Events in Film & TV on December 29

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1806 Thomas Dibdin's pantomime "Harlequin and Mother Goose" starring Joseph Grimaldi, in his most famous clown performance, opens at the Covent Garden Theatre, London

Greatest Clown in History Joseph Grimaldi
Greatest Clown in History
Joseph Grimaldi
  • 1913 1st movie serial "Adventures of Kathlyn" premieres in Chicago

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1933 "Sons of the Desert" film directed by William A. Seiter starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy is released

Comic Actor Oliver Hardy
Comic Actor
Oliver Hardy
Comedian and Actor Stan Laurel
Comedian and Actor
Stan Laurel
  • 1949 1st UHF television station operating regular basis Bridgeport, Connecticut

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1955 Barbra Streisand's 1st recording "You'll Never Know" at age 13

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

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1965 "Thunderball", 4th James Bond film starring Sean Connery and Claudine Auger premieres in Tokyo

  • 1965 CBS purchases NFL TV rights for 1966-68 at $18.8 million per year
  • 1967 Star Trek's "Trouble With Tribbles" 1st airs
  • 1972 "Aguirre, the Wrath of God" film written and directed by Werner Herzog, starring Klaus Kinski premieres in West Germany
  • 1989 Jane Pauley says goodbye to NBC's "Today" show
  • 2003 50th National Film Awards (India): "Mondo Meyer Upakhyan" wins the Golden Lotus