Events in Film & TV on October 11

  • 1932 1st political telecast (Democratic National Committee) at CBS, NYC

Theater Premiere

1939 Samson Raphaelson's play "Skylark" starring Gertrude Lawrence premieres in NYC

Film Release

1944 "Laura" directed by Otto Preminger starring Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews is released in NYC, New York

  • 1948 Frank Loesser's musical "Where's Charley?", starring Ray Bolger, and directed by George Abbott, opens at St James Theater, NYC; runs for 792 performances and wins a Tony Award
  • 1950 The U.S. Federal Communications Commission issues the first license to broadcast television in color, to CBS
  • 1959 KTHI TV channel 11 in Fargo-Grand Forks, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 Radio/TV executive John Fetzer buys a controlling interest of Detroit Tigers

Film & TV History

1963 William Shatner stars in "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" episode of CBS anthology series "The Twilight Zone"

Television Premiere

1975 "Saturday Night Live" created by Lorne Michaels premieres on NBC with George Carlin as host

Album Release

1983 "Can't Slow Down" second studio album by Lionel Richie is released

Television Premiere

2006 US sitcom "30 Rock" created by and starring Tina Fey alongside Alec Baldwin and Tracy Morgan first premieres on NBC in the US