Events in Film & TV on November 18

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1928 Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie" released, first Mickey Mouse sound cartoon

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1930 Musical "Smiles" with Bob Hope and Fred Astaire premieres in NYC

Actor and Dancer Fred Astaire
Actor and Dancer
Fred Astaire
Entertainer Bob Hope
Entertainer
Bob Hope
  • 1932 "Flowers & Trees" receives 1st Academy Award for a cartoon

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1932 5th Academy Awards: Fredric March and Wallace Beery in 1st ever tie for Best Actor. "Grand Hotel" and Helen Hayes also win.

  • 1951 Former Cubs 1st baseman & future TV star of Rifleman Chuck Connors is 1st player to oppose the major league draft

Film release premierFilm Premier

1959 "Ben-Hur" directed by William Wyler and starring Charlton Heston premieres in New York City (Academy Awards Best Picture 1960)

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1980 "Heaven's Gate" film directed by Michael Cimino, starring Kris Kristofferson and Christopher Walken premieres - one of the biggest box office bombs ever

  • 1982 Mariasela Alvarez of Dominican Republic, crowned 32nd Miss World
  • 1984 NBC premiere of the first part of fact based crime mystery "Fatal Vision", based on Joe McGinnis' novel about Jefferey MacDonald and the 1970 murders of his then-pregnant wife and two children

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1992 "Malcolm X" film directed by Spike Lee starring Denzel Washington and Angela Bassett is released in the US

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X
Director Spike Lee
Director
Spike Lee
Actor Denzel Washington
Actor
Denzel Washington
  • 1993 WWF boss Vince McMahon charged with steroid distribution

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1994 "Star Trek: Generations" film directed by David Carson and starring Patrick Stewart premieres

  • 1995 Jacqueline Aguilera Marcano (19), of Venezuela, crowned 45th Miss World
  • 1996 "Star Trek: First Contact" film directed by Jonathan Frakes and starring Patrick Stewart and Jonathan Frakes premieres
  • 1997 "Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture" album is released by Sony Music Soundtrax