Events in Film & TV on November 18

Film & TV History

1928 Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie" released, first Mickey Mouse sound cartoon

  • 1932 "Flowers & Trees" receives 1st Academy Award for a cartoon

Academy Awards

1932 5th Academy Awards: Fredric March and Wallace Beery in 1st ever tie for Best Actor. "Grand Hotel" and Helen Hayes also win.

  • 1951 Former Cubs 1st baseman & future TV star of Rifleman Chuck Connors is 1st player to oppose the major league draft

Film Premiere

1959 "Ben-Hur" directed by William Wyler and starring Charlton Heston premieres in New York City (Academy Awards Best Picture 1960)

Music History

1974 "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" by English progressive rock band Genesis is released, their last to feature original frontman Peter Gabriel

Film Premiere

1980 "Heaven's Gate" film directed by Michael Cimino, starring Kris Kristofferson and Christopher Walken premieres - one of the biggest box office bombs ever

  • 1982 Mariasela Alvarez of Dominican Republic, crowned 32nd Miss World
  • 1984 NBC premiere of the first part of fact based crime mystery "Fatal Vision", based on Joe McGinnis' novel about Jefferey MacDonald and the 1970 murders of his then-pregnant wife and two children

Music Single

1985 Paul McCartney releases film theme single "Spies Like Us"

  • 1993 WWF boss Vince McMahon charged with steroid distribution

Film Premiere

1994 "Star Trek: Generations" film directed by David Carson and starring Patrick Stewart premieres

  • 1995 Jacqueline Aguilera Marcano (19), of Venezuela, crowned 45th Miss World
  • 1996 "Star Trek: First Contact" film directed by Jonathan Frakes and starring Patrick Stewart and Jonathan Frakes premieres
  • 1997 "Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture" album is released by Sony Music Soundtrax

Roger the Ripped Kangaroo

2015 "Kangaroo Dundee" wildlife TV series premieres featuring Brolga and Roger the ripped Kangaroo on BBC Two

Film & TV History

2020 Michael B. Jordan named "Sexiest Man Alive" by People Magazine