On This Day

Events in Film & TV on September 23

  • 1912 1st Mack Sennett "Keystone Comedy" movie released "Cohen Collects a Debt"

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1927 "Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans", directed by F. W. Murnau, starring George O'Brien and Janet Gaynor, is released (Academy Awards Unique and Artistic Picture 1927)

Actress Janet Gaynor
Janet Gaynor
  • 1953 KHQA TV channel 7 in Hannibal-Quincy, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 WTIC TV channel 61 in Hartford, CT (CBS/FOX) begins broadcasting
  • 1961 1st movie to become a TV series, "How to Marry a Millionaire" premieres

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1962 ABC's 1st color TV series - The Jetsons by Hanna-Barbera first broadcast

Animator William Hanna
William Hanna
Animator Joseph Barbera
Joseph Barbera
  • 1963 WMEB TV channel 12 in Orono, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 WKAS TV channel 25 in Ashland, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 WKGB TV channel 53 in Bowling Green, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 WKLE TV channel 46 in Lexington, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 WKMA TV channel 35 in Madisonville, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 WKMR TV channel 38 in Morehead, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 WKON TV channel 52 in Owenton, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 WKSO TV channel 29 in Somerset, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 WKZT TV channel 23 in Elizabethtown, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1969 1st broadcast of "Marcus Welby MD" on ABC-TV

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1969 "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" directed by George Roy Hill and starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford premieres

Actor and Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor and Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
Outlaw Butch Cassidy
Butch Cassidy
Actor Robert Redford
Robert Redford
  • 1974 BBC Ceefax begins 1st teletext service

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1976 US televised presidential debate between Republican incumbent Gerald Ford and Democratic challenger Jimmy Carter

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • 1977 Cheryl Ladd replaces Farrah Fawcett on TV show "Charlie's Angels"

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1979 Jane Fonda & 200,000 attend anti-nuke rally in Battery Park, NYC

Actress Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
  • 1984 36th Emmy Awards: "Hill St Blues"; "Cheers": John Ritter & Tyne Daly win
  • 1990 PBS begins an 11 hour miniseries on Civil War

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1994 "The Shawshank Redemption", directed by Frank Darabont and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, is released

  • 2003 Crime drama "NCIS" starring Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherley, Pauley Perrette and David McCallum premieres on CBS in the US

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2009 "Modern Family" premieres on ABC, starring Ed 'Neill and Sofia Vergara

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2012 64th Emmy Awards: "Homeland", "Modern Family", Damian Lewis & Claire Danes win

Actress Claire Danes
Claire Danes