Events in Film & TV on December 20

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1946 "It's a Wonderful Life" American film directed by Frank Capra, starring James Stewart and Donna Reed, premieres in New York

Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra
Actor Jimmy Stewart
Actor
Jimmy Stewart

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1950 "Harvey" starring James Stewart premieres in New York

  • 1952 KHQ TV channel 6 in Spokane, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 KID (now KIDK) TV channel 3 in Idaho Falls, ID (CBS) 1st broadcasting
  • 1953 KWTV TV channel 9 in Oklahoma City, OK (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1963 "Contempt" film directed by Jean-Luc Godard, starring Brigitte Bardot and Jack Palance, is released

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1974 "The Godfather Part II", directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1975)

  • 1980 NBC broadcasts NY Jets' 24-17 win over Dolphins without audio
  • 1985 Sportscaster Howard Cosell retires from television sports after 20 years with ABC

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1987 "Nuts" with Barbra Streisand premieres

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1988 NBC signs lease to stay in NYC, 33 more years

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1991 "Father of the Bride" film starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, and Martin Short, is released

Actor and Comedian Steve Martin
Actor and Comedian
Steve Martin
Actor Martin Short
Actor
Martin Short
Actress Diane Keaton
Actress
Diane Keaton

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1996 Horror film classic "Scream", starring Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox, is released

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2002 "Gangs of New York", starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Cameron Diaz, is released