Events in Film & TV on December 3

Appointment of Interest

1730 Colley Cibber is appointed British Poet Laureate under King George II

Music Premiere

1907 George M. Cohan's musical "Talk of the Town" premieres in NYC

Theater Premiere

1947 Tennessee Williams' stage drama "A Streetcar Named Desire", starring Jessica Tandy, Marlon Brando, and Kin Hunter, and directed by Elia Kazan opens the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, NYC; runs for 855 performances, wins a Tony Award and a Pulitzer Prize

  • 1949 KRLD (now KDFW) TV channel 4 in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas (CBS) begins broadcasting

Radio Premiere

1950 Paul Harvey begins his national radio broadcast

  • 1952 1st TV broadcast in Hawaii
  • 1955 KTVE TV channel 10 in Monroe-El Dorado, LA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 KFSA (now KFSM) TV channel 5 in Ft Smith, AR (CBS) 1st broadcast

Music Premiere

1960 Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's musical "Camelot", starring Richard Burton and Julie Andrews, and introducing Robert Goulet, opens at Majestic Theater, NYC; runs for 873 performances, wins 4 Tony Awards

  • 1964 KHQL (now KCAN) TV channel 8 in Albion, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1966 Television pop group "The Monkees" make their live concert debut at the Honolulu International Centre Arena, in Hawaii

Music Concert

1968 Elvis Presley's Comeback Special airs on NBC, his 1st live performance in seven years, re-launching his singing career

Film Release

1982 "Frances", film depicting life of actress Frances Farmer and starring Jessica Lange, first released in the US

Film & TV History

1985 7th ACE Cable Awards: Shelley Duvall wins the Golden CableACE for "Faerie Tale Theatre"

Pro Wrestling

1991 Hulk Hogan defeats the Undertaker at 'This Tuesday in Texas' at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio to become 4-time WWF champion

  • 2018 7-year old Ryan of Ryan Toysreview is the year's highest-paid YouTube star earning $22 million

Summit of Interest

2018 David Attenborough warns collapse of civilisation and the natural world on the horizon at UN climate summit in Poland