Events in Film & TV on October 2

  • 1895 1st cartoon comic strip is printed in a newspaper
  • 1933 Eugene O'Neill's comedy "Ah, Wilderness" premieres in NYC
  • 1946 1st network soap opera-Faraway Hill-Dumont
  • 1953 "Comedy in Music (Victor Borge)" opens at John Golden NYC for 849 performances
  • 1955 "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" premieres on CBS television in the US
  • 1955 WHTN (now WOWK) TV ch 13 in Huntington-Charleston, WV (CBS) begins

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1957 "The Bridge on the River Kwai", directed by David Lean and starring William Holden and Alec Guinness, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1958)

Actor William Holden
Actor
William Holden
Actor Alec Guinness
Actor
Alec Guinness
Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean
  • 1959 Rod Serling's "Twilight Zone" premieres on CBS-TV
  • 1961 "Ben Casey" premieres on NBC-TV
  • 1961 WETA TV channel 26 in Washington, D.C. (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1961 WHRO TV channel 15 in Hampton-Norfolk, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1989 TV true life drama "A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story" premieres on NBC in the US

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2001 "Scrubs", starring Zach Braff as Dr. John "J.D." Dorian, premieres on NBC

Actor Zach Braff
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Zach Braff
  • 2015 Actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi are arrested in Vermont after leaving Canada

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2016 Kim Kardashian is robbed at gunpoint of $10 million worth of jewelry in her hotel in Paris

TV Personality & Model Kim Kardashian
TV Personality & Model
Kim Kardashian