On This Day … 03 November [2022]

People (Births) Charles Bronson Charles Bronson (born Charles Dennis Buchinsky; 03 November 1921 to 30 August 2003) was an American actor. Known for his “granite features and brawny physique,” he gained international fame for his starring roles in action, Western, and war films; initially as a supporting player and later a leading man. A quintessential… Read More

On This Day … 29 October [2022]

People (Deaths) Adolphe Menjou Adolphe Jean Menjou (18 February 1890 to 29 October 1963) was an American actor. His career spanned both silent films and talkies. He appeared in such films as Charlie Chaplin’s A Woman of Paris, where he played the lead role; Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory (1957) with Kirk Douglas; Ernst Lubitsch’s… Read More

On This Day … 18 October [2022]

Events People (Births) British Broadcasting Company The British Broadcasting Company Ltd. (BBC) was a short-lived British commercial company formed on 18 October 1922 by British and American electrical companies doing business in the United Kingdom. Licensed by the British General Post Office, their original office was located on the second floor of Magnet House, the… Read More

On This Day … 13 October [2022]

People (Births) Christopher Judge Douglas Christopher Judge (born 13 October 1964) is an American actor best known for playing Teal’c in the Canadian-American military science fiction television series Stargate SG-1; Kratos in the 2018 video game God of War and its sequel God of War Ragnarök (2022) replacing long-time voice actor Terrence C. Carson; and… Read More

On This Day … 12 October [2022]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Lock Martin Joseph Lockard “Lock” Martin Jr. (12 October 1916 to 19 January 1959) was an American performer afflicted with giantism, best remembered for essaying the part of the robot Gort in The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951). Gillo Pontecorvo Gilberto Pontecorvo Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (19 November 1919… Read More

On This Day … 11 October [2022]

Events Field-Sequential Colour System A field-sequential colour system (FSC) is a colour television system in which the primary colour information is transmitted in successive images and which relies on the human vision system to fuse the successive images into a colour picture. One field-sequential system was developed by Dr. Peter Goldmark for CBS, which was… Read More

On This Day … 10 October [2022]

People (Births) People (Deaths) James Clavell James Clavell (born Charles Edmund Dumaresq Clavell; 10 October 1921 to 07 September 1994) was an Australian-born British (later naturalised American) writer, screenwriter, director, and World War II veteran and prisoner of war. Clavell is best known as the author of his Asian Saga novels, a number of which… Read More

On This Day … 08 October [2022]

People (Births) Edward Zwick Edward M. Zwick (born October 8, 1952) is an American filmmaker and producer of film and television. He has worked primarily in the comedy drama and epic historical film genres, including About Last Night, Glory (1989), Legends of the Fall, and The Last Samurai (2003). He is also the co-creator of… Read More