Events in Film & TV on October 30

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1921 "The Sheik", a silent film starring Rudolph Valentino, premieres in Los Angeles

Silent Film Star Rudolph Valentino
Silent Film Star
Rudolph Valentino
  • 1931 W2XB TV channel 1 in NYC, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting

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1938 A radio broadcast of H. G. Wells "The War of the Worlds", narrated by Orson Welles, allegedly causes a mass panic

Author H. G. Wells
Author
H. G. Wells
Actor and Director Orson Welles
Actor and Director
Orson Welles

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1940 Film premiere of "One Night in the Tropics" first film for Abbott and Costello Paterson New Jersey.

Comedian and Actor Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor
Lou Costello
  • 1957 WLWI (now WTHR) TV channel 13 in Indianapolis, IN (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1957 WYTV TV channel 33 in Youngstown, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1969 WXPO (now WNDS) TV channel 50 in Manchester, NH (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1970 KVEW TV channel 42 in Kennewick, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1974 "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" horror film premieres in Los Angeles
  • 2002 British Digital terrestrial television (DTT) Service Freeview begins transmitting in parts of the United Kingdom.

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2003 "Wicked" premieres on Broadway at the Gershwin Theatre starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth

Actress/Singer Idina Menzel
Actress/Singer
Idina Menzel

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2011 "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" based on the book by Stephenie Meyer, directed by Bill Condon, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, premieres at the Rome Film Festival

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2012 Walt Disney purchases Lucasfilm Ltd and its rights for Star Wars and Indiana Jones for $4.05 billion

CEO of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger
CEO of The Walt Disney Company
Bob Iger
  • 2017 Actor Kevin Spacey issues apology after actor Anthony Rapp accuses him of inappropriate sexual behaviour when he was 14