Events in Film & TV on October 1

  • 1952 1st ultra high frequency (UHF) television station, Portland Or
  • 1953 KJEO TV channel 47 in Fresno, CA (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 KYTV TV channel 3 in Springfield, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WATE TV channel 6 in Knoxville, TN (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WREX TV channel 13 in Rockford, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 WORA TV channel 5 in Mayaguez, PR (TCI) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 KCBY TV channel 11 in Coos Bay, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1961 KGIN TV channel 11 in Grand Island, NB (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1961 WOLO TV channel 25 in Columbia, SC (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1961 WYAH TV channel 27 in Portsmouth, VA (IND) begins broadcasting

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1962 Barbra Streisand signs her 1st recording contract (with Columbia)

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

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1962 Johnny Carson hosts his 1st Tonight Show, Joan Crawford guests

Actress Joan Crawford
Actress
Joan Crawford
  • 1962 WEDH TV channel 24 in Hartford, CT (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 WSJU TV channel 18 in Carolina, PR begins broadcasting
  • 1964 WTSJ TV channel 18 in San Juan, PR (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 WWAY TV channel 3 in Wilmington, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1966 WAEO (now WJFW) TV channel 12 in Rhinelander, WI (NBC) begins
  • 1967 KBFI (now KDAF) TV channel 33 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (IND) begins

Film release premierFilm Premier

1968 Cult zombie film "Night of the Living Dead" directed by George A. Romero, starring Duane Jones and Judith O'Dea premieres in Pittsburgh

  • 1974 "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" horror film premieres in director Tobe Hooper's hometown, Austin, Texas in the US
  • 1992 Cartoon Cable Network premieres