Events in Film & TV on March 18

  • 1924 Silent film classic "The Thief of Bagdad" based on One Thousand and One Nights, starring Douglas Fairbanks and directed by Raoul Walsh is released
  • 1948 Philips begin experimental TV broadcasting
  • 1949 WGAL TV channel 8 in Lancaster, PA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 KGNC (now KAMR) TV channel 4 in Amarillo, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 WTWV (now WTVA) TV channel 9 in Tupelo-Columbus, MS (NBC) begins
  • 1963 WGSF TV channel 31 in Newark, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 WVER TV channel 28 in Rutland, VT (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 WVTA TV channel 41 in Windsor, VT (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1970 KAEC TV channel 19 in Lufkin, Texas (ABC) suspends broadcasting
  • 1985 Capital Cities Communications Inc acquires ABC for $3.5 billion, first transfer of ownership of a TV network

Music History

1992 American pop singer Donna Summer gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

Film & TV History

1994 Zsa Zsa Gabor files for bankruptcy

Film Premiere

2005 "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody" premieres on the Disney Channel, starring Dylan and Cole Sprouse

Film & TV History

2021 US President Joe Biden agrees Russian President Vladimir Putin is a "killer" in ABC News interview. Putin responds "It takes one to know one" a day later.