On This Day

Events in Film & TV on December 14

  • 1952 KROD (now KDBC) TV channel 4 in El Paso, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 WOAY TV channel 4 in Oak Hill-Beckley, WV (ABC) begins broadcasting

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1969 Jackson Five made their 1st appearance on "Ed Sullivan Show"

TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan
  • 1971 U.S. premiere of "Nicholas and Alexandra", film adaptation of Robert K. Massie's best selling novel
  • 1988 CBS' $1.1 B bid wins exclusive 1990-94 major-league baseball rights

Film release premierFilm Premier

1993 "Philadelphia" one of the first mainstream films about AIDS, directed by Jonathan Demme, starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington premieres in Century City, California

  • 1996 12th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013 Venkatraman Ramakrishnan is named as one of the 25 Greatest Global Living Indians by NDTV Channel, India

Structural Biologist Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
Structural Biologist
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

Film release premierFilm Premier

2015 "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" directed by J.J. Abrams and starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Harrison Ford has its world premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles

  • 2017 The Walt Disney Company buys most of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion
  • 2019 Miss World won by Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh in London. First time all five major beauty titles held by black women.
  • 2019 Bel Air mansion featured in TV series "The Beverly Hillbillies" sells for $150 million, becoming California's most expensive property