On This Day

Events in Film & TV on November 7

<b>Republican</b> PartyRepublican Party

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

Political Cartoonist Thomas Nast
Political Cartoonist
Thomas Nast

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1904 Broadway musical "Little Johnny Jones" written by George M. Cohan, featuring the song "Yankee Doodle Dandy" opens in New York

Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer George M. Cohan
Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer
George M. Cohan
  • 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
  • 1976 "Gone With the Wind" televised

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern

Film release premierFilm Release

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

Actor and Comedian Rowan Atkinson
Actor and Comedian
Rowan Atkinson

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

Television Journalist Tim Russert
Television Journalist
Tim Russert

KnightedKnighthood

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

Actress Emma Thompson
Actress
Emma Thompson
Duke of Cambridge Prince William
Duke of Cambridge
Prince William
  • 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