Events in Film & TV on September 10

Film & TV History

1849 1st performance by American actor Edwin Booth (Richard III)

  • 1954 WLUK TV channel 11 in Green Bay, WI (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 "Gunsmoke" premieres on CBS TV starring James Arness
  • 1956 WSYE (now WETM) TV channel 18 in Elmira-Corning, NY (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1958 WJCT TV channel 7 in Jacksonville, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 KLRN TV channel 9 in San Antonio, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 WDCN TV channel 8 in Nashville, TN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 WUND TV channel 2 in Columbia, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 KVVU TV channel 5 in Henderson-Las Vegas, NV (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 KVUE TV channel 24 in Austin, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1972 WKAR TV channel 23 in East Lansing, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1974 Controversial TV drama "Born Innocent" premieres on NBC TV, starring Linda Blair as an abused teen in a juvenile detention home
  • 1977 Susan Perkins (Ohio), crowned 50th Miss America 1978

Television Debut

1984 First episode of daily syndicated version of Jeopardy! with Alex Trebek as host

  • 1988 Gretchen Elizabeth Carlson (Minnesota), 22, crowned 62nd Miss America 1989
  • 1993 "The X-Files", created by Chris Carter and starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson debuts on Fox
  • 1995 47th Emmy Awards: NYPD Blue, ER, Frasier and Candice Bergen win

Film Premiere

1999 "Fight Club" film based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk, directed by David Fincher and starring Edward Norton and Brad Pitt premieres at the Venice Film Festival

Emmy Awards

2000 52nd Emmy Awards: The West Wing, Will & Grace, James Gandolfini & Sela Ward win

Film & TV History

2001 Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan is awarded Actor of the Century at the Alexandria Film Festival

Film Premiere

2004 "Crash" directed by Paul Haggis and starring Don Cheadle and Sandra Bullock premieres at the Toronto Film Festival (Best Picture 2006)

Sports History

2018 Australian newspaper the "Herald Sun" criticised for "racist" cartoon of American tennis star Serena Williams