On This Day

Events in Film & TV on October 16

  • 1923 Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio founded
  • 1949 WDAF TV channel 4 in Kansas City, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 KTXT TV channel 5 in Lubbock, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 WETK TV channel 33 in Burlington, VT (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 WGNO TV channel 26 in New Orleans, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting

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1979 Comedy sketch show "Not the Nine O'Clock News" debuts starring Rowan Atkinson, Chris Langham, Pamela Stephenson and Mel Smith on BBC 2

Actor and Comedian Rowan Atkinson
Actor and Comedian
Rowan Atkinson

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1992 1,700th David Letterman Show

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman
  • 1992 "Gilligan's Island" TV pilot filmed in 1964 is 1st shown on TV (TBS)
  • 1994 Raul Julia, actor (Addams Family), suffers a stroke

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2018 Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex begin their first royal tour visiting Australia and New Zealand

Prince of Wales Prince Harry
Prince of Wales
Prince Harry
Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress Meghan Markle
Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress
Meghan Markle

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2019 Netflix reveals its most popular original movie was Sandra Bullock's "Bird Box" and TV series "Stranger Things" for the year