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Events in Film & TV

  • 1949-09-01 KMTV TV channel 3 in Omaha, NB (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1981-08-01 MTV premieres at 12:01 AM
  • 1983-09-18 Kiss' first "unmasked" (no make up) appearance on MTV
  • 1991-07-30 MTV announces it will split into 3 channels in 1993

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992-10-03 Madonna premieres her "Erotica" video on MTV

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
  • 1996-08-01 M2, MTV's second TV channel is launched
  • 1997-11-28 Final episode of "Beavis & Butt-head" on MTV
  • 1997-12-19 MTV drops video "Smack My Bitch Up" by Prodigy

Music releaseMusic Recording

1999-08-12 Shakira records her first live album in New York City, titled "MTV Unplugged"

Singer Shakira

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1951-03-23 Lis Howell, director of programs (GMTV)
  • 1953-12-28 Robert Pittman, TV executive/developer (MTV)
  • 1955-09-12 Nina Blackwood, Mass, actress/VJ (MTV, Solid Gold, Vice Squad)
  • 1957-02-14 Alan Hunter, one of the original MTV VJs
  • 1957-08-18 Denis Leary, american actor/comic (Rescue Me), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1959-05-11 Martha Quinn, MTV VJ (Tracey-Bradys), born in Albany, New York
  • 1959-08-26 Joanne Gail Abbott, executive (MTV)
  • 1961-08-27 "Downtown" Julie Brown, TV host (Club MTV, Inside Edition)
  • 1962-05-23 Karen Duffy, [Duff], MTV VJ/actress (Meet Wally Sparks), born in NYC, New York
  • 1963-08-27 Downtown Julie Brown, Welsh TV personality and MTV VJ
  • 1964-05-11 Katie Wagner, daughter of Robert Wagner/model/guest VJ (MTV)
  • 1966-11-17 Daisy Fuentes, model/MTV veejay (America's Funniest Videos)
  • 1967-05-04 Kate Garraway, English GMTV Presenter
  • 1967-05-28 Kari Wuhrer, Brookfield Ct, MTV/actress (Beverly Hills 90210)
  • 1967-08-19 Tabitha Soren, MTV reporter (This Week in Rock), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1969-01-20 Melissa Rivers, TV hostess (MTV, CBS Morning News), born in NYC, New York
  • 1969-09-05 Dweezil Zappa, rock guitarist/son of Frank/VJ (MTV), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1971-05-21 Eric Nies, actor (MTV Real World, Grind)
  • 1979-03-02 Amanda Ireton, Cast member of MTV's A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
  • 1979-11-04 Jesse Camp, former MTV veejay

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1993-01-12 MTV hostess Martha Quinn marries longtime boyfriend Jordan Tarlow
  • 1997-10-04 MTV news anchor Tabitha Soren (30) weds "Liars Poker" author Michael Lewis (37) in Garrison, New York
  • 2006-03-16 Actress Divya Palat weds former MTV India VJ Aditya Hitkari at a temple in Matunga, India

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1995-09-06 Joanne Gail Abbott, exec (MTV), dies at 36