Events in Film & TV on October 19

  • 1943 Theater Guild presentation of Shakespeare's "Othello", starring Paul Robeson, opens at the Shubert Theater, NYC; runs for 296 performances

Music History

1953 Singer Julius LaRosa is fired on TV by Arthur Godfrey

  • 1954 KAKE TV channel 10 in Wichita, KS (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 KWCS (now KOOG) TV channel 30 in Ogden, UT (IND) begins broadcasting

Music Single

1973 Ringo Starr releases music single "Photograph" in the UK

  • 1988 US Senate passes bill curbing ads during children's TV shows

Film Premiere

1990 "Dances with Wolves" directed by Kevin Costner and starring Kevin Costner and Mary McDonnell premieres in Washington, D.C. (Academy Awards Best Picture 1991)

  • 2018 "Halloween" film reboot starring Jamie Curtis makes a record $77m for a horror film with a female lead, biggest debut any film with female lead over 55 in US