On This Day

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 premierFilm 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

Actress Bette Davis
Actress
Bette Davis
Actress Joan Crawford
Actress
Joan Crawford

Music ConcertThe Beatles on Ed Sullivan

1963 Ed Sullivan witnesses Beatles & their fans at London Airport
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The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964

Music release#1 in the Charts

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

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1967 KIMO TV channel 13 in Anchorage, AK (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1981 1st live US radio drama in 25 years (Halloween Story on NBC)