Events in Film & TV on October 21

Film Premiere

1921 "The Sheik", a silent film starring Rudolph Valentino, premieres in Los Angeles

Music History

1961 Barbra Streisand opens in "Another Evening with Harry Stones"

Film Premiere

1964 Film version of "My Fair Lady" directed by George Cukor and starring Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn premieres in New York (Academy Awards Best Picture 1965)

  • 1965 KTWU TV channel 11 in Topeka, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting

Music History

1975 Elton John is given a star in Hollywood

  • 1988 Bat*21, an American war film, is released
  • 2005 52nd National Film Awards (India): "Page 3" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 2009 55th National Film Awards (India): "Kanchivaram" wins the Golden Lotus

Film & TV History

2018 Julia Louis-Dreyfus is presented with the Mark Twain Prize, comedy's top honor, at a ceremony in New York

Film & TV History

2020 Pope Francis backs same-sex civil unions in interview in documentary film "Francesco"

Film & TV History

2021 Actor Alec Baldwin shots cinematographer Halyna Hutchins dead and injures director Joel Souza with a prop gun in rehearsal on a film set at Bonanza Ranch, New Mexico