Events in Film & TV on September 21

Historic Publication

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

Television Debut

1948 Milton Berle becomes the permanent host on NBC's TV show "Texaco Star Theater"

  • 1953 KRDO TV channel 13 in Colorado Spgs-Pueblo, CO (ABC) 1st broadcast

Television Premiere

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

  • 1968 Police drama "Adam-12" debuts on NBC in the US

Film & TV History

1970 "Monday Night Football" created by Roone Arledge, premieres on ABC - Browns 31, Jets 21

  • 1970 KAPP TV channel 35 in Yakima, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1978 3rd Toronto International Film Festival: "Girlfriends" directed by Claudia Weill wins the People's Choice Award

Emmy Awards

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

  • 1998 TV comedy "Will & Grace" starring Eric McCormack and Debra Messing premieres in the US

Farm Aid Concert

2002 Farm Aid 15 held in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Keith Urban, Lee Ann Womack, Kid Rock, Gillian Welch, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and The Drive-By Truckers [1]

Emmy Awards

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

Film Release

2007 "Into the Wild" starring Emile Hirsch is released

Film & TV History

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

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

Emmy Awards

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