On This Day

Events in Film & Television in November 1956

Film PremierThe Wizard of Oz

Nov 3 "The Wizard of Oz" 1st televised (CBS-TV)

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Publicity still of the Wizard of Oz, showing the Tin Man, Scarecrow, Dorothy and Cowardly Lion
Publicity still of the Wizard of Oz, showing the Tin Man, Scarecrow, Dorothy and Cowardly Lion
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Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Nov 5 The Nat King Cole Show debuts on NBC, the first variety program to be hosted by an African-American

Musician Nat King Cole
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Nat King Cole
  • Nov 9 Lou Thesz beats Whipper Billy Watson in St Louis, to become NWA wrestling champion
  • Nov 26 "The Price Is Right" debuts on NBC