Events in Film & TV on December 12

  • 1897 Rudolph Dirks' 1st Katzenjammer cartoon strip in NY Journal
  • 1912 Rudolf Friml and Otto Harbach's musical "Firefly" premieres in New York City
  • 1928 Robert Nichols and Maurice Browne's play "Wings over Europe" premieres in New York City
  • 1937 NBC & RCA sends 1st mobile-TV vans onto the streets of NY
  • 1964 Shooting starts for "Star Trek" pilot "The Cage" (Menagerie)

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1966 "A Man for All Seasons" based on the play by Robert Bolt, directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Paul Scofield premieres in New York (Best Picture 1967)

  • 1968 Rolling Stones film TV show "Rock 'n Roll Circus"-never aired
  • 1977 "Saturday Night Fever", a film starring John Travolta, premieres in NYC

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1988 "Rainman" directed by Barry Levinson and starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise premieres in New York (Best Picture 1989)

  • 1992 Julia Kurotchkina, 18, of Russia, crowned 42nd Miss World
  • 1995 CBC announces Radio Canada International service to end on March 31

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1997 Fed judge sentences Autumn Jackson, who claims to be Bill Cosby's daughter, to 26 months for trying to extort $40 million from him

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby

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2001 Winona Ryder is arrested on shoplifting charges in Beverly Hills, California

Actress Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder