On This Day

Death Valley Days in History

Events in Film & TV

  • 1930-07-30 1st broadcast of "Death Valley Days" on NBC-radio

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1911-08-05 Robert Taylor, American actor (Waterloo Bridge, Quo Vadis, Death Valley Days), born in Filley, Nebraska (d. 1969)
  • 1923-07-14 Dale Robertson, American actor (Death Valley Days, Tales of Wells Fargo, The Iron Horse), born in Harrah, Oklahoma (d. 2013)

Person of interestMerle Haggard

1937-04-06 Merle Haggard, American country singer-songwriter ("Mama Tried"; "If We Make It Through December"; "Okie from Muskogee"), born in Oildale, California (d. 2016)

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1969-06-08 Robert Taylor, American actor (Waterloo Bridge, Quo Vadis, Death Valley Days), dies of lung cancer at 57
  • 1991-08-28 Eleanor Berry, actress (Death Valley Days), dies
  • 2013-02-27 Dale Robertson, American actor (Death Valley Days, Tales of Wells Fargo, The Iron Horse), dies at 89

Person of interestMerle Haggard

2016-04-06 Merle Haggard, American country music singer-songwriter ("Mama Tried"; "If We Make It Through December"; "Okie from Muskogee"), dies on his 79th birthday

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard