On This Day

Events in Film & TV on October 12

  • 1950 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show debuts on CBS television, airs until 1958
  • 1952 KBTV (now KUSA) TV channel 9 in Denver, CO (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 WJRT TV channel 12 in Flint, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 Japanese politician Inejiro Asanuma is assassinated with a sword during a televised debate live on TV by 17-year old nationalist Otoya Yamaguchi
  • 1964 KCSM TV channel 60 in San Mateo-SF, CA (PBS) begins
  • 1964 WSBK TV channel 38 in Boston, MA (IND/ABC/CBS/NBC) begin
  • 1964 WUCM TV channel 19 in University Center, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1968 "Noël Coward's Sweet Potato" closes at Barrymore NYC after 17 performances

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward

Music awardsMusic Awards

1981 15th Country Music Association Award: Barbara Mandrell & George Jones wins

Country Singer and TV Host Barbara Mandrell
Country Singer and TV Host
Barbara Mandrell

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1992 Brett "Hitman" Hart beats Ric Flair for WWF heavyweight title

Professional Wrestler Ric Flair
Professional Wrestler
Ric Flair
  • 2006 United States Postal Service designates facility in Green River, Wyoming, as the "Curt Gowdy Post Office Building," honoring the noted broadcaster