Events in Film & TV on November 29

Music Premiere

1932 Cole Porter's musical "Gay Divorcee" opens at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, NYC, later transferred to the Schubert Theater; runs for 248 performances

Film Premiere

1945 "The Lost Weekend", based on Charles R. Jackson's novel, directed by Billy Wilder and starring Ray Milland and Jane Wyman premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Awards Best Picture 1946)

  • 1948 1st opera to be televised, "Othello", broadcast from the Met (NYC)
  • 1948 KOB TV channel 4 in Albuquerque, NM (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1948 Puppet TV show"Kukla, Fran, & Ollie" starring Fran Allison debuts on NBC
  • 1953 WSIX TV channel 8 in Nashville, TN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 1st pro golf championship at Walt Disney World

Pong

1972 Co-founder of Atari, Nolan Bushnell releases Pong, the 1st commercially successful video game, in Andy Capp's Tavern in Sunnyvale, California

  • 1989 8th Largest wrestling crowd UFW U-Cosmos (60,000-Tokyo Dome)
  • 1991 TV show "Roc" has a gay wedding episode - Can't Help Loving that Man
  • 1995 CNNfn, a financial network by Turner Enterprises is launched

Music Concert

2002 "The Concert for George", a benefit memorial to George Harrison held at the Royal Albert Hall, London, features Eric Clapton; Paul McCartney; Ringo Starr; Jeff Lynne; Tom Petty; Joe Brown; Anoushka Shankar; Billy Preston; and members of Monty Python

  • 2017 American TV host Matt Lauer is fired from NBC's "Today" show after an allegation of sexual misconduct