Events in Film & TV on December 13

Film & TV History

1950 James Dean begins his career with an appearance in a Pepsi commercial

  • 1953 KOAM TV channel 7 in Pittsburg-Joplin, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting

Film Release

1956 "Anastasia" comeback film for Ingrid Bergman is released in the US, role wins Bergman Academy Award for Best Actress.

Film Release

1957 "Peyton Place" film based on the novel by Grace Metalious, directed by Mark Robson and starring Lana Turner and Hope Lange is released

Film Premiere

1961 "The Young Ones" directed by Sidney J. Furie, starring Cliff Richard, Robert Morley and Carole Gray premieres in London

Film & TV History

1970 Neil Simon's "Gingerbread Lady" premieres in NYC

Film & TV History

1975 1st time "Saturday Night Live" uses a time delay, Richard Pryor hosts

  • 1978 CBS' premiere of "Lovey: A Circle of Children Part II", sequel to "A Circle of Children", which is also based on Mary Mac Cracken

Film Release

1989 "Driving Miss Daisy" directed by Bruce Beresford and starring Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy is released (Best Picture 1990)

  • 1992 Revival of George Kelly's comedy "The Show Off", starring Boyd Gaines and Pat Carroll, closes at Criterion Theater, NYC, after 45 performances

Film & TV History

1995 Christopher Reeve released from physical rehab center after his fall from his horse in a riding competition

Film Premiere

2001 "A Beautiful Mind" based on the bio by Sylvia Nasar, directed by Ron Howard and starring Russell Crowe premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 2002)

  • 2001 Biopic "A Beautiful Mind" starring Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly, directed by Ron Howard premieres (wins four Academy Awards including Best Picture)

Film & TV History

2017 Salma Hayek accuses Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and threatening to kill her

  • 2018 Actress Eliza Dushku revealed received $9.5 million settlement from CBS after sexual harassment on set of "Bull" from actor Michael Weatherley
  • 2021 70th Miss Universe Contest won by Miss India's Harnaaz Sandhu in Eilat, Israel

Film Premiere

2021 Marvel superhero film "Spider-Man: No Way Home" starring Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Benedict Cumberbatch, directed by Jon Watts, premieres in Los Angeles