On This Day

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

Music ConcertThe Beatles on Ed Sullivan

1964 1st appearance of the Beatles on the "Ed Sullivan Show" draws 73.7 million viewers
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The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
  • 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 Probably 1st gay theme TV episode - All in the Family
  • 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
  • 1979 ABC airs "Heroes of Rock N Roll" special
  • 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
  • 1997 Fox cartoon series "Simpsons" airs 167th episode the longest-running animated series in cartoon history
  • 2000 50th Berlin International Film Festival: "Magnolia" wins the Golden Bear

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2006 Al Michaels joins NBC's "Sunday Night Football" broadcast with John Madden

Television Sportscaster Al Michaels
Television Sportscaster
Al Michaels
NFL Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
NFL Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • 2006 56th Berlin International Film Festival: "Grbavica" wins the Golden Bear
  • 2012 62nd Berlin International Film Festival: "Caesar Must Die" wins the Golden Bear

Film tv awardsAcademy 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