Events in Film & Television in 1943

Radio Premiere

Feb 6 Singer Frank Sinatra debuts on radio's "Your Hit Parade"

Radio Premiere

Mar 25 Jimmy Durante & Garry Moore premiere on radio

Radio Premiere

Mar 27 Blue Ribbon Town (with Groucho Marx) 1st heard on CBS Radio

Theater Premiere

Apr 29 Noël Coward's comic play "Present Laughter" premieres in London

Radio History

May 25 Agnes Moorehead appears in "Sorry, Wrong Number" on the radio program "Suspense", her most successful appearance

  • Jun 1 Germany shoots down a civilian flight from Lisbon to London, 13 passengers, included actor Leslie Howard, and 4 crew die

Film Premiere

Jul 21 Musical film "Stormy Weather", directed by Andrew L. Stone, starring Bill Robinson, Lena Horne and Fats Waller (singing "Ain't Misbehavin'") premieres in the US

  • Oct 19 Theater Guild presentation of Shakespeare's "Othello", starring Paul Robeson, opens at the Shubert Theater, NYC; runs for 296 performances

Film Release

Nov 26 MGM releases last of 9 Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney movies - "Girl Crazy", a film adaptation of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin's stage musical