Events in Film & TV on November 22

Music Premiere

1927 George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin's musical "Funny Face", starring Fred Astaire and his sister Adele Astaire, opens at the new Alvin Theatre, NYC; runs 244 performances

Film Premiere

1944 Film musical "Meet Me In St Louis", starring Judy Garland, and directed by Vincente Minnelli, premieres at Loew’s State Theater on Washington Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri

Film & TV History

1961 Producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman announce expensive publicity campaign to make Sean Connery (James Bond) a star

  • 1964 WITF TV channel 33 in Harrisburg-Hershey, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film & TV History

1965 "Miss Goodall and the Wild Chimpanzees" broadcast on CBS, watched by 25 million, brings Jane Goodall to international attention

  • 1967 BBC unofficially bans "I Am the Walrus" by Beatles, due to the suggestive lyric “Boy, you've been a naughty girl you let your knickers down."
  • 1968 1st interracial TV kiss (Star Trek - Captain Kirk and Uhura)

Film & TV History

1984 Fred Rogers of PBS "Mr Rogers, Neighborhood" presents a sweater to Smithsonian Institution

  • 1987 Two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom.
  • 1989 Aneta Kreglicka of Poland, 24, crowned 39th Miss World

Film Release

1991 "Phool Aur Kaante", the film debut of famous Indian actor Ajay Devgan, is released

Music History

1993 Neil Simon's comedy "Laughter on the 23rd Floor", inspired by his early job writing for Sid Caesar, opens at Richard Rodgers Theater, NYC; runs for 320 performances

Film Release

1995 "Toy Story", the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery, directed by John Lasseter and starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, is released

Music Single

1999 "How Do You Like Me Now?!" single released by Toby Keith (Billboard Song of the Year 2000)

  • 2002 In Nigeria, more than 100 people are killed at an attack aimed at the contestants of the Miss World contest
  • 2005 Ted Koppel retires from late night television news program "Nightline with Ted Koppel", after 25 years with the show, 41 Emmy Awards, and 42 years with ABC
  • 2008 YouTube hosts the largest ever live broadcast, YouTube Live

Film & TV History

2019 Sacha Baron Cohen says if Facebook existed in the 1930s it would have run Hitler's ads on his "solution to the Jewish problem", in speech to Anti-Defamation League summit