Events in Film & TV on October 22

Film & TV History

1926 J. Gordon Whitehead sucker punches magician Harry Houdini in the stomach in Montreal

Film Premiere

1932 Film "Red Dust" directed by Victor Fleming, starring Clark Gable, Jean Harlow and Mary Astor premieres

  • 1939 NBC becomes first network to televise a pro football game; Brooklyn Dodgers beat Philadelphia Eagles, 23-14 at Brooklyn's Ebbets Field

Film Premiere

1942 "Now, Voyager" film directed by Irving Rapper, and starring Bette Davis, Paul Henreid and Claude Rains, premieres in New York; wins 3 Academy Awards

  • 1955 WWNY TV channel 7 in Carthage-Watertown, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 KJAC TV channel 4 in Port Arthur-Beaumont, TX (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1979 Walt Disney World's 100-millionth guest

Television Premiere

1988 "Devil Worship: Exposing Satan's Underground" TV special hosted by Geraldo Rivera screens on NBC

  • 2010 57th National Film Awards (India): "Kutty Srank" wins the Golden Lotus

Film Premiere

2013 "Thor: The Dark World", directed by Alan Taylor, starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, premieres in London

  • 2017 "LA Times" publishes investigation with 38 woman accusing Hollywood writer-director James Toback of sexual harassment

Film & TV History

2018 Actress Selma Blair reveals she has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis