Events in Film & TV on September 9

  • 1951 1st broadcast of "Love of Life" on CBS-TV
  • 1953 WFIE TV channel 14 in Evansville, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting

TV Show Appearance

1956 Elvis Presley appears on "The Ed Sullivan Show" for the 1st time

  • 1961 Maria Beale Fletcher (NC), 19, crowned 34th Miss America 1962
  • 1962 WNYS (now WIXT) TV channel 9 in Syracuse, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1963 NBC expands "The Huntley–Brinkley Report", their evening television news program, from 15 to 30 minutes
  • 1967 Debra Dene Barnes (Kansas), 20, crowned 40th Miss America 1968
  • 1968 WGIQ TV channel 43 in Louisville, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 WVPT TV channel 51 in Staunton, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1969 WCVN TV channel 54 in Covington, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

TV Show Appearance

1971 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on Dick Cavett Show (ABC-TV)

  • 1972 Terry Anne Meeuwsen (Wisc), 23, crowned 45th Miss America 1973
  • 1978 Kylene Barker (Virginia), crowned 51st Miss America 1979
  • 1979 31st Emmy Awards: "Taxi"; "Lou Grant"; Ron Leibman & Ruth Gordon win
  • 1979 British film "The Bitch" starring Joan Collins, a sequel to "The Stud", both based on novels by her sister Jackie Collins, premieres in UK
  • 1987 Gary Hart admits on "Nightline" to cheating on his wife

Video Music Awards

1992 9th MTV Video Music Awards: Howard Stern appears as 'Fartman'

Television Premiere

2001 "Band of Brothers" based on book by Stephen E. Ambrose, created by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks premieres, then most expensive miniseries ever made

  • 2011 58th National Film Awards (India): "Adaminte Makan Abu" wins the Golden Lotus

Film Premiere

2013 Barry Avrich’s film "Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story", about the life of Penthouse founder Bob Guccione, premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival

  • 2017 74th Venice Film Festival: "The Shape of Water" directed by Guillermo del Toro wins the Golden Lion
  • 2018 CBS chief Les Moonves departs the company after six more women make allegations of sexual abuse in "The New Yorker"
  • 2018 Nia Franklin representing New York crowned Miss America 2019, first competition without a swimsuit section

Music History

2019 John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen fire back at Donald Trump on social media after he calls them "boring" and "filthymouthed" in tweets over Criminal Justice Reform