1939 Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's musical "Very Warm for May", featuring June Allyson, Eve Arden, and Vera-Ellen, and directed by Vincente Minnelli opens at the Alvin Theatre, NYC; runs for 59 performances, inspiring 9-year old audience member Stephen Sondheim's love for musical theater
1962 Neil Simon, Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh's musical "Little Me" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, NYC; runs for 257 performances
- 1968 "Heidi Game", NBC cuts to show "Heidi" and misses Raider's rally to beat Jets, 43-32
- 1968 KHNE TV channel 29 in Hastings, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970 Elton John performs a live studio concert broadcast for WABC in New York City, later released as his 11-17-70 album
1979 "Salem's Lot", American two-part miniseries based on the horror novel of the same name by Stephen King, premieres in the United States
- 1980 WHHM Television in Washington, D.C., becomes the first African-American public-broadcasting television station
1983 Film "Yentl" produced, directed and starring Barbra Streisand and Mandy Patinkin premieres, based on play and story by Isaac Bashevis Singer
- 1985 NBC's premiere of controversial TV thriller "Hostage Flight"
- 1988 Linda Petursdottir of Iceland, 18, crowned 38th Miss World
- 1988 Neil Simon's "Rumors" premieres in NYC
- 1991 1st TV condom ad aired (FOX- TV)
- 1992 Dateline NBC airs a demonstration show General Motors trucks, blowing up on impact, later revealed NBC rigged test
- 1998 Tori Amos release a compilation of her videos, "Tori Amos: The Complete Collection: 1992-1998"
2008 "Twilight", based on the book by Stephenie Meyer, directed by Catherine Hardwicke, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, premieres in Los Angeles