Events in Film & TV on September 11

  • 1875 1st newspaper cartoon strip
  • 1910 1st commercially successful electric bus line opens (Hollywood)
  • 1928 1st TV drama-WGY's Queens Messenger
  • 1950 Dick Tracy TV show sparks uproar concerning violence
  • 1953 KSBW TV channel 8 in Salinas-Monterey, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WEHT TV channel 25 in Evansville, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 KXJB TV channel 4 in Valley City (Fargo) (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 1st Miss America TV broadcast; 19 year old Lee Meriwether of California crowned 27th Miss America
  • 1955 KTVT TV channel 11 in Fort Worth-Dallas, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 KVCR TV channel 24 in San Bernardino, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 Gillette's 20 year contract with Madison Square Garden & ABC to televise fights for free ends as Dick Tiger defeats Don Fullmer at Cleve Auditorium
  • 1967 WSRE TV channel 23 in Pensacola, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 WUNE TV channel 17 in Linville, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 WUNF TV channel 33 in Asheville, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 WUNG TV channel 58 in Concord, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 Laurel Lea Schaefer (Ohio), 22, crowned 44th Miss America 1972
  • 1976 Dorothy Kathleen Benham (Minn), 20, crowned 49th Miss America 1977

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

1977 29th Emmy Awards: The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Carroll O'Conner & Bea Arthur win

  • 1982 Debbie Maffett (California), 25, crowned 55th Miss America 1983
  • 1994 46th Emmy Awards: Fraiser, Picket Fences & Kelsey Grammer win

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2005 "Pride & Prejudice", the film adaptation of Jane Austen's novel of the same name, starring Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet, is released

Actress Keira Knightley
Actress
Keira Knightley
Novelist Jane Austen
Novelist
Jane Austen
  • 2015 Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting (The Big Bang Theory) are named highest earning TV actresses (28.5million) by Forbes

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2015 "The Martian" based on the novel by Andy Weir, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival

Actor Matt Damon
Actor
Matt Damon