On This Day

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

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

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

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan
  • 1961 Maria Beale Fletcher (NC), 19, crowned 34th Miss America 1962
  • 1962 WNYS (now WIXT) TV channel 9 in Syracuse, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 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

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

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

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • 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
  • 1987 Gary Hart admits on "Nightline" to cheating on his wife

Music awardsVideo Music Awards

1999 16th MTV Video Music Awards: Lauryn Hill & Will Smith win

Singer-Songwriter Lauryn Hill
Singer-Songwriter
Lauryn Hill
Actor Will Smith
Actor
Will Smith

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Model and TV Personality Chrissy Teigen
Model and TV Personality
Chrissy Teigen
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
Singer-Songwriter John Legend
Singer-Songwriter
John Legend