On This Day

Events in Film & TV on November 4

  • 1914 Vogue holds 1st model show ("Fashion Fete", NYC)
  • 1929 John L. Balderston's play "Berkeley Square" starring Leslie Howard premieres in NYC

Film & TV History

1948 American humorist Will Rogers commemorated by US Postage Service on 3-cent stamp

  • 1968 WRDU (now WPTF) TV channel 28 in Raleigh-Durham, NC (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1968 WTOG TV channel 44 in St Petersburg-Tampa, FL (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1985 "Edge of Darkness" first airs on BBC Two, featuring Bob Peck and Joanne Whalley
  • 1992 NY Jets announce they are moving from WABC to WFAN radio

Emmy Awards

2001 53rd Emmy Awards: The West Wing, Sex and the City, James Gandolfini & Edie Falco win

Film Premiere

2001 "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" 1st film adaptation of the book series by J. K. Rowling starring Daniel Radcliffe, premieres in London (Titled "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" in some markets)

Album Release

2003 "Shock'n Y'all" 8th studio album by Toby Keith is released (Billboard Album of the Year 2004)

Television Premiere

2016 British TV series "The Crown" premieres with Claire Foy playing Queen Elizabeth II and Matt Smith as Prince Philip

  • 2017 Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigns in a shock TV broadcast from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, amid concerns he is being forcibly detained