On This Day in Film & TV for September 16

Events in Film & TV

  • 1949 KABC TV channel 7 in Los Angeles, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 1st movie in Cinemascope "The Robe" based on the book by Lloyd C. Douglas, directed by Henry Koster and starring Richard Burton and Jean Simmons premieres
  • 1954 CKLW TV channel 9 in Windsor, ON (CBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1961 WLKY TV channel 32 in Louisville, Kentucky (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 Public TV channel 13 begins in NYC
  • 1963 "The Outer Limits" premieres on ABC-TV
  • 1963 WVAN TV channel 9 in Savannah, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 "Shindig" premieres on ABC-TV
  • 1967 KPAZ TV channel 21 in Phoenix, AZ (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 KLNI (now KADN) TV channel 15 in Lafayette, LA (IND) begins
  • 1972 1st TV series about mixed marriage-Bridgit Loves Bernie

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1972 Penny Marshall appears on Bob Newhart Show in "Fly Unfriendly Skies"

Comedian and Actor Bob Newhart
Comedian and Actor
Bob Newhart

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1978 Filming on Monty Python's "Life of Brian" film, begins

Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin
Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983 Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a US citizen

Actor, Body Builder & Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder & Politician
Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • 1984 1st broadcast of "Miami Vice" on NBC-TV
  • 1987 New York City's WNET-TV channel 13 begins round clock broadcasting
  • 1988 Jury awards Valerie Harper $1.6 M in dispute over TV series
  • 1989 Debbye Turner (Mont), 23, crowned 63rd Miss America 1990

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 14th Toronto International Film Festival: "Roger & Me" directed by Michael Moore wins the People's Choice Award

Documentary Filmmaker Michael Moore
Documentary Filmmaker
Michael Moore
  • 1990 42nd Emmy Awards: LA Law, Murphy Brown, Peter Falk & Patricia Wettig win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 Dennis Quaid & Meg Ryan wed

Actress Meg Ryan
Meg Ryan
  • 1993 "Frasier" starring Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce premieres on NBC
  • 1995 Shawntel Smith (Okla), 24, crowned 69th Miss America 1996

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

2007 59th Emmy Awards: The Sopranos, 30 Rock, James Spader & Sally Field win

Actress Sally Field
Sally Field

Film release premierFilm Release

2011 The critically acclaimed "Drive", starring Ryan Gosling, is released

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015 Second Republican presidential candidates debate, hosted by CNN, Carly Fiorina and Donald Trump face off at the Reagan Presidential Library

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1872 Henriette deVreker-Verschuur, Dutch-Flemish actress (Roze Kate), born (d. 1965)
  • 1888 Almira Sessions, American actress (Oklahoma Annie), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1974)
  • 1890 Ernst Deutsch, [Dorian], actor (Moon is Down, 3rd Man), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1891 Isabel Jeans, British actress (Easy Virtue, Heavens Above), born in London, England (d. 1985)
  • 1893 Alexander Korda, British movie producer (3rd man)
  • 1894 Clarence Hennecke, American actor (The Strong Man, Murder by Television, Keystone Kops), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1969)
  • 1908 Jacobus "Ko" van de Bosch, actor/cabaret performer/director (Nemo)
  • 1914 Allen Funt, American TV host & creator (Candid Camera), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1922 Janis Paige, actress (Lanigan's Rabbi, Trapper John MD), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1924 Lauren Bacall, American actress (Dark Passage, Key Largo), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1926 Tommy "Butch" Bond, actor (Butch-Our Gang)
  • 1927 Jack Kelly, Astoria Queens, actor (Bart-Maverick, Get Christie Love)
  • 1927 Peter Falk, actor (Colombo, Scared Straight), born in Ossining, New York
  • 1930 Anne Francis, actress (Honey West, Pancho Villa), born in Ossining, New York
  • 1933 George Chakiris, Norwood Ohio, actor (West Side Story)
  • 1941 Jim McBride, American director/actor (Hot Times, Breathless, Big Easy), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942 Linda G Miller, American actress (Night of the Juggler, Mississippi), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Cathee Dahmen, American fashion model
  • 1947 Russ Abbot [Russell A Roberts], British TV comedian (The Russ Abbot Show, September Song), born in Cheshire, England
  • 1949 Ed Begley Jr, American actor (Eating Raoul, St Elsewhere, Parenthood), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949 Susan Ruttan, actress (Roxanne Melman-LA Law), born in Oregon City, Oregon
  • 1950 Loyd Grossman, American television presenter
  • 1952 Mickey Rourke, American actor (Wild Orchid, Barfly), born in Schenectady, New York
  • 1953 Lenny Clarke, actor (Officer Hampton-John Larroquette Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1958 Jennifer Tilly, American actress (Let it Ride, Off Beat, Psycho II), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962 Kimberly McArthur, playmate (January, 1982), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1964 Molly Shannon, American actress
  • 1964 Rossy de Palma, Spanish actress
  • 1965 Katy Kurtzman, actress (Lindsay-Dynasty), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1971 Charlie Fields, American actor (Shannon), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1971 Shawntel Smith, Oklahoma, Miss America (1996)
  • 1971 Amy Poehler, American comedian and actress (Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • 1972 Shalane McCall, actor (Charlie Wade-Dallas)
  • 1974 Justin Whalin, actor (Jimmy Olsen-Lois & Clark), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1981 Fan Bingbing, Chinese actress and singer (My Fair Princess), born in Qingdao, Shandong
  • 1981 Alexis Bledel, American actress (Gilmore Girls)
  • 1984 Sabrina Bryan, American actress and singer
  • 1985 Madeline Zima, American actress (The Nanny, Californication), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1986 Kyla Pratt, American actress
  • 1987 Daren Kagasoff, American actor
  • 1988 Sarah Steele, American actress

Weddings in Film & TV

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1936 Actor Henry Fonda (31) weds socialite Frances Ford Seymour (28) at Christ Church, New York City

HeartWedding of Interest

1967 Comedic actor Bob Denver (32) weds second wife Jean Webber

Actor Bob Denver
Bob Denver

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1968 Actress Sally Field weds Steven Craig

Actress Sally Field
Sally Field

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1946 Mamie Smith, American vaudeville singer, dancer and actress (Crazy Blues), dies at 63
  • 1950 Pedro De Cordoba, American actor (Club Havana, Swamp Fire, Saboteur), dies at 68
  • 1973 Frederic Meyer, actor (Faraway Hill), dies at 63
  • 1982 Rolfe Sedan, American actor (Young Frankenstein, Ninotchka, George Burns Show), dies at 86
  • 1991 Carol White, actress (Prehistoric Women, Dulcima), dies at 47
  • 1994 Dolly Hare, German/British actress (Broken Blossom), dies at 84
  • 1994 Jack Dodson, actor (Howard Sprague - "The Andy Griffith Show"), dies at 63
  • 1996 Gene Nelson, actor/dancer (SOB, Purple Hills, Starlift), dies at 76
  • 1997 Antony Kearey, television producer, dies at 77
  • 2001 Samuel Z. Arkoff, American film producer (b. 1918)
  • 2002 James Gregory, American actor (My Favorite Martian, Barney Miller), dies at 90
  • 2003 Sheb Wooley, singer and actor (b. 1921)
  • 2012 John Ingle, American actor, dies from cancer at 84