Events in Film & TV on October 6

Jazz Singer Sounds Death Knell for Silent Movies

1927 "The Jazz Singer", directed by Alan Crosland, starring Al Jolson and May McAvoy, released, 1st film with a soundtrack (Honorary Academy Award 1928)

  • 1948 KHJ TV channel 9 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WTVM TV channel 9 in Columbus, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting

Music Single

1965 The Supremes release single "I Hear a Symphony"

  • 1969 WMPB TV channel 67 in Baltimore, MD (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1978 "Midnight Express" film premieres directed by Alan Parker starring Brad Davis, Randy Quaid and John Hurt

Film Premiere

1978 Terrence Malick's "Days of Heaven" film premieres starring Richard Gere

  • 2000 Swedish comedy drama "Songs from the Second Floor" written and directed by Roy Andersson is released in Sweden