Events in Film & TV on November 12

  • 1910 1st possible movie stunt: man jumps into the Hudson river from a burning balloon
  • 1936 1st ever TV Gardening show "In Your Garden" shown on BBC television
  • 1946 Walt Disney's "Song Of South" released
  • 1947 KPO-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KNBC (now KNBR)
  • 1968 KSEL (now KAMC) TV channel 28 in Lubbock, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1969 WJJY (now WJPT) TV channel 14 in Jacksonville, IL (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1981 Pilin Leon of Venezuela, crowned 31st Miss World
  • 1984 NBC premiere of "Victims for Victims: The Theresa Saldana Story", fact based telepic of actress Saldana's near fatal attack and its aftermath
  • 1987 Ulla Weigerstorfer of Austria, 20, crowned 37th Miss World

Film & TV History

1991 US TV series "Full House" 100th episode, the twins are born

  • 1992 British TV comedy "Absolutely Fabulous" written by Jennifer Saunders, starring Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley first appears on the BBC
  • 1997 Dick Vitale signs with ESPN through year 2004

Film & TV History

2016 Jackie Chan awarded honorary Oscar for his film achievements at 8th Annual Governors Awards ceremony

  • 2019 Disney launches its film and television streaming service Disney+

Film & TV History

2019 Space western TV series set in the Star Wars franchise "The Mandalorian" by Jon Favreau is released on Disney+