Events in Film & TV on December 4

  • 1901 Anne Russell's play "'Girl and the judge" premieres in New York
  • 1933 Jack Kirkland's play "Tobacco Road" premieres in NYC, became the longest-running play of its time

Music History

1951 Aaron Copland's and Jerome Robbins' ballet "The Pied Piper" premieres in New York City

  • 1961 WXGA TV channel 8 in Waycross, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1966 KETS TV channel 2 in Little Rock, AR (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film & TV History

1977 Neil Simon's "Chapter Two" premieres in NYC

  • 1981 "Falcon Crest" premieres on CBS-TV

Music History

1984 6th ACE Cable Awards: David Bowie: Serious Moonlight by Anthony Eaton and HBO

  • 1986 Neil Simon's "Broadway Bound" premieres in NYC
  • 1988 Actor Gary Busey critically injured in motorcycle crash
  • 1989 NBC's premiere of "Howard Beach: Making A Case for Murder", based on December 1986 murders of black youths by white youths in New York City

Television Debut

2005 U.S. debut of the first part of two-part TV biopic miniseries "Pope John Paul II" on CBS

Music History

2014 NBC airs musical "Peter Pan Live!" starring Allison Williams and Christopher Walken; substantially revised from the earlier Mary Martin productions

  • 2018 Scottish artist Charlotte Prodger wins the 2018 Turner Prize with film shot on her iPhone