Events in Film & TV on November 28

Film & TV History

1907 In Haverhill, Massachusetts, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater

Radio Premiere

1932 Groucho Marx performs on radio for the first time

  • 1954 KCKT (now KSNC) TV channel 2 in Great Bend, KS (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1955 KMVI (now WMAU) TV channel 12 in Wailuku, HI (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 KTHV TV channel 11 in Little Rock, AR (CBS) begins broadcasting

Theater Premiere

1957 "Look Homeward, Angel" play based on the book by Thomas Wolfe adapted by Ketti Frings and starring Anthony Perkins premieres in NYC

  • 1958 KCOO (now KABY) TV channel 9 in Aberdeen, SD (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 KOMC (now KSNK) TV channel 8 in McCook - Oberlin, NB (NBC) begins
  • 1960 CBS radio expands hourly news coverage from 5 to 10 minutes
  • 1963 WHNT TV channel 19 in Huntsville, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1975 "As the World Turns" and "The Edge of Night", the final two American soap operas that had resisted going to pre-taped broadcasts, air their last live episodes.

Album Release

1978 Atlantic Records releases "Briefcase Full of Blues", the debut album by The Blues Brothers (Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi); album tops the chart and becomes best-selling blues record of all-time

Album Release

1989 Queen Latifah releases her debut hip hop album "All Hail the Queen" featuring single "Ladies First"

  • 1997 Final episode of "Beavis & Butt-head" on MTV

Film Premiere

2012 "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" 1st of the Hobbit film series, directed by Peter Jackson, starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, premieres in Wellington, New Zealand

Music History

2016 Musical "Hamilton" starring Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anthony Ramos sets new record for most money earned in a week on Broadway - $3.3 million

  • 2017 India's Supreme Court rejects appeal to block global release of controversial film "Padmavati"