Events in Film & TV on December 1

  • 1949 WBNG TV channel 12 in Binghamton, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 WKTV TV channel 2 in Utica, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WAIM (now WAXA) TV channel 40 in Anderson, SC (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1953 WCSH TV channel 6 in Portland, ME (NBC) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1953 Hugh Hefner publishes 1st edition of Playboy magazine, featuring Marilyn Monroe as the magazine's 1st centerfold

Actress Marilyn Monroe
Actress
Marilyn Monroe
Playboy Founder & Businessman Hugh Hefner
Playboy Founder & Businessman
Hugh Hefner
  • 1962 KGMB TV channel 9 in Honolulu, HI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 Peggy Wilson wins LPGA Hollywood Lakes Golf Open
  • 1973 Stan Stasiak beats Pedro Morales in Philadelphia, to become WWF champ
  • 1980 Mel Harris appears on M*A*S*H in "Cementing Relationships"

Film release premierFilm Premier

1982 "Tootsie" directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Lange premieres in Hollywood

Actor Dustin Hoffman
Actor
Dustin Hoffman
Film Director, Producer and Actor Sydney Pollack
Film Director, Producer and Actor
Sydney Pollack
Actress Jessica Lange
Actress
Jessica Lange

Film release premierFilm Premier

1984 "Beverly Hills Cop" directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy and Judge Reinhold premieres in Los Angeles

  • 1985 Noraly Beyer becomes Neth's 1st black TV newscaster
  • 1985 TV mini series "Anne of Green Gables", starring Megan Follows is first shown on CBS in Canada
  • 1988 NBC bids record $401M to capture rights to 1992 Barcelona Olympics
  • 1997 Westinghouse formally changes its name to CBS

Film release premierFilm Premier

2003 "The Return of the King", 3rd and final film in the Lord of the Rings series, directed by Peter Jackson and starring Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen premieres in Wellington, New Zealand

Film Director Peter Jackson
Film Director
Peter Jackson
Actor Elijah Wood
Actor
Elijah Wood
Actor Ian McKellen
Actor
Ian McKellen
  • 2014 "The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies", 3rd and final Hobbit film, directed by Peter Jackson, starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, premieres in London