On This Day

Events in Film & TV on November 6

  • 1939 WRGB TV channel 6 in Schenectady-Alby-Troy, NY (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1947 NBC's "Meet the Press" debuts - US's longest running TV show
  • 1964 WEIQ TV channel 42 in Mobile, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1966 1st entire lineup televised in color (NBC)
  • 1973 "Man With the Golden Gun" begins filming
  • 1990 Arsenio Hall gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
  • 1993 Actor Howard Rollins arrested for drunk driving

Film release premierFilm Premier

1996 "The English Patient" based on the novel by Michael Ondaatje, directed by Anthony Minghella and starring Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche and Kristen Scott Thomas premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1997)

  • 2001 TV drama series "24" starring Kiefer Sutherland premieres on Fox

Film release premierFilm Premier

2005 "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire", the 4th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling, premieres in London. Goes on to become most successful film of the year, earning almost US$ 900 million.

Actor and Comedian Robbie Coltrane
Actor and Comedian
Robbie Coltrane
Novelist J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling
Actor Rupert Grint
Rupert Grint

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 British actor Idris Elba named "People" magazine's Sexiest Man Alive

Actor Idris Elba
Idris Elba