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

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1949 WBNS TV channel 10 in Columbus, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1949 WOR (now WWOR) TV channel 9 in NY-Secaucus, NY (IND) begins

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1956 "The Ten Commandments", directed by Cecil B. DeMille, starring Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner opens in the US

Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille
Actor Charlton Heston
Actor
Charlton Heston
Actor Yul Brynner
Actor
Yul Brynner
  • 1958 KRTV TV channel 3 in Great Falls, MT (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 KEYC TV channel 12 in Mankato, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting

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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

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

Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin
Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese
  • 1970 PBS becomes a US television network.
  • 1990 "Henry and June" film, based on the book by Ana├»s Nin, first film to be given an NC-17 rating in the US, released

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

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

Film Producer Harvey Weinstein
Film Producer
Harvey Weinstein