Gunsmoke in History

Events in Film & TV

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

1958-04-15 10th Emmy Awards: Gunsmoke, Robert Young & Jane Wyatt win

Actress Jane Wyatt
Actress
Jane Wyatt
  • 1961-06-18 CBS radio cancels Gunsmoke
  • 1975-09-01 Gunsmoke goes off the air
  • 1991-05-03 356th & final episode of CBS second longest running series "Dallas", (2nd only to "Gunsmoke")

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018-04-29 Animated series "The Simpsons" surpasses "Gunsmoke"'s 635-episode count to have highest episode count of any series on TV

Fictional TV Character Homer Simpson
Fictional TV Character
Homer Simpson
Actor Hank Azaria
Actor
Hank Azaria

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1888-10-09 Hank Patterson, American actor (Gunsmoke, Fred Ziffel-Green Acres), born in Springville, Alabama (d. 1975)
  • 1899-08-16 Glenn Strange, American actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke), born in Weed, New Mexico (d. 1973)
  • 1904-07-05 Milburn Stone, American actor (Gunsmoke, Pickup on South Street), born in Burrton, Kansas (d. 1980)
  • 1907-02-26 Dub Taylor [Walter Clarence Taylor Jr], American character actor (Gunsmoke), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1994)
  • 1913-01-06 Tom Brown, American actor (Buck Privates Come Home, In Old Chicago), born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1916-07-02 Ken Curtis, [Curtis Gates], actor (Ripcord, Festus - Gunsmoke), born in Lamar, Colorado (d. 1991)
  • 1917-04-02 Robert "Dabbs" Greer, American actor (Gunsmoke, The Green Mile, Little House on Prairie), born in Fairview, Missouri (d. 2007)
  • 1921-01-17 Dehl Berti, Chiricahua Apache actor (Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Guns of Paradise), born in Pueblo, Colorado (d. 1991)
  • 1923-05-26 James Arness, American actor (Gunsmoke, How the West Was Won), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2011)
  • 1924-06-04 Dennis Weaver, American actor (Chester-Gunsmoke, Duel, Battered), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 2006)
  • 1926-02-06 Walker Edmiston, American actor (Star Trek, Gunsmoke, Mission: Impossible, The Dukes of Hazzard), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2007)
  • 1928-01-12 Lew Gallo, American character actor & screen writer (Get Smart, Gunsmoke, 12 O'Clock High), born in Mount Kisco, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1929-02-20 Amanda Blake [Beverly Louise Neill], American actress (Kitty Russell-Gunsmoke), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1938-05-13 Buck Taylor, actor (Monroes, Gunsmoke), born in Hollywood, California

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1973-09-20 Glenn Strange, American actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke), dies at 74
  • 1975-08-23 Hank Patterson, American actor (Gunsmoke, Fred Ziffel-Green Acres), dies at 87
  • 1979-03-06 Charles Wagenheim, actor (Halligan-Gunsmoke), dies at 83
  • 1980-06-12 Milburn Stone, American actor (Gunsmoke, Pickup on South Street), dies from a heart attack at 75
  • 1981-01-08 Woody Chamblis, actor (Mr Lathrop-Gunsmoke), dies at 66
  • 1984-08-04 Howard Culver, actor (Howie-Gunsmoke), dies at 66
  • 1989-08-16 Amanda Blake [Beverly Louise Neill], American actress (Gunsmoke), dies at 60
  • 1991-01-21 Frank Mitchell, actor (Music is Magic, Prairie Gunsmoke), dies
  • 1991-04-28 Ken Curtis, American actor (Festus - Gunsmoke), dies at 74
  • 1991-11-26 Dehl Berti, Chiricahua Apache actor (Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Guns of Paradise), dies of heart attack at 70
  • 1994-10-03 Dub Taylor [Walter Clarence Taylor Jr], American character actor (Gunsmoke), dies from a heart attack at 87
  • 2000-06-11 Lew Gallo, American character actor and screen writer (Get Smart, Gunsmoke, 12 O'Clock High), dies at 71
  • 2006-02-24 Dennis Weaver, American actor (Chester-Gunsmoke, Duel, Battered), dies at 81
  • 2007-02-15 Walker Edmiston, American actor (Star Trek, Gunsmoke, Mission: Impossible, The Dukes of Hazzard), dies at 81
  • 2007-04-28 Robert "Dabbs" Greer, American actor (Gunsmoke, The Green Mile, Little House on Prairie), dies of a kidney and heart ailment at 90
  • 2011-06-03 James Arness, American actor (Gunsmoke, How the West Was Won), dies of natural causes at 88