On This Day

Events in Film & Television in December 1979

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Dec 7 "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" first movie of the series premieres directed by Robert Wise, starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy

  • Dec 16 "An American Christmas Carol" directed by Eric Till starring Henry Winkler premieres in the US

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Dec 19 "Kramer vs Kramer" directed by Robert Benton and starring Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep is released (Best Picture 1980)

  • Dec 27 Soap Opera "Knots Landing" premieres on CBS-TV