Events in Film & TV on September 27

  • 1953 KCMO (now KCTV) TV channel 5 in Kansas City, MO (CBS) begins
  • 1953 KNOE TV channel 8 in Monroe-West Monroe, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 KOLO TV channel 8 in Reno, NV (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 KQTV TV channel 2 in Saint Joseph, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WHBQ TV channel 13 in Memphis, Tennessee (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WMAZ TV channel 13 in Macon, GA (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WTOK TV channel 11 in Meridian, MS (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting

Television Premiere

1954 "The Tonight Show" premieres on NBC, hosted by Steve Allen

Music Single

1973 “The Way We Were” single released by Barbra Streisand (Billboard Song of the Year, 1974)

  • 1976 TV drama “Dawn: Portrait of A Teenage Runaway", starring Eve Plumb premieres on US network NBC

Music History

1979 Elton John, sick with flu, collapses in the Hollywood Universal Amphitheater

  • 1981 Frank Lazarus and Dick Vosburgh's musical double feature "A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine" closes at Royale Theatre, NYC, after 588 performances and 2 Tony Awards

Film & TV History

1982 Filming begins on "Never Say Never Again" with Sean Connery playing James Bond for the final time

  • 1991 "Princesses" premieres on CBS TV
  • 1993 Actor Daniel Day-Lewis pleads guilty to speeding charges

Television Debut

1993 British crime series "Cracker" created by Jimmy McGovern starring Robbie Coltrane debuts on ITV in the UK

  • 2018 First Chinese #MeToo case goes to court, TV star Zhu Jun sues for defamation after accusation posted online

Film & TV History

2021 Netflix says Shonda Rhimes' "Bridgerton" is its most-watched series ever, with "Extraction", starring Chris Hemsworth, its No. 1 film [1]

Music Concert

2022 American band "Foo Fighters" and friends hold tribute concert for drummer Taylor Hawkins at Kia Forum, Los Angeles, California; performers include: Joan Jett; Stewart Copland; Rush; Alanis Morissette; Def Leppard with Miley Cyrus; Wolfgang Van Halen; and Queen