Events in Film & TV on November 24

Film Release

1933 Fred Astaire's 1st film, "Dancing Lady", released

Music History

1936 Noël Coward's anthology "Tonight at 8:30" premieres in NYC, runs for 118 performances

  • 1947 The US House of Representatives Committee on Un-American Activities finds "Hollywood 10" in contempt because of their refusal to reveal whether they were communists
  • 1948 "Bicycle Thieves", Italian film directed by Vittorio De Sica, starring himself and Cesare Zavattini, is released (Honorary Academy Award 1950)
  • 1948 WAVE TV channel 3 in Louisville, Kentucky (NBC) begins broadcasting

Film Release

1966 The cult classic "One Million Years B.C.", starring Raquel Welch, is released 1st in West Germany

Film & TV History

1979 "Salem's Lot", American two-part miniseries based on the horror novel of the same name by Stephen King, concludes in the United States

Television Premiere

1985 NBC miniseries "Mussolini: The Untold Story" starring George C. Scott premieres in the US

Grey Cup

1991 CFL Grey Cup, Winnipeg Stadium: Toronto Argonauts defeat Calgary Stampeders, 36-21; Argos under new ownership of LA Kings owner Bruce McNall, hockey player Wayne Gretzky and actor John Candy

  • 2012 Gangnam Style becomes the most viewed Youtube video surpassing 808 million views