Events in Film & TV on October 31

  • 1949 WOC (now KWQC) TV channel 6 in Davenport, IA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1953 TV broadcasting begins in Belgium
  • 1954 KREM TV channel 2 in Spokane, WA (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting

Film Release

1962 "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" horror film released directed by Robert Aldrich, starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, based on novel by Henry Farrell

The Beatles on Ed Sullivan

1963 Ed Sullivan witnesses Beatlemania firsthand at London's Heathrow Airport as the Beatles are greeted by their fans upon returning from Sweden

#1 in the Charts

1964 Barbra Streisand's "People" album goes #1 for 5 weeks

  • 1967 KIMO TV channel 13 in Anchorage, AK (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1981 1st live US radio drama in 25 years (Halloween Story on NBC)
  • 2010 Post-apocalyptic zombie TV series "The Walking Dead" premieres, starring Andrew Lincoln and Jon Bernthal on AMC