Events in Film & Television in December 1951

  • Dec 16 NBC premiere of "Dragnet" in black and white
  • Dec 23 1st coast-to-coast televised football game (Dumont paid $75,000) LA Rams beat Cleveland Browns 24-17 in NFL championship game
  • Dec 24 1st televised opera (Amahl & Night Visitor)

Film release premierFilm Release

Dec 26 "The African Queen", directed by John Huston and based on the 1935 novel of the same name, starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn, is released in LA, California (Academy Awards Best Actor 1952)