On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for September 3

Events in Film & TV

  • 1941 KYW TV channel 3 in Philadelphia, PA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1951 TV soap opera "Search for Tomorrow" debuts on CBS
  • 1955 KTBS TV channel 3 in Shreveport, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 KTCA TV channel 2 in St Paul-Minneapolis, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 WJPM TV channel 33 in Florence, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1973 American golfer Billy Casper finishes at 20-under-par 264 to beat Australian Bruce Devlin by 1 stroke to win the Sammy Davis, Jr. Greater Hartford Open; his 50th PGA Tour title

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973 Jerry Lewis' 8th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • 1979 Jerry Lewis' 14th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $30,000,000
  • 1984 Jerry Lewis' 19th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $32,074,566
  • 1990 Jerry Lewis' 25th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $44,172,186
  • 1991 48th Venice Film Festival: "Close to Eden" directed by Nikita Mikhalkov wins Golden Lion
  • 1992 Jerry Lewis' 27th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $45,759,368
  • 1998 55th Venice Film Festival: "Cosi ridevano" directed by Gianni Amelio wins Golden Lion

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2020 Actor Robert Pattinson tests positive for COVID-19, shutting down production of the Batman film he is shooting


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1889 Cecil Weston, South African actress (Dude Ranch, Huckleberry Finn), born in Capetown (d. 1976)
  • 1897 Cecil Parker, British actor (The Lady Vanishes, Indiscreet, Tale of 2 Cities), born in Hastings, East Sussex, England (d. 1971)
  • 1902 Mantan Moreland, American actor and comedian (Charlie Chan, Spirit of Youth), born in Monroe, Louisiana (d. 1973)
  • 1910 Kitty Carlisle, American actress and television personality, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2007)
  • 1913 Alan Ladd, American actor (Shane, Carpetbaggers), born in Hot Springs, Arkansas (d. 1964)
  • 1918 Helen Wagner, American actress (Mister Peepers, As The World Turns), born in Lubbock, Texas (d. 2010)
  • 1921 Harry Landers [Sorokin], American actor (Star Trek, Ben Casey, Drive a Crooked Road), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1923 Terry Wilson, American actor (Wagon Train, Escape to Witch Mountain), born in Huntington Park, California (d. 1999)
  • 1926 Anne Jackson, American stage actress (Twice Around the Park), born in Millvale, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1926 Bill Flemming, American journalist and sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • 1926 Irene Papas, Greek actress (Zorba the Greek, Attila The Hun, The Guns of Navarone), born in Chiliomodi, Corinth, Greece
  • 1932 Richard Tyler, American actor (Henry Aldrich-Aldrich Family), born in NYC, New York
  • 1932 Eileen Brennan, American actress (Laugh-In, Pvt Benjamin), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • 1940 Pauline Collins, English actress (Shirley Valentine), born in London, England
  • 1943 Valerie Perrine, American actress and model (Steam Bath, Superman, Lenny), born in Galveston, Texas
  • 1953 Jean-Pierre Jeunet, French film director (Amelie), born in Roanne, Loire, Rhône-Alpes, France
  • 1959 Merritt Butrick, American actor (Square Pegs), born in Gainesville, Florida (d. 1989)
  • 1962 Costas Mandylor, Australian-born actor Picket Fences), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1964 Spike Feresten, American television writer (Seinfeild), born in Fall River, Massachusetts
  • 1964 Holt McCallany, American actor (Mindhunter), born in New York City

Person of interestCharlie Sheen

1965 Charlie Sheen [Carlos Estévez], American actor (Wall St, Platoon), born in NYC, New York

  • 1969 John Fugelsang, American actor and political commentator, born in Long Island, New York
  • 1969 Noah Baumbach, American, director, writer and filmmaker (The Squid and the Whale), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1971 Trevor St. John, American actor (One Live to Live), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1972 Shim Eun-ha, South Korean actress (Christmas in August), born in Seongnam, South Korea
  • 1974 Clare Kramer, American actress (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1976 Ashley Jones, American actress (The Young and the Restless), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1976 Vivek Oberoi, Indian actor (Company), born in Hyderabad, India
  • 1978 Nick Wechsler, American actor (Roswell), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1981 Fearne Cotton, British television presenter (Top of the Pops, Radio 1), born in London, England
  • 1982 Kaori Natori, Japanese singer and model (Spontania)
  • 1984 Garrett Hedlund, American actor, born in Roseau, Minnesota
  • 1987 Chris Fountain, English actor (Holyoaks), born in Bradford, England

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

1977 "I Dream of Jeannie" actress Barbara Eden (43) weds Charles Donald Fegert

Actress Barbara Eden
Actress
Barbara Eden
  • 1999 "The Steve Harvey Show" actor Cedric The Entertainer (35) weds Lorna Wells (33)
  • 2000 "Will & Grace" actress Debra Messing (32) weds actor-screenwriter Daniel Zelman (33) at a private estate in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2004 "Baywatch" actress Gena Lee Nolin (32) weds NHL hockey player Cale Hulse (30) at the Royal Palms Resort in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 2005 Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Kevin Nealon (51) weds actress Susan Yeagley (33) inside the town hall in Bellagio, Italy

LoveWedding of Interest

2007 Oscar winning actor Ben Kingsley (63) weds Brazilian actress Daniela Lavender (33) in North Leigh, Oxfordshire

LoveWedding of Interest

2007 Actor Tobey Maguire (32) weds jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer (30) in Kona, Hawaii

  • 2011 English DJ and musician Mark Ronson (36) weds french actress Josephine De La Baume (27) in Aix-en-Provence, France
  • 2015 Fashion and beauty vlogger Tanya Burr (26) weds fellow YouTube vlogger Jim Chapman at Babington House in Somerset, England

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1954 Eugene Pallette, American actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Mark of Zorro), dies at 65
  • 1963 Cruys Voorbergh [Ernest Pieter Coningh], Dutch actor and director (De vliegende Hollander, Flying Dutchman), dies from cardiac arrest at 64
  • 1965 Otto Lederer, Austrian actor (The Jazz Singer), dies at 79
  • 1968 Isabel Withers, American actress, dies at 72
  • 1971 Veronica Turleigh, Irish actress (Promoter), dies at 68
  • 1971 Dave Street [Patrick Devlin], American actor and singer (Moonrise, I Surrender Dear, Broadway Open House), dies of cancer at 53
  • 1980 Barbara O'Neil, American actress (Tower of London, Stella Dallas), dies at 70
  • 1980 Duncan Renaldo, Spanish actor (Cisco Kid, Guns of Fury), dies from lung cancer at 76
  • 1980 Dirch Passer, prolific Danish actor (Going for Broke, Mig og mafiaen), dies of a myocardial infarction at 54
  • 1982 Michael Thoma, American actor (8 is Enough, Fame), dies at 55
  • 1983 Ellie Lambeti, Greek actress (b. 1926)

Person of interestFrank Capra

1991 Frank Capra, American film director (It's a Wonderful Life), dies at 94

Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra
  • 1993 Leon Liebgold, Polish American actor/chairman (Hebrew Actors Union), dies at 83
  • 1994 James T. Aubrey, American television executive (President of the CBS television network 1959-65), dies of heart attack at 75
  • 2000 Edward Anhalt, American screenwriter (Escape to Athena), dies at 86
  • 2001 Pauline Kael, American film critic (b. 1919)
  • 2001 Thuy Trang, Vietnamese-American actress (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), dies at 27
  • 2006 Annemarie Wendl, German actress (Lindenstraße, Der Seitensprung), dies at 91
  • 2010 Robert Schimmel, American stand-up comedian, dies after a car accident at 60
  • 2012 Michael Clarke Duncan, American actor (The Green Mile), dies from respiratory failure at 54
  • 2015 Judy Carne, English comedienne and actress (Laugh-In), dies at 76