Events in Film & TV on October 4

Music Premiere

1918 Musical "Sometime" with Mae West premieres in NYC

  • 1957 TV sitcom "Leave It to Beaver" debuts on CBS
  • 1970 WFYI TV channel 20 in Indianapolis, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 Borden's opens a turn-of-century ice cream parlor at Disney World
  • 1971 KMPH TV channel 26 in Visalia-Fresno, CA (IND) begins broadcasting

Plane Crash

1975 A Cessna 310Q airplane crashes over Wilmington, North Carolina, killing the pilot and severely injuring several pro wrestlers affiliated with the NWA's Mid-Atlantic promotion. One of the survivors is the legendary Ric Flair.

Film Premiere

1978 Film adaptation of Ira Levin's novel "The Boys from Brazil", starring Gregory Peck and Laurence Olivier premieres

  • 1980 ABC premiere of Saturday futuristic fantasy cartoon "Thundarr the Barbarian"

Film Premiere

1987 "The Last Emperor" directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and starring John Lone, Joan Chen and Peter O'Toole premieres at the Tokyo Film Festival (Best Picture 1988)

Television Premiere

1990 US premiere of Fox TV's "Beverly Hills, 90210" created by Darren Star and starring Luke Perry, Jason Priestley and Shannen Doherty

Music History

1994 Financial advisor Keith Moore is charged with stealing $5,000,000 from rock singer-songwriter Sting