Events in Film & TV on October 3

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1941 "The Maltese Falcon" directed by John Huston and based off Dashiell Hammett's 1929 novel of the same name, starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor, premieres in New York City

  • 1947 WMAL (now WJLA) TV channel 7 in Washington, D.C. (ABC) begins
  • 1952 1st video recording on magnetic tape, LA, Ca
  • 1953 KGGM TV channel 13 in Albuquerque, NM (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 KFVS TV channel 12 in Cape Girardeau, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 "Captain Kangaroo" premieres on CBS-TV, Good Morning, Captain!
  • 1955 WDBJ TV channel 7 in Roanoke, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 WTVS TV channel 56 in Detroit, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 "Flair" (CBS' answer to Monitor) premieres on radio with Dick Van Dyke
  • 1960 US sitcom "The Andy Griffith Show" premieres in CBS (runs till 1968)
  • 1961 "Dick Van Dyke Show" premieres on CBS-TV
  • 1961 TV sitcom "Mr Ed" premieres on CBS
  • 1961 KMED (now KTVL) TV channel 10 in Medford, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 KGSC (now KICU) TV channel 36 in San Jose, CA (IND) begins
  • 1970 WAPT TV channel 16 in Jackson, MS (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1977 "Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" opens at Imperial NYC for 66 performances

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1992 Madonna premieres her "Erotica" video on MTV

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna

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1992 Sinead O'Connor rips up a picture of Pope John Paul II on "Saturday Night Live"

Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor
Singer-Songwriter
Sinead O'Connor
Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels
  • 1993 "White Liars/Black Comedy" closes at Criterion NYC after 38 performances

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1994 Gary Larson, announces he is retiring from doing "Far Side" cartoon

Cartoonist Gary Larson
Cartoonist
Gary Larson