Events in Film & TV on December 27

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

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

Actress Mae West
Actress
Mae West
  • 1947 1st "Howdy Doody Show" (Puppet Playhouse), telecast on NBC
  • 1974 Dear Abby show ends run on CBS radio after 11 years

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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

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1985 Terrorists kill 20 and wound 110 attacking El Al at Rome and Vienna airports. President Reagan blames Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Libyan Revolutionary and Authoritarian Leader Muammar Gaddafi
Libyan Revolutionary and Authoritarian Leader
Muammar Gaddafi
US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1986 2nd Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • 1991 "Carol Burnett Show" last airs on CBS-TV

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2002 "Chicago", based on the musical, directed by Rob Marshall and starring Renee Zellweger, Richard Gere, and Catherine Zeta Jones, is released (Best Picture 2003)