Events in Film & TV on November 21

Film Release

1920 Silent film "The Last of the Mohicans" released, adapted from James Fenimore Cooper's novel, starring Wallace Beery, Barbara Bedford

Film Release

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"

Film Release

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)

Sports History

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

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

Music History

1959 Entertainer Jack Benny (violin) and US Vice-President Richard Nixon (piano) play their famed duet

Music History

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

  • 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

Film Premiere

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

  • 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

#1 in the Charts

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

  • 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