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
  • 1972 1st TV broadcast of "Waltons" on CBS
  • 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 interestPerson of Interest

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, South Paris Maine, actress (Ghost & Mrs Muir)
  • 1913 Roy Engle, Mo, actor (Police Chief-My Favorite Martian)
  • 1920 Carole Mathews, Montgomery Ill, actress (Wilma-Californians)
  • 1924 Norman Alden, actor (Pilaski-Hennesey, Al-Fay), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2012)
  • 1924 Scott Brady, American actor (China Syndrome, Gremlins, Johnny Guitar), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1931 Barbara Bain, Chic, actress (Cinnamon-Mission Impossible, Space 1999)
  • 1933 Eileen Fulton, actress (Our Private World), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1937 Fred Silverman, broadcasting exec (ABC/NBC/CBS)
  • 1939 Richard Kiel, American actor (So Fine, Jaws-Moonraker, Skidoo), born in Detroit, Michigan, (d. 2014)
  • 1944 [Winifred] Jacqueline Bisset, England, actress (Class, Deep, Secrets)
  • 1945 Noël Godin, Belgian humorist
  • 1948 Clyde Kusatsu, actor (Ali-Bring 'em Back Alive), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1948 Nell Carter, actress (Nell-Gimme a Break, Lobo), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1951 Jean Smart, American actress (Charlene-Designing Women), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1952 Raymond O'Connor, American actor
  • 1953 Taryn Power, daughter of Tyrone Power and actress (Maria), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958 Ann Dusenberry, actress (Jaws 2, Lies, Basic Training), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1960 Greg Baldwin, American voiceover actor (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • 1965 Jeffrey Ross, American Comedian
  • 1966 Louis Mandylor, Australian actor
  • 1968 Emma Sjöberg, Swedish model
  • 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
  • 1970 Yuki Matsuoka, Japanese voice actress
  • 1977 Ivan De Battista, Maltese Actor, singer and composer
  • 1978 Megan Henning, American actress
  • 1980 Ben Savage, 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 wrestler
  • 1983 Sean Brosnan II, American actor and son of actor Pierce Brosnan
  • 1984 Nabil Abou-Harb, Arab-American filmmaker

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, actress (Kings Row), dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 60
  • 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, actor/screenwriter/director (Quo Vadis), dies at 86
  • 1996 Jane Baxter, actress (We Live Again, Blossom Time), dies at 87

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Rap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur
Rap Musician and Actor
Tupac Shakur
  • 2001 Dorothy McGuire, American actress, dies of cardiac arrest following a short illness at 85
  • 2017 Frank Vincent, American actor (The Sopranos), dies of a heart attack at 80