On This Day in Film & TV for September 5

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Release

1916 "Intolerance", silent film directed by D. W. Griffith, starring Vera Lewis and Ralph Lewis, is released

Film director D. W. Griffith
Film director
D. W. Griffith
  • 1955 WKRG TV channel 5 in Mobile, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 WTTW TV channel 11 in Chicago, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 1st color video recording on magnetic tape presented, Charlotte, NC
  • 1958 WKPC TV channel 15 in Louisville, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1966 Jerry Lewis' 1st Muscular Dystrophy Labor Day telethon raises $1 million

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • 1966 WRLK TV channel 35 in Columbia, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 KMEG TV channel 14 in Sioux City, IA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 WEBA TV channel 14 in Allendale, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1972 Jerry Lewis' 7th Muscular Dystrophy telethon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear
  • 1977 Jerry Lewis' 12th Muscular Dystrophy telethon
  • 1983 Jerry Lewis' 18th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $30,691,627

Music awardsMusic Awards

1986 3rd MTV Video Music Awards: Whitney Houston wins

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 F. Murray Abraham released from hospital after car accident

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1842 Louis Bouwmeester, Dutch actor (Shakespeare), born in Middelharnis, Netherlands (d. 1925)
  • 1897 Doris Kenyon, American silent screen actress (Alexander Hamilton), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 1979)
  • 1897 Luella Gear, American actress (Joe & Mabel), born in NYC, New York (d. 1980)
  • 1897 Morris Carnovsky, American actor (Dead Reckoning), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1992)
  • 1901 Florence Elridge, American actress (Long Days Journey into the Night), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1902 Darryl F. Zanuck, American film producer and President (20th Century Fox), born in Wahoo, Nebraska (d. 1979)
  • 1903 Gloria Holden, British actress (The Life of Emile Zola , Dracula's Daughter), born in London, England (d. 1991)
  • 1912 Kristina Söderbaum, German actress and photographer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2001)
  • 1913 Kathleen Burke, American actress (Island of Lost Souls), born in Hammond, Indiana (d. 1980)
  • 1914 Stuart Freeborn, motion picture make-up artist (Star Wars: Yoda, Jabba the Hut), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • 1916 Frank Shuster, Canadian comedian (Wayne and Shuster), born in Toronto, Canada (d. 2002)
  • 1917 Jack Buetel, American actress (Outlaw, Half Breed), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1989)
  • 1918 Luis Alcoriza, Mexican screenwriter, film director, and actor, born in Badajoz, Mexico (d. 1992)
  • 1920 Fons Rademakers, Dutch director (Assault) and actor (Daughter of Darkness), born in Roosendaal, Netherlands (d. 2007)
  • 1921 Jack Valenti, American political advisor and film executive, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2007)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1929 Bob Newhart, comedian (Bob Newhart Show, Newhart), born in Oak Park, Illinois

Comedian and Actor Bob Newhart
Comedian and Actor
Bob Newhart
  • 1934 Carol Lawrence, American actress (West Side Story), born in Melrose Park, Illinois
  • 1937 William Devane, actor (Family Plot, Missles of October), born in Albany, New York
  • 1939 George Lazenby, Australian actor (OHMSS-James Bond), born in Goulburn, Australia

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1940 Raquel Welch, (Myra Breckenridge, 1,000,000 BC, 100 Rifles), born in Chicago, Illinois

Actress Raquel Welch
Actress
Raquel Welch
  • 1942 Denise Fabre, French television presenter, born in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
  • 1944 Rod Arrants, American actor (Vamping, Ape, Young & Restless), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946 Dennis Dugan, American actor and director (Can't Buy Me Love, Howling), born in Wheaton, Illinois
  • 1950 Kathy Cronkite, American actress (Annie-Hizzonner), born in Washington, D. C.

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1951 Michael Keaton, actor (Gung Ho, Batman, Beetlejuice), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • 1951 Patti McGuire, American model and television producer, born in Dexter, Missouri
  • 1956 Sandra Guibord, actress (Donna-One Life to Live), born in West Germany
  • 1962 Peter Wingfield, Welsh rocker and actor (Methos-Highlander), born in Cardiff
  • 1963 Kristian Alfonso, American actress (Days of Lives, Falcon Crest), born in Brockton, Massachusetts
  • 1965 Chris Gore, American filmmaker, born in Big Rapids, Michigan
  • 1966 Achero Mañas, Spanish actor and film director, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1967 India Hicks, English model, born in London
  • 1968 Yuki Ishikawa, wrestler (NJPW)
  • 1969 Dweezil Zappa, rock guitarist/son of Frank/VJ (MTV), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1973 Paddy Considine, English actor and musician, born in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England
  • 1976 Carice van Houten, Dutch actress (Black Book, Game of Thrones), born in Leiderdor
  • 1977 Minoru Fujita, Japanese professional wrestler, born in Onoda, Yamaguchi
  • 1978 Laura Bertram, Canadian actress (Trance Gemini-Andromeda), born in Toronto, Canada
  • 1983 Xavier Susai, Australian comedian
  • 1990 Jeremy Snider, American actor (Eric Jr-Bold & Beautiful), born in California
  • 1991 Skandar Keynes, English actor, born in London
  • 1993 Gage Golightly, American actress

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1987 Actor Steven Seagal (36) weds actress Kelly LeBrock (27) in Beverly Hills, California

  • 1991 Actor John Travolta weds actress Kelly Preston
  • 1992 Rock singer John Mellencamp (40) weds model Elaine Irwin (23) in Indiana
  • 1993 Robocop Richard Eden (36) weds actress Shannon Hile (30)
  • 1993 "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" actress Nia Vardalos (30) weds "Felicity" actor Ian Gomez (28)
  • 2015 Actress Erika Christensen (33) weds cyclist Cole Maness in Palm Springs, California
  • 2015 Actress Jessica Raine (33) weds actor Tom Goodman-Hill in London

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1920 Robert Harron, American actor (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance), dies from an accidental shot to death at 27
  • 1939 Cornelis J "Cor" van Ast, Dutch actor and director (Ghost Hotel, Two Boys), dies at 67
  • 1953 Francis Ford, American actor (The Quiet Man), dies at 72
  • 1969 Mitchell Ayres, orchestra leader (Hollywood Palace), dies at 58
  • 1980 Barbara Loden, actress (Ernie Kovacs Show), dies at 48
  • 1988 Gert Froebe, actor (Lover's Wood, Upper Hand), dies at 75
  • 1990 Beppo Brem, actor (Frontgockel), dies of heart failure at 84
  • 1992 Irving Allen Lee, actor (Newspaper Boys), dies of AIDS at 43
  • 1993 Willem Wagter, actor (Ghetto, Medic Center West), dies at 60
  • 1996 Leonard Katzman, TV producer, dies at 69
  • 1998 Leo Penn, American film director (b. 1921)
  • 1999 Allen Funt, American radio and television personality (b. 1914)
  • 2001 Justin Wilson, American Cajun chef and humorist (b. 1914)
  • 2015 Setsuko Hara, Japanese Actress (Tokyo Story), dies at 95
  • 2016 Hugh O'Brian [Krampke], American actor (Wyatt Earp), dies at 91