On This Day

Events in Film & TV on October 23

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1941 Walt Disney's animated film "Dumbo" released

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney

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1952 Charlie Chaplin's "Limelight", starring himself and Claire Bloom, with an appearance by Buster Keaton, premieres in New York City; Not released in Los Angeles until 1972, winning Chaplin his only competitive Academy Award for original score

Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • 1953 WTRF TV channel 7 in Wheeling-Steubenville, WV (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1954 WSAU TV channel 7 in Wausau, WI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 First video recording on magnetic tape televised coast-to-coast

Television DebutThe Smurfs TV Debut

1958 The Smurfs first appear in the story "Johan and Pirlouit" by Belgium cartoonist Peyo

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The Smurfs title card from the 1981 TV series
The Smurfs title card from the 1981 TV series
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  • 1962 WCIV TV channel 4 in Charleston, South Carolina (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 WXLT (now WWSB) TV channel 40 in Sarasota-Bradenton, FL (ABC) begins
  • 1972 WNJS TV channel 23 in Camden, NJ (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1978 CBS raises LP prices to $8.98
  • 1984 NBC airs BBC footage of Ethiopian famine

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2012 "Skyfall", 23rd James Bond film, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem premieres in London

Actor Daniel Craig
Actor
Daniel Craig
Film Director Sam Mendes
Film Director
Sam Mendes
Cinematographer Roger Deakins
Cinematographer
Roger Deakins
  • 2018 Megyn Kelly is criticized after making comments supporting blackface on her NBC show

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2018 Freddie Mercury bio film "Bohemian Rhapsody" directed by Bryan Singer, starring Rami Malek (Best Actor Academy Awards 2019) premieres in London

Singer-Songwriter Freddie Mercury
Singer-Songwriter
Freddie Mercury
Actor Rami Malek
Actor
Rami Malek