Events in Film & TV on September 18

  • 1881 Chicago Tribune reports on a televideo experiment
  • 1932 Actress Peg Entwistle commits suicide by jumping from the letter "H" in the Hollywood sign

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1951 "A Streetcar Named Desire", directed by Elia Kazan and based on Tennessee Williams' 1947 play of the same name, starring Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh, is released

  • 1954 KTUL TV channel 8 in Tulsa, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 WLOS TV channel 13 in G'ville-Spartanburg, SC (ABC) 1st broadcast

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1964 "The Addams Family", starring John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy, and Jackie Coogan, premieres on ABC

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1965 TV comedy "Get Smart" created by Mel Brooks and starring Don Adams premieres

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks

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1965 "I Dream of Jeannie", starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie, and Larry Hagman as an astronaut who becomes her master, premieres on NBC

Actress Barbara Eden
Actress
Barbara Eden
  • 1983 Kiss' first "unmasked" (no make up) appearance on MTV
  • 1983 Action series "Hardcastle and McCormick" premieres on ABC in the US
  • 1985 "The Equalizer" TV spy/crime drama debuts in the US on CBS (starring Edward Woodward)
  • 1993 Kimberly Clarice Aiken (SC), 18, crowned 67th Miss America 1994

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1998 "Rush Hour" directed by Brett Ratner, starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker released - Jackie Chan's Hollywood breakthrough

  • 2005 57th Emmy Awards: Lost, Everybody Loves Raymond, James Spader & Patricia Arquette win
  • 2006 Right wing protesters riot the building of the Hungarian Television in Budapest, Hungary, one day after an audio tape was made public, in which Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány admitted he and his party lied during the 2006 general elections.
  • 2009 The 72 year run of the soap opera The Guiding Light ends as its final episode is broadcast.

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

2011 63rd Emmy Awards: Mad Men, Modern Family, Kyle Chandler & Julianna Margulies win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2014 Emma Watson delivers an address to a standing ovation at UN Headquarters in New York City, helping launch the UN Women campaign HeForShe, which calls for men to advocate for gender equality

Actress Emma Watson
Actress
Emma Watson
  • 2017 69th Emmy Awards: hosted by Stephen Colbert, "The Handmaid's Tale", Elizabeth Moss, Sterling K Brown, Julia Dreyfus, Donald Glover win