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

Television Debut

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

  • 1971 WIIQ TV channel 41 in Demopolis, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1973 ABC announces it obtained TV rights for 1976 Olympics
  • 1973 US Congress passes & sends a bill to President Nixon to lift NFL football's television blackout of sold out games
  • 1974 1st broadcast of "The Rockford Files" on NBC-TV
  • 1980 5th Toronto International Film Festival: "Bad Timing" directed by Nicolas Roeg wins the People's Choice Award

Emmy Awards

1981 33rd Emmy Awards: "Taxi", "Hill Street Blues"; Judd Hirsch and Isabel Sanford win

  • 1986 11th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Decline of the American Empire" directed by Denys Arcand wins the People's Choice Award
  • 1986 Kellye Cash (Tenn), 21, crowned 60th Miss America 1987

Television Premiere

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

  • 1997 22nd Toronto International Film Festival: "The Hanging Garden" directed by Thom Fitzgerald wins the People's Choice Award
  • 1997 Katherine Shindle (Ill), 24, crowned 71st Miss America 1998
  • 1998 50th Emmy Awards: The Practice, Frasier, Andre Braugher & Christine Lahti win
  • 2003 28th Toronto International Film Festival: "Zatoichi" directed by Takeshi Kitano wins the People's Choice Award

Television Debut

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

Toronto Film Festival

2008 33rd Toronto International Film Festival: "Slumdog Millionaire" directed by Danny Boyle wins the People's Choice Award

  • 2017 Actress Rebel Wilson awarded $4.56 million in damages in libel case against Bauer Media in Melbourne, largest defamation payout in Australia

Film & TV History

2019 US actress Felicity Huffman sentenced to 14 days in prison for her role in the college admissions scandal