Events in Film & TV on October 14

Music Premiere

1930 George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin's musical "Girl Crazy" starring Ginger Rogers and featuring debut of Ethel Merman, opens at the Alvin Theater, NYC; runs for 272 performances

  • 1953 WTEN TV channel 10 in Albany, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 WMUB (now WPTO) TV channel 14 in Oxford, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1963 WGHP TV channel 8 in Greensboro-High Point, NC (ABC) begins
  • 1964 Philips begins experimenting with color TV

Sports History

1977 Linda Ronstadt sings national anthem prior to World Series Game 3 at Dodger Stadium; criticised for casual attire but ranked by Washington Examiner as second-best rendition ever at a sporting event

Film & TV History

1978 1st TV movie from a TV series-"Rescue from Gilligan's Island"

Television Premiere

1979 NBC premiere of U.S. TV adaptation of Helen Keller's life story "The Miracle Worker"

Film & TV History

2007 "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" featuring Kim, Khloé, and Kourtney Kardashian premieres on the E! cable network in the US

Film & TV History

2017 Producer Harvey Weinstein is expelled by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after historical revelations of sexual harassment and rape