Events in Film & TV on December 27

Music History

1927 Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's "Show Boat" premieres in New York City

Radio History

1937 Mae West performs Adam & Eve skit that gets her banned from NBC radio

  • 1947 1st "Howdy Doody Show" (Puppet Playhouse), telecast on NBC

TV Show Appearance

1964 1st appearance of The Supremes on "The Ed Sullivan Show", singing "Come See About Me"

  • 1974 Dear Abby show ends run on CBS radio after 11 years

Television Premiere

1978 CBS Television's premiere of its version of "Les Miserables", starring Richard Jordan and Anthony Perkins

  • 1979 Soap Opera "Knots Landing" premieres on CBS-TV
  • 1986 2nd Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins

Music History

1992 American jazz singer and piano player Harry Connick Jr is caught with 9mm gun in NY's JFK airport

Film Release

2002 "Chicago" (Best Picture 2003), based on John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical, directed by Rob Marshall, starring Renée Zellweger, Richard Gere, and Catherine Zeta-Jones released.