Events in Film & TV on September 12

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1928 Katharine Hepburn's NYC stage debut in "Night Hostess"

  • 1934 "L'Atalante", French film directed by Jean Vigo, starring Michel Simon, Dita Parlo and Jean Dasté, is released
  • 1954 WLBZ TV channel 2 in Bangor, ME (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 KNTV TV channel 11 in San Jose, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 "Bonanza" premieres on NBC-TV
  • 1963 WHYY TV channel 12 in Wilmington, DE (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 WCEE TV channel 23 in Rockford, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 17th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show & Dick Van Dyke win
  • 1966 "Monkees" premieres on NBC-TV
  • 1966 KPNE TV channel 9 in North Platte, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1966 WCES TV channel 20 in Wrens, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1966 WUSF TV channel 16 in Tampa-St Petersburg, FL (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1970 Phyllis Ann George (Texas), 21, crowned 43rd Miss America 1971
  • 1978 Situation comedy "Taxi" premieres on ABC television
  • 1981 Elizabeth Ward (Arkansas), 20, crowned 54th Miss America 1982

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1981 "The Smurfs" animated cartoon series by Hanna-Barbera first broadcasts in North America

Animator William Hanna
Animator
William Hanna
Animator Joseph Barbera
Animator
Joseph Barbera
  • 1986 Limited U.S. premiere of film adaptation of Marsha Norman's play "'Night, Mother"

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1986 "Blue Velvet" directed by David Lynch, Starring Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan and Dennis Hopper debuts in Toronto

  • 1999 51st Emmy Awards: The Practice, Ally McBeal, Dennis Franz & Edie Falco win

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2005 Mark Messier announces on ESPN radio that he will retire from the NHL

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier