33rd Emmy Awards: Taxi, Hill St Blue, Judd Hirsh & Isabel Sanford win
  • 1986 Kellye Cash (Tenn), 21, crowned 60th Miss America 1987
  • 1997 Katherine Shindle (Ill), 24, crowned 71st Miss America 1998
  • 1998 50th Emmy Awards: The Practice, Frasier, Andre Braugher & Christine Lahti win

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

2005 "Supernatural" debuts on The WB starring Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki - longest-running North American fantasy series

  • 2017 Actress Rebel Wilson awarded $4.56 million in damages in libel case against Bauer Media in Melbourne, largest defamation payout in Australia

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1871 Alma Kruger, American actress (Made For Each Other), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1960)
  • 1895 Ruth McDevitt, American actress (All in the Family), born in Coldwater, Michigan (d. 1976)
  • 1900 Gladys George, American actress (Roaring Twenties), born in Patten, Maine (d. 1954)
  • 1902 Hermine Heijermans, Dutch actress, politician and author (Grote Klaas en kleine Klaas), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1983)

Person of interestClaudette Colbert

1903 Claudette Colbert [Lily Chauchoin], French-born American actress (Texas Lady, It Happened One Night), born in Paris (d. 1996)

  • 1909 Herbert Berghof, Austrian actor (Belarus File, Harry and Tonto, Target), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1990)
  • 1912 Reta Shaw, American actress (Ghost & Mrs Muir, Mary Poppins, Picnic), born in South Paris, Maine (d. 1982)
  • 1913 Roy Engle, American writer and actor (The Man from Planet X, The Wild Wild West, My Favorite Martian), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1980)
  • 1916 Richard "Dick" Haymes, Argentine-American actor and singer (Sate Fair, Real Life, Betrayal), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1980)
  • 1920 Carole Mathews [Jean Deifel], American actress (The Californians, Swamp Women), born in Montgomery, Illinois (d. 2014)
  • 1924 Norman Alden, American character actor (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2012)
  • 1924 Scott Brady [Gerald Tierney], American actor (Shotgun Slade, China Syndrome, Gremlins, Johnny Guitar), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1931 Barbara Bain, American actress (Cinnamon-Mission Impossible, Space 1999), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1933 Eileen Fulton, American actress (Our Private World), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1937 Fred Silverman, American broadcasting executive (ABC/NBC/CBS), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937 Don Bluth, American animator and film director (The Secret of NIMH), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1939 Richard Kiel, American actor (So Fine, Jaws-Moonraker, Skidoo), born in Detroit, Michigan, (d. 2014)
  • 1944 Jacqueline Bisset, English actress (Class, Deep, Secrets), born in Weybridge, Surrey, England
  • 1945 Noël Godin, Belgian writer and humorist, born in Liège, Belgium
  • 1948 Clyde Kusatsu, American actor (Ali-Bring 'em Back Alive), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1948 Nell Carter, American actress (Nell-Gimme a Break, Lobo), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2003)
  • 1951 Jean Smart, American actress (Charlene-Designing Women), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1952 Raymond O'Connor, American actor (The Rock), born in South Bronx, New York
  • 1953 Taryn Power, American actress and the youngest daughter of Tyrone Power and actress (Maria), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958 Ann Dusenberry, American actress (Jaws 2, Lies, Basic Training), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1960 Greg Baldwin, American voiceover actor (Avatar: The Last Airbender), born in Grants, New Mexico
  • 1965 Jeffrey Ross, American stand-up comedian, born in Springfield, New Jersey
  • 1966 Maria Furtwängler, German physician and TV actress, born in Munich, Germany
  • 1966 Louis Mandylor, Australian actor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1968 Emma Wiklund [Sjöberg], Swedish model and actress, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1969 Ilka Knickenberg, German actress
  • 1969 Tyler Perry, American filmmaker (Tyler Perry's House of Payne), author and songwriter, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1970 Louise Lombard, British actress (The House of Eliott), born in Redbridge, London, England
  • 1970 Yuki Matsuoka, Japanese voice actress, born in Hirano-ku, Osaka, Japan
  • 1973 Kelly Chen, Hong Kong singer and actress, born in Hong Kong
  • 1977 Ivan De Battista, Maltese actor, singer and composer, born in Gzira, Malta
  • 1978 Megan Henning, American actress (I Know Who Killed Me), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1980 Ben Savage, American actor (Little Monsters, Wild Palms), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1980 Han Chae-young, South Korean actress, born in Daegu, South Korea
  • 1981 Angel Williams, Canadian professional wrestler, born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 1983 Sean Brosnan II, American actor and son of actor Pierce Brosnan, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1984 Nabil Abou-Harb, Arab-American filmmaker, born in Marietta, Georgia
  • 1996 Lili Reinhart, American actress (Riverdale), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1893 Microbiologist Robert Koch (49) weds actress Hedwig Freiberg (20)

Microbiologist Robert Koch
Microbiologist
Robert Koch

HeartWedding of Interest

1981 Television producer Lorne Michaels (36) weds model Susan Forristal

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels
  • 2000 Wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin (35) weds WWE Diva Debra Marshall (40) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas
  • 2008 "Curb Your Enthusiasm" comedian actress Susie Essman (53) weds real-estate broker Jim Harder (51) at the Friars Club in Manhattan

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1974 Singer-composer Quincy Jones Jr (28) divorces actress Ulla Andersson (41) after 5 years of marriage

Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1948 Paul Wegener, German actor and director (The Golem, The Student of Prague), dies at 73
  • 1950 Sara Allgood, Irish actress (Jane Eyre, Spiral Staircase), dies at 56
  • 1971 Nelly A "Nell" Knoop, Dutch actress (Silent Waters), dies at 72
  • 1973 Betty Field, American actress (Of Mice and Men, Kings Row, Bus Stop), dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 57
  • 1976 Albert Tessier, French Canadian priest, historian and filmmaker (b. 1895)
  • 1982 Philip Ober, American actor (Gen Stone-I Dream of Jeannie), dies at 80
  • 1987 Mervyn LeRoy, American movie producer (Devil at 4 O'Clock), dies at 86
  • 1991 Joe Pasternak, Hungarian-American film producer (Spinout, Big City), dies of Parkinson's at 73
  • 1996 Jane Baxter, actress (We Live Again, Blossom Time), dies at 87

Person of interestTupac Shakur

1996 Tupac Shakur, American rapper and actor (Juice, Bullet), dies of internal bleeding after a drive by shotting at 25

Rapper Tupac Shakur
Rapper
Tupac Shakur
  • 2001 Dorothy McGuire, American actress (Gentlemen's Agreement, Old Yeller, Summer Magic), dies of cardiac arrest following a short illness at 85
  • 2009 Paul Burke, American actor (Naked City, Thomas Crown Affair, Neal-Dynasty), dies at 83
  • 2017 Frank Vincent, American actor (The Sopranos), dies of a heart attack at 80