Events in Film & TV on September 30

  • 1939 In the first televised college football game, Fordham beats Waynesburg, 34-7 at Randalls Island, NY
  • 1947 In first televised World Series Baseball game, NY Yankees beat Brooklyn Dodgers, 5-3 in Game 1 at Yankee Stadium; also largest WS crowd to date, 73,365
  • 1950 Radio's "Grand Ole Opry" is broadcast on TV for 1st time
  • 1950 WSM TV channel 4 in Nashville, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WICS TV channel 20 in Springfield, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WMT (now KGAN) TV channel 2 in Cedar Rapids-Waterloo, IA (CBS) begins

Music Premiere

1954 Sandy Wilson's musical "The Boy Friend", cast includes Julie Andrews, making her Broadway debut, opens at the Royale Theatre, NYC; runs for 485 performances

Film & TV History

1955 American actor and cultural icon James Dean is killed in a car crash aged 24

  • 1957 WKYT TV channel 27 in Lexington, KY (CBS) begins broadcasting

Television Premiere

1960 "The Flintstones" the first animated sitcom created by Hanna-Barbera premieres on ABC in the US

  • 1962 KCRL TV channel 4 in Reno, NV (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 KMEX TV channel 34 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 BBC starts its own popular music radio station (Radio 1)

Music Single

1968 The Supremes release single "Love Child"

Album Release

1977 Ringo Starr releases album "Ringo the 4th"

  • 1984 CBS' premiere of "Murder She Wrote", starring Angela Landsbury

Film & TV History

1985 Howard Stern gets fired from WNBC AM (NY)

Music Concert

1987 Roy Orbison and friends (including James Burton; Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, and k.d. lang) film performance at the Ambassador Hotel's Coconut Grove nightclub in Los Angeles, California for Cinemax

  • 1992 Mariel Hemmingway appears nude on TV show Civil Wars