Events in Film & TV on December 23

  • 1928 NBC sets up a permanent, coast-to-coast radio network

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1930 Bette Davis arrives in Hollywood under contract to Universal Studios

Actress Bette Davis
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Bette Davis

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1938 Margaret Hamilton's costume catches fire in filming of "The Wizard of Oz"

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1951 "The African Queen", directed by John Huston and based on the 1935 novel of the same name, starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn, is released (Academy Awards Best Actor 1952)

  • 1961 KICU TV channel 43 in Visalia-Fresno, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1966 Britain's rock TV show "Ready Steady Go" last program