Real World article
(written from a Production point of view)
(written from a Production point of view)
- 1 January – Juliana Donald is born.
- 4 January – David Bowe is born.
- 11 January – John Thibodeau is born.
- 12 January – Jeff Bezos is born.
- 27 January – Floyd, Lloyd, and Troy Weaver are born.
- 1 February – Kaitlin Hopkins and Steve Larson are born.
- 12 February – Raphael Sbarge is born.
- 14 February – Zach Galligan is born.
- 17 February – John Cragen is born.
- 20 February – Willie Garson is born.
- 27 February – John Pyper-Ferguson is born.
- 11 March – Cover date of "Star Trek is...", the original series proposal written by Gene Roddenberry.
- 14 March – Julia Ecklar is born.
- 19 March – Marjorie Monaghan is born.
- 24 March – Lisa Lord is born.
- 1 April – Bill Oakley and Naren Shankar are born.
- 2 April – Jana Marie Hupp is born.
- 11 April – Vincent Teixeira is born.
- 14 April – Robert Clendenin is born.
- 15 April – Kamala Lopez-Dawson is born.
- 23 April – Ken Clark is born.
- 27 April – Lisa Wilcox and Michael Mahonen are born.
- 28 April – Eric Stuart is born.
- After several studios have turned him down, Desilu, rumored to be desperate for a new television series, signs a three-year contract with Gene Roddenberry on the basis of the Star Trek format. (The Making of Star Trek)
- Late April – Broadcasting network CBS (which had a first proposal deal with Desilu) turns down Star Trek in favor of Lost in Space, which they regarded as a more accessible "family" science-fiction show. (The Making of Star Trek; Inside Star Trek: The Real Story)
- Early May – NBC's Mort Werner, Vice-President in Charge of Programming, signs an agreement with Desilu. Roddenberry will write three Star Trek story outlines, one of which NBC will want to see further developed into a pilot. (The Making of Star Trek)
- Early May – Dorothy Fontana begins to work for Gene Roddenberry as an assistant and secretary. (The Making of Star Trek)
- 9 May – Sonja Sohn is born.
- 19 May – Sean Whalen is born.
- 22 May – Cari Thomas is born.
- 26 May – Lenny Kravitz and Michael Cuneo are born.
- 28 May – William Doyle is born.
- 30 May – Tom Morello and Mark A. Sheppard are born.
- 11 June – Wren T. Brown and Keythe Farley are born.
- 12 June – Kevin Dilmore is born.
- 13 June – Hugh Aodh O'Brien and Christopher Liam Moore are born.
- 16 June – Ron Sarchian is born.
- 21 June – Jim Argenbright and Josh Pais are born.
- 27 June – Terry Serpico is born.
- 29 June – Three story outlines ("The Cage", "The Women" and "The Perfect World") are submitted to NBC. Despite reservations about the perceived costs and difficulties of producing the stories, NBC chooses the "The Cage" story line to be developed into a pilot episode.
- 5 July – Ronald D. Moore is born.
- 7 July – Bobby Brown is born.
- 14 July – Jane Espenson is born.
- 15 July – Galyn Görg is born.
- 16 July – Amy Benedict is born.
- 19 July – Douglas Price is born.
- 21 July – Suzanne Ircha is born.
- 22 July – Sonny Surowiec is born.
- 1 August – Melanie Shatner is born.
- 11 August – Jim Lee and Lawrence Monoson are born.
- 28 August – Original story for TOS: "Charlie X" is written, titled "Charlie is God."
- 8 September – First draft script for "The Cage" is submitted.
- 13 September – Kim Robert Koscki is born.
- 14 September – Sean Callery is born.
- 17 September – Christian R. Conrad is born.
- 18 September – Adam Buckner is born.
- 1 October – Estee Chandler is born.
- 4 October – Drew Renkewitz is born.
- 10 October – Michael Owen is born.
- 13 October – Rich Hosek and Matt Walsh are born.
- 14 October – Robin D. Laws is born.
- 18 October – Anthony Guidera is born.
- 23 October – David Sobolov and John Van Citters are born.
- 25 October – Kevin Michael Richardson is born.
- 28 October – Jim Stubblefield and Robert Hewitt Wolfe are born.
- 3 November – Marjean Holden is born.
- 5 November – Famke Janssen is born.
- 7 November –
- 8 November – Construction on the three-foot Enterprise model is started by Richard C. Datin.
- 9 November – Robert Duncan McNeill is born.
- 15 November – The three-foot demonstration model of the USS Enterprise is completed and presented to Gene Roddenberry.
- 17 November – Color makeup tests with Leonard Nimoy and Majel Barrett at Desilu Culver Stage 15 for "The Cage" were done.
- 20 November – Ned Vaughn is born.
- 20 November – Revised script for "The Cage" is submitted.
- 21 November – Stefan Sonnenfeld is born.
- 23 November – J.C. Stevens is born.
- 27 November – The first Star Trek: The Original Series scenes, with Jeffrey Hunter and John Hoyt, are filmed for "The Cage".
- 30 November – Michelle Johnston is born.
- 5 December – Cliff Eidelman is born.
- 7 December – Patrick Fabian is born.
- 8 December – Teri Hatcher is born.
- 10 December – Monica Huppert is born.
- 11 December – Ayelet Waldman is born.
- 14 December – After requested modifications, the three-foot Enterprise studio model is delivered to Gene Roddenberry on the set of "The Cage", and used as an actual filming model for all visual effects shots in "The Cage", save for the most important one, "the zoom-in on the bridge" effects shot.
- 15 December – Brett Rickaby is born.
- 18 December – First unit filming is completed on "The Cage", going five days over schedule and US$164,248 over budget.
- 23 December – Star Trek is mentioned in the New York Times as one of seven one-hour pilots currently under consideration by NBC. Other pilots under consideration are I Spy, Convoy, Indictment, The Ghost Breakers, The Mayor, and The Wackiest Ship In The Army.
- 24 December – Second unit filming is completed on "The Cage", with only "the zoom-in on the bridge" effect shot still outstanding.
- 26 December – Kristina Kochoff and Guy Vardaman are born.
- 28 December – John Ashker and Nancy J. Hvasta Leonardi are born.
- 29 December – The 11-foot filming model of the USS Enterprise as it was designed by Matt Jefferies is delivered to the Howard Anderson Company by Richard Datin, who oversaw the construction of the model.
- 31 December – Karin Baxter is born.
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