On This Day

Events in Film & TV on September 25

  • 1886 Comedy opera "Dorothy" first produced in London
  • 1947 2nd Cannes Film Festival ends
  • 1954 WCBD TV channel 2 in Charleston, South Carolina (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 18th Venice Film Festival: Influential Indian film "Aparajito" directed by Satyajit Ray is first film to win the Golden Lion and the Critics Award
  • 1961 KTPS TV channel 62 in Tacoma, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 Beatle cartoon show begins in US
  • 1967 WGBX TV channel 44 in Boston, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1972 KAVT (now KSMQ) TV channel 15 in Austin, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting

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1980 Chevy Chase calls Cary Grant a homo on Tomorrow show, a lawsuit follows

Actor Cary Grant
Cary Grant
  • 1983 35th Emmy Awards: Hill Street Blues, Cheers, Ed Flanders & Shelley Long win
  • 1991 "Good & Evil" premieres on ABC TV

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2018 Comedian Bill Cosby sentenced to 3-10 years in jail for 2004 sexual assault, first celebrity to be jailed in the #MeToo era

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
  • 2019 Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige reported to have been asked to develop a Star Wars film by the Walt Disney Company