Events in Film & TV on December 9

  • 1960 1st broadcast of "Coronation Street" on British ITV
  • 1968 KRNE TV channel 12 in Merriman, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 Terence O'Neill, Northern Ireland Prime Minister, makes a television appeal for moderate opinion in what became known as the 'Ulster stands at the Crossroads' speech
  • 1973 Bruno Sammartino beats Stan Stasiak in NY, to become WWF champ
  • 1988 NY Yankees sign 12-year television contract with MSG for $500M
  • 1988 Premiere of fact based crime drama film "Mississippi Burning"
  • 1990 23rd NAACP Image Awards: "Coming to America" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

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1991 2nd Billboard Music Awards: Michael Jackson & Whitney Houston win

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

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1997 "Tomorrow Never Dies", 18th James Bond film starring Pierce Brosnan and Michelle Yeoh, premieres in London

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2002 "Star Trek: Nemesis" film directed by Stuart Baird and starring Patrick Stewart and Jonathan Frakes premieres

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2005 "Brokeback Mountain", starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, is released