Events in Film & TV on September 14

  • 1958 WTAE TV channel 4 in Pittsburgh, PA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 WQEX TV channel 16 in Pittsburgh, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 KERA TV channel 13 in Dallas, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film & TV History

1964 Walt Disney awarded Medal of Freedom at White House

  • 1964 WCVE TV channel 23 in Richmond, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 Western sitcom "F-Troop" premieres in the US on ABC
  • 1972 "The Waltons" TV program premieres on CBS starring Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, and Will Geer
  • 1979 The film "Quadrophenia", loosely based on The Who's 1973 rock opera of the same name, is released.
  • 1981 Entertainment Tonight premieres on TV

Television Debut

1985 "The Golden Girls", starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty, debuts on NBC

  • 1985 10th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Official Story" directed by Luis Puenzo wins the People's Choice Award
  • 1985 Susan Akin (Miss), 21, crowned 59th Miss America 1986
  • 1986 CBS premiere of true life "The Last Days of Patton"
  • 1991 16th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Fisher King" directed by Terry Gilliam wins the People's Choice Award
  • 1991 Carolyn Suzanne Sapp (Hawaii), 24, crowned 65th Miss America 1992
  • 1996 21st Toronto International Film Festival: "Shine" directed by Scott Hicks wins the People's Choice Award
  • 1996 Tara Dawn Holland (Kansas), 23, crowned 70th Miss America 1997
  • 1997 49th Emmy Awards: Law & Order, Frasier, Dennis Franz & Gillian Anderson win
  • 1998 British TV show "The Royle Family" written and starring Caroline Adherne and Craig Cash, also starring Ricky Tomlinson and Sue Johnston premieres on BBC Two
  • 2007 53rd National Film Awards (India): "Kaalpurush" wins the Golden Lotus

Film & TV History

2009 David Attenborough and Prince William officially open the Darwin Centre at the National History Museum London, in what is the Museum's most significant expansion since 1881

  • 2014 39th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Imitation Game" directed by Morten Tyldum wins the People's Choice Award

Music History

2017 Selena Gomez reveals she had a kidney transplant, because of lupus, donated by her friend Francia Rais