Events in Film & TV on November 3

  • 1953 "Tokyo Story", Japanese film directed by Yasujirō Ozu, starring Chishū Ryū, Chieko Higashiyama and Setsuko Hara, is released

The Wizard of Oz

1956 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz" televised for 1st time - hosted by Bert Lahr and 10 year old Liza Minnelli, as the finale of the Ford Star Jubilee series (CBS-TV)

  • 1975 Good Morning America premieres on ABC (David Hartman & Nancy Dussault)
  • 1978 First broadcast of "Different Strokes" on NBC TV
  • 1983 Nashville Network begins on cable TV

Film & TV History

1988 Talk-show host Geraldo Rivera's nose is broken as Roy Innis brawls with skinheads at TV taping

  • 1994 First PlayStation console released by Sony Interactive Entertainment in Japan
  • 1997 British TV comedy "I'm Alan Partridge" starring Steve Coogan premieres on BBC Two

Film Premiere

1998 "Shakespeare in Love" directed by John Madden and starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes premieres in New York (Best Picture 1999)

Music History

2019 Olivia Newton-John's black leather outfit from the film "Grease" sells for $405,700 at auction in Beverly Hills, California