Events in Film & TV on January 2

  • 1948 WNDT (now WNET) TV channel 13 in New York-Newark, NY (PBS) begins
  • 1949 KDKA TV channel 2 in Pittsburgh, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 1st "Bob Cummings Show" premieres on NBC (later on CBS)
  • 1962 Nighttime version of "Password" with Allen Ludden premieres on CBS
  • 1966 National Football League Championship, Lambeau Field, Green Bay: Green Bay Packers beat Cleveland Browns, 23-12; first NFL title game televised in colour; last one played before Super Bowl era
  • 1968 KBHK TV channel 44 in San Francisco, California (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1969 Robert B. Nemiroff's stage drama "To Be Young, Gifted & Black" adaptated from the writings of his late wife of Lorraine Hansberry, starring Ruby Dee, premieres in NYC
  • 1969 The Beatles begin rehearsals, while being filmed, for the Let It Be project at Twickenham Film Studios, London

Pro Wrestling

1990 Sting joins pro wrestling's legendary "4 Horsemen" (Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson)