Events in Film & TV on September 25

  • 1886 Comedy opera "Dorothy" first produced in London

Theater Premiere

1934 John Van Druten's comedy play "The Distaff Side" premieres in NYC

Cannes Film Festival

1947 2nd Cannes Film Festival ends with six different awards presented including Best Musical for Vincente Minnelli's" Ziegfeld Follies" and Walt Disney's "Dumbo" Best Animation

  • 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

Film Release

1959 Hammer horror film "The Mummy" starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing is first released in the UK

  • 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

Album Release

1970 Ringo Starr releases his 2nd solo album "Beaucoups of Blues", a collection of country music recorded in Nashville, Tennessee

  • 1972 KAVT (now KSMQ) TV channel 15 in Austin, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film & TV History

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

  • 1983 35th Emmy Awards: "Hill Street Blues", "Cheers", Ed Flanders & Shelley Long win
  • 1991 "Good & Evil" premieres on ABC TV
  • 1997 Medical drama "ER" is performed live on TV
  • 2007 Bungie Studios release Halo 3 for Xbox 360

Film Release

2008 Supernatural-fantasy film "Painted Skin" directed by Gordon Chan, starring Donnie Yen, Chen Kun and Zhou Xun is released

Film & TV History

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

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