Events in Film & TV on December 21

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1914 1st feature-length silent film comedy "Tillie's Punctured Romance" released starring Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand and Charles Chaplin

  • 1925 "Battleship Potemkin", Soviet silent film directed by Sergei Eisenstein, starring Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barksy and Grigori Aleksandrov, premieres in Moscow

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1932 Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, 1st joint movie (Flying Down to Rio)

Actor and Dancer Fred Astaire
Actor and Dancer
Fred Astaire
Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers

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1933 Fox Films signs Shirley Temple, 5, to a studio contract

Actress and Diplomat Shirley Temple
Actress and Diplomat
Shirley Temple

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1937 The first full-length animated feature film and the earliest in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", premieres at the Carthay Circle Theatre

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney

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1949 "Samson and Delilah", directed and produced by Cecil B. DeMille, starring Hedy Lamarr and Victor Mature, premieres in New York

Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr
Actress and Inventor
Hedy Lamarr
Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille
  • 1952 WSBT TV channel 22 in South Bend, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 KOMU TV channel 8 in Columbia, MO (NBC/PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 2nd National Film Awards (India): "Mirza Ghalib" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1970 WUTV TV channel 29 in Buffalo, NY (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 2012 "Gangnam Style" becomes the first video to reach one billion views on YouTube

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2012 Flavor Flav's Chicken & Ribs opens inĀ Sterling Heights, Michigan

Rapper & TV star Flavor Flav
Rapper & TV star
Flavor Flav