On This Day … 26 September [2022]

People (Births)

  • 1956 – Linda Hamilton, American actress.
  • 1968 – Jim Caviezel, American actor.

People (Deaths)

  • 2008 – Paul Newman, American actor, director, producer, and businessman (b. 1925).

Linda Hamilton

Linda Carroll Hamilton (born 26 September 1956) is an American actress. She played Sarah Connor in the Terminator film series and Catherine Chandler in the television series Beauty and the Beast (1987-1990), for which she was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and an Emmy Award. She also starred as Vicky Baxter in the horror film Children of the Corn (1984), Doctor Amy Franklin in the monster film King Kong Lives (1986), and Mayor Rachel Wando in the disaster thriller film Dante’s Peak (1997). Hamilton had a recurring role as Mary Elizabeth Bartowski in NBC’s Chuck.

Jim Caviezel

James Patrick Caviezel Jr. (born 26 September 1968) is an American film and television actor. He is best known for his starring role as Edmond Dantès in The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), Jesus Christ in The Passion of the Christ (2004) and John Reese on the CBS series Person of Interest (2011-2016).

He also potrayed Slov in G.I. Jane (1997), Private Witt in The Thin Red Line (1998, with Mark Hamill), Detective John Sullivan in Frequency (2000), Catch in Angel Eyes (2001), Johannes in I am David (2003), the title character in Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (2004), Freidoune Sahebjam in The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008), Willard Hobbes in Escape Plan (2013), and Bob Ladouceur in When the Game Stands Tall (2014).

  • The Rock (1996): As a F-18 pilot.
  • G.I. Jane (1997): as “Slov” Slovnik.
  • The Thin Red Line (1998): as Private Witt.
  • Outlander (2008): as Kainan.

Paul Newman

Paul Leonard Newman (26 January 1925 to 26 September 2008) was an American actor, film director, race car driver, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He was the recipient of numerous awards, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, three Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, a Silver Bear, a Cannes Film Festival Award, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

Newman served in the United States Navy in World War II in the Pacific theatre. Initially, he enrolled in the Navy V-12 pilot training program at Yale University, but was dropped when his colourblindness was discovered. Boot camp followed, with training as a radioman and rear gunner. Qualifying in torpedo bombers in 1944, Aviation Radioman Third Class Newman was sent to Barbers Point, Hawaii. He was subsequently assigned to Pacific-based replacement torpedo squadrons VT-98, VT-99, and VT-100, responsible primarily for training replacement combat pilots and aircrewmen, with special emphasis on carrier landings. He later flew as a turret gunner in an Avenger torpedo bomber. As a radioman-gunner, his unit was assigned to the aircraft carrier Bunker Hill along with other replacements shortly before the Battle of Okinawa in the spring of 1945. The pilot of his aircraft had an earache and was grounded as was his crew, including Newman. The rest of their squadron flew to the Bunker Hill. Days later, a kamikaze attack on the vessel killed several hundred crewmen and airmen, including other members of his unit.

After the war, Newman completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in drama and economics at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio in 1949.

  • The Secret War of Harry Frigg (1968): as Private Harry Frigg.
  • Fat Man and Little Boy (1989): as General Leslie R. Groves.

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