HBO in History

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Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979-05-22 1st ACE Cable Awards: "Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas" by Jim Henson and HBO

Muppeteer Jim Henson
Muppeteer
Jim Henson

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1984-12-04 6th ACE Cable Awards: David Bowie: Serious Moonlight by Anthony Eaton and HBO

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie
  • 1986-03-22 HBO launches boxing's heavyweight-title-unification-tournament
  • 1986-04-27 Captain Midnight (John R MacDougall) interrupts HBO
  • 1989-01-15 10th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins the Golden CableACE for "Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam"
  • 1989-06-10 "Tales From The Crypt" TV Anthology debuts on HBO

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995-12-06 Michael Jackson collapses while rehearsing for an HBO special

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

Music concertMusic Concert

1997-08-03 Garth Brooks performs a free concert in NYC's Central Park for HBO

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks

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1998-06-06 TV sitcom "Sex and the City" premieres in the US on HBO, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1999-01-10 "The Sopranos", starring James Gandolfini as mobster Tony Soprano, debuts on HBO

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

2000-10-15 Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" debuts on HBO

Comedian/Writer Larry David
Comedian/Writer
Larry David

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

2003-02-21 Bill Maher's political talk show "Real Time with Bill Maher" debuts on HBO

Political Commentator and Comedian Bill Maher
Political Commentator and Comedian
Bill Maher
  • 2007-06-10 "The Sopranos" series finale on HBO (infamous "cut to black" ending)
  • 2011-04-17 "Game of Thrones", based on the fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin premieres on HBO

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

2014-01-12 "True Detective", a crime-drama starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, debuts on HBO

Music releaseAlbum Release

2016-04-23 Beyoncé releases her 6th album "Lemonade" with a 1 hour film on HBO


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1923-04-28 William Guarnere, South American WWII Veteran portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1945-01-09 Frank J Biondi Jr, president (HBO)