Events in Film & TV on September 15

  • 1949 "Lone Ranger" premieres on ABC-TV. Hi-yo, Silver! Away!
  • 1949 WJAC TV channel 6 in Johnstown, PA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 WJXT TV channel 4 in Jacksonville, FL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 KVOA TV channel 4 in Tucson, AZ (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WVEC TV channel 13 in Hampton-Norfolk, VA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 WCTV TV channel 6 in Tallahassee-Thomasville, Florida (CBS) begins
  • 1957 US TV series "Bachelor Father" with John Forsythe premieres
  • 1962 WOKR TV channel 13 in Rochester, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1963 WNTV TV channel 29 in Greenville, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 US TV series "Lost in Space" premieres
  • 1967 KPOB TV channel 15 in Poplar Bluff, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting

Television Premiere

1968 "Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park" premieres on CBS TV

  • 1968 WUAB TV channel 43 in Lorain-Cleveland, Ohio (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 WXON TV channel 20 in Detroit, MI (IND) begins broadcasting

Music Recording

1970 Decca awards Bing Crosby a second platinum disc for selling 300 million records

  • 1971 1st broadcast of "Columbo" starring Peter Falk on NBC
  • 1972 WMAO TV channel 23 in Greenwood, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1977 TV LA drama "CHiPs" debuts on NBC in US
  • 1979 4th Toronto International Film Festival: "Best Boy" directed by Ira Wohl wins the People's Choice Award
  • 1984 9th Toronto International Film Festival: "Places in the Heart" directed by Robert Benton wins the People's Choice Award
  • 1984 Sharlene Wells (Utah), 20, crowned 58th Miss America 1985
  • 1986 1st broadcast of legal drama "L.A. Law" created by Steven Bochco, with ensemble cast including Corbin Bersen, Jill Eikenberry and Harry Hamlin on NBC
  • 1990 15th Toronto International Film Festival: "Cyrano de Bergerac" directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau wins the People's Choice Award

Film & TV History

1997 Oprah Winfrey announces she will continue her show through 2000

  • 2001 26th Toronto International Film Festival: "Amelie" directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet wins the People's Choice Award
  • 2007 32nd Toronto International Film Festival: "Eastern Promises" directed by David Cronenberg wins the People's Choice Award

Toronto Film Festival

2013 38th Toronto International Film Festival: "12 Years a Slave" directed by Steve McQueen wins the People's Choice Award

Toronto Film Festival

2019 "Jojo Rabbit" directed by "Taika Waititi and starring Scarlett Johansson wins the top award at the Toronto Film Festival

  • 2019 Norman Lear becomes the oldest person to win an Emmy at 97, in the variety special category for ABC’s “Live in Front of a Studio Audience"