On This Day

Events in Film & TV on October 7

  • 1926 Actress Theo Mann-Master resigns from stage

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1952 First "Bandstand" broadcast in Philadelphia on WFIL-TV (Dick Clark joins in 1955 as a substitute-host)

Radio and TV Personality Dick Clark
Radio and TV Personality
Dick Clark
  • 1957 KOAC TV channel 7 in Corvallis, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Release

1959 "Pillow Talk" film directed by Michael Gordon and starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson is first released

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day
  • 1960 TV series "Route 66" premieres on CBS
  • 1969 WJMN TV channel 3 in Escanaba, MI (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Premier

1971 "The French Connection" directed by William Friedkin and starring Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider and Fernando Rey premieres in the US (Academy Awards Best Picture 1972)

  • 1988 WNBC 660 final transmission, WFAN moves from 1050 to 660 & WUKQ begins on 1050 at 5:30 PM (NYC radio)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2003 American gubernatorial recall election is held in California. Governor Gray Davis is recalled and Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes governor.

Actor, Body Builder and Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder and Governor of California
Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • 2008 Music, podcast, and video streaming service Spotify is launched by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon
  • 2018 Jodie Whittaker debuts in her first full episode as the 13th and first female Doctor Who on BBC television