On This Day in Film & TV for September 9

Events in Film & TV

  • 1951 1st broadcast of "Love of Life" on CBS-TV
  • 1953 WFIE TV channel 14 in Evansville, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1961 Maria Beale Fletcher (NC), 19, crowned 34th Miss America 1962
  • 1962 WNYS (now WIXT) TV channel 9 in Syracuse, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 Debra Dene Barnes (Kansas), 20, crowned 40th Miss America 1968
  • 1968 WGIQ TV channel 43 in Louisville, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 WVPT TV channel 51 in Staunton, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1969 WCVN TV channel 54 in Covington, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1971 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on Dick Cavett Show (ABC-TV)

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • 1972 Terry Anne Meeuwsen (Wisc), 23, crowned 45th Miss America 1973
  • 1978 Kylene Barker (Virginia), crowned 51st Miss America 1979
  • 1979 31st Emmy Awards: Taxi, Lou Grant, Ron Leibman & Ruth Gordon win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985 President Reagan orders sanctions against South Africa

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

Music awardsMusic Awards

1999 16th MTV Video Music Awards: Lauryn Hill & Will Smith win

Singer-Songwriter Lauryn Hill
Singer-Songwriter
Lauryn Hill
Actor Will Smith
Actor
Will Smith
  • 2011 58th National Film Awards (India): "Adaminte Makan Abu" wins the Golden Lotus

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1880 Viking Eggeling, Swedish artist/filmmaker (Diagonal Symphony)
  • 1887 Raymond Walburn, American actor (Christmas in July), born in Plymouth, Indiana (d. 1969)
  • 1892 Tsuru Aoki, Japanese-born American actress (The Dragon Painter), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1961)
  • 1894 Arthur Freed, American songwriter and film producer (d. 1973)
  • 1899 Neil Hamilton, American actor (The White Rose, When Strangers Marry, Batman), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d. 1984)
  • 1907 Truman "Pinky" Tomlin, American singer and actor (Sing While You're Able, With Love and Kisses), born in Eros, Arkansas (d. 1987)
  • 1909 Jane Baxter [Fedora Kathleen Alice Forde], German actress (We Live Again), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1996)
  • 1915 Richard Webb, American actor (Captain Midnight, Out of the Past), born in Bloomington, Illinois (d. 1993)
  • 1917 Rolf Wenkhaus, German actor (Spoiling the Game, S.A.-Mann Brand), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1942)
  • 1919 Jacques Marin, French character actor (The Vintage, Charade), born in Paris, France (d. 2001)
  • 1920 Michael Aldridge, British actor (Last of the Summer Wine, Murder in Cathedral), born in Glastonbury, England (d. 19994)

Person of interestCliff Robertson

1923 Clifford "Cliff" Robertson, American actor (Charly, Spider-Man) and spokesman for AT&T, born in La Jolla, California (d. 2011)

  • 1924 Bettejane "Jane" Greer, American actress (Out of the Past, Prisoner of Zenda, Clown), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2001)
  • 1926 Jake Carey, American actor (Rock Rock Rock!, Go, Johnny, Go!), born in Pulaski, Virginia (d. 1997)
  • 1932 Sylvia Miles, actress (Midnight Cowboy, Farewell My Lovely), born in NYC, New York
  • 1935 [Chaim] Topol, Tel Aviv Israel, actor (Fiddler on the Roof)
  • 1943 Art LaFleur, American actor
  • 1946 Hayato Tani, Japanese actor
  • 1951 Robert Desiderio, actor (Det Kennedy-Heart of the City), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1951 Tom Wopat, Lodi, Wisconsin, American actor and singer (The Dukes of Hazzard, One Life to Live)
  • 1952 Bonnie Large, playmate (March 1973), born in Glendale, California
  • 1954 Jeffrey Combs, American actor
  • 1965 Brenda Epperson, actress (Ashley Abbott-Young & Restless)

Person of interestAdam Sandler

1966 Adam Sandler, American actor, comedian (Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Saturday Night Live), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1966 David Bennent, Lausanne, actor (Tin Drum, Legend)
  • 1967 Laurence Tremolet, Rodez France, actress (Cyclo, Metisse,)
  • 1967 Akshay Kumar, Indian actor, producer, stuntman and TV personality (Rustom, Baby, Hera Pheri), born in Amritsar, Punjab
  • 1968 Julia Sawalha, actress (Saffron-Abfab, Chrissy-Buddy's Song)
  • 1969 Scott DeFreitas, actor (Andy Dixon-As the World Turns), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • 1969 Constance Marie, American actress
  • 1970 Natalia Streignard, Venezuelan actress
  • 1972 Goran Višnjić, Croatian actor
  • 1974 Jennie Kwan, actress (Samantha Woo-California Dreams), born in Glendale, California
  • 1975 Michael Bublé, Canadian singer and actor
  • 1976 Emma de Caunes, French film actress
  • 1976 Chace Ambrose, American actor and writer
  • 1976 Juan A. Baptista, Venezuelan actor
  • 1977 Chae Jung-an, South Korean actress and singer

Person of interestMichelle Williams

1980 Michelle Williams, American actress (Dawson's Creek), born in Kalispell, Montana

  • 1981 Julie Gonzalo, Argentinian actress
  • 1987 Joshua Herdman, English actor
  • 1990 Melody Klaver, Dutch actress

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 2012 "Gossip Girl" actress Blake Lively (25) weds "Green Lantern" actor Ryan Reynolds (35) at Boone Hall in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1951 Gibson Gowland, British actor (Greed, Blind Husbands, The Phantom of the Opera), dies at 74
  • 1952 Joseph Allen Sr, American actor, dies at 79
  • 1966 Nestor Paiva, American-Portuguese actor (Zorro, The Creature from the Black Lagoon), dies of cancer at 61
  • 1967 Helen Flint, actress (Sea Devils), dies after being hit by a car at 69
  • 1969 Katherine Singleton, actress/Miss Universe (1926), dies at 65
  • 1973 Samuel N Behrman, US stage/screenwriter (Quo Vardis), dies at 80
  • 1975 Ethel Griffies, actress (Billy Liar, Birds), dies at 97
  • 1975 John McGiver, American actor (Patty Duke Show, Jimmy Stewart Show), dies from a heart attack at 61
  • 1975 Minta Durfee, actress (Keystone Comedies, Mickey), dies at 85
  • 1977 John Breeden, American actor (Salute, Madame Racketeer, Joy Street), dies at 73
  • 1989 Tim Hovey, actor (Slim Carter, Man Afraid), dies of a drug overdose
  • 1991 Paul Michael Lombardi, actor, dies of AIDS at 31
  • 1994 Patrick O'Neal, American actor (Under Seige, The Stepford Wives, King Rat, Night of the Iguana), dies at 66
  • 1996 Ruggero Mastroianni, film editor, dies at 66

Person of interestBurgess Meredith

1997 Burgess Meredith, American actor (Mr Novak, The Penguin in Batman, Rocky), dies at 88

  • 1999 Ruth Roman, American actress (Strangers on a Train, Knots Landing, Dallas), dies at 76
  • 2003 Larry Hovis, American actor (b. 1936)
  • 2006 Gérard Brach, French screenwriter (b. 1927)
  • 2016 James Stacy [Maurice William Elias], American actor (Lancer), dies at 79