On This Day

Events in Film & TV on October 4

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1918 Musical "Sometime" with Mae West premieres in NYC

Actress Mae West
Actress
Mae West
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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.

Professional Wrestler Ric Flair
Professional Wrestler
Ric Flair
  • 1980 ABC premiere of Saturday futuristic fantasy cartoon "Thundarr the Barbarian"

Film release premierFilm Premier

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)

Director and Screenwriter Bernardo Bertolucci
Director and Screenwriter
Bernardo Bertolucci
Actor Peter O'Toole
Actor
Peter O'Toole

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1990 U.S. premiere of Fox TV's "Beverly Hills, 90210" starring Luke Perry, Jason Priestley and Shannen Doherty

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994 Keith Moore is charged with stealing $5,000,000 from Sting

Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor
Sting

Music awardsMusic Awards

2000 34th Country Music Association Award: Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw wins

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill
Singer-Songwriter Natalie Maines
Singer-Songwriter
Natalie Maines
Country Musician and Actor Tim McGraw
Country Musician and Actor
Tim McGraw