Events in Film & Television in September 1986

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 1 Jerry Lewis' 21st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $34,096,733

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis

Music concertMusic Concert

Sep 6 300 invitees pay $5,000 to hear Barbra Streisand's benefit concert

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Sep 7 NBC premiere of "The French Connection" film based TV sequel "Popeye Doyle"
  • Sep 12 Limited U.S. premiere of film adaptation of Marsha Norman's play "'Night, Mother"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 12 "Blue Velvet" directed by David Lynch, Starring Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan and Dennis Hopper debuts in Toronto

  • Sep 13 Kellye Cash (Tenn), 21, crowned 60th Miss America 1987
  • Sep 14 CBS premiere of true life "The Last Days of Patton"
  • Sep 15 1st broadcast of legal drama "L.A. Law" created by Steven Bochco, with ensemble cast including Corbin Bersen, Jill Eikenberry and Harry Hamlin on NBC

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

Sep 21 38th Emmy Awards: "The Golden Girls", "Cagney & Lacey" & Michael J. Fox win

  • Sep 29 "Designing Women" TV comedy, debuts on CBS
  • Sep 29 NBC true life drama "Adam: His Song Continues" premieres, sequel to "Adam" (1983)