Events in Film & TV on December 16

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1913 Charlie Chaplin began his film career at Keystone for $150 a week

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • 1936 John Monks and Fred Finklehoff's play "Brother Rat" premieres in New York City
  • 1951 NBC premiere of "Dragnet" in black and white

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1962 "Lawrence of Arabia" film directed by David Lean and starring Peter O'Toole, is released in the United States

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean
Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence
  • 1967 "Playtime", French film directed by Jacques Tati, starring himself, is released
  • 1968 KFIZ TV channel 34 in Fond du Lac, WI begins broadcasting
  • 1970 "Love Story" film based on the novel by Erich Segal, directed by Arthur Hiller and starring Ryan O'Neal and Ali McGraw is released
  • 1975 1st broadcast of "One Day at a Time" on CBS TV

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1978 Ronald Reagan denounces President Jimmy Carter's recognition of People's Republic of China

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter

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1993 Shannen Doherty (Brenda) is fired from Beverly Hills 90210