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"

  • 1951 1st coast-to-coast televised football game (Dumont paid $75,000) LA Rams beat Cleveland Browns 24-17 in NFL championship game
  • 1961 KICU TV channel 43 in Visalia-Fresno, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1966 Britain's rock TV show "Ready Steady Go" last program

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1997 "As Good as It Gets" film released written and directed by James L. Brooks, starring Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt