Events in Film & TV on October 5

  • 1945 Hollywood Black Friday: A six month strike by Hollywood set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of Warner Brothers' studios.
  • 1946 1st Cannes Film Festival ends

Historic Communication

1947 Harry Truman makes the 1st Presidential address televised from the White House

  • 1949 WBNS TV channel 10 in Columbus, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 WOR (now WWOR) TV channel 9 in NY-Secaucus, NY (IND) begins
  • 1958 KRTV TV channel 3 in Great Falls, MT (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 KEYC TV channel 12 in Mankato, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting

Film Premiere

1961 "Breakfast at Tiffany's" film, based on the novella by Truman Capote, directed by Blake Edwards, and starring Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, and Buddy Ebsen, premieres

Film Premiere

1962 "Dr. No", 1st James Bond film based on the novel by Ian Fleming and starring Sean Connery and Ursula Andress, premieres in London

  • 1964 KIXE TV channel 9 in Redding, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 KPLM (now KESQ) TV channel 42 in Palm Springs, CA (ABC) begins

Television Debut

1969 Monty Python's Flying Circus begins airing on BBC TV

  • 1970 PBS becomes a US television network.
  • 1990 "Henry and June" film, based on the book by Anaïs Nin, first film to be given an NC-17 rating in the US, released

Film Release

2007 "Michael Clayton", starring George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, and Tilda Swinton, is released

Sports History

2014 Russell Crowe owned South Sydney Rabbitohs beat Canterbury Bulldogs, 30-6 to break 43 year drought and win National Rugby League (Australia) Premiership

Historic Publication

2017 "The New York Times" publishes investigation into sexual harassment behaviour by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein

  • 2021 Russia launches an actor and director to the International Space Station to make the first film in orbit