On This Day

Events in Film & TV on March 18

  • 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

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

Singer Donna Summer
Donna Summer

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