On This Day

Events in Film & TV on September 13

  • 1947 WPVI TV channel 6 in Philadelphia, PA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 KGTV TV channel 10 in San Diego, CA (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 WPBN TV channel 7 in Traverse City, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 WKEF TV channel 22 in Dayton, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1969 "Scooby-Doo Where are You" by Hanna-Barbera debuts on CBS in the US

Animator Joseph Barbera
Animator
Joseph Barbera
Animator William Hanna
Animator
William Hanna
  • 1971 WIIQ TV channel 41 in Demopolis, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1973 ABC announces it obtained TV rights for 1976 Olympics
  • 1974 1st broadcast of "The Rockford Files" on NBC-TV
  • 1981 33rd Emmy Awards: "Taxi", "Hill Street Blues", Judd Hirsh & Isabel Sanford win
  • 1986 Kellye Cash (Tenn), 21, crowned 60th Miss America 1987

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1990 "Law and Order" created by Dick Wolf first premieres on NBC

Crime Drama TV Producer Dick Wolf
Crime Drama TV Producer
Dick Wolf
  • 1997 Katherine Shindle (Ill), 24, crowned 71st Miss America 1998
  • 1998 50th Emmy Awards: The Practice, Frasier, Andre Braugher & Christine Lahti win

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

2005 "Supernatural" debuts on The WB starring Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki - longest-running North American fantasy series

  • 2017 Actress Rebel Wilson awarded $4.56 million in damages in libel case against Bauer Media in Melbourne, largest defamation payout in Australia
  • 2019 US actress Felicity Huffman sentenced to 14 days in prison for her role in the college admissions scandal