Events in Film & TV on December 22

  • 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, CA (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 release premierFilm Premier

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

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean
Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak
Novelist & Poet
Boris Pasternak
Actress Julie Christie
Actress
Julie Christie
  • 1966 WCVW TV channel 57 in Richmond, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1980 US President-elect Ronald Reagan appoints J Kirkpatrick (UN) & James Watt (Interior)

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1997 Hunter Tylo awarded $4 million in Melrose Place breach of contract