M*A*S*H

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1970-01-25 "M*A*S*M*A*S*H", directed by Robert Altman, starring Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould, is released (Palme d'Or 1970)

  • 1970-05-16 23rd Cannes Film Festival: "M*A*S*H" directed by Robert Altman wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • 1972-02-17 TV comedy M*A*S*H, adapted from the movie, starring Alan Alda, Loretta Swit and Wayne Rogers debuts on CBS in the US
  • 1972-09-17 "M*A*S*H," premieres on NBC TV
  • 1973-01-21 Leslie Nielson appears on M*A*S*H in "Ringbanger"
  • 1973-01-28 Ron Howard appears on M*A*S*H in "Sometimes You Hear the Bullet"

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

1974-05-28 26th Emmy Awards: M*A*S*H, Alan Alda & Mary Tyler Moore win, 1st Daytime Award presentation

  • 1980-12-01 Mel Harris appears on M*A*S*H in "Cementing Relationships"
  • 1983-02-28 Final TV episode of "M*A*S*M*A*S*H" airs (CBS); record 125 million watch in the US

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1908-12-02 Robert F. Simon, American actor (Man who shot Liberty Valance, Operation Petticoat, M*A*S*H), born in Mansfield, Ohio (d. 1992)

Person of interestHarry Morgan

1915-04-10 Harry Morgan, American actor (December Bride, M*A*S*H, Dragnet), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2011)

  • 1918-02-15 Alan Arbus, American actor and photographer (M*A*S*H, Greaser's Palace, Curb Your Enthusiasm), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1925-02-20 Robert Altman, American screenwriter, producer and director (The Player, M*A*S*H, Nashville), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2006)
  • 1927-11-14 McLean Stevenson, American actor (M*A*S*H, Hello Larry), born in Normal, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • 1928-02-04 Dave Ketchum, American actor (Agent 13-Get Smart, M*A*S*H), born in Quincy, Illinois
  • 1928-02-25 Larry Gelbart, American television writer, playwright, director and author, best known as creator and producer of M*A*S*H, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • 1928-11-15 John Orchard, British actor (Capone, M*A*S*H), born in Kennington, London (d. 1995)
  • 1932-10-20 William Christopher, Evanstown Ill, actor (Father Mulcahy-M*A*S*H)
  • 1933-04-07 Wayne Rogers, US actor (M*A*S*H, House Calls), born in Birmingham Alabama (d. 2015)
  • 1933-05-25 Roger Bowen, actor (M*A*S*H, Main Event, What about Bob, Petulia)
  • 1934-07-01 Jamie Farr, actor (Klinger-M*A*S*H, AfterMASH), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1935-07-17 Donald Sutherland, St John New Brunswick, Canadian actor (M*A*S*H, Body Snatchers)
  • 1936-01-28 Alan Alda, [Alphonso D'Abruzzo], American actor (Hawkeye Pierce-M*A*S*H), born in NYC, New York
  • 1936-06-02 Sally Kellerman, actress (M*A*S*H, Back to School), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1937-11-04 Loretta Swit, American actress (Hotlips Houlihan in M*A*S*H), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1938-08-29 Elliott Gould, actor (M*A*S*H, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice), born in Queens, New York
  • 1939-02-06 Mike Farrell, American actor, director and activist (M*A*S*H, Battered, Patch Adams), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1939-09-29 Larry Linville, Ojai California, actor (Frank Burns-M*A*S*H, Blue Movie)
  • 1942-10-31 David Ogden Stiers, American actor (Winchester-M*A*S*H, Doc), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 2018)
  • 1943-05-24 Gary Burghoff, actor (Radar - M*A*S*H), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • 1948-03-29 Bud Cort, actor and director (Electric Dreams, M*A*S*H), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1951-05-08 Deborah Harmon, American actress (Ted Knight Show, M*A*S*H, Just the 10 of Us), born in Chicago, Illinois

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1983-12-21 M*A*S*H actress Loretta Swit weds Dennis Holahan

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1992-11-29 Robert F. Simon, American actor (Man who shot Liberty Valance, Operation Petticoat, M*A*S*H), dies at 83
  • 1995-11-03 John Orchard, British actor (Capone, M*A*S*H), dies at 66
  • 1996-02-15 McLean Stevenson, American actor (M*A*S*H, Hello Larry), dies of a heart attack at 66
  • 1996-02-16 Roger Bowen, actor (M*A*S*H, Main Event, What about Bob), dies at 62
  • 1997-11-04 H Richard Hornberger, surgeon (inspired M*A*S*H), dies at 73
  • 2006-11-20 Robert Altman, American screenwriter, producer and director (The Player, M*A*S*H, Nashville), dies of complications from leukemia at 81

Person of interestHarry Morgan

2011-12-07 Harry Morgan, American actor (M*A*S*H) dies at 96

  • 2013-04-19 Alan Arbus, American actor and photographer (M*A*S*H, Greaser's Palace, Curb Your Enthusiasm), dies of congestive heart failure at 95
  • 2015-12-31 Wayne Rogers, American actor (M*A*S*H, House Calls), dies at 82
  • 2018-03-03 David Ogden Stiers, American actor (Winchester-M*A*S*H, Doc), dies of bladder cancer at 75