Events in Film & TV on November 30

  • 1949 KOTV TV channel 6 in Tulsa, Oklahoma (CBS) begins broadcasting

Sports History

1952 Jackie Robinson accuses the NY Yankees of racial bias on national television

  • 1958 WKBW TV channel 7 in Buffalo, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting

TV Show Appearance

1969 American singer-songwriter Neil Diamond makes his only appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show", singing "Sweet Caroline" and "Holly, Holy"

Television Premiere

1971 Emmy and Peabody Award-winning TV movie "Brian's Song", about the friendship of Chicago Bears football teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers (based on Sayers' autobiography) premieres on ABC, starring James Caan and Billie Dee Williams

  • 1972 BBC bans Wings' "Hi, Hi, Hi"
  • 1979 Ted Koppel becomes anchor of late nightly news on Iran "America Held Hostage" (ABC)

Theatrical Finale

1980 "West Side Story" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 341 performances

Film & TV History

1990 American actor Burt Lancaster suffers a stroke

Film Premiere

1993 "Schindler's List", American historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, and Ralph Fiennes, premieres in Washington, D.C. (Academy Awards Best Picture 1994)

Film & TV History

2004 Longtime "Jeopardy!" champion Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City, Utah finally loses, leaving him with $2,520,700 USD, television's all-time biggest game show haul

  • 2017 Disney announces it has cast Chinese actress Liu Yifei to play Mulan in up-coming live action film