On This Day

Events in Film & TV on November 21

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1931 Horror film "Frankenstein" is released, starring Boris Karloff as the monster, directed by James Whale and based on Mary Shelley's 1818 novel "Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus"

Actor Boris Karloff
Actor
Boris Karloff
Frankenstein Author Mary Shelley
Frankenstein Author
Mary Shelley

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1946 "The Best Years of Our Lives", film directed by William Wyler, based on MacKinlay Kantor's novella Glory for Me, starring Myrna Loy and Fredric March, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1947)

Actor Fredric March
Actor
Fredric March
Actress Myrna Loy
Actress
Myrna Loy
Film Director William Wyler
Film Director
William Wyler

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1947 Bill Longson beats Lou Thesz in St Louis, to win National Wrestlingg Association world heavyweight title

Professional Wrestler Lou Thesz
Professional Wrestler
Lou Thesz
  • 1953 WKJG TV channel 33 in Ft Wayne, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 KTVO TV channel 3 in Ottumwa-Kirksville, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting

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1959 Jack Benny (violin) & Richard Nixon (piano) play their famed duet

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
Comedian Jack Benny
Comedian
Jack Benny

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1968 The Supremes & The Temptations release "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"

Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross
  • 1969 KXIX (now KVCT) TV channel 19 in Victoria, TX (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1970 17th National Film Awards (India): "Bhuvan Shome" wins the Golden Lotus

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1976 "Rocky" directed by John G. Avildsen and starring Sylvester Stallone premieres in New York (Best Picture 1977)

Actor and Director Sylvester Stallone
Actor and Director
Sylvester Stallone
  • 1980 TV show "Dallas" episode "Who Done It" reveals 'Who Shot J.R.?', gets a then record 53.3 rating (over 83 million viewers, 76% of television watchers) in the US

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1981 Olivia Newton-John's "Physical" single goes #1 & stays for 10 weeks

Singer and Actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and Actress
Olivia Newton-John
  • 1987 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Hollywood Park; winners: Epitome, Ferdinand, Miesque, Sacahuista, Success Express, Theatrica, Very Subtle
  • 2017 CBS TV host Charlie Rose is fired after allegations of sexual harassment by eight women