Events in Film & TV on October 27

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1947 "You Bet Your Life" with Groucho Marx premieres on ABC radio

Comedian Groucho Marx
Comedian
Groucho Marx
  • 1947 WMAR TV channel 2 in Baltimore, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 WISN TV channel 12 in Milwaukee, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1954 Walt Disney's 1st TV show, "Disneyland", premieres on ABC

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney

Film release premierFilm Release

1955 "Rebel Without a Cause", directed by Nicholas Ray, starring James Dean and Natalie Wood, is released

Actor James Dean
Actor
James Dean
  • 1957 WOWL TV channel 15 in Florence, AL (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 WPTA TV channel 21 in Fort Wayne, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 WEDU TV channel 3 in Tampa-St Petersburg, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 WCFT TV channel 33 in Tuscaloosa, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1988 "ET" released to home video (14 million presold)
  • 2002 The British ITV Network airs a regional service for the last time in England and Wales, LWT loses its identity completely