Events in Film & TV on October 10

  • 1954 1st National Film Awards (India): "Shyamchi Aai" wins the Golden Lotus

Film Premiere

1956 "Giant", directed by George Stevens, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean in his last role, premieres in NYC

  • 1960 WGTE TV channel 30 in Toledo, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting

Television Premiere

1961 Variety TV show "The Bob Newhart Show" premieres on NBC in the US

Film Premiere

1963 "From Russia With Love" 2nd James Bond film based on a novel by Ian Fleming, starring Sean Connery and Daniela Bianchi, premieres in London

Film Premiere

1975 Ken Russell's surreal biographical musical comedy film "Lisztomania", starring Roger Daltrey as 19th-century Hungarian composer Franz Liszt, and soundtrack arranged by progressive rock keyboardist Rick Wakeman, premieres

  • 1979 Rock band Fleetwood Mac gets a star in Hollywood

Film Release

1980 Comedy film "Private Benjamin" is released starring Goldie Hawn

  • 1983 NBC premiere of true life drama "Adam", based on John Walsh's son's murder
  • 1988 NBC premieres tele-biopic, "Winnie", starring Meredith Baxter and based on life of [Gwyanna] Winifred Sprockett

Album Release

1990 Mexican singer and actress Thalia releases her debut album "Thalía"

  • 1994 MPAA chief Jack Valenti holds meeting to determine new movie ratings

Film & TV History

2016 Actress Shailene Woodley arrested for trespassing while protesting against proposed Dakota Access Pipeline

Film Premiere

2017 "Thor: Ragnarok" directed by Taika Waititi, starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Cate Blanchett premieres in Los Angeles, California