Events in Film & TV on September 2

  • 1929 WOR (NYC) ends affiliation with CBS radio network

Radio Premiere

1931 American crooner Bing Crosby makes his solo radio debut on his "15 Minutes with Bing Crosby" program broadcast on the CBS network

Film Release

1937 Film "The Prisoner of Zenda" based on the novel and play by Anthony Hope, starring Ronald Colman, Madeleine Carroll and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. is released

Film Release

1949 "The Third Man", directed by Carol Reed, starring Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli and Orson Welles, is released in the United Kingdom (Academy Awards Best Cinematography 1950)

  • 1954 WTVD TV channel 11 in Raleigh-Durham, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 KCRA TV channel 3 in Sacramento, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 KAYS TV channel 7 in Hays, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1963 CBS expands "CBS Evening News" program, anchored by Walter Conkrite, from 15 to 30 minutes
  • 1967 KUHI (now KSNF) TV channel 16 in Joplin, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting

Telethon

1968 Jerry Lewis' 3rd Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Sports History

1980 Australian cricket batsman Kim Hughes becomes 3rd player to bat on all 5 days of a Test match as the rain affected Centenary Test peters out to a draw at Lord's; BBC's John Arlott calls his final match

  • 1981 38th Venice Film Festival: "Die bleierne Zeit" directed by Margarethe von Trotta wins Golden Lion
  • 1985 Jerry Lewis' 20th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $33,100,000
  • 1986 Cathy Evelyn Smith sentenced to 3 years for death of John Belushi
  • 1987 Philips introduces CD-video

Music History

1988 Amnesty International's "Human Rights Now!" tour begins in Wembley Stadium, London; performers include: Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, and Youssou N'dour

Film Premiere

1999 "Being John Malkovich" premieres directed by Spike Jonze, starring John Cusack and Cameron Diaz

  • 2008 54th National Film Awards (India): "Pulijanmam" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 2009 66th Venice Film Festival: "Lebanon" directed by Samuel Maoz wins Golden Lion
  • 2012 A decades-long ban on veiled female news presenters is lifted from State television in Egypt