On This Day

Television Hosts in History (Part 2)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 412

  • 1932-11-14 Henk Mochel, Dutch TV host (Rondom tien)
  • 1932-12-07 Gerard van den Berg, Dutch TV host (Like Father, Like Son), born in Vlaardingen, Netherlands (d. 2009)
  • 1933-01-12 Michael Aspel, English television presenter, born in Battersea, London
  • 1933-01-18 David Bellamy, English botanist & TV presenter, born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • 1933-02-06 Leslie Crowther, English comedian & television presenter, born in West Bridgford, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • 1933-06-22 Jacques Martin, French TV host (d. 2007)
  • 1933-07-12 Brian Cant, British stage and screen actor and children's television presenter (Play School, 1964-85), born in Ipswich, Suffolk, England (d. 2017)
  • 1933-11-09 Jim Perry, American and Canadian tv host ($ale of the Century), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 2015)

Person of interestLarry King

1933-11-19 Larry King [Zeiger], American radio/TV host (Larry King Live, CNN), born in NYC, New York (d. 2021) [1] [2]

TV and Radio Host Larry King
TV and Radio Host
Larry King
  • 1934-02-17 Barry Humphries, Australian comedian, actor and author known for his stage alter egos (Dame Edna Everage, Sir Les Patterson), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1934-03-06 John Noakes, British TV presenter, born in Yorkshire, England (d. 2017)
  • 1934-04-24 John Barbour, TV host (Real People), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1934-05-10 Gary Owens, American disc jockey/TV host (Laugh In, Gong Show), born in Mitchell, South Dakota
  • 1934-08-25 Eddie Ilarde, Filipino disk jockey, television host and Senator, born in Iriga, Philippines
  • 1934-10-29 Pim Jacobs, Dutch jazz pianist, TV host and actor (Gilas), born in Hilversum, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • 1934-12-04 Wink Martindale, American TV host (Tic-Tac-Dough, Can You Top This), born in Jackson, Tennessee
  • 1935-01-24 Bamber Gascoigne, English television presenter (University Challenge), born in London, England
  • 1935-03-24 Mary Berry, English food writer and TV presenter (The Great British Bake Off), born in Bath, England
  • 1935-09-15 Jacques d'Ancona, journalist/TV host (Sound-Mix Show)
  • 1935-09-24 Barbara Brilliant, Canadian TV host and journalist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1936-06-16 Fred Oster, Dutch TV host
  • 1936-06-23 Berend Boudewijn [van der Woude], Dutch TV host/director (Baantjer)
  • 1936-09-27 Don Cornelius, American television host (Soul Train), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1936-10-10 Judith Chalmers, English TV hostess (Wish You Were Here), born in Stockport, Cheshire, England
  • 1937-09-28 Rod Roddy, American television announcer (d. 2003)
  • 1937-11-20 Jack Linkletter, American TV host (Haggis Baggis, Hootenanny), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2007)
  • 1938-01-08 Bob Eubanks, American DJ & television personality (Newlywed Game), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1938-06-16 Mickie Finn, American banjo player, and TV hostess (Mickie Finn's), born in Hugo, Oklahoma
  • 1938-08-06 Bernardino Lombao, Spanish handballer (Atlético de Madrid 1967-69), coach (Nat basketball teams) and TV presenter (De Olimpia a Los Ángeles, Objetivo 92), born in Ribas de Sil, Spain (d. 2020)
  • 1938-09-02 Glyn Worsnip, British radio and television presenter (That's Life!), born in Highnam, Gloucestershire (d. 1996)
  • 1938-10-28 David Dimbleby, English TV presenter and political commentator, born in Surrey, England
  • 1938-12-24 Ralp Inbar, Dutch TV host (Banana Split), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2004)
  • 1938-12-25 Wibo van de Linde, Dutch TV host/director (Avro)
  • 1939-01-17 Maury Povich, TV host (Current Affair, Maury)/Mr Connie Chung
  • 1939-02-10 Peter Purves, English television presenter and actor (Doctor Who, Blue Peter), born in Preston, Lancashire
  • 1939-04-07 David Frost, Tenterdon England, TV host (That Was the Week That Was), (d. 2013)
  • 1939-10-07 Clive James, Australian television presenter, poet writer, born in Kogarah, Australia (d. 2019)
  • 1940-06-22 Esther Rantzen, British TV presenter (That's Life), born in Berkhamsted, England
  • 1941-01-18 Denise Bombardier, Quebec journalist, television host and novelist, born in Montreal, Canada
  • 1941-01-20 Pierre Lalonde, Canadian singer and television host, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2016)
  • 1941-02-01 Karl Dall, German television host
  • 1941-06-18 Delia Smith, English cook and television presenter, born in Woking, England
  • 1941-08-10 Kees van Kooten, Dutch TV host/founder (Simplistic Union)
  • 1941-08-29 Robin Leach, English TV host (Life Styles of Rich & Famous), born in London, England (2018)
  • 1941-08-31 Henk Terlingen, Dutch radio/TV-host (Paul Meier Show)
  • 1941-12-13 John Davidson, American TV host (Hollywood Squares, That's Incredible), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1942-01-05 Charlie Rose, American TV host (CBS This Morning), born in Henderson, North Carolina
  • 1942-01-05 Jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader, born in Dartford, United Kingdom
  • 1942-03-13 Geoffrey Hayes, British TV presenter and actor (Rainbow, Z-Cars), born in Stockport, England (d. 2018)
  • 1942-05-19 Robert Kilroy-Silk, British politician and television presenter
  • 1942-06-19 Jos Brink, Dutch TV host (Op Zoek)
  • 1942-06-29 Mike Willesee, Australian television presenter (This Day Tonight), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1942-08-03 Mary Ann Esposito, American chef and TV host (Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1942-09-05 Denise Fabre, French television presenter, born in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
  • 1942-09-12 Michel Drucker, French journalist & TV host, born in Vire, France
  • 1942-10-29 Bob Ross, American artist and television host, born in Daytona Beach, Florida (d. 1995)
  • 1942-12-19 "Mean" Gene Okerlund, American pro wrestling interviewer, announcer and television host (WWF, WCW), born in Brookings, South Dakota (d. 2019)
  • 1943-03-05 Hugh Scully, British TV presenter (The Antiques Roadshow), born in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire (d. 2015)
  • 1943-08-17 Koos Postema, Dutch editor-in-chief (Vrije Volk) and TV host
  • 1943-09-30 Marilyn McCoo, American soul singer (5th Dimension; "You Don't Have To Be A Star") and TV host (Solid Gold), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1943-12-28 Richard Whiteley, British television presenter (d. 2005)
  • 1944-07-11 Bill Boggs, TV host/producer (Midday, Morton Downey Jr Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1944-09-26 Anne Robinson, English television host (The Weakest Link), born in Crosby, Lancashire, England
  • 1945-01-26 Marti Caine [Lynne Stringer], British comedienne, singer and television host, born in Sheffield, England (d. 1995)
  • 1945-03-20 Jay Ingram, Canadian television host and author
  • 1945-03-29 Willem Ruis, Dutch TV host (Willem Ruis Show), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1986)
  • 1945-08-03 Ron Hendren, American TV host (Entertainment Tonight), born in Pinehurst, North Carolina
  • 1945-10-18 Huell Howser, American TV host
  • 1945-10-22 Yvan Ponton, Canadian actor and television host
  • 1945-11-27 Alain de Cadenet, English TV presenter (SPEED Channel), born in London
  • 1945-12-26 John Walsh, activist/TV host (America's Most Wanted)
  • 1946-02-24 John Stapleton, English television presenter
  • 1946-06-20 Bob Vila, television presenter
  • 1946-08-15 Tony Robinson, English actor, comedian and author, born in Homerton, London
  • 1946-10-10 Chris Tarrant, English TV presenter (Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?), born in Reading, Berkshire, England
  • 1946-10-26 Pat Sajak, American TV host (Wheel of Fortune, Pat Sajak Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946-12-16 Adriaan van Dis, Dutch author (Promised Country), born in Bergen aan Zee, Netherlands
  • 1947-01-04 Rick Stein, English chef and television presenter
  • 1947-04-17 Linda Martin, Irish singer and TV presenter, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1948-01-29 Pat Kenny, Irish TV presenter & radio host
  • 1948-03-25 Lynn Faulds Wood, Scottish television presenter (Watchdog), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2020)
  • 1948-04-12 Jeremy Beadle, English television presenter (Beadle's About), born in London, England (d. 2008)
  • 1948-04-26 Boyd Matson, TV host/correspondent (National Geographic Explorer)
  • 1948-09-29 Bryant Gumbel, sportscaster/TV host (Today Show), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1948-10-08 Sarah Purcell, American actress and TV hostess (Real People), born in Richmond, Indiana
  • 1948-11-26 Claes Elfsberg, Swedish television presenter, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1948-12-14 Boudewijn Büch, Dutch writer and TV host, born in The Hague, Netherlands

Person of interestBarbara Mandrell

1948-12-25 Barbara Mandrell, American country singer and TV host (Mandrell Sisters), born in Houston, Texas

Country Singer and TV Host Barbara Mandrell
Country Singer and TV Host
Barbara Mandrell
  • 1949-05-03 Ken Hom, Chinese-American chef, author and BBC TV presenter (OBE for "services to culinary arts" 2009), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1949-08-20 Alan Hardwick, English TV presenter, born in Staveley, Derbyshire, England
  • 1949-09-10 Bill O'Reilly, American TV host and commentator (The O'Reilly Factor), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-09-27 Robb Weller, TV host (Entertainment Tonight, Home Show)
  • 1950-05-09 Matthew Kelly, actor/TV host (Holding the Fort, Relative Strangers)
  • 1950-05-18 Thomas Gottschalk, German radio and TV host (Telespiele), born in Bamberg, Germany
  • 1950-06-05 J. J. Bittenbinder, American television host and author
  • 1950-09-16 Loyd Grossman, American-British television presenter (MasterChef 1990-2000), born in Marblehead, Massachusetts
  • 1950-10-07 Maartje van Weegen, Dutch TV hostess, born in Bussum, Netherlands
  • 1950-10-13 Ellen Brusse [Elizabeth Wenmakers], Dutch TV hostess, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 1950-12-04 Jan Rietman, Dutch radio and TV host, born in Doetinchem, Netherlands
  • 1950-12-04 Karel van de Graaf, Dutch TV host, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Weddings in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV

  • 2008-01-03 Natasha Collins, British actress and television presenter (b. 1976)
  • 2008-01-30 Jeremy Beadle, British television host (Beadle's About), dies of pneumonia at 59

Person of interestTim Russert

2008-06-13 Tim Russert, American television host, NBC News Meet the Press moderator, dies at 58

Television Journalist Tim Russert
Television Journalist
Tim Russert
  • 2009-01-18 Tony Hart, English artist and television presenter (Take Hart, Hartbeat), dies at 83
  • 2009-02-07 Brian Naylor (broadcaster), Australian television presenter (b. 1931)
  • 2009-03-17 Clodovil Hernandes, Brazilian politician and TV host (b. 1937)
  • 2009-06-22 Steve Race, British composer, jazz pianist and radio and television presenter (BBC's "My Music", 1967-94), dies at 88
  • 2009-06-23 Ed McMahon, American TV host (Johnny Carson Show, Star Search), dies at 86
  • 2009-08-07 Gerard van den Berg, Dutch TV host (Like Father, Like Son), dies at 76
  • 2009-09-08 Mike Bongiorno, Italian television host (b. 1924)
  • 2009-11-20 Max Robertson, British sports commentator, dies at 94
  • 2010-01-14 Petra Schürmann, German model and TV announcer, Miss World 1956 (b. 1935)
  • 2010-03-01 Kristian Digby, British television presenter & director, dies at 32
  • 2010-06-13 Jimmy Dean, American country and rockabilly singer ("Big Bad John"), television host, actor ( Diamonds are Forever), and businessman, dies at 81
  • 2010-11-01 Charlie O'Donnell, American game show announcer (Wheel of Fortune), dies of Congestive heart failure at 78
  • 2010-12-22 Fred Foy, American radio and television announcer (b. 1921)
  • 2011-05-07 Allyson Hennessy, Trindadian television presenter
  • 2011-08-12 Robert Robinson, British television presenter (Ask The Family, Call My Bluff) (b. 1927)
  • 2012-01-06 Robert Holness, English radio and television presenter, dies at 83
  • 2012-02-01 Don Cornelius, American television host, commits suicide by gunshot at 75
  • 2014-08-18 Don Pardo, TV announcer (Jeopardy, Saturday Night Live), dies at 96
  • 2014-09-20 Polly Bergen [Nellie Burgin], American actress, singer, television host, and writer (Rhoda-Winds of War, The Helen Morgan Story), dies of natural causes at 84
  • 2014-12-07 John Bartholomew Tucker, American TV host (Candid Camera, Treasure Island), dies at 84
  • 2014-12-20 John Freeman, British politician (Labour)/ambassador/TV host, dies at 99
  • 2015-02-12 Gary Owens, American disc jockey/TV host (Laugh In, Gong Show), dies at 80
  • 2015-08-02 Cilla Black [Priscilla White], British pop singer ("Anyone Who Had a Heart"), and TV personality (Blind Date), dies at 72
  • 2015-10-08 Hugh Scully, British TV presenter (The Antiques Roadshow), dies at 72
  • 2015-11-20 Jim Perry, American and Canadian tv host ($ale of the Century), dies at 82
  • 2016-03-23 Joe Garagiola, American MLB catcher (4 teams, 1946-54), sportscaster, and TV host (Today Show), dies at 90
  • 2016-03-29 Jean Lapierre, Canadian politician and television host, dies at 59
  • 2016-05-16 Julia Meade [Kunz], American actress and TV hostess (Spotlight Playhouse), dies at 90
  • 2017-05-28 John Noakes, British TV presenter, dies at 83
  • 2017-06-19 Brian Cant, British stage and screen actor and children's television presenter (Play School, 1964-85), dies at 83
  • 2017-12-11 Keith Chegwin, English television presenter & actor, dies at 60
  • 2018-02-11 Vic Damone [Vito Farinola], American singer (On the Street Where You Live), entertainer, actor and TV presenter (Vic Damone Show), dies at 89
  • 2018-03-13 Dr. T Berry Brazelton, American child development paediatrician, author, TV host (What Every Baby Knows), who developed the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS), dies at 99
  • 2018-08-24 Robin Leach, English TV host (Life Styles of Rich & Famous), dies at 76
  • 2018-09-30 Geoffrey Hayes, British TV presenter and actor (Rainbow, Z-Cars), dies at 76
  • 2019-01-02 "Mean" Gene Okerlund, American pro wrestling interviewer, announcer and television host (WWF, WCW), dies of kidney failure at 76
  • 2019-06-05 Robert Earle, American TV host (GE College Bowl), dies at 93
  • 2019-11-24 Clive James, Australian television presenter, poet and critic, dies at 80
  • 2019-12-11 David Bellamy, English botanist and TV presenter, dies at 86
  • 2020-02-15 Caroline Flack, British television presenter (Love Island), commits suicide at 40
  • 2020-04-23 Bernardino Lombao, Spanish handballer (Atlético de Madrid 1967-69), coach (Nat basketball teams) and TV presenter (De Olimpia a Los Ángeles, Objetivo 92), dies at 81
  • 2020-04-24 Lynn Faulds Wood, Scottish television presenter (Watchdog), dies of a stroke at 72
  • 2020-04-28 Michael Robinson, Irish soccer striker (24 caps, Republic of Ireland; Brighton & Hove Albion) and Spanish TV host (Canal+, El día después), dies from melanoma at 61
  • 2020-11-14 Des O'Connor, British television presenter, singer and comedian, dies at 88 [1]
  • 2020-12-05 Peter Alliss, English golfer (Ryder Cup 1957 GB winners) and author, course designer and television presenter, commentator (BBC, ESPN, ABC Sports), dies at 89

Person of interestLarry King

2021-01-23 Larry King [Zeiger], American radio/TV host ("Larry King Live", CNN), dies of COVID-19 at 87 [1] [2]

TV and Radio Host Larry King
TV and Radio Host
Larry King