Events in Film & TV on February 17

  • 1936 The world's first superhero, The Phantom, a cartoon strip by Lee Falk, makes his first appearance in comics.
  • 1954 WAST (now WNYT) TV channel 13 in Albany-Troy, NY (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1955 KTVF TV channel 11 in Fairbanks, AK (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 WETV (now WPBA) TV channel 30 in Atlanta, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 WMEM TV channel 10 in Presque Isle, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1972 TV comedy M*A*S*H, adapted from the movie, starring Alan Alda, Loretta Swit and Wayne Rogers debuts on CBS in the US
  • 1987 Michelle Renee Royer, 21, (Texas), crowned 36th Miss USA
  • 1995 11th Soap Opera Digest Awards - "Days of Our Lives" wins
  • 2012 43rd NAACP Image Awards: "The Help" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

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2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon premieres on NBC

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