On This Day

Events in Film & TV on September 29

  • 1930 Lowell Thomas made debuts on CBS Radio replacing Floyd Gibbons
  • 1933 Little King, Cartoon Character, by Von Beuren, debut
  • 1946 "Adventures of Sam Spade" debuts on CBS Radio

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1948 "Hamlet" directed by and starring Laurence Olivier's opens at Park Avenue Cinema (Best Picture 1949)

  • 1948 WBAP (now KXAS) TV channel 5 in Fort Worth-Dallas, TX (NBC) begins
  • 1948 WSB TV channel 2 in Atlanta, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 "Front Page" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1949 "Inside USA With Chevrolet" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1949 Elia Kazan's "Pinky" starring Ethel Waters opens at Rivoli
  • 1950 "Tin Pan Alley TV" last airs on ABC-TV
  • 1951 1st color telecast of football game on network, Philadelphia (CBS)
  • 1952 "Lights Out" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1953 "Buick-Berle Show" debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1953 "Make Room for Daddy" starring Danny Thomas, premieres on ABC-TV

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1953 "Milton Berle Show" premieres on NBC in the US

Comedian and TV Host Milton Berle
Comedian and TV Host
Milton Berle

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1954 "Barefoot Contessa" film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, starring Ava Gardner and Humphrey Bogart premieres at the Capitol

  • 1954 "Masquerade Party" TV game show moves from CBS to ABC for two seasons

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1954 The first remake of "A Star Is Born", starring Judy Garland & James Mason premieres at the Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles

Actress Judy Garland
Judy Garland
  • 1954 KALB TV channel 5 in Alexandria, LA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 "Sergeant Preston" debuts on CBS
  • 1956 "Oh! Susanna" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1957 "DuPont Show of the Month" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1957 "Paul Winchell Show" debuts on ABC-TV
  • 1958 "Studio One" TV Anthology Drama last airs on CBS-TV
  • 1958 "Texan" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1959 "Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1959 "Philip Marlowe" debuts on ABC-TV
  • 1960 "Johnny Ringo" TV Western Drama; last airs on CBS-TV
  • 1960 "My Three Sons" starring Fred MacMurray, debuts on ABC-TV
  • 1960 "Outlaws" TV Western Drama; debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1961 "Detectives" TV Crime Drama; moves to NBC-TV
  • 1962 "Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Show" debuts on ABC-TV
  • 1963 "The Judy Garland Show" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1963 "My Favorite Martian" starring Ray Walston, debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1963 "Tom Jones" film based on the novel by Henry Fielding, directed by Tony Richardson, starring Albert Finney and Susannah York premieres at the Venice Film festival (Best Picture 1964)
  • 1965 WLVT TV channel 39 in Allentown, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting

  • 1969 "Bright Promise" TV Daytime Soap; debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1969 "Letters To Laugh-In" debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1969 "Love American Style" premieres on ABC-TV
  • 1969 "Name Droppers" debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1969 "Sale Of Century" debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1971 "McMillan & Wife" debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1975 "Three For Money" debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1975 Sharon Dahlonega Raiford Bush becomes American television's first African-American weathercaster.
  • 1976 "Alice" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1977 "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band" by Meco hits #1
  • 1978 "Flying High," debuts on CBS
  • 1978 "For Richer, For Poorer," TV Daytime Soap; last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1979 John Huston's "Wine Blood" premieres at NY Film Festival
  • 1982 1st broadcast of comedy "Cheers" on NBC-TV starring Ted Danson and Shelley Long

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1984 Elizabeth Taylor undergoes rehabilitation at the Betty Ford Clinic

  • 1985 "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," returns to NBC-TV

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1985 "Amazing Stories" by Steven Spielberg, debuts on NBC-TV

  • 1985 "MacGyver" starring Richard Dean Anderson, debuts on ABC-TV
  • 1986 "Designing Women" TV comedy, debuts on CBS
  • 1986 NBC true life drama "Adam: His Song Continues" premieres, sequel to "Adam" (1983)
  • 1987 "thirtysomething" debuts on ABC-TV

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1989 Zsa Zsa Gabor convicted of slapping a police officer in Beverly Hills

Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor
Zsa Zsa Gabor
  • 1993 "Grace Under Fire" starring Brett Butler debuts on ABC-TV
  • 1994 Pointer Sisters receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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1995 Trial for former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson sent to the jury

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • 2000 "In the Mood for Love", Hong Kong film directed by Wong Kar-wai, starring Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung, is released

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2010 Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller become engaged

Actor & Writer Seth Rogen
Actor & Writer
Seth Rogen