On This Day

Events in Film & TV on December 9

  • 1960 1st broadcast of "Coronation Street" on British ITV

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

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
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Charles M. Schulz
  • 1968 KRNE TV channel 12 in Merriman, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting

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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

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill
Northern Ireland Prime Minister
Terence O'Neill
  • 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

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

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

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

Twin Actress Mary-Kate Olsen
Twin Actress
Mary-Kate Olsen

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

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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