On This Day

Events in Film & TV on October 12

  • 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

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