On This Day

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
  • 1984 "Cosby Show" premieres on NBC-TV
  • 1985 Walt Disney World's 200-millionth guest

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

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

Music releaseMusic 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

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

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

Crime Drama TV Producer Dick Wolf
Crime Drama TV Producer
Dick Wolf
Actress Mariska Hargitay
Mariska Hargitay

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Supermodel Kate Moss
Kate Moss

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

2009 61st Emmy Awards: Mad Men, 30 Rock, Bryan Cranston & Glenn Close win

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

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

  • 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