Today's Events in Film & Television History

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  • 1896 1st movie theater in the US opens - Vitascope Hall in New Orleans, charging 10 cents for admission
  • 1953 KCTV (now KLST) TV channel 8 in San Angelo, TX (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1962 WSEC (now WLRN) TV channel 17 in Miami, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Premier

1979 "Moonraker", 11th James Bond film starring Roger Moore, premieres in London

Music releaseMusic Recording

1984 Barbra Streisand records "Here We Are at Last"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

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1993 "Late Night with David Letterman" airs for last time on NBC-TV

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman
  • 2012 Animated film "Ice Age: Continental Drift", directed by Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier with voices by Ray Romano and John Leguizamo premieres in Buenos Aires

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2013 Peter Ustinov's "The Moment of Truth" opens at Southwark Playhouse in London starring Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley)

Actress Bonnie Wright
Actress
Bonnie Wright