Events in Film & TV on November 7

Theater Premiere

1722 Richard Steele's sentimental comedy play "The Conscious Lovers" premieres in London

Republican Party

1874 1st cartoon depicting elephant as Republican Party symbol, by Thomas Nast

Music Premiere

1904 George M. Cohan's 1st full-length musical "Little Johnny Jones", featuring the songs "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and "Give My Regards To Broadway", opens at the Liberty Theatre, NYC; runs for 52 performances be before going on tour

  • 1921 Ed Wynn's musical revue "The Perfect Fool" premieres in NYC
  • 1932 1st broadcast of "Buck Rogers in the 25th century" on CBS-radio
  • 1953 WIS TV channel 10 in Columbia, SC (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 WEEQ (now WWTO) TV channel 35 in La Salle, IL (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1960 KNRR TV channel 12 in Pembina, ND (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1963 Carole Joan Crawford, 20, wins Miss World
  • 1975 8th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel

Film & TV History

1976 "Gone With The Wind", 1939 Oscar-winning film epic starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable, makes broadcast television debut on NBC; aired in two parts over consecutive nights; earns a then record 65% share of TV viewers

Historic Publication

1995 Howard Stern's second book "Miss America" released (fastest selling ever)

Film Release

1997 "Bean" film directed by Mel Smith and starring Rowan Atkinson as Mr. Bean opens in the US

Election of Interest

2000 Tim Russert famously declares the outcome of the 2000 Presidential election will depend on "Florida, Florida, Florida" during NBC coverage


2018 Actress Emma Thompson is made a Dame of the British Empire by Prince William at Buckingham Palace, London

  • 2019 Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda, the "Terminator" is the to be convicted of sexual slavery by the International Criminal Court and is sentenced to 30 years in prison on 18 charges