MTV in History

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Events in Film & TV

  • 1949-09-01 KMTV TV channel 3 in Omaha, NB (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1981-08-01 MTV premieres at 12:01 AM
  • 1983-09-18 Kiss' first "unmasked" (no make up) appearance on MTV
  • 1991-07-30 MTV announces it will split into 3 channels in 1993

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1992-10-03 Madonna premieres her "Erotica" video on MTV

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • 1996-08-01 M2, MTV's second TV channel is launched
  • 1997-11-28 Final episode of "Beavis & Butt-head" on MTV

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1997-12-19 MTV drops video "Smack My Bitch Up" by Prodigy

Singer and Dancer Keith Flint
Singer and Dancer
Keith Flint

Music releaseMusic Recording

1999-08-12 Shakira records her first live album in New York City, titled "MTV Unplugged"

Singer Shakira
Singer
Shakira

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

2002-03-05 American reality TV program The Osbournes" featuring family of Ozzy Osbourne premieres on MTV

Rock Vocalist Ozzy Osbourne
Rock Vocalist
Ozzy Osbourne
Music Manager and TV Personality Sharon Osbourne
Music Manager and TV Personality
Sharon Osbourne
  • 2003-01-07 "In Da Club" single is released by 50 Cent (MTV Video Music Award Best Rap Video and Best New Artist 2003, Billboard Song of the Year 2003)

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2015-04-11 Amy Schumer hosts the 2015 MTV Movie Awards

Comedian Amy Schumer
Comedian
Amy Schumer

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2017-05-07 MTV becomes 1st major awards show to adopt gender-neutral categories - Emma Watson best film actor, Millie Bobby Brown best TV actor

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2020-06-21 Kurt Cobain's guitar during Nirvana's MTV Unplugged show sells for a record $6 million

Rocker Kurt Cobain
Rocker
Kurt Cobain

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1951-03-23 Lis Howell, British broadcaster (director of programs GMTV), born in Liverpool. England
  • 1953-12-28 Robert Pittman, TV executive/developer (MTV)
  • 1955-09-12 Nina Blackwood, American actress and VJ (MTV, Solid Gold, Vice Squad), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1957-02-14 Alan Hunter, one of the original MTV VJs, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1959-05-11 Martha Quinn, MTV VJ (Tracey-Bradys), born in Albany, New York
  • 1959-08-26 Joanne Gail Abbott, executive (MTV)
  • 1962-05-23 Karen Duffy, [Duff], American MTV VJ/actress (Meet Wally Sparks), born in NYC, New York
  • 1963-08-27 Downtown Julie Brown, Welsh TV personality and actress (Club MTV, The Earth Day Special, Junket Whore), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • 1964-05-11 Katie Wagner, American TV personality, model, entertainment reporter and daughter of Robert Wagner (MTV), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1966-11-17 Daisy Fuentes, model/MTV veejay (America's Funniest Videos)
  • 1967-08-19 Tabitha Soren, American MTV reporter (This Week in Rock), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1969-01-20 Melissa Rivers, American TV hostess (MTV, CBS Morning News), born in NYC, New York
  • 1969-09-05 Dweezil Zappa, American rock guitarist and son of Frank Zappa, born in Hollywood, California
  • 1971-05-21 Eric Nies, actor (MTV Real World, Grind)
  • 1979-03-02 Amanda Ireton, Cast member of MTV's A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
  • 1979-11-04 Jesse Camp, former MTV veejay

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1993-01-12 MTV hostess Martha Quinn marries longtime boyfriend Jordan Tarlow
  • 1997-10-04 MTV news anchor Tabitha Soren (30) weds "Liars Poker" author Michael Lewis (37) in Garrison, New York
  • 2006-03-16 Actress Divya Palat weds former MTV India VJ Aditya Hitkari at a temple in Matunga, India

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1995-09-06 Joanne Gail Abbott, exec (MTV), dies at 36