Events in Film & TV on September 19

  • 1888 One of first known modern beauty contests held in Spa, Belgium
  • 1949 "Late Spring", Japanese film directed by Yasujirō Ozu, starring Chishū Ryū, Setsuko Hara and Haruko Sugimura, is released in Japan
  • 1951 1st broadcast of "Search for Tomorrow" on CBS-TV

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1952 "Adventures of Superman" TV series starring George Reeves premieres in syndication in the US

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1952 The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England.

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin

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1970 "The Mary Tyler Moore" show premieres on CBS

Film release premierFilm Premier

1975 "Fawlty Towers" starring John Cleese, Prunella Scales and Andrew Sachs premieres on BBC2 in the UK

Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese
  • 1980 "Ordinary People" directed by Robert Redford and starring Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore and Judd Hirsch is released (Best Picture 1981)
  • 1982 34th Emmy Awards: Hill St Blue, Barney Miller, Alan Alda & Carol Kane win
  • 1987 Kaye Lani Rae Rafko (Mich), 24, crowned 61st Miss America

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1989 "Doogie Howser, M.D.", starring Neil Patrick Harris as a teenage physician, debuts on ABC

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1990 "Goodfellas", directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Ray Liotta, is released

Actor Robert De Niro
Actor
Robert De Niro
Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

1993 45th Emmy Awards: Seinfeld, Picket Fences & Ted Danson win

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
Comedian
Jerry Seinfeld
  • 1993 Actress Michele Phillips (Knots Landing) is robbed at gunpoint
  • 1993 Kimberly Clarice Aiken, 18, Miss SC wins 67th Miss America

Film release premierFilm Premier

1994 "ER" premieres on NBC, created by Michael Crichton, starring George Clooney, Anthony Edwards and Noah Wyle

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1998 23rd Toronto International Film Festival: "Life Is Beautiful" directed by Roberto Benigni wins the People's Choice Award

  • 2004 56th Emmy Awards: The Sopranos, Arrested Development, James Spader & Allison Janney win

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2009 34th Toronto International Film Festival: "Precious" directed by Lee Daniels wins the People's Choice Award

Director Lee Daniels
Director
Lee Daniels

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

2011 Ashton Kutcher debuts on "Two and a Half Men", replacing Charlie Sheen

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

2016 68th Emmy Awards: hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, "Game of Thrones", Julia Dreyfus, Rami Malek win

TV Host Jimmy Kimmel
TV Host
Jimmy Kimmel