On This Day

September 12, 1981 in Film & Television

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Film & TV


Television DebutThe Smurfs TV Debut

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

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The Smurfs title card from the 1981 TV series
The Smurfs title card from the 1981 TV series
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  • Elizabeth Ward (Arkansas), 20, crowned 54th Miss America 1982

Birthdays in Film & TV


Person of interestJennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson, American actress and singer (Dreamgirls), born in Chicago, Illinois

Actress and Singer Jennifer Hudson
Actress and Singer
Jennifer Hudson