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, NC
  • 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
  • 1977 Jerry Lewis' 12th Muscular Dystrophy telethon
  • 1983 Jerry Lewis' 18th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $30,691,627

Music awardsMusic Awards

1986 3rd MTV Video Music Awards: Whitney Houston wins

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston

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1993 F. Murray Abraham released from hospital after car accident