Events in Film & TV on September 16

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

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

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

Comedian and Actor Bob Newhart
Comedian and Actor
Bob Newhart

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1978 Filming on Monty Python's "Life of Brian" film, begins

Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin
Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese

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1983 Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a US citizen

Actor, Body Builder & Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder & Politician
Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • 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
  • 1989 Debbye Turner (Mont), 23, crowned 63rd Miss America 1990

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

Documentary Filmmaker Michael Moore
Documentary Filmmaker
Michael Moore
  • 1990 42nd Emmy Awards: LA Law, Murphy Brown, Peter Falk & Patricia Wettig win

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1990 Dennis Quaid & Meg Ryan wed

Actress Meg Ryan
Actress
Meg Ryan
  • 1993 "Frasier" starring Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce premieres on NBC
  • 1995 Shawntel Smith (Okla), 24, crowned 69th Miss America 1996

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

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

Actress Sally Field
Actress
Sally Field

Film release premierFilm Release

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

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

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump