On This Day

Events in Film & TV on February 11

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1922 "April Showers" by Al Jolson hits #1

Jazz Singer and Silent Actor Al Jolson
Jazz Singer and Silent Actor
Al Jolson

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1938 Steve Casey beats Lou Thesz in Boston, to win National Boxing Association world heavyweight title

Professional Wrestler Lou Thesz
Professional Wrestler
Lou Thesz
  • 1938 World's first science fiction TV program - a broadcast of the play R.U.R. by Karel Čapek
  • 1954 6th Emmy Awards: I Love Lucy, Donald O'Connor & Eve Arden win
  • 1957 KUMV TV channel 8 in Williston, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 WTVC TV channel 9 in Chattanooga, TN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 BBC pioneering series "Your Life in Their Hands" first broadcast presented by Dr. Charles Fletcher, 1st major TV series to deal with medicine

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1960 Jack Paar walks off his TV show

Comedian and TV Host Jack Paar
Comedian and TV Host
Jack Paar
  • 1975 Tv drama “Sarah T: Portrait of A Teenage Alcoholic”, starring Linda Blair, premieres on US network NBC
  • 1979 43 million watch "Elvis!" on ABC

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1983 "Weird Al" Yankovic records "Ricky" & "Buckingham Blues" debut LP

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • 1993 43rd Berlin International Film Festival: "Woman Sesame Oil Maker" and "The Wedding Banquet" win the Golden Bear (tie)
  • 1994 Lu Parker, (South Carolina), crowned 43rd Miss USA
  • 1998 48th Berlin International Film Festival: "Central Station" wins the Golden Bear
  • 2007 60th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Queen" Best Film, Paul Greengrass Best Director
  • 2010 60th Berlin International Film Festival: "Honey" wins the Golden Bear
  • 2014 11 people are killed after a grenade was tossed into a movie theatre in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 2016 Sixth Democratic presidential candidates debate, broadcast on CNN and PBS, and held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin