On This Day

Events in Film & TV on December 27

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1964 The Supremes 1st appear on "The Ed Sullivan Show" singing "Come See About Me"

Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross
TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan
  • 1974 Dear Abby show ends run on CBS radio after 11 years

Appears on tv showTelevision 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

Film release premierFilm Release

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