Star Trek in History

Events in Film & TV

  • 1964-06-29 1st draft of Star Trek's pilot "Cage" released
  • 1964-12-12 Shooting starts for "Star Trek" pilot "The Cage" (Menagerie)
  • 1964-12-24 Shooting begins on "The Cage" the pilot for Star Trek
  • 1965-05-18 Gene Roddenberry suggests 16 names for Star Trek Captain; they include Kirk
  • 1965-07-19 Shooting begins on Star Trek 2nd pilot "Where No Man Has Gone Before"
  • 1966-09-08 "Star Trek" premieres on NBC-TV
  • 1967-12-29 Star Trek's "Trouble With Tribbles" 1st airs
  • 1968-03-01 NBC's unprecedented on-air announcement, Star Trek will return
  • 1968-11-22 1st interracial TV kiss (Star Trek - Captain Kirk and Uhura)
  • 1969-06-03 Last episode of Star Trek airs on NBC (Turnabout Intruder)
  • 1973-09-08 "Star Trek - Animated Series" premieres on TV
  • 1982-06-04 "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," released in USA

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1987-09-28 "Star Trek: The Next Generation," starring Patrick Stewart debuts on syndicated TV

  • 1989-06-09 "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier" premieres in USA
  • 1990-03-25 10th Golden Raspberry Awards: Star Trek V wins
  • 1991-12-06 "Star Trek VI-Undiscovered Country" premieres
  • 1991-12-18 DeForest Kelly (Dr McCoy on Star Trek) gets a star in Hollywood

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1993-05-24 Star Trek episode "Second Chances" airs guest starring Mae Jemison, the 1st real life astronaut to appear on the show

Astronaut and Physician Mae Jemison
Astronaut and Physician
Mae Jemison
  • 1993-07-29 Walter Koenig (Chekov in Star Trek) suffers a mild heart attack
  • 1993-08-01 Walter Koenig, Chekov of Star Trek, suffers a heart attack
  • 1994-05-23 "Star Trek: The Next Generation" finale airs this week in syndication
  • 1994-11-18 "Star Trek: Generations" film directed by David Carson and starring Patrick Stewart premieres
  • 1996-11-18 "Star Trek: First Contact" film directed by Jonathan Frakes and starring Patrick Stewart and Jonathan Frakes premieres
  • 1997-03-11 Ashes of Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry are launched into space
  • 1998-11-10 "Star Trek: Insurrection" film directed by Jonathan Frakes and starring Patrick Stewart and Jonathan Frakes premieres
  • 2002-12-09 "Star Trek: Nemesis" film directed by Stuart Baird and starring Patrick Stewart and Jonathan Frakes premieres
  • 2009-04-06 "Star Trek" film reboot directed by J.J. Abrams, starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto premieres in Austin, Texas

Film release premierFilm Premier

2013-04-23 "Star Trek Into Darkness" directed by J. J. Abrams starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto premieres in Sydney

Director, Producer and Writer J. J. Abrams
Director, Producer and Writer
J. J. Abrams
  • 2063-04-05 Earth's 1st contact with the extra-terrestrial Vulcan species in the Star Trek universe

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1897-02-21 Celia Lovsky, Austrian-American actress (Soylent Green, T'Pau-Star Trek), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1979)

Person of interestJane Wyatt

1910-08-12 Jane Wyatt, American actress (Father Knows Best, Star Trek), born in Mahwah, New Jersey (d. 2006)

Actress Jane Wyatt
Actress
Jane Wyatt
  • 1912-05-06 William "Bill" Quinn, American actor (Star Trek, The Birds, Rifleman, All in the Family), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1915-04-07 Stanley Adams, American actor (Star Trek, Breakfast at Tiffany's), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1917-03-07 Davis Roberts, American actor (Westworld, Star Trek, The Killers), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 1993)
  • 1918-01-30 David Opatoshu [Opatovsky], American actor and writer (Star Trek, Bonino, Secret Empire, Masada), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1920-01-20 DeForest Kelley, American actor, screenwriter, poet and singer (Star Trek), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1999)
  • 1920-03-03 James Doohan, Canadian actor (Star Trek), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2005)
  • 1920-11-25 Ricardo Montalb├ín, Mexican actor (Fantasy Island, Star Trek II, Naked Gun), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 2009)
  • 1921-05-23 James [Benjamin] Blish, US/UK, sci-fi author (Hugo, Star Trek Reader)
  • 1921-08-19 Gene Roddenberry, executive producer (Star Trek), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1921-09-03 Harry Landers [Sorokin], American actor (Star Trek, Ben Casey, Drive a Crooked Road), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1923-05-18 Liam Sullivan, American singer and actor (Star Trek, The Magic Sword, Monroes), born in Jacksonville, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • 1924-04-10 Lee Bergere, American actor (Star Trek, Soap, Dynasty), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1924-05-03 Mary Carver [Carvellas], American actress (Simon & Simon, Star Trek: Enterprise), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • 1924-06-13 Percy Rodriguez [Rodrigues], Canadian actor (Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, Brainwaves), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2007)
  • 1924-10-15 Mark Lenard, American actor (Mr Spock's dad Sarek-Star Trek), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1926-02-06 Walker Edmiston, American actor (Star Trek, Gunsmoke, Mission: Impossible, The Dukes of Hazzard), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2007)
  • 1926-08-15 Georgann Johnson, American actress (Marge-Mr Peepers, Star Trek, Midnight Cowboy), born in Decorah, Iowa
  • 1926-11-25 Jeffrey Hunter, American actor (Star Trek Cage, The Searchers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1969)
  • 1928-05-03 Jeanne Bal, American actress (Pat-Love & Marriage, Star Trek- The Man Trap), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 1996)
  • 1930-04-01 Grace Lee Whitney, American singer and actress (Yeoman Rand-Star Trek), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan (d. 2015)

Person of interestWilliam Shatner

1931-03-22 William Shatner, Canadian author, director and actor (Star Trek, T J Hooker), born in Montreal, Quebec

Person of interestLeonard Nimoy

1931-03-26 Leonard Nimoy, American actor (Spock-Star Trek, Mission Impossible), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2015)

  • 1932-01-09 Jane Ross [Breslaw], American actress (Star Trek, Rocket Attack U.S.A., Wild Is My Love), born in NYC, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1932-02-13 Susan Oliver, American actress (Ann-Peyton Place, Star Trek-Cage), born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1932-02-23 Majel Barrett, actress (Christine Chapel-Star Trek), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • 1932-09-27 Roger C. Carmel, American actor (Harry Mudd-Star Trek, In-Laws), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1986)
  • 1932-12-28 Nichelle Nichols, American actress and singer (Uhura in Star Trek), born in Robbins, Illinois
  • 1934-03-05 James B Sikking, CA, actor (Hill St Blues, Star Trek 3, Doogie Howser)
  • 1934-05-27 Harlan Ellison, American sci-fi author and screen-writer (Star Trek-"The City on the Edge of Forever"), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • 1936-09-14 Walter Koenig, actor (Checkov-Star Trek), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestGeorge Takei

1937-04-20 George Takei, actor (Sulu-Star Trek, Green Berets), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1940-02-01 Bibi Besch, actress (Star Trek 2, Beast Within), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1940-06-01 Rene Auberjonois, actor (Clayton-Benson, Star Trek Deep Space 9)
  • 1941-05-22 Paul Winfield, LA, actor (Star Trek II, Huckleberry Finn, Mars Attack)
  • 1941-07-29 David Warner, actor (Star Trek VI, Time Bandits), born in Manchester, New Hampshire
  • 1942-03-25 Jacqueline Lichtenberg, American sci-fi author (Star Trek Lives!, Dreamspy)
  • 1943-03-10 Angelique Pettyjohn, actress (Body Talk, Star Trek), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943-05-07 Peter Horak, stuntman (Star Trek: Voyager), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2017)
  • 1944-01-24 David Gerrold [Jerrold David Friedman], American science fiction screenwriter (Star Trek) and author (The Martian Child), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945-12-24 Nicholas Meyer, director (Star Trek II Wrath of Khan)
  • 1945-12-25 Rick Berman, [Richard], televison producer (Star Trek Generations), born in New York
  • 1947-10-01 Stephen Collins, actor (Star Trek I, Tattingers), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1947-12-16 Ben Cross, English actor (Chariots of Fire, Star Trek), born in London, England
  • 1948-08-28 Vonda N[eel] McIntyre, American sci-fi author (Star Trek II, III, IV)
  • 1948-10-02 Persis Khambatta, actress (Star Trek, Megaforce), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1949-02-02 Brent Spiner, American actor (Data-Star Trek the Next Generation), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1950-06-07 Gary Graham, American actor (Alien Nation, Star Trek: Enterprise), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1951-01-12 Kirstie Alley, American actress (Star Trek II, Cheers-Rebecca), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1951-08-06 Catherine Hicks, American actress (Star Trek IV, Child's Play), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953-05-30 Colm Meaney, actor (Star Trek Deep Space 9)
  • 1953-11-19 Robert Beltran, American actor (Star Trek Voyager)
  • 1955-02-08 Ethan Phillips, actor (Neelix-Star Trek Voyager)
  • 1955-03-29 Marina Sirtis, English actress (Troi-Star Trek: The Next Generation), born in London, England
  • 1955-04-29 Kate Mulgrew, Dubuque Iowa, actress (Capt Janeway-Star Trek Voyager)
  • 1955-07-25 Iman, [Abdulmajid], Mogadishu Somalia, model/actress (Star Trek 6)
  • 1956-02-11 Catherine Hickland, American actress (One Life to Live), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1956-06-22 Tim Russ, actor (Tuvoc-Star Trek Voyager), born in Washington, D.C.

Person of interestKim Cattrall

1956-08-21 Kim Cattrall, actress (Mannequin, Star Trek VI), born in Liverpool, England

Actress Kim Cattrall
Actress
Kim Cattrall
  • 1957-07-26 Nana Visitor, American actress (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), born in NYC, New York
  • 1957-11-24 Denise Crosby, actress (Tasha-Star Trek: Next Gen), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1964-09-11 Roxanne Biggs-Dawson, actress (B'Elanna Torres-Star Trek Voyager)
  • 1965-01-08 Michelle Forbes [Guajardo], American actress (True Blood, Guiding Light, Star Trek: The Next Generation), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1968-02-22 Jeri Ryan, actress (7 of 9-Star Trek Voyager)
  • 1968-12-15 Garrett Wang, actor (Star Trek Voyager)
  • 1977-06-02 Zachary Quinto, American actor (Star Trek), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1980-08-26 Chris Pine, American actor (Star Trek), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1989-03-11 Anton Yelchin, Russian-born American actor (Star Trek), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union (d. 2016)
  • 2160-06-14 Montgomery Edward Scott, Fictional engineer from Star Trek, born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 2173-04-05 Harcourt Fenton "Harry" Mudd, New Amsterdam, Arcturus (Star Trek)
  • 2179-01-22 Hikaru Walter Sulu, Fictional Star Trek character, born in San Francisco, California
  • 2179-09-04 Nyota Uhura, Fictional Star Trek communications officer, born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • 2184-03-25 Pavel Andreivich Chekov, Leningrad, USSR (Star Trek-character)
  • 2184-08-05 Christine Lauren Chapel, Davenport Heights, Vermont (Star Trek)
  • 2186-08-05 Kevin Thomas Riley, Tasvennir, Tarsus IV (Star Trek)
  • 2233-03-22 James T Kirk, science fiction captain of USS Enterprise (Star Trek)
  • 2324-10-13 Beverly Crusher, fictional doctor on "Star Trek: The Next Generation", born in Copernicus City, Luna

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1945-09-07 "Star Trek" actor DeForest Kelley (25) weds Carolyn Dowling (25)

HeartWedding of Interest

1956-08-12 Canadain actor William Shatner (Star Trek) marries Gloria Rand

HeartWedding of Interest

2000-08-25 "Star Trek: The Next Generation" actor Patrick Stewart (60) weds film producer Wendy Neuss (39) in Los Angeles

  • 2002-09-01 "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" actress Terry Farrell (38) weds actor Brian Baker (35) at Paris Las Vegas in in Paradise, Nevada
  • 2003-04-22 "Star Trek: Enterprise" actress Jolene Blalock (28) weds "Live Nation" CEO Michael Rapino in Negril, Jamaica
  • 2014-07-04 Star Trek actor Tom Hardy (36) weds actress Charlotte Riley (32) in a secret ceremony

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1969-05-27 Jeffrey Hunter, American actor (Star Trek Cage, The Searchers), dies of an intracranial hemorrhage at 43
  • 1975-07-29 James [Benjamin] Blish, sci-fi author (Star Trek Reader), dies at 54
  • 1977-04-27 Stanley Adams, American actor (Star Trek, Breakfast at Tiffany's), commits suicide at 61
  • 1985-06-27 Jane Ross [Breslaw], American actress (Star Trek, Rocket Attack U.S.A., Wild Is My Love), dies at 53
  • 1986-11-11 Roger C.Carmel, American actor (Mudd-Star Trek, Mothers-in-Law), dies at 54
  • 1991-10-24 Gene Roddenberry, creator (Star Trek), dies of cardiac arrest at 70
  • 1992-01-03 Judith Anderson, actress (Star Trek 3), dies of pneumonia at 93
  • 1992-02-28 Angelique Pettyjohn, actress (Body Talk, Star Trek), dies at 49
  • 1993-07-18 Davis Roberts, American actor (Westworld, Star Trek, The Killers), dies of emphysema at 76
  • 1994-04-29 William "Bill" Quinn, American actor (Star Trek, The Birds, Rifleman, All in the Family), dies of natural causes at 81
  • 1994-11-03 Dennis C Ott, US actor (Star Trek 3/4), dies of AIDs
  • 1995-12-20 Madge Sinclair, actress (Star Trek IV, Conrack, Convoy), dies at 55
  • 1996-04-30 David Opatoshu [Opatovsky], American actor and writer (Star Trek, Bonino, Secret Empire, Masada), dies at 78
  • 1996-04-30 Jeanne Bal, American actress (Pat-Love & Marriage, Star Trek- The Man Trap), dies at 67
  • 1996-07-09 Melvin Belli, American lawyer known as "The King of Torts" and "Melvin Bellicose", dies at 88
  • 1996-11-22 Mark Lenard, American actor (Sarek-Star Trek), dies of cancer at 72
  • 1998-04-19 Liam Sullivan, American singer and actor (Star Trek, The Magic Sword, Monroes), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • 1998-08-18 Persis Khambatta, Indian actress (Star Trek), dies of a heart attack at 49
  • 1999-06-11 DeForest Kelley, American actor, screenwriter, poet and singer (Star Trek), dies of stomach cancer at 79
  • 2005-07-20 James Doohan, Canadian actor (Star Trek), dies from Pulmonary fibrosis at 85
  • 2007-01-31 Lee Bergere, American actor (Star Trek, Soap, Dynasty), dies at 82
  • 2007-02-15 Walker Edmiston, American actor (Star Trek, Gunsmoke, Mission: Impossible, The Dukes of Hazzard), dies at 81
  • 2007-09-06 Percy Rodriguez [Rodrigues], Canadian actor (Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, Brainwaves), dies of kidney failure at 89
  • 2008-05-15 Alexander Courage, composer of original Star Trek theme (b. 1919)
  • 2008-12-18 Majel Barrett, American actress and producer (Star Trek), and the widow of Gene Roddenberry, dies at 76
  • 2009-01-14 Ricardo Montalb├ín, Mexican actor (Fantasy Island, Star Trek II, Naked Gun), dies of congestive heart failure at 88
  • 2013-10-18 Mary Carver [Carvellas], American actress (Simon & Simon, Star Trek: Enterprise), dies at 89

Person of interestLeonard Nimoy

2015-02-27 Leonard Nimoy, American actor (Spock-Star Trek, Mission Impossible), dies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 83

  • 2015-05-01 Grace Lee Whitney, American singer and actress (Yeoman Rand-Star Trek), dies at 85
  • 2016-06-19 Anton Yelchin, Russian-born American actor (Star Trek), dies in an accident at 27
  • 2017-10-15 Harry Landers [Sorokin], American actor (Star Trek, Ben Casey, Drive a Crooked Road), dies at 96
  • 2018-06-28 Harlan Ellison, American sci-fi author and screen-writer (Star Trek-"The City on the Edge of Forever"), dies at 84