On This Day … 07 September


Events

  • 1927 – The first fully electronic television system is achieved by Philo Farnsworth.
  • 2019 – Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and 66 others are released in a prisoner exchange between Ukraine and Russia.

People (Births)

  • 1855 – William Friese-Greene, English photographer, director, and cinematographer (d. 1921).
  • 1894 – George Waggner, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1984).
  • 1909 – Elia Kazan, Greek-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2003).
  • 1913 – Anthony Quayle, English actor (d. 1989).
  • 1914 – Lída Baarová, Czech-Austrian actress (d. 2000).
  • 1923 – Peter Lawford, English-American actor (d. 1984).
  • 1925 – Bhanumathi Ramakrishna, Indian actress, singer, director, and producer (d. 2005).
  • 1926 – Samuel Goldwyn Jr., American director and producer (d. 2015).
  • 1926 – Don Messick, American voice actor (d. 1997).
  • 1937 – John Phillip Law, American actor (d. 2008).
  • 1939 – Peter Gill, Welsh actor, director, and playwright.
  • 1940 – Dario Argento, Italian director, producer, and screenwriter.
  • 1948 – Susan Blakely, American actress.
  • 1950 – Julie Kavner, American actress.
  • 1951 – Mammootty, Indian actor and producer.
  • 1954 – Corbin Bernsen, American actor.
  • 1954 – Michael Emerson, American actor.
  • 1955 – Mira Furlan, Croatian-American actress.
  • 1966 – Toby Jones, English actor.
  • 1970 – Tom Everett Scott, American actor.
  • 1973 – Alex Kurtzman, American director, producer, and screenwriter.
  • 1984 – Ben Hollingsworth, Canadian actor.
  • 1987 – Evan Rachel Wood, American actress and singer.
  • 1993 – Taylor Gray, American actor.

People (Deaths)

  • 1951 – Maria Montez, Dominican-French actress (b. 1912).
  • 1971 – Spring Byington, American actress (b. 1886).
  • 1994 – Dennis Morgan, American actor (b. 1908).
  • 1994 – Terence Young, Chinese-English director and screenwriter (b. 1915).
  • 1996 – Bibi Besch, Austrian-American actress (b. 1942).
  • 2001 – Billie Lou Watt, American actress and voice artist (b. 1924).
  • 2006 – Hiroshi Takase, Japanese cinematographer (b. 1955).
  • 2008 – Nagi Noda, Japanese director and producer (b. 1973).
  • 2012 – César Fernández Ardavín, Spanish director and screenwriter (b. 1923).
  • 2014 – Yoshiko Ōtaka, Chinese-Japanese actress, singer, and politician (b. 1920).
  • 2015 – Dickie Moore, American actor (b. 1925).
  • 2015 – Voula Zouboulaki, Greek actress (b. 1924).

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