Events in Film & TV on September 28

Film Release

1934 "Judge Priest" film directed by John Ford, starring Will Rogers is released

  • 1936 Bachelor's Children debuts on CBS radio (at 9:45 am)

Film Release

1945 "Mildred Pierce" starring Joan Crawford opens at Strand Theater, NYC; wins Academy Award for Best Actress

  • 1948 WBAP-TV, (NBC affiliate) Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting

Film Premiere

1949 "My Friend Irma" premieres, 1st of 16 films starring Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis

  • 1953 "Bob & Ray Show" TV Variety last air on NBC
  • 1953 "Juvenile Jury" TV Children's last airs on NBC, moved to CBS
  • 1953 "Racket Squad" TV Crime Drama last airs on CBS
  • 1953 KOAT TV channel 7 in Albuquerque, NM (ABC/PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 1st World Series color TV broadcast on NBC-TV (Yanks beat Dodgers)
  • 1955 WITN TV channel 7 in Washington, NC (NBC) begins broadcasting

Television Finale

1956 "Johnny Carson Show" TV Variety last airs on CBS-TV

  • 1957 "Dollar A Second" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1957 "Gisele MacKenzie Show" debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1959 "Hennesey" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1960 "Millionaire" last airs on CBS-TV
  • 1960 "Queen For A Day" moves to ABC-TV
  • 1961 "Doctor Kildare" debuts on NBC-TV

Television Debut

1961 "Hazel" starring Shirley Booth debuts on NBC-TV

  • 1961 American medical drama series "Dr. Kildare", starring Richard Chamberlain and Raymond Massey, premieres on NBC-TV
  • 1961 Walt Disney's movie "Grey Friars Bobby" premieres
  • 1962 "Brighter Day" last airs on CBS-TV daytime
  • 1962 "I'm Dickens, He's Fenster" debuts on ABC-TV
  • 1962 "Jan Murray Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1962 "Verdict Is Yours," last airs on CBS-TV
  • 1962 The last airing of "The Tonight Show" prior to Johnny Carson becoming host airs on NBC-TV
  • 1963 "King Leonardo" cartoon last airs on NBC-TV

Television Debut

1963 "New Phil Silvers Show" debuts on CBS-TV

  • 1963 "Nick Teen & Al K. Hall" by Rolf Harris peaks at #95
  • 1963 "Shari Lewis Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1963 "Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales" cartoon voiced by Don Adams and Barbara Feldon debuts on CBS-TV

Music History

1968 "Noël Coward's Sweet Potato" opens at Barrymore NYC for 17 performances

  • 1970 TV game show "Words & Music" debuts on NBC

Music Single

1981 “Physical” single released by Olivia Newton-John (Billboard Song of the Year 1982)

Music History

1985 "Don't Lose My Number" by Phil Collins peaks at #4

Television Debut

1987 "Star Trek: The Next Generation," starring Patrick Stewart debuts on syndicated TV

TV Show Appearance

1987 Gladys Knight and Smokey Robinson appear on TV game show "The $10,000 Pyramid"

Music History

1990 Marvin Gaye gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

  • 1991 "Commish" debuts on ABC-TV
  • 1992 "Dog City" cartoon debuts on Fox-TV

Television Premiere

1992 UK morning TV show "The Big Breakfast" presented by Chris Evans, Gaby Roslin and Paula Yates, produced by Bob Geldof premieres

Film Premiere

1994 "Ed Wood" film directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp premieres

Television Finale

1994 Ken Burn's documentary miniseries "Baseball" TV Miniseries last airs on PBS

Film & TV History

1995 Mary Tyler Moore returns to series TV in "New York News" on CBS; cancelled after 8 episodes

  • 1995 Superhero film "Batman Forever" released in Czech Republic

Film & TV History

1997 Newscaster David Brinkley, 74, retires after 54 years in broadcasting

Film & TV History

2015 South African comedian Trevor Noah succeeds Jon Stewart as host of late-night talk and satirical news program "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central in US

Film & TV History

2017 Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus reveals she has breast cancer

Film Premiere

2021 James Bond film "No Time To Die", the last starring Daniel Craig, premieres after an 18 month delay due to the pandemic