On This Day

Events in Film & TV on October 24

  • 1929 Rudy Vallee's "The Fleishmann's Yeast Hour" begins broadcasting on NBC radio
  • 1948 WJBK TV channel 2 in Detroit, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 KOOL (now KTSP) TV channel 10 in Phoenix, AZ (CBS) begins broadcasting

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1962 "The Manchurian Candidate", directed by John Frankenheimer, starring Frank Sinatra and Laurence Harvey, is released

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1987 NBC technicians accept pact, end 118 day strike

Film release premierFilm Release

2002 Wuxia film "Hero" directed by Zhang Yimou, starring Jet Li released in China (US release 2004)

Chinese Actor and Martial Artist Jet Li
Chinese Actor and Martial Artist
Jet Li

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2018 Pipe bombs sent to prominent US Democrats including the Obamas, Clintons, John Brennan and CNN, but safely defused

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama