Events in Film & TV on September 1

Theater Premiere

1919 Frank Wedekind's play "Herakles" premieres in Munich

  • 1949 KMTV TV channel 3 in Omaha, NB (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WNOK (now WLTX) TV channel 19 in Columbia, SC (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1953 WTCN (now KARE) TV channel 11 in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN (MET) begins

Film Release

1954 Paramount Pictures releases "Rear Window", directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly

  • 1954 Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant opens infamous 10-day football mini camp in Junction, Texas; ordeal achieves legendary status becoming subject of 2001 book 'The Junction Boys' & television movie of the same name
  • 1955 KARD (now KSNW) TV channel 3 in Wichita, KS (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 KELP (now KCOS) TV channel 13 in El Paso, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 WAVY TV channel 10 in Portsmouth-Norfolk, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 WHC (now WPXI) TV channel 11 in Pittsburgh, PA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1957 WTLV TV channel 12 in Jacksonville, FL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 Channel Television launches to 54,000 households in the Channel Islands.
  • 1962 KATC TV channel 3 in Lafayette, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1966 KIFW (now KTNL) TV channel 13 in Sitka, AK (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 KMNE TV channel 7 in Bassett, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 WIRT TV channel 13 in Hibbing, MN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 WJRJ (WTCG, WTBS) TV channel 17 in Atlanta, GA (IND) begins

Telethon

1969 Jerry Lewis' 4th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

  • 1975 Gunsmoke goes off the air
  • 1975 Jerry Lewis' 10th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Film Premiere

1978 Horror film "Dawn of the Dead" written and directed by George A. Romero, starring David Emge, Ken Foree and Scott H. Reiniger premieres in Torino

  • 1978 Last broadcast of "Columbo" starring Peter Falk on NBC
  • 1980 Jerry Lewis' 15th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $31,103,787
  • 1986 Jerry Lewis' 21st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $34,096,733

Film Premiere

1989 "Roger and Me", the first documentary directed by Michael Moore, premieres at the Telluride Film Festival

Theatrical Finale

1990 "Jerome Robbins' Broadway" closes at Imperial theater, NYC. after 634 performances

  • 1992 49th Venice Film Festival: "The Story of Qiu Ju" directed by Yimou Zhang wins Golden Lion

Music History

1993 Revival of Peter Shaffer's farce double-bill "White Liars/Black Comedy" opens at Criterion Theater, NYC; runs for 38 performances

  • 1994 51st Venice Film Festival: "Before the Rain" directed by Milco Mancevski and "Vive L'Amour" directed by Tsai Ming-Liang jointly awarded Golden Lion
  • 1997 Cartoon Channel premieres in Japan
  • 1997 Jerry Lewis' 32nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $50,500,000
  • 1999 56th Venice Film Festival: "Yi ge dou bu neng shao" directed by Zhang Yimou wins Golden Lion
  • 2004 61st Venice Film Festival: "Vera Drake" directed by Mike Leigh wins Golden Lion
  • 2006 Luxembourg becomes the 1st country to complete the move to all digital television broadcasting
  • 2010 67th Venice Film Festival: "Somewhere" directed by Sofia Coppola wins Golden Lion

Television Premiere

2022 TV Series "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" premieres on Amazon Prime Video