On This Day

Events in Film & TV on September 21

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1937 J. R. R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' is published by George Allen and Unwin in London

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien
  • 1953 KRDO TV channel 13 in Colorado Spgs-Pueblo, CO (ABC) 1st broadcast

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1957 "Perry Mason" TV series based on the character by author Erle Stanley Gardner, starring Raymond Burr premieres on CBS-TV

Detective Writer Erle Stanley Gardner
Detective Writer
Erle Stanley Gardner
  • 1968 Police drama "Adam-12" debuts on NBC in the US
  • 1970 "Monday Night Football" premieres on ABC - Browns 31, Jets 21
  • 1970 KAPP TV channel 35 in Yakima, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

1986 38th Emmy Awards: "The Golden Girls", "Cagney & Lacey" & Michael J. Fox win

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

2003 55th Emmy Awards: The West Wing, Everybody Loves Raymond, James Gandolfini & Edie Falco wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2007 George Clooney is injured in a motorcycle accident in Weehawken, New Jersey

Film release premierFilm Release

2007 "Into the Wild" starring Emile Hirsch is released

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

2008 60th Emmy Awards: Mad Men, 30 Rock, Bryan Cranston & Glenn Close win

  • 2011 Scandinavian crime drama "The Bridge" created by Hans Rosenfeldt, starring Sofia Helin and Kim Bodnia premieres

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

2015 67th Emmy Awards: hosted by Andy Samberg, "Game of Thrones", Viola Davis, John Hamm win