Events in Film & TV on December 30

Film & TV History

1936 Beginning of the "feud" between comedians Fred Allen and Jack Benny on Allen's "Town Hall Tonight" show

Film Release

1939 "Of Mice and Men", starring Burgess Meredith as George, Lon Chaney Jr. as Lennie, is released

Music History

1942 NYC's Times Square greets Frank Sinatra at Paramount Theater, initiating the term "Sinatramania"

  • 1953 The first ever NTSC color television sets go on sale for about USD at $1,175 each from RCA.
  • 1963 TV game show "Let's Make A Deal," hosted by Monty Hall, debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1968 Frank Sinatra first records "My Way" with lyrics were written by Paul Anka and based on the French song "Comme d'habitude"
  • 1980 "Wonderful World of Disney" last performance on NBC-TV