Broadcasters in History (Part 2)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 340

  • 1932-01-26 Ronald Allison, British author/broadcaster
  • 1932-07-17 Johnny Kerr, American basketball forward (NBA All Star 1956, 59, 63; Syracuse Nats/Philadelphia 76ers), coach (Chicago Bulls, Phoenix Suns) and broadcaster (Chicago Bulls), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • 1932-09-25 Andrew Gardner, British newscaster (News at Ten), born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire (d. 1999)
  • 1933-03-06 William Davis, author/broadcaster (Battle at Bull Run)
  • 1933-04-16 Joan Bakewell, British broadcaster and actress (Cold Comfort Farm), born in Stockport, England
  • 1933-07-01 Sam Rutigliano, American NFL coach and broadcaster (Cleveland Browns), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1933-09-25 Hubie Brown, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach, broadcaster (2-time NBA Coach of the Year), born in Hazleton, Pennsylvania
  • 1933-12-27 Dave Marr, golfer, broadcaster, (PGA Championship 1965), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1997)
  • 1933-12-28 Jack Perkins, newscaster (Prime Time Sunday, NBC Magazine), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1934-04-04 Dorothy Grenfell Williams, radio producer and broadcaster, born in Johannesburg (d. 1994)
  • 1934-04-16 Richard Kenshaw, British broadcaster, born in London (d. 2014)
  • 1934-09-10 Charles Kuralt, newscaster (On the Road), born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • 1934-10-15 John Coleman, American journalist, co-founder of The Weather Channel and broadcaster (1953-2014), born in Alpine, Texas (d. 2018)
  • 1934-12-29 Tom Jarriel, American television news reporter (ABC Weekend News, 20/20), born in LaGrange, Georgia

Person of interestMichael Parkinson

1935-03-28 Michael Parkinson, English broadcaster and talkshow host (Parkinson), born in Cudworth, West Riding

  • 1935-07-16 Tom Rosenthal, British publisher and broadcaster, born in London (d. 2014)
  • 1935-07-28 Simon Dee, British television broadcaster
  • 1935-08-22 Morton Dean, American TV newscaster (CBS, ABC), born in Fall River, Massachusetts
  • 1935-12-27 Norma Rae Beatty Ashby, broadcaster/TV producer
  • 1936-03-12 Lloyd Dobbins, newscaster (NBC News Overnight), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • 1936-05-12 Tom Snyder, American newscaster (The Tomorrow Show, NBC Weekend News), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2007)
  • 1936-08-01 Laurie Taylor, English sociologist and broadcaster (BBC Radio 4), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1936-08-05 John Dancy, newscaster (Prime Time Sunday), born in Jackson, Texas
  • 1936-09-27 Gordon Honeycombe, British broadcaster/author, born in Karachi, Colonial India (d. 2015)
  • 1936-12-22 James Burke, British science historian and broadcaster (Connections), born in Derry, Northern Ireland
  • 1937-02-25 Bob Schieffer, newscaster (CBS Weekend News), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1937-04-09 Valerie Singleton, British broadcaster (Blue Peter), born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1937-07-13 Cal Ramsey, American basketball broadcaster, small forward (NY Knicks), born in Selma, Alabama (d. 2019)
  • 1937-11-30 Richard Threlkeld, newscaster (ABC-TV)
  • 1938-02-23 Sylvia Chase, newscaster (ABC Weekend News, 20/20), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1938-03-29 Margaret Howard, British broadcaster
  • 1938-07-06 Tony Lewis, Welsh cricket batsman and broadcaster (England 9 Tests, captain 1972-73; president MCC; BBC cricket coverage), born in Swansea, Wales
  • 1938-07-12 Ron Fairly, American baseball utility and broadcaster (MLB All Star 1973, 77; LA Dodgers, Montreal Expos; Seattle Mariners), born in Macon, Georgia (d. 2019)
  • 1938-08-03 Terry Wogan, British broadcaster (Eurovision Song Contest, Blankety Blank), born in Limerick, Ireland (d. 2016)
  • 1938-08-30 Steve Delaney, English newscaster (Monitor), born in Dobbs Ferry, New York
  • 1938-09-02 Glyn Worsnip, broadcaster
  • 1938-10-08 Fred Stolle, Australian tennis player, broadcaster (French C'ship 1965, US Nat C'ship 1966), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1939-02-05 Jane Bryant Quinn, newscaster/financial writer (Everyone's Money Book), born in Niagara Falls, New York
  • 1939-03-08 Jim Bouton, American baseball pitcher, author, broadcaster (NY Yankees, MLB All Star 1968, "Ball Four"), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2019)
  • 1939-04-16 Donald MacCormick, British broadcaster, born in Scotland (d. 2009)
  • 1939-07-12 Phillip Adams, Australian humanist and broadcaster (Late Night Live), born in Maryborough, Victoria
  • 1939-07-16 Mary Parkinson, British broadcaster, born in Doncaster, West Riding
  • 1939-08-30 John Peel, English DJ and Broadcaster (BBC Radio 1), born in Heswell, Merseyside (d. 2004)
  • 1939-11-19 Garrick Utley, newscaster (1st Tuesday, NBC Weekend), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1940-02-03 Jim Hartz, newscaster (NBC-TV, Innovations)
  • 1940-02-20 Jimmy Greaves, British broadcaster/soccer player
  • 1940-03-03 Owen Spencer-Thomas, English broadcaster, journalist and Anglican clergyman
  • 1940-04-01 Annie Nightingale, English broadcaster, 1st BBC Radio 1 female presenter, born in London
  • 1940-04-10 Gloria Hunniford [Mary Winifred Gloria Hunniford], British broadcaster and actress (Old Curiosity Shop), born in Portadown, Northern Ireland
  • 1940-04-17 John McCririck, English horse racing broadcaster, born in Surbiton, England (d. 2019)
  • 1940-08-12 Michael Brunson, TV reporter/newscaster/actor (Never Say Die)
  • 1940-09-21 Bill Kurtis, American newscaster (American Parade), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1940-12-02 Gerry Cheevers, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame goalie and broadcaster (longest undefeated streak-32 games 1972; Boston Bruins), born in St. Catharines, Ontario
  • 1941-04-23 Ed Stewart, British DJ and broadcaster (Crackerjack), born in Exmouth, Devon (d. 2016)
  • 1941-07-01 Sally Quinn, American CBS newscaster (Morning Show), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • 1941-09-02 John Thompson, American Basketball Hall of Fame center, coach and broadcaster (NBA C'ship 1965, 66, Boston Celtics; coach NCAA C'ship 1984, Georgetown), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2020)
  • 1941-09-04 Ken Harrelson, American baseball utility (MLB All Star; AL RBI leader 1968; KC A's, Boston Red Sox) and broadcaster (Boston Red Sox, NY Yankees, Chicago WS), born in Woodruff, South Carolina
  • 1941-12-03 Mary Alice, Indianola MS, newscaster (CBS, Lettie-Different World)
  • 1941-12-16 Lesley Stahl, newscaster/correspondent (CBS)
  • 1942-01-05 Charlie Rose, American TV host (CBS This Morning), born in Henderson, North Carolina
  • 1942-02-20 Charlie Gillett, Lancashire, rock broadcaster (Sound of the City)

Person of interestPhil Esposito

1942-02-20 Phil Esposito, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center, coach, GM, broadcaster (Black Hawks, Bruins, Rangers), born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

NHL Star Phil Esposito
NHL Star
Phil Esposito
  • 1942-08-14 Sandy Gilmour, newscaster (Prime Time Sunday), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1942-10-29 Johan Fleming Ramsland, British broadcaster (d. 1996)
  • 1943-04-06 Roger Cook, investigative journalist/broadcaster
  • 1943-09-26 Ian Chappell, Australian cricket batsman, captain, broadcaster (75 Tests; 5,345 @ 42.42), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1943-10-02 Anna Ford, British broadcaster and actress (Secret Policeman's Ball), born in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England
  • 1943-12-27 Cokie Roberts, American pioneering newscaster (ABC, NPR), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2019)
  • 1944-01-10 Bernard Derome, Canadian broadcaster (Le Téléjournal), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1944-02-02 Karen Foss, American broadcaster
  • 1944-04-01 Rusty Staub, American baseball utility (6 x MLB All Star; Houston Colt .45s / Astros; Montreal Expos; NY Mets; Detroit Tigers) and broadcaster (Mets games 1986-95), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2018)
  • 1944-04-19 Margo MacDonald, Scottish national broadcaster and politician (MP for Glasgow Govan 1973-74), born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 2014)
  • 1944-08-15 Linda Ellerbee, American journalist (Weekend, NBC Overnight), born in Bryan, Texas
  • 1944-10-11 Rodney Marsh, British football player, coach and broadcaster, born in Hatfield
  • 1945-01-20 Christopher Martin-Jenkins, British cricket journalist and broadcaster (President MCC; BBC Radio), born in Peterborough, England (d. 2013)
  • 1945-02-01 Yasuhiro Takai, Japanese baseball first baseman, designated hitter and broadcaster (NPB record 27 career pinch-hit home runs; Hankyu Braves), born in Imabari, Japan (d. 2019)
  • 1945-02-13 Ken Sitzberger, American diver and broadcaster (Olympic gold 3m springboard 1964), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (d. 1984)
  • 1945-12-22 Diane Sawyer, American newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC Prime Time), born in Glasgow, Kentucky
  • 1946-01-01 Rivellino, Brazilian soccer midfielder and broadcaster (92 caps; 1970 FIFA World Cup; Corinthians; TV Cultura), born in São Paulo, SP, Brazil
  • 1946-04-17 Henry Kelly, Irish radio and TV broadcaster, born in Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland
  • 1946-05-04 Renee Powell, American golfer, broadcaster (first woman to compete in a men's golf tournament), born in East Canton, Ohio
  • 1946-10-03 Bob Dotson, newscaster (Primetime Sunday), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1946-10-08 Paul Splittorff, American MLB pitcher and broadcaster (KC Royals), born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 2011)
  • 1946-10-30 Andrea Mitchell, American newscaster (NBC-TV, Summer Sunday USA), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-11-02 Alan Jones, Australian auto racer, broadcaster (World Formula 1 champion 1980), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1946-11-20 Judy Woodruff, American newscaster (McNeil Lehrer Report), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1946-12-19 Rosemary Conley, English businesswoman, author and broadcaster
  • 1946-12-26 Lisette Hordijk, Dutch TV broadcaster
  • 1947-04-01 Norm Van Lier, American basketball point guard (NBA All Star 1974, 76, 77; Chicago Bulls) and broadcaster (Comcast SportsNet), born in East Liverpool, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • 1947-04-04 Ray Fosse, American baseball player and broadcaster, born in Marion, Illinois

Person of interestO.J. Simpson

1947-07-09 O.J. Simpson, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back, broadcaster and actor (Heisman Trophy 1968; NFL MVP 1973; Buffalo Bills), born in San Francisco, California

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • 1947-10-09 Tony Zappone, American broadcaster and journalist, born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1947-10-12 Chris Wallace, newscaster (NBC Weekend News), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947-12-01 Bob Fulton, Australian rugby league five eighth, coach and broadcaster (35 Tests; coach Australia 39 Tests; RL Immortal), born in Warrington, England
  • 1947-12-28 Andrew Olle, broadcaster
  • 1948-03-03 Byron MacGregor, newscaster
  • 1948-05-29 Michael Berkeley, English composer, broadcaster and House of Lords member (Jayne Eyre opera), born in London, England
  • 1948-08-22 Rob Buckman, British broadcaster and actor (Pink Medicine Show), born in London
  • 1948-09-12 Max Walker, Australian cricket fast bowler (34 Tests, 138 wickets) and broadcaster (Nine Network), born in Hobart, Australia (d. 2016)
  • 1949-03-30 Sue Cook, British broadcaster

Weddings in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV

  • 2009-02-26 Norm Van Lier, American basketball point guard (NBA All Star 1974, 76, 77; Chicago Bulls) and broadcaster (Comcast SportsNet), dies at 61
  • 2009-02-26 Johnny Kerr, American basketball forward (NBA All Star 1956, 59, 63; Syracuse Nats/Philadelphia 76ers), coach (Chicago Bulls, Phoenix Suns) and broadcaster (Chicago Bulls), dies of prostate cancer at 76
  • 2009-04-15 Clement Freud, British writer, broadcaster and former liberal MP, dies at 84
  • 2009-05-14 Bob Rosburg, American golfer, broadcaster (PGA Championship 1959), dies of head injuries from a fall at 82
  • 2009-07-12 Donald MacCormick, British broadcaster, dies at 70
  • 2009-09-19 Eduard Zimmermann, German broadcaster (b. 1929)
  • 2010-12-02 Ron Santo, American Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman (9-time MLB All Star; 5-time Gold Glove; Chicago Cubs), dies from bladder cancer at 70
  • 2010-12-05 Don Meredith, American football player and broadcaster (b. 1938)
  • 2010-12-28 Billy Taylor, American jazz pianist (Birdland), orchestra leader (David Frost Show) and broadcaster (NPR), dies after a heart attack at 89
  • 2011-02-10 Trevor Bailey, English cricket all-rounder, writer and broadcaster (61 Tests, top score 134, 132 wickets; BBC), dies in a fire in his retirement flat at 87
  • 2011-05-07 Big George, British broadcaster, composer, bandleader and musician (b. 1957)
  • 2011-05-25 Paul Splittorff, American MLB pitcher and broadcaster (KC Royals), dies of oral cancer at 64
  • 2012-07-20 Sir Alastair Burnet [James William Alexander Burnet], British journalist and broadcaster (News at Ten), dies at 84
  • 2012-12-14 Kenneth Kendall, British broadcaster (BBC News, Treasure Hunt), dies from a stroke at 88
  • 2012-12-16 Laurier LaPierre, Canadian journalist, broadcaster and senator, dies at 83
  • 2013-01-01 Christopher Martin-Jenkins, British cricket journalist & broadcaster (President MCC; BBC Radio), dies of cancer at 67
  • 2013-02-01 Sir Paul Holmes, New Zealand media broadcaster, dies from prostate cancer and heart problems at 62
  • 2013-05-17 Ken Venturi, American golfer, broadcaster (US Open 1964), dies from multiple infections at 82
  • 2013-07-12 Alan Whicker, British journalist and TV broadcaster (Whicker's World), dies at 91
  • 2013-08-31 David Frost, British broadcaster, dies from a heart attack at 74
  • 2013-09-02 David Jacobs, British broadcaster (Juke Box Jury), dies at 87
  • 2014-01-03 Tom Rosenthal, British publisher & broadcaster, dies at 78
  • 2014-01-06 Larry D Mann, Canadian actor and broadcaster (Accidental Family, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer), dies at 91
  • 2014-04-04 Margo MacDonald, Scottish national broadcaster and politician (MP for Glasgow Govan 1973-74), dies at 70
  • 2014-04-28 Richard Kenshaw, British broadcaster, dies at 80

Person of interestRichie Benaud

2015-04-10 Richie Benaud, Australian cricket captain, broadcaster (62 Tests, 248 wickets), dies of skin cancer at 84

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • 2015-07-29 Peter O'Sullevan, British horse racing commentator 'the voice of racing', dies at 97
  • 2015-08-09 Frank Gifford, American NFL player and broadcaster, dies at 84
  • 2015-09-27 Frank Tyson, England Test cricket fast bowler/broadcaster (17 Tests, 76 wickets @ 18.56), dies at 85
  • 2015-10-09 Gordon Honeycombe, British broadcaster/author, dies at 79
  • 2016-01-09 Ed Stewart, British DJ and broadcaster (Crackerjack), dies of a stroke at 74
  • 2016-01-31 Terry Wogan, British broadcaster (Eurovision Song Contest, Blankety Blank), dies of cancer at 77
  • 2016-05-19 Morley Safer, Canadian-American TV newscaster (60 Minutes), dies at 84
  • 2016-09-28 Max Walker, Australian cricket fast bowler (34 Tests, 138 wickets) and broadcaster (Nine Network), dies at 68
  • 2018-01-20 John Coleman, American journalist, co-founder of The Weather Channel and broadcaster (1953-2014), dies at 83
  • 2018-03-29 Rusty Staub, American baseball utility (6 x MLB All Star; Houston Colt .45s / Astros; Montreal Expos; NY Mets; Detroit Tigers) and broadcaster (Mets games 1986-95), dies from multiple organ failure at 73
  • 2019-03-25 Cal Ramsey, American basketball broadcaster, small forward (NY Knicks), dies of cardiac arrest at 81
  • 2019-07-05 John McCririck, English horse racing broadcaster, dies at 79
  • 2019-07-10 Jim Bouton, American baseball pitcher, author and broadcaster (NY Yankees, MLB All Star 1968, "Ball Four"), dies of cerebral amyloid angiopathy at 80
  • 2019-09-17 Cokie Roberts, American pioneering newscaster (ABC, NPR), dies of cancer at 75
  • 2019-10-30 Ron Fairly, American baseball utility and broadcaster (MLB All Star 1973, 77; LA Dodgers, Montreal Expos; Seattle Mariners), dies from cancer at 81
  • 2019-12-13 Yasuhiro Takai, Japanese baseball first baseman, designated hitter and broadcaster (NPB record 27 career pinch-hit home runs; Hankyu Braves), dies of kidney failure at 74
  • 2019-12-28 Fred Graham, American newscaster and journalist (CBS News, Court TV), dies of Parkinson's disease at 88
  • 2020-03-31 Tony Adams, radio and television broadcaster (WCAX-TV Sports Director 1954-89; Vermont sports figure), dies at 95
  • 2020-04-01 Ed Farmer, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1980; Chicago WS) and broadcaster (Chicago WS radio 1991-2005), dies of kidney disease at 70
  • 2020-04-12 Stirling Moss, British auto racer (16 x F1 Grands Prix; World F1 Drivers C'ship runner-up 1955-58; 12 Hours of Sebring 1954) and broadcaster (ABC F1, NASCAR), dies at 90
  • 2020-08-31 John Thompson, American Basketball Hall of Fame center, coach and broadcaster (NBA C'ship 1965, 66, Boston Celtics; coach NCAA C'ship 1984, Georgetown), dies at 78