Events in Film & TV on October 15

Film Release

1940 "The Great Dictator", a satiric social commentary film by and starring Charlie Chaplin released

Television Debut

1951 "I Love Lucy", starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, debuts on CBS

  • 1953 John Patrick's play "Teahouse of the August Moon" premieres in New York
  • 1953 KOIN TV channel 6 in Portland, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WJNL (now WFAT) TV channel 19 in Johnstown, PA (IND) begins
  • 1954 KLTV TV channel 7 in Tyler-Longview, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 KNDO TV channel 23 in Yakima, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 TV series "The Untouchables" starring Robert Stack premieres in the US
  • 1962 WLOX TV channel 13 in Biloxi-Gulfport, MS (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 WEMT (now WVII) TV channel 7 in Bangor, ME (ABC) begins broadcasting

Music Single

1976 Ringo Starr releases single "A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll"; peaks at 26 in US, fails to chart in UK

Radio Premiere

1989 American radio and television evangelist Billy Graham is given the 1,900th star on Hollywood Boulevard, the first clergyman to be granted a star

Television Debut

2000 Larry David's comedy show "Curb Your Enthusiasm" debuts on HBO

  • 2007 Fox Business Network (FBN), American financial cable network is launched

Music Single

2013 Dove Cameron releases a single, "Better In Stereo"

  • 2017 60 Minutes and The Washington Post publish story detailing how Congress passed a bill sponsored by Tom Marino that hindered the fight against the opioid crisis

Film & TV History

2017 Actress Alyssa Milano's tweet “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’" prompts flood of replies across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter