Events in Film & TV on November 13

Music Premiere

1922 George M. Cohan's musical "Little Nellie Kelly" premieres in NYC

  • 1937 NBC forms first full-sized symphony orchestra exclusively for radio

Film Premiere

1940 Walt Disney's animated film "Fantasia", starring Leopold Stokowski, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Mickey Mouse, and ballet dancing hippopotamuses, premieres at the Broadway Theatre, New York City

  • 1952 KLBK TV channel 13 in Lubbock, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 Fire in movie theater kills 152 children in Amude, Spain
  • 1961 WCBB TV channel 10 in Augusta, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 Director Kenneth Tynan says the word "F*ck" on BBC

Film & TV History

1969 Vice President Spiro Agnew accuses network TV news departments of bias and distortion

  • 1980 Gabriella Brum, 18, of West Germany crowned 30th Miss World; she resigns the next day because she wants to marry her 52 year old boyfriend

Music Single

1981 Ringo Starr releases single "Wrack My Brain", written and produced by George Harrison, in the UK

  • 1986 Giselle Jeanne-Marie LaRonde of Trinidad, 23, crowned 36th Miss World

Music History

1987 Sonny & Cher perform together for the final time, singing "I Got You Babe" on 'Late Night with David Letterman' (NBC)

Film Release

1995 "GoldenEye", 17th James Bond film, starring Pierce Brosnan for the first time and Judi Dench as M, released

Film Premiere

1999 "Toy Story 2", directed by John Lasseter, starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, premieres in the US

  • 2019 South Korean girl group Blackpink are the first K-pop group to have a single reach 1 billion views on YouTube for "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du"