Bonanza in History

Events in Film & TV

  • 1959-09-12 "Bonanza" premieres on NBC-TV
  • 1961-05-15 "Bonanza" by Al Caiola Orchestra hits #19
  • 1972-08-13 Dutch KRO-TV transmits 440th & last episode of "Bonanza"
  • 1973-01-16 NBC presents 440th & final showing of "Bonanza"

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1902-01-12 Ray Teal, American actor (Judgment at Nuremberg, Bonanza), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 1976)
  • 1903-03-28 Charles Starrett, American actor (The Mask of Fu Manchu, Bonanza Town), born in Athol, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • 1915-02-12 Lorne Greene [Lyon Chaim Green], Canadian actor (Bonanza, Battlestar Galactica), born in Ottawa, Canada (d. 1987)
  • 1915-10-18 Victor Sen Yung [Cheung Young], American actor (Across the Pacific, Charlie Chan in Honolulu), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1980)
  • 1928-05-18 Pernell Roberts, Waycross Ga, actor (Adam-Bonanza, Trapper John MD)
  • 1928-12-10 Dan Blocker, De Kalb Texas, American actor (Tiny-Cimarron City, Hoss-Bonanza)
  • 1936-10-31 Michael Landon, actor (Bonanza, Highway to Heaven), born in Forest Hills, New York
  • 1938-08-25 David Canary, actor (Bonanza, One Life to Live), born in Elwood, Indiana (d. 2015)
  • 1956-01-17 Mitch Vogel, American actor (Jamie-Bonanza), born in Alhambra, California
  • 1965-06-20 Michael Landon Jr, actor (Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie ), born in Encino California (d. 1991)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1972-05-13 Dan Blocker, American actor (Hoss-Bonanza), dies at 43
  • 1976-04-02 Ray Teal, American actor (Judgment at Nuremberg, Bonanza), dies at 74
  • 1979-06-17 Lou Frizzel, actor (Dusty Rhoades-Bonanza), dies at 58
  • 1980-11-09 Victor Sen Yung [Cheung Young], American actor (Across the Pacific, Charlie Chan in Honolulu), dies from accidental asphyxiation at 65
  • 1986-03-22 Charles Starrett, American actor (The Mask of Fu Manchu, Bonanza Town), dies at 82
  • 1987-09-11 Lorne Greene [Lyon Chaim Green], Canadian actor (Bonanza, Battlestar Galactica), dies of pneumonia following heart surgery at 72
  • 1991-07-01 Michael Landon, American actor (Bonanza, Highway to Heaven), dies of cancer at 54
  • 2010-01-24 Pernell Roberts, American actor & singer, last surviving star of Bonanza (b. 1928)
  • 2015-11-16 David Canary, American actor (Bonanza, One Life to Live), dies at 77