Events in Film & TV on October 16

  • 1923 Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio founded

Music History

1939 George Kaufman and Moss Hart's comedy "The Man Who Came to Dinner" opens at the Music Box Theatre, NYC; runs for 739 performances

  • 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
  • 1968 American Bob Seagren, Claus Schiprowski of West Germany and East German Wolfgang Nordwig all record 5.40m in the final of the pole vault at the Mexico City Olympics; Seagren awarded gold on countback

Film & TV History

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

Music Concert

1986 Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards organizes concert celebrating rock and roll legend Chuck Berry's 60th birthday at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Missouri; performers include: Richards, Berry, Johnnie Johnson, Eric Clapton, Etta James, Linda Ronstadt, Robert Cray, and Julian Lennon among others

Film & TV History

1992 "Gilligan's Island" TV pilot filmed in 1964 is 1st shown on TV (TBS)

  • 1994 Raul Julia, actor (Addams Family), suffers a stroke

Film & TV History

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

Film & TV History

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