Events in Film & TV on November 1

Theater Premiere

1611 Shakespeare's romantic comedy play "Tempest" is first presented

Theater Premiere

1904 George Bernard Shaw's comedy play "John Bull's Other Island" premieres in London

Theater Premiere

1920 Eugene O'Neill's drama "The Emperor Jones" opens at Provincetown Playhouse, NYC; runs for 204 performances

  • 1947 Gian Carlo Menotti's musical drama/comedy double bill "The Medium" and " The Telephone" closes at The Ethel Barrymore Theatre, NYC after 211 performances

Music History

1951 Johnny Mercer's "Top Banana", starring Phil Silvers, opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC; runs for 356 performances, winning a Tony Award

  • 1953 KCEN TV channel 6 in Temple-Waco, TX (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 KMGH TV channel 7 in Denver, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WHEC TV channel 10 in Rochester, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 KUON TV channel 12 in Lincoln, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 KVII TV channel 7 in Amarillo, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 KXGN TV channel 5 in Glendive, Montana (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 WICZ TV channel 40 in Binghamton, New York (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 KYVE TV channel 47 in Yakima, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 WNYC TV channel 31 in New York, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 WZZM TV channel 13 in Grand Rapids, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting

Film Release

1967 "Cool Hand Luke", starring Paul Newman, George Kennedy, and Strother Martin, is released

Music History

1968 Musical revue "Noël Coward's Sweet Potato" opens at Booth Theater, NYC; runs for 36 performances

  • 1970 KGTF TV channel 12 in Agana, GU (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1972 1st gay theme TV movie - "That Certain Summer"

Film & TV History

1982 Andrew "Dice" Clay & George Wendt appear in "Trick or Treatment"

  • 1985 Nostalgia Television begins on cable

Music History

1995 Revival of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest", starring Patrick Stewart, opens at Broadhurst Theater, NYC; runs for 71 performances

  • 1996 Shaquille O'Neil makes his Hollywood debut as Los Angeles Lakers beat Phoenix Suns, 96-82 at the Forum, Inglewood; O'Neil scores 23 points and pulls down 14 rebounds in 35 minutes

Film Premiere

1997 "Titanic" directed by James Cameron, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet premieres at the Tokyo International Film Festival (Academy Awards Best Picture 1998)