On This Day … 25 Septmember [2022]

People (Births) Lewis Milestone Aldo Ray Aldo Ray (born Aldo Da Re; 25 September 1926 to 27 March 1991) was an American actor of film and television. He began his career as a contract player for Columbia Studios before achieving stardom through his roles in The Marrying Kind, Pat and Mike (which earned him a… Read More

On This Day … 16 September [2022]

Events People (Deaths) TCN-9 Sydney TCN is the flagship television station of the Nine Network in Australia. The station is currently located at 1 Denison Street, North Sydney. The licence, issued to a company named Television Corporation Ltd headed by Sir Frank Packer, was one of the first four licences (two in Sydney, two in… Read More

On This Day … 07 September [2022]

Events 1927 – The first fully electronic television system is achieved by Philo Farnsworth. People (Births) 1926 – Samuel Goldwyn Jr., American director and producer (d. 2015). 1993 – Taylor Gray, American actor. Philo Farnsworth Philo Taylor Farnsworth (19 August 1906 to 11 March 1971) was an American inventor and television pioneer. He made many… Read More

On This Day … 06 September [2022]

People (Deaths) 1998 – Akira Kurosawa, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1910). Akira Kurosawa Akira Kurosawa (Japanese: 黒澤 明, Hepburn: Kurosawa Akira, 23 March 1910 to 06 September 1998) was a Japanese filmmaker and painter who directed thirty films in a career spanning over five decades. He is regarded as one of the most… Read More

On This Day … 08 August [2022]

People (Deaths) 2014 – Menahem Golan, Israeli director and producer (b. 1929). Menahem Golan Menahem Golan (31 May 1929 to 08 August 2014, originally Menachem Globus) was an Israeli film producer, screenwriter, and director. He was best known for co-owning The Cannon Group with his cousin Yoram Globus. Cannon specialised in producing low-to-mid-budget American films,… Read More

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… Read More

On This Day … 06 September

Events 1642 – England’s Parliament bans public stage-plays. People (Births) 1885 – Otto Kruger, American actor (d. 1974). 1890 – Clara Kimball Young, American actress and producer (d. 1960). 1909 – Michael Gordon, American actor and director (d. 1993). 1917 – John Berry, American-French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1999). 1925 – Andrea Camilleri,… Read More

On This Day … 05 September

People (Births) 1912 – Frank Thomas, American voice actor, animator, and screenwriter (d. 2004). 1916 – Frank Shuster, Canadian comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 2002). 1918 – Luis Alcoriza, Mexican actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1992). 1920 – Fons Rademakers, Dutch-Swiss actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2007). 1921 – Jack Valenti, American businessman, created… Read More