On This Day

Events in Film & TV on November 29

Film release premierFilm Premier

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)

Filmmaker Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
Actor Ray Milland
Ray Milland
Actress Jane Wyman
Jane Wyman
  • 1948 "Kukla, Fran, & Ollie" debuted on NBC
  • 1948 1st opera to be televised, "Othello", broadcast from the Met (NYC)
  • 1948 KOB TV channel 4 in Albuquerque, NM (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WSIX TV channel 8 in Nashville, TN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 1st pro golf championship at Walt Disney World
  • 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
  • 2017 American TV host Matt Lauer is fired from NBC's "Today" show after an allegation of sexual misconduct