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Events in Film & Television in October 1958

  • Oct 5 KRTV TV channel 3 in Great Falls, MT (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 8 KCMT TV channel 7 in Alexandria, MN (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 12 WJRT TV channel 12 in Flint, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting

Television DebutThe Smurfs TV Debut

Oct 23 The smurfs first appear in the story "Johan and Pirlouit" by Belgium cartoonist Peyo

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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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  • Oct 27 WEDU TV channel 3 in Tampa-St Petersburg, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting