Events in Film & TV on October 24

Film & TV History

1926 Harry Houdini's last performance, at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit, Michigan

  • 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

Film Release

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

  • 1976 1st Toronto International Film Festival opens
  • 1987 NBC technicians accept pact, end 118 day strike

Film Release

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

Film & TV History

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