On This Day in Film & TV for September 22

Events in Film & TV

  • 1949 WFMY TV channel 2 in Greensboro-High Point, NC (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1955 (ITV) Commercial TV begins in UK; meanwhile on BBC radio Grace Archer is killed in a barn fire on Brookfield Farm - the BBC denies this was a spoiler
  • 1957 Western "Maverick" premieres on ABC television starring James Garner
  • 1958 KTVK TV channel 3 in Phoenix, AZ (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 "Man from U.N.C.L.E." premieres on NBC-TV: open channel D
  • 1966 KMEB TV channel 10 in Wailuku, HI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 KMTC (now KDEB) TV channel 27 in Springfield, MO (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1969 "Music Scene" debuts on ABC-TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1976 "Charlie's Angels" starring Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith debuts

Film release premierFilm Premier

1982 Sitcom "Family Ties starring Michael J. Fox premieres on NBC

  • 1985 37th Emmy Awards: Cagney & Lacey, Cosby Show & Tyne Daly win

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1989 "Baywatch" starring David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson debuts on NBC

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1999 "The West Wing" created by Alan Sorkin and starring Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe and Richard Schiff, debuts on NBC

  • 2002 54th Emmy Awards: The West Wing, Friends, Michael Chiklis & Allison Janney win
  • 2004 "Lost" created by J.J. Abrams and starring Matthew Fox and Evangeline Lilly debuts on ABC in the US

Film release premierFilm Premier

2009 Crime drama "NCIS LA" starring Chris O'Donnell, LL Cool J and Daniela Ruah premieres on CBS

Actor Chris O'Donnell
Actor
Chris O'Donnell
Actor and Rapper LL Cool J
Actor and Rapper
LL Cool J
  • 2013 65th Prime time Emmy Awards: "Breaking Bad" and "Modern Family" win

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1884 Minerva Urecal, American actress (Accent on Love, Crazy Knights), born in Eureka, California (d. 1966)
  • 1885 Erich von Stroheim, Austrian film director and actor (Sunset Boulevard, Blind Husbands, La Grande Illusion), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1957)
  • 1886 Hobart Cavanaugh, American actor (Border Town, Black Angel), born in Virginia City, Nevada (d. 1950)
  • 1888 Sophia J W "Sophie" Hermse, actress (But a Dream, Vorstenschool), born (d. 1975)
  • 1892 Billy West [Roy B Weissburg], Russian actor, Charlie Chaplin impersonator and silent film director (Further Perils of Laurel & Hardy), born in Russia (d. 1975)
  • 1892 Frank Sullivan, humorist (NYer Magazine)
  • 1892 Hans Albers, German actor (Blue Angel), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1960)
  • 1894 John Gough, American actor (Smooth as Satin, In the Land of the Tortilla, Circus Kid), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1968)

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1895 Paul Muni, American actor (Angel on My Shoulder, Juarez), born in Lviv, Ukraine (d. 1967)

Actor Paul Muni
Actor
Paul Muni
  • 1898 Katherine Alexander, American actress, born in Fort Smith, Arkansas (d. 1977)
  • 1902 John Houseman, Romanian actor (The Paper Chase, Rollerball, The Fog), born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1988)
  • 1909 Allan "Rocky" Lane, American western cowboy actor (voice of Mr Ed, Red Ryder), born in Mishawaka, Indiana (d. 1973)
  • 1912 Martha Scott, Jamesport, Missouri, American actress (Our Town, Ben-Hur)
  • 1915 Arthur Lowe, Hayfield England, actor (Captain Mainwaring-Dad's Army)
  • 1917 Peter Adams, actor (Alternative), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1924 Sieto Hoving, actor (Holiday in Havana, Palm Beach Story)
  • 1925 Virginia Capers, Sumter SC, actress (White Mama, Original Intent)
  • 1928 Eugene Roche, actor (Foul Play, Slaughterhouse Five), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1936 Art Metrano, American comedian (Amy Prentiss, Joanie Loves Chachi), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1940 Anna Karina, Copenhagen Denmark, actress (Alphaville)
  • 1945 Paul LeMat, Rahway, New Jersey, American actor (American Graffiti, Melvin and Howard)
  • 1948 Jim Byrnes, American actor and musician
  • 1952 Gary Holton, English actor and musician (d. 1985)
  • 1954 Shari Belafonte Harper, American actress (Julie-Hotel), born in NYC, New York
  • 1957 Lynn Herring, Enid Oklahoma, actress (Lucy Coe-General Hospital)
  • 1961 Catherine Oxenberg, American princess/actress (Dynasty, Overexposed), born in NYC, New York
  • 1961 Bonnie Hunt, American actress
  • 1962 Rob Stone, actor (Kevin-Mr Belvedere), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1967 Matt Besser, American comedian
  • 1967 Kim Watkins, Australian television presenter
  • 1970 Rupert Penry-Jones, English actor
  • 1974 Yoo Chae-yeong, South Korean singer and actress
  • 1979 Michael Graziadei, American actor
  • 1980 Fernanda Tavares, Brazilian supermodel
  • 1981 Ashley Drane, American actress
  • 1981 Subaru Shibutani, Japanese singer, dancer, actor (Kanjani8)
  • 1982 Mandy Chiang, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • 1982 Billie Piper, English singer and actress (Dr Who), born in Swindon, Wiltshire
  • 1984 Theresa Fu, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • 1984 Laura Vandervoort, Canadian actress
  • 1987 Tom Felton, English Actor
  • 1995 Juliette Goglia, American actress

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1940 "Adventures of Superman" actor George Reeves (26) weds Ellanora Needles at the Church of Our Savior in San Gabriel, California

HeartWedding of Interest

1958 Film director Sydney Pollack (24) weds actress Claire Bradley Griswold (22)

Film Director, Producer and Actor Sydney Pollack
Film Director, Producer and Actor
Sydney Pollack
  • 1991 American Jewish playwright and screenwriter David Mamet marries 2nd wife, English actress Rebecca Pidgeon
  • 2007 "Desperate Housewives" actor Ricardo Chavira (36) weds longtime girlfriend Marcea Dietzel in San Antonio, Texas
  • 2008 TV personality and glamour model Kendra Wilkinson (24) weds Philadelphia Eagles NFL player Hank Baskett (26) at Playboy mansion in Los Angeles, California

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2000 Actress Patsy Kensit (32) divorces Oasis singer Liam Gallagher (28) due to unreasonable behaviour after 3 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1949 Sam Wood, American communist fighter and director (For Whom the Bell Tolls), dies at 66
  • 1952 Cor Ruys, actor (Princess Stage), dies at 62
  • 1959 Jane Winton, actress (Hell's Angel, Patsy, Don Juan), dies at 53
  • 1961 Marion Davies, actress (Not So Dumb, 5 & 10), dies of cancer at 64
  • 1971 Joseph Ford McGuinn, American director and actor (Dick Tracy's G-Men), dies of heart attack at 67
  • 1975 Patricia Doyle, actress (Wuthering Heights), dies at 60
  • 1978 Lina Carstens, actress (Homeland, Broken Jug), dies at 85
  • 1987 Dan Rowan [Daniel Hale Rowan], American comedian (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In), dies at 65
  • 1989 Jan Teulings, Dutch actor and director (Dorp aan de Rivier), dies
  • 1996 Dorothy Lamour, actress (Road to Bali, Road to Rio), dies at 81

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1999 George C. Scott, American actor (Dr. Strangelove), dies of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm at 71

  • 2000 Rodney Anoa'i (Yokozuna), American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
  • 2003 Gordon Jump, American television actor (b. 1932)
  • 2004 Ray Traylor (The Big Boss Man), American professional wrestler (b. 1962)
  • 2006 Edward Albert, American actor (b. 1951)