On This Day

Events in Film & TV on October 29

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1936 Cole Porters musical "Red Hot And Blue", starring Ethel Merman, Jimmy Durante, and Bob Hope, opens at the Alvin Theatre, NYC; runs for 183 performances

Actor and Comedian Jimmy Durante
Actor and Comedian
Jimmy Durante
Entertainer and TV Personality Bob Hope
Entertainer and TV Personality
Bob Hope

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1956 NBC anchors Chet Huntley and David Brinkley first team up in "The Huntley–Brinkley Report"

NBC News Anchor and Journalist David Brinkley
NBC News Anchor and Journalist
David Brinkley
  • 1970 WYEA (now WLTZ) TV channel 38 in Columbus, GA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1998 ATSC HDTV broadcasting in the United States is inaugurated with the launch of STS-95 space shuttle mission.

Film release premierFilm Premier

2008 "Quantum of Solace" 22nd James Bond film starring Daniel Craig and Olga Kurylenko, premieres in London

  • 2020 Three people stabbed to death in church in Nice, France, in an terrorist attack, after similar attack and President Macron's defense of right to publish cartoons of Prophet Muhammad