Events in Film & TV on September 20

  • 1952 KPTV TV channel 12 in Portland, OR (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 KETC TV channel 9 in Saint Louis, MO (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 WFSU TV channel 11 in Tallahassee, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 WXXW (now WYCC) TV channel 20 in Chicago, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 WCAE TV channel 50 in St John, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 WCIX TV channel 6 in Miami, FL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1976 "The Captain and Tennille" television musical-variety show debuts in US (ABC)

Television Premiere

1984 "The Cosby Show" premieres on NBC-TV starring Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashad

  • 1985 Walt Disney World's 200-millionth guest

Emmy Awards

1987 39th Emmy Awards: LA Law, Bruce Willis & Sharon Gless win

Music Premiere

1989 Musical "Miss Saigon," premieres in London, created by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil

  • 1992 Leanza Cornett (Florida), 21, crowned 66th Miss America 1993

Film Release

1996 Paramount Pictures releases cult revenge comedy "The First Wives Club" starring Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton, and directed by Hugh Wilson

Television Premiere

1999 TV crime procedural "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" created by Dick Wolf, starring Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni premieres on NBC

Film & TV History

2005 Model Kate Moss is dropped by clothing chain H&M after allegations of drug taking

Television Debut

2011 "New Girl", starring Zooey Deschanel, debuts on Fox

Television Premiere

2016 "This Is Us" TV drama premieres in the US starring Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia

  • 2019 Batman Day - 80th anniversary of the first Batman comic
  • 2020 72nd Emmy Awards held virtually: "Succession" best drama, "Schitts Creek" wins record nine awards for a comedy, "Watchman" best limited series