Broadcasters in History

Events in Film & TV

  • 1921-08-05 KDKA Pittsburgh presents first radio broadcast of MLB; Pirates beat Phillies, 8-0; Harold Arlin first play-by-play broadcaster

Film & TV History

1945-06-18 William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw), fascist politician and Nazi propaganda broadcaster, charged with treason in England

  • 1948-09-24 Mildred Gillars (Axis Sally), an American broadcaster employed by the Third Reich in Nazi Germany to proliferate propaganda during World War II, pleads not guilty to eight chargs of treason in Washington, D.C.
  • 1956-08-06 After going bankrupt in 1955, the American national broadcaster DuMont Television Network makes its final broadcast, a boxing match from St. Nicholas Arena
  • 1967-04-09 Shortwave broadcaster Radio NY Worldwide's transmitter burns down
  • 1972-03-27 Wyoming officially names "Curt Gowdy State Park", in honor of the nationally recognized broadcaster

Film & TV History

1981-09-04 Newscaster David Brinkley is released by NBC

  • 1985-12-01 Noraly Beyer becomes Neth's 1st black TV newscaster
  • 1986-11-27 Europa TV, a project of five European public service broadcasters ceases operations after exhausting its budget
  • 1987-08-04 FCC vote 4-0 to rescind fairness doctrine for broadcasters
  • 1989-02-03 Baseball's National League announces Yanks' broadcaster Bill White will its 1st African American President
  • 1989-06-08 Pirates score 10 in 1st (their best inning since 1942), prompts Pirate broadcaster Jim Rooker to say he would walk from Pitts to Philadelphia if Pirates lost, Phillies beat them 15-11, Rooker walks at end of season

Hall of Fame

1992-04-15 William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley inducted into National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame

Murder of Interest

1994-06-20 Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson arraigned on murder of Nicole Simpson & Ronald Goldman

  • 1994-07-13 Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson (charged with murder) gives hair samples for testing
  • 1994-07-20 Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson offers $500,000 reward for evidence of ex-wife's klller
  • 1994-07-22 Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson pleads "Absolutely 100% Not Guilty" of murder
  • 1995-09-29 Trial for former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson sent to the jury
  • 1995-10-03 Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson found not guilty of the murder of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman in Los Angeles, California
  • 1997-09-28 Newscaster David Brinkley, 74, retires after 54 years in broadcasting

Music Concert

2004-02-01 Wardrobe malfunction: Janet Jackson's breast is exposed during the half-time show of Super Bowl XXXVIII, resulting in US broadcasters adopting a stronger adherence to FCC censorship guidelines.

  • 2006-10-12 United States Postal Service designates facility in Green River, Wyoming, as the "Curt Gowdy Post Office Building," honoring the noted broadcaster
  • 2008-10-03 Former NFL star O.J. Simpson found guilty of charges of kidnapping and armed robbery
  • 2008-12-05 Former NFL star O.J. Simpson is sentenced to 33 years in prison for kidnapping and armed robbery
  • 2014-07-22 News broadcaster Al Jazeera claim that its office in Gaza is under attack by the Israeli Defence Force

Sports History

2016-10-02 Veteran broadcaster Vin Scully calls his final LA Dodgers game (7-1 loss in San Francisco) after a record 67 MLB seasons

  • 2017-10-01 Former NFL star O.J. Simpson is released from Nevada's Lovelock Prison after less than 9 years of detention of his 33 year sentence for armed robbery and kidnapping
  • 2018-03-21 China announces greater controls over the media, including merging state-run radio and television broadcasters into a single conglomerate called “Voice of China”
  • 2018-12-01 World's first super-high definition 8K television channel by Japanese broadcaster NHK launches

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 441

  • 1884-02-01 Rosey Rowswell, American MLB broadcaster (Pittsburgh Prates 1936-54), born in Alton, Illinois (d. 1955)
  • 1888-02-17 Ronald Arbuthnott Knox, British priest, broadcaster and author (Viaduct Murder), born in Kibworth Leicestershire, England (d. 1957)
  • 1892-04-06 Lowell Thomas, Woodington Ohio, newscaster (High Adventure)
  • 1894-08-03 Harry Heilmann, American Baseball HOF outfielder (4 × AL batting champion, Detroit Tigers) and broadcaster (WXYZ), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1951)
  • 1897-04-07 Walter Winchell, American journalist, gossip columnist, radio host, and narrator (the Untouchables), born in New York (d. 1972)
  • 1897-06-22 Edmund A. Chester, American broadcaster and journalist (d. 1973)
  • 1897-12-13 Drew Pearson, American newscaster (Drew Pearson), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 1969)
  • 1898-02-18 K'Tut Tantri, broadcaster/hotelier
  • 1898-05-31 Norman Vincent Peale, American clergyman, broadcaster (The Art Of Living), and author (The Power of Positive Thinking), born in Bowersville, Ohio (d. 1993)
  • 1900-08-17 Quincy Howe, American newscaster (CBS Weekend News), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1900-11-03 Roger Blunt MBE, New Zealand cricket all-rounder and broadcaster (9 Tests; BBC), born in Durham, England (d. 1966)
  • 1902-02-09 Blanche Calloway, American jazz vocalist, band leader (Twelve Clouds of Joy), civil rights activist, and broadcaster, born in Rochester, New York (d. 1978)
  • 1902-04-11 Quentin Reynolds, American newscaster (Its News to Me) and author (FBI), born in NYC, New York (d. 1965)
  • 1903-03-29 Arthur Negus, English antiques expert and broadcaster (Antiques Roadshow), born in Reading (d. 1985)
  • 1903-12-29 George Elrick, Scottish-British singer ("I Like Bananas Because They Have No Bones"), and broadcaster known as 'The Smiling Voice of Radio' (BBC's "Housewives' Choice"), born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 1999)
  • 1905-05-25 Joseph C. Harsch, American newscaster (Background), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1905-12-05 Gus Mancuso, American baseball catcher (World Series 1931, 33; MLB All Star 1935, 37; NY Giants, St. Louis Cardinals) and broadcaster (Cardinals' radio network), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 1984)
  • 1905-12-28 Maharajkumar of Vizianagram "Vizzy", Indian cricket batsman, captain, administrator, broadcaster and politician (3 Tests), born in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India (d. 1965)
  • 1906-04-04 John Cameron Swayze, American newscaster (Timex, Hindenberg), born in Wichita, Kansas (d. 1995)
  • 1907-09-29 Richard Harkness, American newscaster (Story of the Week, NBC), born in Artesian, South Dakota (d. 1977)
  • 1908-01-02 Ben Grauer, American newscaster (Big Story), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1908-02-17 Red Barber, American baseball broadcaster (Cincinnati Reds 1934–38, Brooklyn Dodgers 1939–53, NY Yankees 1954–66), born in Columbus, Mississippi (d. 1992)
  • 1908-04-25 Edward R. Murrow, American newscaster (Person to Person), born in Guilford County, North Carolina (d. 1965)
  • 1908-06-27 David Davis, British radio broadcaster (BBC Children's Hour), born in Malvern, Worcestershire, England (d. 1996)
  • 1908-10-29 Stewart Myles MacPherson, Canadian-born British broadcaster (WWII), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 1995)
  • 1908-12-20 Norman Hackforth, British musician and radio broadcaster (Noel Coward; Twenty Questions), born in Bihar, British India (d. 1996)
  • 1909-02-24 Jean Yves Morvan Marin, broadcaster

Fred PerryFred Perry (1909-1995)

1909-05-18 English tennis player/broadcaster (8 x Grand Slam singles, 6 x Grand Slam doubles titles; Davis Cup 1933, 34, 35, 36), born in Stockport, England

  • 1909-10-15 Robert Trout, American newscaster (ABC), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2000)
  • 1910-07-10 Ronald Fletcher, British broadcaster (Barbara with Braden, Bomber Harris), born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England (d. 1996)
  • 1910-12-02 Robert Paige, American actor, TV newscaster and political correspondent (Son of Dracula, Pardon My Sarong, Colgate Comedy Hour), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1987)
  • 1911-08-09 Robert McCormick, American NBC newscaster (Current Opinion), born in Danville, Kentucky (d. 1985)
  • 1911-10-01 Herman Hickman, American College Football Hall of Fame guard, coach and broadcaster (Army, Yale), born in Johnson City, Tennessee (d. 1958)
  • 1911-12-10 Chet Huntley, American newscaster (NBC Huntley-Brinkley Report), born in Cardwell, Montana (d. 1974)
  • 1912-11-26 Eric Sevareid, American author and News correspondent (CBS), born in Velva, North Dakota (d. 1992)
  • 1913-04-29 Thomas Chalmers, British broadcaster (BBC), born in Lewisham, London (d. 1995)
  • 1913-05-25 Richard Dimbleby, British journalist and broadcaster, born in Richmond, Surrey, England (d. 1965)
  • 1913-08-28 Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricket batsman and captain (43 Tests; 3,073 runs @ 46.56; 10 x 100s) and broadcaster (ABC 1956-81), born in Geelong, Australia (d. 1993)
  • 1913-11-27 Robert Dougall, English TV host and broadcaster, born in Croydon, Surrey, England (d. 1999)
  • 1914-02-07 Ralph Whitlock, British farmer, conservationist, writer, and broadcaster, born in Pitton, Wiltshire,England (d. 1995)
  • 1914-02-14 Norman Von Nida, Australian golfer, coach, broadcaster (British Open 1948 3rd), born in Sydney, NSW (d. 2007)
  • 1914-02-20 John Daly, South Africa, newscaster/TV game show host (What's My Line)
  • 1914-03-01 Harry Caray, American Baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster (Chicago Cubs), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1998)
  • 1914-08-13 "Cap'n Jack" McCarthy, American television broadcaster (NYC's St. Patrick Day Parade, 1949-89; kiddie show host (Popeye)), born in New York City (d. 1996)
  • 1914-12-29 Tom Weir, Scottish climber, author and broadcaster (The Scots Magazine, Weir's Way), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2006)
  • 1915-11-04 Court Benson, Canadian-American actor and broadcaster, born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 1995)
  • 1915-12-04 Allan Jackson, American newscaster (Youth Takes a Stand), born in Hot Springs, Arkansas (d. 1976)
  • 1916-04-12 Brian Connell, British writer and broadcaster, born in Hertford (d. 1999)
  • 1916-05-07 Huw Wheldon, Welsh broadcaster (BBC), born in Prestatyn, Denbighshire (d. 1986)
  • 1916-05-16 Bernard Braden, Canadian-born British broadcaster and actor (All Night Lone, Full Treatment), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 1993)
  • 1916-06-20 Johnny Morris, British broadcaster and actor (Once in a Lifetime), born in Newport, Wales (d. 1999)
  • 1916-09-25 Tolia Nikiprowetzky, Russian-French composer, ethno-musicologist and broadcaster, born in Feodosia, Crimea, Russian Empire (d. 1997)
  • 1916-11-27 Chick Hearn, American NBA broadcaster (called 3,338 LA Lakers games), born in Aurora, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • 1917-07-14 Douglas Edwards, American newscaster (CBS Evening News, FYI), born in Alda, Oklahoma (d. 1990)

Phil RizzutoPhil Rizzuto (1917-2007)

1917-09-25 American Baseball HOF shortstop (5 x MLB All-Star; 7 x World Series; AL MVP 1950; NY Yankees) and broadcaster (WCBS radio, WPIX-TV), born in Brooklyn, New York

Mike WallaceMike Wallace (1918-2012)

1918-05-09 American journalist and media personality (Biography, 60 Minutes), born in Brookline, Massachusetts

  • 1919-01-01 Horace "Bones" McKinney, American basketball forward, coach and broadcaster (Washington Capitols, Wake Forest), born in Lowland, North Carolina (d. 1997)
  • 1919-01-25 Edwin Newman, American journalist & author (NBC-TV, Comment), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1919-02-27 Johnny Pesky [Paveskovich], American MLB baseball infielder, 1942 & 1946-54 (Boston Red Sox, and 2 other teams), coach, manager, and broadcaster, born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2012)
  • 1919-07-10 Ian Wallace, British buffo bass-baritone opera and concert singer ("Gendarmes' Duet"), and broadcaster (BBC's My Music, 1964-97), born in London, England (d. 2009)
  • 1919-08-15 Benedict Kiely, Irish author and broadcaster, born in Dromore, County Tyrone, Ireland (d. 2007)

Tom HarmonTom Harmon (1919-1990)

1919-09-28 American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1940, Michigan; LA Rams) and broadcaster (CBS 1950-62), born in Rennselaer, Indiana

  • 1919-11-01 John H. Secondari, American author and newscaster (Open Hearing), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1975)
  • 1920-03-02 Enrique Franco, Spanish pianist, composer (Cuerda de presos), music promoter, and broadcaster (National Spanish Radio; Radio Clásica), born in Madrid Spain (d. 2009)
  • 1920-04-29 Edward Blishen, English author (The God Beneath the Sea), born in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England (d. 1996)
  • 1920-07-17 Bill Monroe, American newscaster (NBC-TV, Congressional Report), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1920-11-17 Camillo Felgen, Luxembourgish baritone pop and schlager singer ("Bonjour les amies" / "Hello Friends"), lyricist, translator ("I Want to Hold Your Hand" / ""Komm, gib mir deine Hand"'; She Loves You" / "Sie liebt dich"), and broadcaster, born in Tétange, Luxembourg (d. 2005)
  • 1920-12-18 Willis Conover, American broadcaster (Voice of America), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1921-01-09 Lister Sinclair, Canadian broadcaster and playwright, born in Mumbai, India (d. 2006)
  • 1921-03-02 Robert Simpson, British classical composer, and broadcaster (BBC), born in Leamington, Warwickshire, England (d. 1997)
  • 1921-04-16 Peter Ustinov, British actor, author, journalist, comedian and broadcaster (Death on Nile, Logan's Run, Billy Budd), born in London, England (d. 2004)
  • 1921-05-23 Humphrey Lyttelton, British jazz trumpeter and bandleader ("Bad Penny Blues"), and broadcaster (BBC2 - Best Of Jazz, 1967-2007; BBC4 - I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, 1972-2008), born in Eton, Buckinghamshire (d. 2008)
  • 1921-05-23 Montague Modlyn, broadcaster
  • 1921-07-21 Billy Taylor, American jazz pianist (Birdland), orchestra leader (David Frost Show), and broadcaster (NPR), born in Greenville, North Carolina (d. 2010) [1]
  • 1921-08-02 Alan Whicker, British journalist and TV broadcaster (Whicker's World), born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 2013)
  • 1921-09-14 Hughes Rudd, American news anchor (CBS Morning News), born in Waco, Texas (d. 1992)
  • 1921-11-22 Brian Cleeve, Irish broadcaster (d. 2003)
  • 1922-06-13 Mel Parnell, American MLB pitcher (Boston Red Sox, 1947-56), coach, and broadcaster, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2012)
  • 1922-12-18 Larry D Mann, Canadian actor and broadcaster (Accidental Family, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2014)

Harry ReasonerHarry Reasoner (1923-1991)

1923-04-17 American newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC, CBS), born in Dakota City, Iowa

  • 1923-04-20 Mother Angelica, Catholic American Franciscan nun, born in Canton, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • 1923-12-03 Trevor Bailey, English cricket all-rounder, writer and broadcaster (61 Tests, 1 x 100, 10 x 50, HS 134no, 132 wickets; BBC), born in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, England (d. 2011)
  • 1923-12-23 Kenneth Lamb, English broadcaster, born in Croydon, England (d. 1995)
  • 1924-08-07 Kenneth Kendall, British broadcaster (BBC News, Treasure Hunt), born in British India (d. 2012)
  • 1924-11-04 Howie Meeker, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing, coach, broadcaster (NHL All Star 1947-49; Stanley Cup 1947, 48, 49, 51; Toronto Maple Leafs) and politician (Member of Parliament), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 2020)
  • 1924-12-20 Judy LaMarsh, Canadian lawyer, politician (Member of Parliament, 1960-68), author, and broadcaster (CBC Radio), born in Chatham-Kent, Ontario (d. 1980)
  • 1924-12-23 Floyd Kalber, American television journalist & anchorman (NBC Weekend News Anchor-1973), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2004)
  • 1925-06-15 Richard Baker, English broadcaster (newsreader for BBC News, 1954-1982), born in Willesden, Middlesex, England
  • 1925-07-21 Johnny Peirson, Canadian ice hockey right wing (NHL All Star 1950, 51; Boston Bruins) and broadcaster (WBZ and WSBK), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2021)
  • 1925-08-09 Len Sutton, American auto racer and broadcaster (Indianapolis 500, 1962 runner-up), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2006)
  • 1925-11-18 Alex Macintosh, British BBC presenter and actor (Hell Fight), born in Fulham, London (d. 1997)
  • 1926-01-11 Phil Sidey, broadcaster
  • 1926-01-26 Fritz Spiegl, Austrian-British classical flautist, broadcaster, composer, and wit, born in Zurndorf, Austria (d. 2003)
  • 1926-05-19 David Jacobs, British broadcaster (Juke Box Jury), born in London (d. 2013)
  • 1926-05-29 Katie Boyle [Lady Sander Saunders], Italian born British actress and broadcaster (Eurovision), born in Florence, Italy (d. 2018)
  • 1926-07-01 François-Régis Bastide, French writer and broadcaster, born in Biarritz, France (d. 1996)
  • 1927-06-21 Carl Burton Stokes, African American politician (51st mayor of Cleveland) and TV newscaster, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • 1927-09-11 Vernon Corea, Sri Lankan pioneer radio broadcaster, born in Kurana, Sri Lanka (d. 2002)
  • 1927-10-01 Sandy Gall, Malaysian-born British journalist and newscaster
  • 1927-11-05 Bob Abernethy, American journalist and newscaster (NBC News Encore), born in Geneva, Switzerland

Weddings in Film & TV

Vin Scully

1958-02-15 Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully (30) weds model Joan (not the actress) Crawford (20) in California

O.J. Simpson

1967-06-24 NFL running back, broadcaster, actor and later criminal O.J. Simpson (19) marries Marguerite Whitley

Richie Benaud

1967-07-26 Australian cricket captain and broadcaster Richie Benaud (35) weds second wife Daphne Surfleet in London

Howard Stern

1978-06-04 Broadcaster Howard Stern (24) marries Alison Berns at Temple Ohabei Shalom, Brookline Massachusetts.

  • 1985-02-02 NFL running back, broadcaster, actor and felon O.J. Simpson marries second wife Nicole Brown (murdered 1994)

Arnold Schwarzenegger

1986-04-26 Actor and body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger (39) weds American journalist and newscaster Maria Shriver (30); divorce in 2011

Wedding of Interest

1986-06-21 The Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof (34) weds broadcaster and writer Paula Yates (27) in Las Vegas

Mike Nichols

1988-04-29 American "60 Minutes" broadcast journalist Diane Sawyer (42) weds German-American director Mike Nichols (56)

  • 2015-12-20 Broadcaster Christine Bleakley (36) weds footballer Frank Lampard (37) at Saint Paul's Church in Knightsbridge, London

Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 1 - 100 of 209

  • 1941-03-11 Walford Davies, British organist, composer, educator, and broadcaster (BBC), dies at 71
  • 1951-07-09 Harry Heilmann, American Baseball HOF outfielder (4 × AL batting champion, Detroit Tigers) and broadcaster (WXYZ), dies from lung cancer at 56
  • 1954-06-22 Don Hollenbeck, newscaster (CBS Weekend News), dies at 49
  • 1955-02-06 Rosey Rowswell, American MLB broadcaster (Pittsburgh Prates 1936-54), dies from uremic poisoning at 71
  • 1956-09-23 Earl Godwin, newscaster (Meet the Veep), dies at 75
  • 1957-08-24 Ronald Arbuthnott Knox, British priest, broadcaster and author (Viaduct Murder), dies at 69
  • 1958-04-25 Herman Hickman, American College Football Hall of Fame guard, coach and broadcaster (Army, Yale), dies at 46
  • 1965-03-17 Quentin Reynolds, American newscaster (Its News to Me) and author (FBI), dies at 62
  • 1965-04-27 Edward R. Murrow, American newscaster (Person to Person), dies at 57
  • 1965-12-02 Maharajkumar of Vizianagram "Vizzy", Indian cricket batsman, captain, administrator, broadcaster and politician (3 Tests), dies at 59
  • 1965-12-22 Richard Dimbleby, British journalist and broadcaster, dies at 52
  • 1966-06-22 Roger Blunt MBE, New Zealand cricket all-rounder and broadcaster (9 Tests; BBC), dies at 65
  • 1966-08-15 Gerhart Pohl, German broadcaster, writer (The Crazy Ferdinand; Flüchtburg), and publisher, dies at 64
  • 1969-09-01 Drew Pearson, American newscaster (Drew Pearson), dies at 71
  • 1973-10-14 Edmund A. Chester, American broadcaster and journalist (b. 1897)
  • 1974-03-20 Chet Huntley, American newscaster (NBC Huntley-Brinkley Report), dies at 62
  • 1974-07-24 Chris Chubbock, newscaster, shoots self on air
  • 1975-02-08 John H. Secondari, American author and newscaster (Open Hearing), dies at 55
  • 1975-09-25 Bob Considine, American journalist and author (Babe Ruth Story), dies at 68
  • 1976-04-26 Allan Jackson, American newscaster (Youth Takes a Stand), dies at 60
  • 1977-02-17 Quincy Howe, American broadcaster (CBS Weekend News), dies at 76
  • 1978-12-16 Blanche Calloway, American jazz vocalist, band leader (Twelve Clouds of Joy), civil rights activist, and broadcaster, dies of breast cancer at 76
  • 1979-02-02 Jim Burke, Australian cricket batsman (24 Tests; record for most innings in a complete career without scoring a duck [44]) and broadcaster (ABC), dies of self inflicted gunshot wounds at 48
  • 1979-12-09 Fulton J. Sheen, American archbishop and religious broadcaster (Life is Worth Living), dies in NYC at 84
  • 1980-10-27 Judy LaMarsh, Canadian lawyer, politician (Member of Parliament, 1960-68), author, and broadcaster (CBC Radio), dies of pancreatic cancer at 55
  • 1981-08-29 Lowell Thomas, American newscaster (High Adventure), dies in Pawling, NY at 89
  • 1982-03-17 Koos Koster, Dutch newscaster (IKON), murdered in El Salvador
  • 1982-10-04 Glenn Gould, Canadian classical pianist (Bach's Goldberg Variations) and broadcaster (Solitude Trilogy), dies after suffering a stroke at 50
  • 1983-10-23 Jessica Savitch, American broadcast journalist and pioneering female news anchor (NBC Weekend), drowns in a car accident at 36
  • 1984-01-01 Ken Sitzberger, American diver & broadcaster (Olympic gold 3m springboard 1964), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 38
  • 1984-01-28 John Macvane, newscaster (United or Not), dies at 71
  • 1984-10-26 Gus Mancuso, American baseball catcher (World Series 1931, 33; MLB All Star 1935, 37; NY Giants, St. Louis Cardinals) and broadcaster (Cardinals' radio network), dies from emphysema at 78
  • 1985-04-05 Arthur Negus, English antiques expert and broadcaster (Antiques Roadshow), dies at 82
  • 1985-09-04 Robert McCormick, American NBC newscaster (Current Opinion), dies at 74
  • 1985-10-03 Charles Collingwood, American news commentator (Chronicles), dies at 68
  • 1986-03-14 Huw Wheldon, Welsh broadcaster (BBC), dies at 69
  • 1987-12-21 Robert Paige, American actor, TV newscaster and political correspondent (Son of Dracula, Pardon My Sarong, Colgate Comedy Hour), dies 77
  • 1988-06-08 Russell Harty, broadcaster, dies

Tom HarmonTom Harmon (1919-1990)

1990-03-15 American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1940, Michigan; LA Rams) and broadcaster (CBS 1950-62), dies of a heart attack at 70

  • 1990-10-11 Douglas Edwards, American newscaster (CBS Evening News, FYI), dies of cancer at 73

Harry ReasonerHarry Reasoner (1923-1991)

1991-08-06 American newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC, CBS), dies at 68

  • 1991-08-14 Douglas Kiker, American newscaster (NBC-TV), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • 1992-10-22 Red Barber, American baseball broadcaster (Cincinnati Reds 1934–38, Brooklyn Dodgers 1939–53, NY Yankees 1954–66), dies at 84
  • 1993-05-08 Kees Deenik, Dutch singer, bandleader, and broadcaster, dies at 78-ish
  • 1993-06-16 Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricket batsman and captain (43 Tests; 3,073 runs @ 46.56; 10 x 100s) and broadcaster (ABC 1956-81), dies at 79
  • 1993-12-24 Norman Vincent Peale, American clergyman, broadcaster (The Art Of Living), and author (The Power of Positive Thinking), dies at 95
  • 1994-01-23 Brian Redhead, English journalist and broadcaster (b. 1929)
  • 1994-05-06 Montague Modlyn, broadcaster, dies at 72
  • 1994-08-11 Dorothy Grenfell Williams, radio producer and broadcaster, dies at 60
  • 1994-09-27 Gerald Bledsoe, American broadcaster (Soul Alive, WWRL), dies of a heart attack at 51
  • 1994-10-30 Martyn Wiley, writer/broadcaster, dies at 40
  • 1995-01-03 Byron MacGregor, newscaster, dies at 56

Fred PerryFred Perry (1909-1995)

1995-02-02 English tennis player/broadcaster (8 x Grand Slam singles, 6 x Grand Slam doubles titles; Davis Cup 1933, 34, 35, 36), dies of broken ribs at 85

  • 1995-02-05 Court Benson, Canadian-American actor and broadcaster, dies at 79
  • 1995-03-28 Jack Regan, broadcaster, dies at 53
  • 1995-04-16 Stewart Myles MacPherson, Canadian-born British broadcaster, dies at 86
  • 1995-04-28 Andrew Salkey, Panamanian-born novelist, dies at 67
  • 1995-06-21 Kenneth Lamb, English broadcaster, dies at 71
  • 1995-07-12 Michael Clegg, English naturalist and TV presenter (Clegg's People), dies at 62
  • 1995-08-16 John Cameron Swayze, American newscaster (Timex, Hindenberg), dies at 89
  • 1995-08-30 Thomas Chalmers, British broadcaster, dies at 82
  • 1995-10-15 Phil Sidey, English broadcaster (Radio Leeds), dies at 69
  • 1995-10-22 Ralph Whitlock, British farmer, conservationist, writer, and broadcaster, dies at 81
  • 1995-10-31 Dr. Hepcat [Lavad Durst], American blues piano player and singer-songwriter, radio DJ and baseball broadcaster, dies at 82
  • 1995-11-10 Margaret Annie Nan Macdonald, broadcaster, dies at 87
  • 1995-12-12 Andrew Olle, broadcaster, dies at 48
  • 1995-12-27 Jeremy John Beadle, British critic, writer and broadcaster, dies of AIDS at 39
  • 1996-02-05 Peter Pooley, British broadcaster (Newsreel), dies at 84
  • 1996-02-06 Ronald Fletcher, British broadcaster (Barbara with Braden, Bomber Harris), dies at 85
  • 1996-04-29 David William Eric Davis, broadcaster, dies at 87
  • 1996-05-17 Willis Conover, American broadcaster (Voice of America), dies at 75
  • 1996-05-23 "Cap'n Jack" McCarthy, American television broadcaster (NYC's St. Patrick Day Parade, 1949-89; kiddie show host (Popeye)), dies of cancer at 81
  • 1996-06-06 Glyn Worsnip, British radio and television presenter (That's Life!), dies at 57
  • 1996-10-29 Patricia Ticia Anne Ingrams, broadcaster, dies at 50
  • 1996-11-17 Johan Fleming Ramsland, British broadcaster, dies at 54
  • 1996-12-13 Edward Blishen, English author (The God Beneath the Sea), dies at 76
  • 1996-12-14 Norman Hackforth, British musician & radio broadcaster (Noel Coward; Twenty Questions), dies at 88
  • 1997-01-22 Wally Whyton, musician/broadcaster, dies at 66
  • 1997-05-05 Tolia Nikiprowetzky, French composer, ethno-musicologist and broadcaster of Russian heritage, dies at 80
  • 1997-05-16 Horace "Bones" McKinney, American basketball forward, coach and broadcaster (Washington Capitols, Wake Forest), dies at 78
  • 1997-07-27 K'Tut Tantri, broadcaster/hotelier, dies at 99
  • 1997-09-07 Alex Macintosh, British BBC presenter and actor (Hell Fight), dies at 72
  • 1997-09-25 Sayed ad-Darsh, Egyptian-British Muslim scholar and broadcaster, dies at 66
  • 1997-10-05 Dave Marr, American golfer (PGA Championship 1965), and broadcaster, dies of stomach cancer at 63
  • 1997-11-21 Robert Simpson, British classical composer, and broadcaster (BBC), dies at 76
  • 1998-01-05 David Bairstow, English cricket wicket keeper, broadcaster (4 Tests, 13 dismissals; father of England Test 'keeper Jonny; Yorkshire CCC), dies from suicide at 46
  • 1998-02-18 Harry Caray, American Baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster (Chicago Cubs), dies of heart attack complications at 83
  • 1999-01-30 Ed Herlihy, American broadcaster (b. 1909)
  • 1999-04-02 Andrew Gardner, British newscaster (News at Ten), dies in flight en route to Madeira at 66
  • 1999-05-06 Johnny Morris, British broadcaster and actor (Once in a Lifetime), dies at 82
  • 1999-08-07 Brian Connell, British writer and broadcaster, dies at 83
  • 1999-12-15 George Elrick, Scottish-British singer ("I Like Bananas Because They Have No Bones"), and broadcaster known as 'The Smiling Voice of Radio' (BBC's "Housewives' Choice"), dies at 95
  • 1999-12-18 Robert Dougall, English TV host and broadcaster, dies at 86
  • 2000-09-06 Desmond Wilcox, English broadcaster (BBC, ITV), dies at 69
  • 2000-11-14 Robert Trout, American newscaster (ABC), dies at 91
  • 2002-01-06 Fred Taylor, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster (Ohio State University 1959-76; MLB Washington Senators 1950-52), dies at 77
  • 2002-01-24 Peter Gzowski, Canadian broadcaster, writer and reporter (b. 1934)
  • 2002-08-05 Chick Hearn, American NBA broadcaster (called 3,338 LA Lakers games), dies at 85
  • 2002-08-15 Kyle Rote, College Football HOF halfback (SMU; 4 × Pro Bowl; NY Giants) and broadcaster (WNEW, NBC, WNBC New York), dies at 74
  • 2002-09-23 Vernon Corea, Sri Lankan pioneer radio broadcaster, died at 75