Events in Film & TV on December 25

  • 1917 Louis Hirsch and Otto Harbach's musical "Going Up" premieres in New York City
  • 1937 Arturo Toscanini conducts 1st Symphony of the Air over NBC Radio

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1938 George Cukor announces Vivien Leigh will play Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone with the Wind"

Actress Vivien Leigh
Actress
Vivien Leigh
  • 1954 WSFA TV channel 12 in Montgomery, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting

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1962 "To Kill a Mockingbird", a film adaptation of the novel by Harper Lee, directed by Robert Mulligan and starring Gregory Peck, is released (Gregory Peck - Best Actor Academy Awards 1963)

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1967 Singer Paul McCartney & actress Jane Asher get engaged

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

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1973 "The Sting" directed by George Roy Hill and starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford premieres in Los Angeles and New York (Best Picture 1974)

Actor Robert Redford
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Robert Redford
Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman

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1990 "The Godfather Part III" directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Al Pacino, Diane Keaton and Andy Garcia premieres

  • 1994 "Comedy Tonight" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 1997 For 1st time US movie box office receipts pass $6 billion

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1997 Jerry Seinfeld says this is the final season of his TV show

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
Comedian
Jerry Seinfeld

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2013 "The Wolf of Wall Street", starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill, is released