Events in Film & TV on December 9

  • 1724 Colley Cibber's play "Caesar in Egypt" premieres in London
  • 1960 1st broadcast of "Coronation Street" on British ITV

Television Premiere

1965 "A Charlie Brown Christmas", the first Peanuts animated special premieres on CBS in the US

  • 1968 KRNE TV channel 12 in Merriman, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film & TV History

1968 Terence O'Neill, Northern Ireland Prime Minister, makes a television appeal for moderate opinion in what became known as the 'Ulster stands at the Crossroads' speech

  • 1988 NY Yankees sign 12-year television contract with MSG for $500M
  • 1988 Premiere of fact based crime drama film "Mississippi Burning"
  • 1990 23rd NAACP Image Awards: "Coming to America" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

Film Premiere

1997 "Tomorrow Never Dies", 18th James Bond film starring Pierce Brosnan and Michelle Yeoh, premieres in London

Film Premiere

2002 "Star Trek: Nemesis" film directed by Stuart Baird, and starring Patrick Stewart and Jonathan Frakes premieres

  • 2003 "Peter Pan" live action adventure film adaptation of the 1904 play and 1911 by J.M. Barrie premieres in London; flops at the box office

Film & TV History

2004 Mary-Kate Olsen pledges that woman sewing garments for her company in Bangladesh will be afforded legal maternity leave

Film Release

2005 "Brokeback Mountain" film released, directed by Ang Lee, starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, based on story by Annie Proulx

Film Premiere

2017 "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" directed by Rian Johnson, starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Adam Driver premieres in Los Angeles

Music Concert

2019 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at The Beacon Theatre, NYC; performers include: Sting, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Bob Geldof, Ricky Martin, Eurythmics, Deborah Harry, Shaggy, Zucchero, MC Rodriguez, and H.E.R.

  • 2021 Actor Jussie Smollett found guilty of falsely reporting a hate crime in 2019, in a Chicago court