On This Day

Events in Film & Television in September 1968

Telethon

Sep 2 Jerry Lewis' 3rd Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 9 WGIQ TV channel 43 in Louisville, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 9 WVPT TV channel 51 in Staunton, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Television Premiere

Sep 15 "Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park" premieres on CBS TV

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Sep 15 WUAB TV channel 43 in Lorain-Cleveland, Ohio (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 15 WXON TV channel 20 in Detroit, MI (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 16 KLNI (now KADN) TV channel 15 in Lafayette, LA (IND) begins
  • Sep 18 "Funny Girl" biopic film based on life of Fanny Brice premieres, directed by William Wyler, starring Barbra Streisand and Omar Sharif
  • Sep 21 Police drama "Adam-12" debuts on NBC in the US
  • Sep 22 KMTC (now KDEB) TV channel 27 in Springfield, MO (IND) 1st broadcast
  • Sep 23 WKAS TV channel 25 in Ashland, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 23 WKGB TV channel 53 in Bowling Green, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 23 WKLE TV channel 46 in Lexington, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 23 WKMA TV channel 35 in Madisonville, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 23 WKMR TV channel 38 in Morehead, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 23 WKON TV channel 52 in Owenton, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 23 WKSO TV channel 29 in Somerset, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 23 WKZT TV channel 23 in Elizabethtown, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Television Premiere

Sep 24 "60 Minutes" premieres on CBS-TV

Newscaster Mike Wallace
Newscaster
Mike Wallace
Journalist Harry Reasoner
Journalist
Harry Reasoner
  • Sep 24 "That's Life" premieres - A Broadway musical type TV show
  • Sep 26 1st broadcast of "Hawaii Five-O" on CBS-TV
  • Sep 26 "Oliver!" directed by Carol Reed and starring Mark Lester and Ron Moody premieres in London (Best Picture 1969)

Music History

Sep 28 "Noël Coward's Sweet Potato" opens at Barrymore NYC for 17 performances

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward

Music Single

Sep 30 The Supremes release single "Love Child"

Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross