Events in Film & TV on February 9

  • 1948 WLWT TV channel 5 in Cincinnati, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WNEP TV channel 16 in Scranton Wilkes-Barre, PA (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1956 KHPL (now KWNB) TV channel 6 in Hayes Center, NB (ABC) 1st broadcast

The Beatles on Ed Sullivan

1964 1st appearance of the Beatles on "The Ed Sullivan Show", live from New York; broadcast draws 73.7 million television viewers

  • 1964 NYC news anchor Jim Jenson's 1st appearance on WCBS-TV
  • 1969 KGTO TV channel 36 in Fayetteville, AR (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 5 men are killed near a BBC transmitter on Brougher Mountain, County Tyrone, in a landmine attack carried out by the Irish Republican Army
  • 1971 Probably 1st gay theme TV episode - All in the Family

Paul Williams on The Tonight Show

1973 American singer-songwriter and actor Paul Williams sings the torch song "Here's That Rainy Day" in full Planet of the Apes make-up and costume on Johnny Carson's "The Tonight Show"

  • 1979 ABC airs "Heroes of Rock N Roll" special, featuring archival performances of 62 artists
  • 1979 New York City premiere of Paul Schrader's allegedly fact based film "Hardcore"
  • 1979 Walter Hill's drama film "The Warriors" is released in the United States, sparking gang violence at many theaters and a halt to the film's marketing campaign
  • 1990 "Bradys" return to TV for 6 episodes on CBS TV
  • 1990 40th Berlin International Film Festival: "Music Box" and "Larks on a String" win the Golden Bear (tie)
  • 1992 "2 Shakespearean Actors" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 29 performances
  • 1995 45th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Bait" wins the Golden Bear
  • 1997 11th American Comedy Award: Debbie Reynolds wins

The Simpsons Record Run

1997 Fox cartoon series "The Simpsons" airs 167th episode; longest-running animated series in cartoon history

  • 2000 50th Berlin International Film Festival: "Magnolia" wins the Golden Bear
  • 2006 56th Berlin International Film Festival: "Grbavica" wins the Golden Bear
  • 2012 62nd Berlin International Film Festival: "Caesar Must Die" wins the Golden Bear

Academy Awards

2020 92nd Academy Awards: "Parasite" 1st non English film to win Best Picture, Best Director Bong Joon-ho, Best Actor Joaquin Phoenix, Best Actress Renée Zellweger