Events in Film & TV on December 22

Film Release

1932 "The Mummy" directed by Karl Freund and starring Boris Karloff is released in the US - 1st Mummy horror film

  • 1948 KPIX TV channel 5 in San Francisco, California (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1952 WSBA (now WPMT) TV channel 43 in York, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 KWRB (now KFNE) TV channel 10 in Lander-Riverton, WY (ABC) begins
  • 1964 American comedian Lenny Bruce is convicted of obscenity

Film Premiere

1965 "Doctor Zhivago" based on the novel by Boris Pasternak, directed by David Lean and starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie premieres in NYC

  • 1966 WCVW TV channel 57 in Richmond, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film Release

1967 "The Graduate" American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols, starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft, is released (Best Director 1968)

  • 1971 KUAC TV channel 9 in Fairbanks/College, AK (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1997 Hunter Tylo awarded $4 million in Melrose Place breach of contract

Music History

1997 MTV removes music video for Prodigy's song "Smack My Bitch Up" from broadcast rotation