Events in Film & TV on September 30

  • 1939 1st televised college football game (Fordham vs Waynesburg at NYC)
  • 1947 Yanks beat Dodgers 5-3-largest WS crowd 73,365-1st WS televised
  • 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

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

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

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

Animator Joseph Barbera
Joseph Barbera
Animator William Hanna
William Hanna
  • 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)
  • 1984 CBS' premiere of "Murder She Wrote", starring Angela Landsbury

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1985 Howard Stern gets fired from WNBC AM (NY)

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • 1992 Mariel Hemmingway appears nude on TV show Civil Wars