Events in Film & TV on September 16

  • 1949 KABC TV channel 7 in Los Angeles, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting

Film Premiere

1953 1st movie in Cinemascope "The Robe" based on the book by Lloyd C. Douglas, directed by Henry Koster and starring Richard Burton and Jean Simmons premieres

  • 1954 CKLW TV channel 9 in Windsor, ON (CBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1961 WLKY TV channel 32 in Louisville, Kentucky (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 Public TV channel 13 begins in NYC
  • 1963 "The Outer Limits" premieres on ABC-TV
  • 1963 WVAN TV channel 9 in Savannah, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 "Shindig" premieres on ABC-TV
  • 1967 KPAZ TV channel 21 in Phoenix, AZ (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 KLNI (now KADN) TV channel 15 in Lafayette, LA (IND) begins
  • 1972 1st TV series about mixed marriage, "Bridget Loves Bernie" premieres

TV Show Appearance

1972 Penny Marshall appears on "The Bob Newhart Show" in "Fly Unfriendly Skies"

Music Single

1977 Ringo Starr releases single "Drowning in Sea of Love" in the UK

Film & TV History

1978 Filming begins for "Monty Python's Life of Brian", on location in Monastir, Tunisia

  • 1984 1st broadcast of "Miami Vice" on NBC-TV
  • 1987 New York City's WNET-TV channel 13 begins round clock broadcasting
  • 1988 Jury awards Valerie Harper $1.6 M in dispute over TV series

Toronto Film Festival

1989 14th Toronto International Film Festival: "Roger & Me" directed by Michael Moore wins the People's Choice Award

  • 1989 Debbye Turner (Mont), 23, crowned 63rd Miss America 1990
  • 1990 42nd Emmy Awards: LA Law, Murphy Brown, Peter Falk & Patricia Wettig win

Film & TV History

1990 Dennis Quaid & Meg Ryan wed

Television Premiere

1993 "Frasier" starring Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce premieres on NBC

  • 1995 20th Toronto International Film Festival: "Antonia's Line" directed by Marleen Gorris wins the People's Choice Award
  • 1995 Shawntel Smith (Okla), 24, crowned 69th Miss America 1996

Film & TV History

1996 Courtroom reality show "Judge Judy" with Judge Judith Sheindlin premieres in the US

Toronto Film Festival

2000 25th Toronto International Film Festival: "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" directed by Ang Lee wins the People's Choice Award

Television Debut

2002 Talk show "Dr. Phil" with Phil McGraw and co-created by Oprah Winfrey debuts on syndicated US TV

  • 2006 31st Toronto International Film Festival: "Bella" directed by Alejandro Gomez Monteverde wins the People's Choice Award

Emmy Awards

2007 59th Emmy Awards: The Sopranos, 30 Rock, James Spader & Sally Field win

Film Release

2011 The critically acclaimed "Drive", starring Ryan Gosling, is released

  • 2012 37th Toronto International Film Festival: "Silver Linings Playbook" directed by David O. Russell wins the People's Choice Award

Album Release

2014 Barbra Streisand releases album "Partners" features duets with other artists, when reaches No 1, makes Streisand only recording-artist with top album in six decades

Film & TV History

2015 Second Republican presidential candidates debate, hosted by CNN, Carly Fiorina and Donald Trump face off at the Reagan Presidential Library

Toronto Film Festival

2018 "Green Book" wins People's Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival

  • 2018 First ever performance of comedy "Love's Victory" by Lady Mary Wroth at Penshurst Place, England, 400 years after it was written

Film & TV History

2019 Marvel actor Mark Ruffalo rebuffs UK PM Boris Johnson, who compared himself to Hulk, "Boris Johnson forgets that the Hulk only fights for the good of the whole"

  • 2022 Singing drummer Ringo Starr releases his creatively titled third EP, "EP3"