Events in Film & TV on November 10

Film & TV History

1940 Walt Disney begins serving as an informer for the Los Angeles office of the FBI; his job is to report back information on Hollywood subversives.

  • 1958 WUFT TV channel 5 in Gainesville, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 Corinne Rottschaeffer of the Netherlands elected Miss World
  • 1967 KXNE TV channel 19 in Norfolk, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting

Television Premiere

1969 "Sesame Street" premieres on PBS TV

  • 1980 Dan Rather refuses to pay his cabbie, CBS pays $12.55 fare
  • 1984 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Hollywood Park; winners: Chief's Crown, Eillo, Lashkari, Outstandingly, Princess Rooney, Royal Heroine, Wild Again

Film Premiere

1990 John Hughes' film "Home Alone" directed by Chris Columbus and starring Macaulay Culkin premieres in Chicago

Film Premiere

1998 "Star Trek: Insurrection" film directed by Jonathan Frakes and starring Patrick Stewart and Jonathan Frakes premieres

Music History

2010 Alan Menken, famous Disney composer, receives the 2,442nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Film Premiere

2014 "The Hunger Games" Mockingjay - Part 1" directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson premieres in London

  • 2017 BBC removes drama from Christmas line-up after one of its stars, Ed Westwick, accused of rape by two women

Film & TV History

2021 New Zealand filmmaker Peter Jackson sells Weta Digital's technology division to video games company Unity for US$1.6 billion [1]