On This Day

Events in Film & TV on September 5

Film release premierFilm Release

1916 "Intolerance", silent film directed by D. W. Griffith, starring Vera Lewis and Ralph Lewis, is released

Film Director D. W. Griffith
Film Director
D. W. Griffith
  • 1955 WKRG TV channel 5 in Mobile, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 WTTW TV channel 11 in Chicago, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 1st color video recording on magnetic tape presented, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1958 WKPC TV channel 15 in Louisville, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting

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1966 Jerry Lewis' 1st Muscular Dystrophy Labor Day telethon raises $1 million

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • 1966 WRLK TV channel 35 in Columbia, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 KMEG TV channel 14 in Sioux City, IA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 WEBA TV channel 14 in Allendale, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1972 Jerry Lewis' 7th Muscular Dystrophy telethon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1976 Jim Henson's "The Muppet Show" premieres on television with Mia Farrow as the guest star

Muppeteer and Filmmaker Jim Henson
Muppeteer and Filmmaker
Jim Henson

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1989 Daytime talk show "The Joan Rivers Show" hosted by Joan Rivers premieres on US TV

Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host Joan Rivers
Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host
Joan Rivers

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1993 F. Murray Abraham released from hospital after car accident