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Today In Movie History

By: Maxwell Robarge

April 16, 2021

Today in 2007, “Spider-Man 3” directed by Sam Raimi and starring Toby Maguire and Kristen Dunst premieres at the Tokyo Film Festival.

By: Maxwell Robarge

April 15, 2021

Today in 1997, The disaster film “Volcano” directed by Mick Jackson starring Tommy Lee Jones and Anne Heche premieres in South Korea.

By: Maxwell Robarge

April 14, 2021

Today in 1961, the 1st live television broadcast started from the Soviet Union.

By: Maxwell Robarge

April 13, 2021

Today 2015, “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, directed by Joss Whedon, starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner, premieres in Los Angeles.

By: Maxwell Robarge

April 12, 2021

Today in 1990, Anime TV series “Moomin”, based on Moomin children’s books by Tove Jansson 1st appears on Tokyo TV.

By: Maxwell Robarge

April 9, 2021

Today in 1976, “All the President’s Men”, directed by Alan J. Pakula based on the non-fiction book by journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward detailing their Watergate investigation, starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford, is released.

By: Maxwell Robarge

April 8, 2021

Today in 1974, Discovery Island opens at Walt Disney World, Florida.

By: Maxwell Robarge

April 7, 2021

Today in 2003, 37th CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards: Toby Keith & Martina McBride win.

By: Maxwell Robarge

April 6, 2021

Today in 1906, World’s 1st animated cartoon is released, “humorous phases of Funny Faces” by J. Stuart Blackton.

By: Maxwell Robarge

March 26, 2021

Today in 1971, “Cannon” starring William Conrad as a private detective premieres on CBS-TV; airs for 5 seasons.

By: Maxwell Robarge

March 25, 2021

Today in 1954, RCA manufactures 1st color TV set (12½” screen at $1,000).

By: Maxwell Robarge

March 24, 2021

Today in 1999, “The Matrix” film written and directed by The Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeve, Lawrence Fishburne and Carrie-Ann Moss premieres.

By: Maxwell Robarge

March 23, 2021

Today in 1998, 70th Academy Awards: “Titanic”, Jack Nicholson & Helen Hunt win.

By: Maxwell Robarge

March 22, 2021

Today in 1956, Musical “Mr Wonderful” with Sammy Davis Jr. and father Sammy Davis Sr. opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 383 performances.

By: Maxwell Robarge

March 19, 2021

Today in 2016, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, directed by Zack Synder and starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, first premieres in Mexico City.

By: Maxwell Robarge

March 18, 2021

Today in 2005, “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody” premieres on the Disney Channel, starring Dylan and Cole Sprouse.

By: Maxwell Robarge

March 17. 2021

Today in 1960, One of the first French New Wave films, “Breathless”, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg is released in France.

By: Maxwell Robarge

March 16, 2021

Today in 1919, Frank Wedekind’s “Elius Erweckung” premieres in Hamburg.

By: Maxwell Robarge

March 15, 2021

Today in 1954, “CBS Morning Show” premieres with Walter Cronkite & Jack Paar.

By: Maxwell Robarge

March 12, 2021

Today in 1896, the 1st movie was released in the Netherlands (Kalverstr 220).

By: Maxwell Robarge

March 11, 2021

Today in 1990, 16th People’s Choice Awards: Dustin Hoffman & Meryl Streep win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Phylicia Rashad win (TV).

By: Maxwell Robarge

March 10, 2021

Today in 1978, “The Incredible Hulk”, starring Bill Bixby as David Banner, premieres on CBS.

By: Maxwell Robarge

March 9, 2021

Today in 1979, “The Passage”, directed by J. Lee Thompson and starring Anthony Quinn, is released in the United States.

By: Maxwell Robarge

March 8, 2021

Today in 1987, “A Team” last aired on NBC-TV after 4 years.

By: Maxwell Robarge

March 5, 2021

Today in 1956, “King Kong” was 1st televised.

By: Maxwell Robarge

March 4, 2021

Today in 1922, 1st vampire film Nosferatu premieres at the Berlin Zoological Garden, Germany, an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Draculal.

By: Maxwell Robarge

March 3, 2021

Today in 2010, “Alice in Wonderland”, inspired by Lewis Carroll directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska is released.

By: Maxwell Robarge

March 2, 2021

Today in 1965, One of the most popular musical films of all time, “The Sound of Music”, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1966).

By: Maxwell Robarge

March 1, 2021

Today in 1941, Captain America created by cartoonists Joe Simon and Jack Kirby is first published by Timely Comics (premiere issue released on December 20, 1940.

By: Maxwell Robarge

February 26, 2021

Today in 1960, Vera Miles stars in the famous “Mirror Image” episode of the classic CBS television series “The Twilight Zone.

By: Maxwell Robarge

February 25, 2021

Today in 1990, On a BBC taped interview, rock star Stevie Nicks breaks down, saying that she will never have children & no man can stand her for long.

By: Maxwell Robarge

February 24, 2021

Today in 1969, “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” film based on novel by Muriel Spark directed by Ronald Neame, starring Maggie Smith (Academy Award Best Actress) premieres in London.

By: Maxwell Robarge

February 23, 2021

Today in 1940, Walt Disney’s animated movie “Pinocchio” released.

By: Maxwell Robarge

February 22, 2021

Today in 1958 15th Golden Globes: “The Bridge on the River Kwai”, Alec Guinness, & Joanne Woodward win.

By: Maxwell Robarge

February 19, 2021

Today in 2006, 59th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): “Brokeback Mountain” Best Film, Ang Lee Best Director.

By: Maxwell Robarge

February 18, 2021

Today in 1975, 2nd American Music Awards: Olivia Newton-John & John Denver win.

By: Maxwell Robarge

February 17, 2021

Today in 1936, The world’s first superhero, The Phantom, a cartoon strip by Lee Falk, makes his first appearance in comics.

By: Maxwell Robarge

February 16, 2021

Today in 1964, The Beatles’ 2nd appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show”, from Deauville Hotel in Miami, Florida

By: Maxwell Robarge

February 12, 2021

Today in, 1914 “The Squaw Man”, 1st feature-length film shot in Hollywood, directed by Cecil B. DeMille and Oscar Apfel, is released in the US.

By: Maxwell Robarge

February 11, 2021

Today in 1979, 43 million watch “Elvis!” on ABC.

By: Maxwell Robarge

February 10, 2021

Today in 1940 “Tom & Jerry” cartoon created by William Hanna & Joseph Barbera debut by MGM.

By Maxwell Robarge

February 9, 2021

Today in 1964 1st appearance of the Beatles on the “Ed Sullivan Show”, from New York, draws 73.7 million television viewers.

By: Maxwell Robarge

February 8, 2021

Today in 1926 Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio becomes Walt Disney Studios.

By Maxwell Robarge

February 5, 2021

Today in 1944 “Captain American” serial film premieres starring Dick Purcell, first appearance of a Marvel superhero outside a comic.

By: Maxwell Robarge

February 4, 2021

Today in 1991, Alex Trebek becomes first person to host three American game shows at the same time (Jeopardy!, Classic Concentration, To Tell the Truth).

By: Maxwell Robarge

February 3, 2021

Today in 1945 Walt Disney’s “3 Caballeros” released.

By: Lauren Jaroch

January 14, 2021

Today in 1952 the “Today Show” premieres with Dave Garroway & Jack Lescoulie on NBC-TV.

By: Lauren Jaroch

January 13, 2021

Today in 1989 “Ryan’s Hope” ends 13½ year run on ABC-TV.

By: Lauren Jaroch

January 12, 2021

Today in 1966 “Batman”, starring Adam West as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin, and Cesar Romero as The Joker, debuts on ABC.

By: Lauren Jaroch

January 11, 2021

Today in 1966 “Daktari” African adventure series premieres on CBS TV.

By: Lauren Jaroch

January 8, 2021

Today in 2008 the 34th People’s Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Reese Witherspoon win (Movie Star) and Patrick Dempsey & Katherine Heigl win (TV)

By: Lauren Jaroch

January 7, 2021

Today in 2001 Mel Gibson & Julia Roberts and Drew Carey & Jennifer Aniston win the 27th People’s Choice Awards (Dramatic Motion Picture)

By: Lauren Jaroch

January 6, 2021

Today in 1967 the “Milton Berle Show” has its last air on ABC-TV.

By: Lauren Jaroch

January 5, 2021

Today in 1970 the Soap Opera “All My Children” premieres on ABC.

By: Lauren Jaroch

January 4, 2021

Today in 1954 the Soap Opera “The Brighter Day” premieres.

By: Lauren Jaroch

December 22, 2020

Today in 1932 “The Mummy” directed by Karl Freund and starring Boris Karloff is released in the US – 1st Mummy horror film.

By: Lauren Jaroch

December 21, 2020

Today in 1937 the first full-length animated feature film and the earliest in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, premieres at the Carthay Circle Theatre.

By: Lauren Jaroch

December 18, 2020

Today in 1963 “The Pink Panther” film premieres directed by Blake Edwards and starring Peter Sellers and David Niven with theme by Henry Mancini.

By: Lauren Jaroch

December 17, 2020

Today in 1964 “Goldfinger”, 3rd James Bond film, starring Sean Connery and Honor Blackman premieres in London.

By: Lauren Jaroch

December 16, 2020

Today in 1950 Child star Shirley Temple announces her retirement from films aged 22.

By: Lauren Jaroch

December 15, 2020

Today in 1939 “Gone With the Wind”, premieres in Atlanta (Best Picture 1940, inflation not adjusted highest-grossing film of all time)

By: Lauren Jaroch

December 14, 2020

Today in 1969 the Jackson five make their 1st appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show”

By: Lauren Jaroch

December 11, 2020

Today in 1909 colored moving pictures was demonstrated at Madison Square Garden, NYC

By: Lauren Jaroch

December 10, 2020

Today in 1978 Superman: The Movie, directed by Richard Donner and starring Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman and Margot Kidder premieres at the Uptown Theater in Washington, D.C.

By: Lauren Jaroch

December 9, 2020

Today in 1965 “A Charlie Brown Christmas” first Peanuts animated special premieres on CBS in the US.

By: Lauren Jaroch

December 8, 2020

Today in 1949 “On the Town”, the film adaptation of the Broadway musical, starring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Ann Miller and Vera-Ellen, was released.

By: Lauren Jaroch

December 7, 2020

Today in 1979 “Star Trek”, the first movie of the series premieres, directed by Robert Wise, starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy.

By: Lauren Jaroch

December 4, 2020

Today in 1901 Anne Russell’s play “‘Girl and the judge” premieres in New York.

By: Lauren Jaroch

December 3, 2020

Today in 1982 “Frances”, a film depicting the life of actress Frances Farmer and starring Jessica Lange, first released in the US.

By: Lauren Jaroch

November 30, 2020

Today in 1982 “Gandhi” directed by Richard Attenborough and starring Ben Kingsley and John Gielgud premieres in New Delhi (Best Picture 1983)

By: Lauren Jaroch

November 24, 2020

Today in 1979 “Salem’s Lot”, American two-part miniseries based on the horror novel of the same name by Stephen King, concludes in the United States.

By: Lauren Jaroch

November 23, 2020

Today in 1984 “A Christmas Carol” directed by Clive Donner, starring George C. Scott, premieres in the UK.

By: Lauren Jaroch

November 20, 2020

Today in 1983 100 million watch ABC TV movie “The Day After” about nuclear war.

By: Lauren Jaroch

November 19, 2020

Today in1916 Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures. The company later became one of the most successful independent filmmakers.

By: Lauren Jaroch

November 18, 2020

Today in 1928 Walt Disney’s “Steamboat Willie” is released, first Mickey Mouse sound cartoon.

By: Lauren Jaroch

November 17, 2020

Today in 1933 Marx brothers film “Duck Soup” directed by Leo McCarey and starring the Marx Brothers was released in the US.

By: Lauren Jaroch

November 13, 2020

Today in 1940 “Fantasia” animated film by Walt Disney, starring Leopold Stokowski and Deems Taylor, is released.

By: Lauren Jaroch

November 12, 2020

Today in 1910 the 1st possible movie stunt is done of a man jumping into the Hudson river from a burning balloon.

By: Lauren Jaroch

November 11, 2020

Today in 1963 Brian Epstein & ed sullivan sign a 3 show contract for The Beatles.

By: Lauren Jaroch

November 10, 2020

Today in 1969 “Sesame Street” premieres on PBS TV

By: Lauren Jaroch

November 9, 2020

Today in 1984 Wes Craven’s horror film “A Nightmare on Elm Street” premieres in the US

By: Lauren Jaroch

November 6, 2020

Today in 1973 James Bond film “Man With the Golden Gun” starring Roger Moore begins filming.

By: Lauren Jaroch

November 5, 2020

Today in 1930 3rd Academy Awards: “All Quiet on the Western Front”, George Arliss and Norma Shearer win.

By: Lauren Jaroch

November 4, 2020

Today in 1914 Vogue holds its 1st televised model show (“Fashion Fete”, NYC).

By: Lauren Jaroch

November 3, 2020

Today in 1956 “The Wizard of Oz” 1st televised (CBS-TV).

By: Lauren Jaroch

November 2, 2020

Today in 1936 at 3pm, the BBC begins the world’s first regular high-definition TV broadcast service from specially constructed studios at Alexandra Palace, North London.

By: Lauren Jaroch

October 30, 2020

Today in 1938 a radio broadcast of H. G. Wells “The War of the Worlds”, narrated by Orson Welles, allegedly causes a mass panic.

By: Lauren Jaroch

October 29, 2020

Today in 1998 the United States is inaugurated with the launch of STS-95 space shuttle mission and is broadcasted on ATSC HDTV.

By: Lauren Jaroch

October 28, 2020

Today in 2007 “Bee Movie” premiered in the US and the UK

By: Lauren Jaroch

October 26, 2020

Today in 1984 “The Terminator” directed by James Cameron, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton is released in the US.

By: Lauren Jaroch

October 22, 2020

Today in 1991 the 100th episode of “Full House” aired on ABC.

By: Lauren Jaroch

October 21, 2020

Today in 1988 Bat*21, an American war film, was released.

By: Lauren Jaroch

October 20, 2020

Today in 1991 the movie “I Still Dream of Jeannie” aired.

By: Lauren Jaroch

October 19, 2020

Today in 2018 “Halloween” film reboot starring Jamie Curtis makes a record $77m for a horror film with a female lead, biggest debut any film with female lead over 55 in US.

By: Lauren Jaroch

October 16, 2020

Today in 1923 Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio was founded.

By: Lauren Jaroch

October 15, 2020

Today in 1953 John Patrick’s “Teahouse of the August Moon” premieres in New York.

By: Lauren Jaroch

October 14, 2020

Today 1959 WMUB (now WPTO) TV channel 14 in Oxford, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting.

By: Lauren Jaroch

October 13, 2020

Today in 1950 “All About Eve” directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and starring Bette Davis and Anne Baxter premieres (Academy Awards Best Picture 1951).

By: Lauren Jaroch

October 12, 2020

Today in 1968 “Noël Coward’s Sweet Potato” closes at Barrymore NYC after 17 performances.

By: Lauren Jaroch

October 9, 2020

Today in 1992 Action thriller film “Under Siege” directed by Andrew Davis starring Steven Seagal in his most famous role was released.

By: Lauren Jaroch

October 8, 2020

Today in 1927 “The Second Hundred Years” silent short film released starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. The 1st Laurel and Hardy film with them appearing as a team.

By: Lauren Jaroch

October 7, 2020

Today in 1964 The Beatles appear on episode of “Shindig” (ABC-TV) in the US.

By: Lauren Jaroch

October 6, 2020

Today in 1927 “The Jazz Singer”, directed by Alan Crosland, starring Al Jolson and May McAvoy, released the 1st film with a soundtrack (Honorary Academy Award 1928)

By: Lauren Jaroch

October 5, 2020

Today in 1956 “The Ten Commandments”, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, starring Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner opens in the US.

By: Lauren Jaroch

October 2 , 2020

Today in 1895 the 1st cartoon comic strip is printed in a newspaper.

By: Lauren Jaroch

October 1, 2020

Today in 1952 the 1st ultra high frequency (UHF) television station began broadcasting in Portland Or.

By: Lauren Jaroch

September 30, 2020

Today in 1939 the 1st televised college football game airs (Fordham vs Waynesburg at NYC)

By: Lauren Jaroch

September 29, 2020

Today in 1948 “Hamlet” directed by and starring Laurence Olivier’s opens at Park Avenue Cinema (Best Picture 1949).

By: Lauren Jaroch

September 25, 2020

Today in 1965 Beatle cartoon show begins in US.

By: Lauren Jaroch

September 24, 2020

Today in 1968 “That’s Life” premieres-A Broadway musical type TV show.

By: Lauren Jaroch

September 23, 2020

Today in 1961 the 1st movie became a TV series-How to Marry a Millionaire.

By: Lauren Jaroch

September 22, 2020

Today in 1957 Western “Maverick” premieres on ABC television starring James Garner

By: Lauren Jaroch

September 21, 2020

Today in 1937 J. R. R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’ is published by George Allen and Unwin in London

By: Lauren Jaroch

September 18, 2020

Today in 1964 “The Addams Family”, starring John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy, and Jackie Coogan, premieres on ABC

By: Lauren Jaroch

September 17, 2020

Today in 1956 Television is first broadcast in Australia.

By: Lauren Jaroch

September 16, 2020

Today in 1953 1st movie in Cinemascope “The Robe” based on the book by Lloyd C. Douglas, directed by Henry Koster and starring Richard Burton and Jean Simmons premieres.

By: Lauren Jaroch

September 15, 2020

Today in 1949 “Lone Ranger” premieres on ABC-TV. Hi-yo, Silver! Away!

By: Lauren Jaroch

September 14, 2020

Today in 1964 Walt Disney awarded Medal of Freedom at White House.

By Ella Wenger

May 22, 2020

In 1954 KREX TV channel 5 in Grand Junction, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting

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By Ella Wenger

May 21, 2020

In 1908 1st horror movie (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde) premieres in Chicago

By Ella Wenger

May 20, 2020

In 1926 Thomas Edison says Americans prefer silent movies over talkies

By Ella Wenger

May 19, 2020

In 1968 20th Emmy Awards: “Get Smart”, “Mission Impossible” & Barbara Bain win

By Ella Wenger

May 18, 2020

In 1912 Maurits Binger establishes 2 Dutch movie companies

By Ella Wenger

May 15, 2020

In 1928 Mickey Mouse makes his 1st ever appearance in silent film “Plane Crazy”

By Ella Wenger

May 14, 2020

In 1951 Ernie Kovacs Show, TV Variety debut on NBC

By Ella Wenger

May 13, 2020

In 1970 Beatles movie “Let it Be” premieres

By Ella Wenger

May 12, 2020

In 1967 20th Cannes Film Festival: “Blowup” directed by Michelangelo Antonioni wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film

By Ella Wenger

May 11, 2020

In 1918 44th Kentucky Derby: William Knapp on Exterminator wins in 2:10.8

By Ella Wenger

May 8, 2020

In 1912 Film and television production and distribution studio Paramount Pictures is founded

By Ella Wenger

May 7, 2020

In 1947 “Kraft Television Theater” premieres on NBC

By Ella Wenger

May 5, 2020

In 1997 “Married With Children” final episode on Fox TV

By Ella Wenger

May 4, 2020

In 1975  Italian film “Seven Beauties” directed by Lina Wertmüller, starring Giancarlo Giannini, and Shirley Stoler released – first film directed by a women to be nominated for an Academy Award

By Ella Wenger

May 1, 2020

In 1931 Singer Kate Smith begins her long-running radio program on CBS

By Ella Wenger

April 30, 2020

In 1952 Mr Potato Head is 1st toy advertised on television

By Ella Wenger

April 29, 2020

In 1932 1st broadcast of “One Man’s Family” on NBC radio, longest-running dramatic serial on US radio (ends 1959)

By Ella Wenger

April 28, 2020

In 1937 1st animated cartoon electric sign displayed (NYC)

By Ella Wenger

April 27, 2020

In 1986 Captain Midnight (John R MacDougall) interrupts HBO

By Ella Wenger

April 24, 2020

In 1962 Massachusetts Institute of Technology sends TV signal by satellite for 1st time: California to Massachusetts

By Ella Wenger

April 23, 2020

In 1896 Vitascope system of movie projection 1st shown at Koster & Bial’s Music Hall (NYC)

By Ella Wenger

April 22, 2020

In 1954 US Senate Army-McCarthy televised hearings begin

By Ella Wenger

April 21, 2020

In 1930 “All Quiet on the Western Front” based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque, directed by Lewis Milestone and starring Louis Wolheim and Lew Ayres premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Awards Outstanding Production 1930)

By Ella Wenger

April 20, 2020

In 1920 Big Show ends 2 year run on NBC radio

By Ella Wenger

April 17, 2020

In 2011 ¨Game of Thrones”, based on the fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin premieres on HBO

By Ella Wenger

April 16, 2020

In 1787 1st American comedy, “The Contrast,” made its debut in NYC

By Ella Wenger

April 15, 2020

In 1958 10th Emmy Awards: Gunsmoke, Robert Young & Jane Wyatt win

By Ella Wenger

April 14, 2020

In 1956 Ampex Corp demonstrates 1st commercial videotape recorder

By Ella Wenger

April 9, 2020

In 1967 Shortwave broadcaster Radio NY Worldwide’s transmitter burns down

By Ella Wenger

April 8, 2020

In 1968 40th Academy Awards postponed to Apr 10th due to death of Martin Luther King

By Ella Wenger

April 7, 2020

In 1906 The world’s 1st animated cartoon “Humorous Phases of Funny Faces” by J. Stuart Blackton is released

By Ella Wenger

April 6, 2020

In 1889 George Eastman begins selling his Kodak flexible rolled film for the first time

By Ella Wenger

April 3, 2020

In 2005 WrestleMania XXI, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA: Batista defeats Triple H; John Cena beats John “Bradshaw” Layfield

By Ella Wenger

April 2, 2020

In 1902 “Electric Theatre”, the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles, California

By Ella Wenger

April 1, 2020

In 1947 Shin Takarajima (New Treasure Island) by Osamu Tezuka published, first manga cartoon in tankōbon form

By Ella Wenger

March 31, 2020

In 1981 1st Golden Raspberry Awards: “Can’t Stop the Music” wins

By Ella Wenger

March 30, 2020

In 1895 British inventor Birt Acres films Oxford and Cambridge boat race

By Ella Wenger

March 12, 2020

In 1896 1st movie in Netherlands (Kalverstr 220)

By Ella Wenger

March 11, 2020

In 1958 Charles Van Doren finally loses on US TV game show “Twenty-One” after winning $129,000 – later revealed to be fixed

By Ella Wenger

March 10, 2020

In 1977 CBS’ premiere of “A Circle of Children”, starring Jane Alexander and based on the life and book about this by Mary Mac Cracken

By Ella Wenger

March 9, 2020

In 1954 1st local color TV commercial WNBT-TV (WNBC-TV) NYC (Castro Decorators)

By Ella Wenger

March 6, 2020

In 1959 11th Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr win

By Ella Wenger

March 5, 2020

In 1953 6th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): “The Sound Barrier” Best Film

By Ella Wenger

March 4, 2020

In 1979 200th episode of “All in the Family”

By Ella Wenger

March 3, 2020

In 1958  KTVU TV channel 2 in Oakland-San Francisco, California (IND) 1st broadcast

By Ella Wenger

March 2, 2020

In 1940 The first televised intercollegiate track meet is seen in NYC on W2XBS; NYU wins the meet presented live from Madison Square Garden

By Ella Wenger

February 26, 2020

In 1975 1st televised kidney transplant (Today Show)

By Ella Wenger

February 25, 2020

In 1940 1st televised (W2XBS, NYC) hockey game (Rangers vs Canadians)

By Ella Wenger

February 24, 2020

In 1999 41st Grammy Awards: My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From Titanic), Lauryn Hill wins

By Ella Wenger

February 21, 2020

In 2009 29th Golden Raspberry Awards: “The Love Guru” wins

By Ella Wenger

February 20, 2019

In 1944 Batman & Robin comic strip premieres in newspapers

By Ella Wenger

February 19, 2020

In 1947 CBS radio premiere of Villa-Lobos’ “Bachianas Brasilieras No 3”

By Ella Wenger

February 18, 2020

In 1952 4th Emmy Awards: first time awards presented based on nationwide basis, “The Red Skelton Show”, Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca win

By Ella Wenger

February 13, 2020

In 1961 Frank Sinatra launches Reprise label under Warner Bros Records

By Ella Wenger

February 12, 2020

In 1955 WTVY TV channel 4 in Dothan, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting

By Ella Wenger

February 11, 2020

In 1938 World’s first science fiction TV programme – a broadcast of the play R.U.R. by Karel Čapek

By Ella Wenger

February 10, 2020

In 1940 “Tom and Jerry” cartoon created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera debut by MGM

By Ella Wenger

February 7, 2020

In 1940 Walt Disney’s second feature length movie, “Pinocchio” premieres (NYC)

By Ella Wenger

February 6, 2020

In 1921 “The Kid”, silent film starring Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Coogan, released

By Ella Wenger

February 5, 2020

In 1953 “Peter Pan” by Walt Disney opens at Roxy Theater, NYC

By Ella Wenger

February 4, 2020

In 1880 Steele MacKay’s play “Hazel Kirke” premieres in New York City

February 3, 2020

In 1953 J Fred Muggs, a chimpanzee, becomes a regular on NBC’s Today Show

By Colin McCleery

January 31, 2020

In 1949 1st daytime soap on TV “These Are My Children” (NBC in Chicago)

By Ella Wenger

January 30, 2020

In 1933 “Lone Ranger” begins a 21-year run on ABC radio

By Ella Wenger

January 28, 2020

In 1978 35th Golden Globes: “The Turning Point”, Richard Burton, and Jane Fonda win

By Ella Wenger

January 27, 2020

In 1969 Actress Thelma Ritter suffers a heart attack (she dies Feb 5th)

By Ella Wenger

January 24, 2020

In 1940 “The Grapes of Wrath”, directed by John Ford and based on John Steinbeck‘s novel of the same name, starring Henry Fonda and Jane Darwell, is released

By Ella Wenger

January 23, 2020

In 1975 “Barney Miller” premieres on ABC TV

By Luke Leygraaf

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Goodbye 

December 18, 2019

In 2002 “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” is released

December 17, 2019

In 1964 the 3rd James Bond movie, “Goldfinger” premiers in London

December 16, 2019

In 1951 “Dragnet” premiers on NBC

December 13, 2019

In 1956 “Anastasia” is released in the US

December 12, 2019

In 1977 “Saturday Night Fever” premiers in NYC

December 11, 2019

In 1909 Colored moving pictures are demonstrated at Madison Square Garden, NYC

December 10, 2019

In 1978 “Superman: The Movie” premiers at Uptown Theater in Washington, D.C.

December 9, 2019

In 1965 “A Charlie Brown Christmas” premiers on CBS

December 6, 2019

In 1991 Star Trek VI-Undiscovered Country premiers

December 5, 2019

In 2001 Oceans 11 premiers in Westwood, California

December 4, 2019

In 1981 Falcon Crest premiers on CBS

December 3, 2019

In 1952 the first TV broadcast in Hawaii

December 2, 2019

In 1988 “Naked Gun”, based on TV show “Police Squad”, premiers

November 26, 2019

In 1956 “The Price Is Right” debuts on NBC

November 25, 2019

In 2013 Disney releases “Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack”

November 22, 2019

In 1987 two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom

November 21, 2019

In 1976 Rocky, starring Sylvester Stallone, is released

November 20, 2019

In 1968 the 2nd Country Music Association Award: Glen Campbell and Tammy Wynette win

November 19, 2019

In 1959 “Rocky and His Friends” premiers on ABC

November 18, 2019

In 1928 Walt Disney’s “Steamboat Willie” the first Mickey Mouse cartoon with sound, is released

November 15, 2019

In 1949 WSAZ TV channel 3 in Huntington-Charleston, NV (NBC) 1st broadcast

November 14, 2019

In 1988 Sitcom Murphy Brown, starring Candice Bergen, premieres on CBS

November 13, 2019

In 1940 Fantasia, an animated film by Walt Disney, is released

November 12, 2019

In 1910 the 1st possible movie stunt happens, a man jumps into the Hudson river from a burning balloon

November 11, 2019

In 2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire premiers in London

November 7, 2019

In 1963 instant replay, invented by CBS, is used in the Army vs. Navy football game for the first time

November 5, 2019

In 1985 CBS’ premiere of TV made Lucille Ball drama Stone Pillow

November 4, 2019

In 1985 “First Darkness” first airs on BBC Two

November 1, 2019

In 1904 George Bernard Shaw’s comedy play, “John Bull’s Other Island”, premieres in London

October 31, 2019

In 1962 “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?”, a horror film, is released

October 30, 2019

In 1921 the silent film “The Sheik” premiers in Los Angeles

October 29, 2019

In 2008 the 22nd James Bond movie, “Quantum of Solace”, premiers in London

October 28, 2019

In 2007 the “Bee Movie” premiers in the US

October 25, 2019

In 1978 “Halloween” is released

October 24, 2019

In 2002 “Hero”, starring Jet Li, is released in China

October 23, 2019

In 1941 the animated film “Dumbo” is released

October 22, 2019

In 1939 NBC televises the first pro football game, Brooklyn Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Eagles

October 21, 2019

In 1957 “Jailhouse Rock”, starring Elvis Presley, opens in Memphis, Tennessee

October 17, 2019

In 1888 Thomas Edison files a patent for the first Optical Phonograph

October 15, 2019

In 1951 “I Love Lucy”, starring Lucille Ball, premiers on CBS

October 14, 2019

In 1978 “Rescue from Gilligan’s Island”, the 1st TV movie from a TV series, premiers

October 11, 2019

In 1975 “Saturday Night Live” premiers on NBC

October 10, 2019

In 1963 the 2nd James Bond film, “From Russia With Love” based on a novel by Ian Fleming, premiers in London

October 8, 2019

In 1984 “The Burning Bed” premiers on NBC

October 7, 2019

In 1960 the TV series “Route 66” premiers on CBS

October 4, 2019

In 1980 “Thundarr the Barbarian” premiers on CBS

October 3, 2019

In 1955 “Captain Kangaroo” premiers on CBS

October 2, 2019

In 1955 “Alfred Hitchcock presents” premiers on CBS

September 30, 2019

In 1947 the Yankees beat the Dodgers 5-3 in first televised World Series

September 27, 2019

In 1954 Steve Allen’s  “Tonight Show” premiers

September 26, 2019

In 1964 “Gilligan’s Island” premiers on CBS

September 25, 2019

In 1965 a Beatles Cartoon show begins in the US

September 24,2019

In 1954 Tonight Show premieres on NBC

September 23, 2019

In 1961 “The Jetsons”, ABC’s first color TV series, first broadcast

September 20, 2019

In 1984 the “Cosby Show” premiers on NBC

September 19, 2019

In 1952 “Adventures of Superman” TV series premiers in the U.S.

September 18, 2019

In 1964 the “Addams Family” premiers on ABC

September 17, 2019

In 1956 television is first broadcast in Australia

September 16, 2019

In 1953 the first movie in Cinemascope, “The Robe” based on book by Lloyd C. Douglas, premiers

September 13, 2019

In 1973 ABC announces it has the TV rights for the 1976 Olympics

September 12, 2019

In 1964 the film that started the Spaghetti Western genre “A Fistful of Dollars” premieres starring Clint Eastwood

September 11, 2019 

In 1928 the very first TV drama WGY’s “Queen’s Messenger” begins broadcasting in New York

September 10, 2019

In 1955 the TV show “Gunsmoke” premiers on CBS

September 9, 2019

In 1956 Elvis Presley appears on the Ed Sullivan Show for the first time

September 6, 2019

In 1969 the TV show “The Brady Bunch” created by Sherwood Schwartz premieres on ABC in the US

September 5, 2019

In 1955 WTTW TV channel 11 in Chicago, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting

May 22, 2019

In 1956, “Bob Hope Show” last airs on NBC-TV

May 21, 2019

In 1908, 1st horror movie (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde) premieres in Chicago

May 20, 2019

In 1970, Beatles’ “Let it Be” movie premieres

May 17, 2019

In 1975, NBC paid $5M for rights to show “Gone with the Wind” one time

May 16, 2019

In 1946, “Annie Get Your Gun” musical by Irving Berlin, Dorothy and Herbert Fields opens at Imperial Theater NYC

May 15, 2019

In 1928, Mickey Mouse makes his 1st ever appearance in silent film “Plane Crazy”

May 14, 2019

In 1938, “The Adventures of Robin Hood”, is released

May 13, 2019

On this day in 1970, Beatles movie “Let it Be” premieres

May 10, 2019

In 1956, KFSN TV channel 30 in Fresno, CA (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting

May 9, 2019

In 1992, Final episode of “Golden Girls” airs on NBC-TV

May 8, 2019

In 1912, Film and television production and distribution studio Paramount Pictures is founded

May 7, 2019

In 2011, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”, directed by Rob Marshall, starring Johnny Depp and Penélope Cruz, premieres in – opening weekend makes $350.6m

May 6, 2019

In 2004, TV sitcom “Friends” airs season finale in 10th and final season in US (52.5 million viewers)

May 3, 2019

In 1944, “Going My Way”, directed by Leo McCarey and starring Bing Crosby premieres in New York (Best Picture 1945)

May 2, 2019

In 1932, Jack Benny’s 1st radio show premieres (NBC Blue Network)

May 1, 2019

In 1939, Batman first appears in Detective Comics #27

April 30, 2019

In 1952, Mr Potato Head is 1st toy advertised on television

April 29, 2019

In 1961, ABC’s “Wide World of Sports” debuts

April 26, 2019

In 1991, “Dinosaurs” premieres on ABC-TV

April 25, 2019

In 1964, “New Phil Silvers Show” last airs on CBS-TV

April 24, 2019

In 1962, Massachusetts Institute of Technology sends TV signal by satellite for 1st time: California to Massachusetts

April 23, 2019

In 1896, Vitascope system of movie projection 1st shown at Koster & Bial’s Music Hall (NYC)

April 18, 2019

In 1979, “Real People” premieres on NBC TV

April 17, 2019

In 2011, “Game of Thrones”, based on the fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin premieres on HBO

April 16, 2019

In 1932, Short film “The Music Box” released in the US, starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy (1932 Academy Award Best Live Action Short Film)

April 15, 2019

In 1990, “In Living Color” premieres on FOX-TV

April 12, 2019

In 1953, KFDX TV channel 3 in Wichita Falls, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting

April 11, 2019

In 1968, WHED TV channel 15 in Hanover, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting

April 10, 2019

In 1953, “House of Wax” 1st color 3-D movie, premieres in New York

April 9, 2019

In 1967, Shortwave broadcaster Radio NY Worldwide’s transmitter burns down

April 8, 2019

In 1974, Discovery Island opens at Walt Disney World, Florida

April 5, 2019

In 1961, Barbra Streisand appears on “Jack Paar Show”

April 4, 2019

In 1914, Film serial “Perils of Pauline” shown for the first time in Los Angeles

April 3, 2019

In 2010, Matt Smith’s first appearance as the 11th Doctor in BBC program “Doctor Who” during “The Eleventh Hour” episode

April 2, 2019

In 1902, “Electric Theatre”, the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles, California

April 1, 2019

In 1930, “The Blue Angel” starring Marlene Dietrich in her breakthrough role premieres in Germany

March 22, 2019

In 1975, Walt Disney World Shopping Village opens

March 21, 2019

In 1948, “Stop the Music” with Bert Parks premieres on ABC radio

March 20, 2019

In 1987, Soap opera “Capitol” final episode

March 19, 2019

In 1964, Sean Connery’s 1st day of shooting on James Bond film “Goldfinger”

March 18, 2019

In 1999, Stars Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace is unleashed

March 15, 2019

In 1945, 17th Academy Awards: “Going My Way”, Bing Crosby & Ingrid Bergman win

March 14, 2019

In 1971, Barbra Streisand appears on “The Burt Bacharach Special” on CBS TV

March 13, 2019

In 1790, John Martin, 1st American-born actor, performs in Philadelphia

March 12, 2019

In 1912, Helen Hayes Theater (Little Theatre) opens at 240W 44th St, NYC

March 11, 2019

In 1990, 16th People’s Choice Awards: Dustin Hoffman & Meryl Streep win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Phylicia Rashad win (TV)

March 7, 2019

In 1955, Mary Martin as “Peter Pan” 1st televised

March 6, 2019

In 2004, 35th NAACP Image Awards: “The Fighting Temptations” wins Outstanding Motion Picture

March 5, 2019

In 2002, American reality TV program The Osbournes” featuring family of Ozzy Osbourne premieres on MTV

March 4, 2019

In 1947, WWJ (now WDIV) TV channel 4 in Detroit, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting

March 1, 2019

In 1864, Louis Ducos du Hauron patents movie machine (never built)

February 28, 2019

In 1940, 1st televised basketball game (U of Pitts beats Fordham U, 50-37)

February 27, 2019

In 1986, The United States Senate allows its debates to be televised on a trial basis

February 26, 2019

In 1975, 1st televised kidney transplant (Today Show)

February 25, 2019

In 1940, 1st televised (W2XBS, NYC) hockey game (Rangers vs Canadians)

February 22, 2019

In 1989, UK physicist Stephen Hawking calls Star Wars a “deliberate fraud”

February 21, 2019

In 1944, “War As It Happens” news show premieres on NBC TV (NYC only)

February 20, 2019

In 1956, WOSU TV channel 34 in Columbus, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting

February 19, 2019

In 1960, Bil Keane’s “Family Circus” cartoon strip debuts

February 14, 2019

In 1931, The original “Dracula” film starring Bela Lugosi as the titular vampire, is released.

February 13, 2019

In 1955, KRCG TV channel 13 in Jefferson City, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting

February 12, 2019

In 1968, 25th Golden Globes: “In the Heat of the Night”, Rod Steiger, & Edith Evans win

February 11, 2019

In 1979, 43 million watch “Elvis!” on ABC

February 8, 2019

In 1925, Kaufman & Berlin’s musical “cocoanuts” premieres in New York City

February 7, 2019

In 1940, Walt Disney’s second feature length movie, “Pinocchio” premieres (NYC)

February 6, 2019

In 1972, 29th Golden Globes: “The French Connection”, Gene Hackman, & Jane Fonda win

February 5, 2019

In 1953, “Peter Pan” by Walt Disney opens at Roxy Theater, NYC

February 4, 2019

In 1994, 10th Soap Opera Digest Awards – Days of Our Lives wins

February 1, 2019

In 1893, Thomas Edison completes worlds 1st movie studio at West Orange, New Jersey

January 29, 2019

In 1959, Walt Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty” released

January 28, 2019

In 1960, “The Goon Show”‘s final episode on BBC radio

January 25, 2019

In 1961, the 1st live, nationally televised presidential news conference with JFK

January 24, 2019

In 1940 “The Grapes of Wrath”, directed by John Ford and based on John Steinbeck’s novel of the same name, starring Henry Fonda and Jane Darwell, is released

January 23, 2019

In 1965 “King Family Show” (musical variety) premieres on ABC TV

January 22, 2019

In 1947, the 1st commercial TV station west of Mississippi opens in Hollywood, California

January 18, 2019

In 1974 “$6 Million Man” starring Lee Majors premieres on ABC TV

January 17, 2019

In 1949 “The Goldbergs”, first airs in the US on CBS

December 19, 2018

In 1971, Stanley Kubrick‘s X-rated film “A Clockwork Orange” based on the book by Anthony Burgess and starring Malcolm McDowell premieres

December 18, 2018

In 2009, James Cameron’s “Avatar” starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver, released in the US, becomes highest-grossing film of all time

December 17, 2018

In 1989,  “The Simpsons” created by Matt Groening, premieres on Fox TV as a full animated series with the episode, “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire”

December 14, 2018

In 1993, “Philadelphia” one of the first mainstream films about AIDS, directed by Jonathan Demme, starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington premieres in Century City, California

December 13, 2018

In 1989, “Driving Miss Daisy” directed by Bruce Beresford and starring Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy is released (Best Picture 1990)

December 12, 2018

In 1966, “A Man for All Seasons” based on the play by Robert Bolt, directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Paul Scofield premieres in New York (Best Picture 1967)

December 11, 2018

In 1967, “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”, directed by Stanley Kramer, starring Spencer TracySidney Poitier and Katharine Hepburn, premieres in NYC (Hepburn – Academy Award for Best Actress 1968)

December 10, 2018

In 1962, David Lean‘s film “Lawrence of Arabia”, based on life of T. E. Lawrence and starring Peter O’Toole, premieres at Odeon Leicester Square (Academy Awards Best Picture 1963)

December 7, 2018

In 1979, “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” first movie of the series premieres directed by Robert Wise, starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy

December 6, 2018

In 2002,  “Adaption” directed by Spike Jonze, starring Nicolas Cageand Meryl Streep premieres

December 5, 2018

In 2001,  “Ocean’s Eleven” directed by Steven Soderbergh, starring George ClooneyBrad PittMatt Damon and Julia Roberts premieres in Westwood, California

December 4, 2018

In 1984, 6th ACE Cable Awards: David Bowie: Serious Moonlight by Anthony Eaton and HBO

December 3, 2018

In 1922, First successful technicolor movie (Tall of the Sea), shown in NYC

November 29, 2018

In 1945, “The Lost Weekend”, based on Charles R. Jackson’s novel, directed by Billy Wilder and starring Ray Milland and Jane Wymanpremieres in Los Angeles (Academy Awards Best Picture 1946)

November 28, 2018

In 1975, “As the World Turns” and “The Edge of Night”, the final two American soap operas that had resisted going to pre-taped broadcasts, air their last live episodes.

November 27, 2018

In 2013, “Frozen”, the highest-grossing animated film of all time, starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, is released

November 26, 2018

In 1942, “Casablanca” directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman premieres at Hollywood Theater, NYC (Academy Awards Best Picture 1943)

November 20, 2018

In 1983, 100 million watch ABC TV movie “The Day After” about nuclear war

November 19, 2018

In 1914, Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures, the company later became one of the most successful independent filmmakers

November 16, 2018

“The Twilight Saga: New Moon”, based on the book by Stephenie Meyer, directed by Chris Weitz, starring Kristen Stewartand Robert Pattinson, premieres in Los Angeles

November 14, 2018

In 1976,  “Network”, directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Faye DunawayPeter Finch and William Holden, premieres in Los Angeles and New York City (Finch – Academy Awards Best Actor 1977)

November 13, 2018

In 1940, “Fantasia” animated film by Walt Disney, starring Leopold Stokowski and Deems Taylor, is released

November 12, 2018

In 1910, 1st possible movie stunt: man jumps into the Hudson river from a burning balloon

November 9, 2018

In 1984, Wes Craven’s horror film “A Nightmare on Elm Street” premieres in the US

November 8, 2018

In 1966, Movie actor Ronald Reagan elected Governor of California

November 7, 2018

In 1997,  “Mr Bean” directed by Mel Smith and starring Rowan Atkinson as Mr Bean opens in US

November 6, 2018

In 2005, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”, the 4th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling, premieres in London. Goes on to become most successful film of the year, earning almost US$ 900 million.

November 5, 2018

In 1930, 3rd Academy Awards: “All Quiet on the Western Front”, George Arliss and Norma Shearer win

November 2, 2018

In 1966, David Schwimmer was born on this day (52 years old).

November 1, 2018

In 1992, “Titanic” directed by James Cameron, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet premieres at the Tokyo International Film Festival (Academy Awards Best Picture 1998)

October 31, 2018

In 1962, “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” horror film released directed by Robert Aldrich, starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, based on novel by Henry Farrell

October 30, 2018

In 1921,  “The Sheik”, a silent film starring Rudolph Valentino, premieres in Los Angeles

October 29, 2018

In 2008, “Quantum of Solace” 22nd James Bond film starring Daniel Craig and Olga Kurylenko, premieres in London

October 26, 2018

In 1984,  “The Terminator” directed by James Cameron, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton is released in the US

October 25, 2018

In 1978, “Halloween”, directed by John Carpenter, starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut, is released

October 24, 2018

In 1962,  “The Manchurian Candidate”, directed by John Frankenheimer, starring Frank Sinatra and Laurence Harvey, is released

October 23, 2018

In 1941,  Walt Disney‘s animated film “Dumbo” released

October 22, 2018

In 1979, Walt Disney World has its 100-millionth guest

October 19, 2018

In 1990 on this date, “Dances with Wolves” directed by Kevin Costner and starring Kevin Costner and Mary McDonnell premieres in Washington, D.C. (Academy Awards Best Picture 1991)

October 18, 2018

“West Side Story”, directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, the film adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical, starring Natalie Wood, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1962)

October 17, 2018

Eminem was born on this day in 1972.

October 16, 2018

Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio founded

October 15, 2018

“I Love Lucy”, starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, debuts on CBS

October 11, 2018

On  this day in 1944,  “Laura” directed by Otto Preminger starring Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews is released in NYC, New York

October 9, 2018

On this day in 1952, Sharon Osbourne, English-American music manager, TV personality (X-Factor, America’s Got Talent) and wife of Ozzy Osbourne, born in London

October 8, 2018

On this day in 2015, Actress and singer Selena Gomez reveals she has Lupus

October 5, 2018

On this day in 1975,  Kate Winslet, British actress (Titanic, Revolutionary Road), born in Reading, Berkshire, England

October 4, 2018

On this day in 1987,  “The Last Emperor” directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and starring John Lone, Joan Chen and Peter O’Toole premieres at the Tokyo Film Festival (Best Picture 1988)

October 3, 2018

On this day in 1941,  “The Maltese Falcon” directed by John Huston and based off Dashiell Hammett’s 1929 novel of the same name, starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor, premieres in New York City

October 2, 2018

On this day in 2011,  Canadian stand-up comedian and actor Seth Rogen (30) weds screenwriter Lauren Miller at Kunde Family Estate in Sonoma, California

October 1, 2018

On this day in 1974, “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” horror film premieres in director Tobe Hooper’s hometown, Austin, Texas in the US

September 28, 2018

On this day in 1961, Walt Disney’s movie “Grey Friars Bobby” premieres

September 27, 2018

On this day in 1954, Steve Allen’s “Tonight Show” premieres

September 26, 2018

On this day in 1962, TV comedy series “Beverly Hillbillies” premieres on CBS

September 25, 2018

On this day in 1965,  the Beatles cartoon show begins in US

September 24, 2018

On this day in 1954,  Tonight Show premieres on NBC (Johnny takes over 8 years later)

September 21, 2018

On this day in 1937 J. R. R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’ is published by George Allen and Unwin in London

September 20, 2018

On this day in 1985, Walt Disney World has its 200-millionth guest

September 19, 2018

On this day in 1952, The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England

September 18, 2018

On this day in 1964,  “The Addams Family”, starring John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy, and Jackie Coogan, premieres on ABC

September 17, 2018

On this day in 1963, “The Fugitive” starring David Janssen premieres on ABC TV.

September 14, 2018

Walt Disney is awarded the Medal of Freedom at White House in 1964.

September 13, 2018

“Scooby-Doo Where are You” by Hanna-Barbera debuts on CBS in the US in 1969.

September 10, 2018

“The Wizard of Oz” muscial premieres in New York City in 1903

September 7, 2018

“Journey to Italy”, directed by Roberto Rossellini, starring Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders, is released.

September 6, 2018

“Steamboat Round the Bend” film directed by John Ford and starring Will Rogers released weeks after Rogers’ death

May 21, 2018

Today in 1980, “Star Wars Episode V – Empire Strikes Back”, produced by George Lucas opens in cinemas in UK and North America.

May 17, 2018

Today in 1939, the 1st televised baseball game is broadcast on NBC, with Princeton defeating Columbia 2-1.

May 16, 2018

Today in 1929, the 1st Academy Awards: “Wings”, Emil Jannings & Janet Gaynor win.

May 15, 2018

Today in 1928, Mickey Mouse makes his 1st ever appearance in silent film “Plane Crazy”.

May 14, 2018

Today in 1938, “The Adventures of Robin Hood”, directed by Michael Curtiz, William Keighley and starring Erol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland is released

May 11, 2018

Today in 1880, Steele MacKay’s play “Hazel Kirke” premieres in New York City.

May 10, 2018

Today in 1952, 5th Cannes Film Festival: “The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice” directed by Orson Welles and “Two Cents Worth of Hope” directed by Renato Castellani jointly awarded the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film.

May 9, 2018

Today in 1946, 1st hour long entertainment TV show, “NBC’s Hour Glass” premieres.

May 8, 2018

Today in 1912, Film and television production and distribution studio Paramount Pictures is founded.

May 7, 2018

Today in 1987, Diane Chambers’ (Shelley Long) final episode on TV comedy “Cheers”.

May 4, 2018

Today in 2010, Julia Louis-Dreyfus receives the 2,407th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, although on the original star her name is spelled wrong.

May 3, 2018

Today in 1960, the musical “Fantasticks” premieres in NYC and becomes the world’s longest running musical.

May 2, 2018

Today in 1968, Israeli television begins transmitting.

May 1, 2018

Today in 1939, Batman comics hit the street.

April 30, 2018

Today in 1952, Mr Potato Head becomes the 1st toy advertised on television.

April 27, 2018

Today in 1986, Captain Midnight (John R MacDougall) interrupts HBO.

April 26, 2018

Today in 1984, President Reagan visits China.

April 25, 2018

Today in 1930, “All Quiet on the Western Front”, based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque premieres in New York.

April 24, 2018

Today in 1955, KMAU TV channel 3 in Wailuku, HI (CBS) began broadcasting.

April 23, 2018

Today in 1896, the Vitascope system of movie projection was first shown.

April 20, 2018

Today in 1971, Barbra Streisand records “We’ve Only Just Begun”.

April 19, 2018

Today in 1934, Shirley Temple appears in her 1st movie, “Stand Up & Cheer”.

April 18, 2018

Today in 1969, Greek actress and activist Melina Mercouri establishes Greek Aid Fund.

April 17, 2018

Today in 1937, was the debut of cartoon characters Daffy Duck, Elmer J Fudd & Petunia Pig.

April 16, 2018

Today in 1787, the 1st American comedy, “The Contrast,” made its debut in NYC.

April 13, 2018

Today in 2015, “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner, premieres in Los Angeles.

April 12, 2018

Today in 1991, the 2,500th episode of Entertainment Tonight airs.

April 11, 2018

Today in 1981, Ronald Reagan arrives home from the hospital after being shot by John Hinckley Jr.

April 10, 2018

Today in 1953, the first color 3-D movie, “House of Wax”, premiers in New York City.

April 9, 2018

Today in 1954, WECT TV channel began broadcasting in Wilmington, North Carolina.

April 6, 2018

Today in 1889, the Kodak flexible rolled film began being sold for the first time.

April 5, 2018

Today in 1949, Fireside Theater debuts on US Television.

April 4, 2018

Today in 1965, Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. was born.

April 3, 2018

Today in 1930, the 2nd Academy Awards took place.

March 23, 2018

1999 “Livin’ la Vida Loca” sung by Ricky Martin released and goes on to sell over 8 million copies

March 22,2018

1941 James Stewart is inducted into the Army, becoming the first major American movie star to wear a military uniform in World War II.

March 21, 2018

Today in 1921, the Walter Kerr Theater (Ritz, CBS, NBC, and ABC) opens in New York City.

March 20, 2018

Today in 1948, the first televised musical premiered on CBS.

March 19, 2018

Today in 2016, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice first premiers in Mexico City.

March 16, 2018

Today in 2005, Robert Blake was acquitted for his wife’s murder.

March 15, 2018

Today in 1954, the “CBS Morning Show” premiers.

March 14, 2018

Today in 1931, the first theater was built for rear movie projection in NYC.

March 13, 2018

Today in 2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier premieres in Los Angeles.

March 8, 2018

Today in 1962, The Beatles had their TV debut and preformed “Dream Baby”.

March 7, 2018

Today in 1955, Mary Martin stars in the first televised “Peter Pan”.

March 6, 2018

Today in 1959, the 11th Emmy Awards takes place.

March 5, 2018

Today in 1963, the 20th Golden Globes takes place.

March 1, 2018

Today in 1975, color transmissions begin in Australia.

February 28, 2018

Today in 1989, the 38th Miss America is crowned from Texas.

February 27, 2018

Today in 1996, the American film production company “Happy Madison Productions” is founded by Adam Sandler.

February 26, 2018

Today in 1953, the 10th Golden Globes took place.

February 23, 2018

Today in 1940, Walt Disney’s animated movie “Pinocchio” is released.

February 22, 2018

Today in 1989, Stephen Hawking calls Star Wars a “deliberate fraud”.

February 21, 2018

Today in 1947 is the first broadcast of the first US soap opera “A Woman to Remember”.

February 20, 2018

Today in 1944, Batman and Robin strip premiers in newspapers.

February 15, 2018

Today in 1950, Disney’s “Cinderella” opens in theaters.

February 14, 2018

Today in 1931, the original film “Dracula” is released.

February 13, 2018

Today in 1961, Frank Sinatra launches a reprise label under Warner Bros Records.

February 12, 2018

Today in 1914, the first feature-length film “The Squaw Man” filmed in Hollywood is released in the United States.

February 9, 2018

Today in 1903, “The Wizard of Oz” musical premiers in New York City.

February 8, 2018

Today in 1926, Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio becomes Walt Disney Studios.

February 7, 2018

Today in 1940, Walt Disney Studios released their second feature length film, “Pinocchio”.

February 6, 2018

Today is U.S. President/Movie Actor Ronald Reagan’s Birthday.

February 5, 2018

Today in 1999, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace opens in theaters.

February 2, 2018

Today in 1970, the 27th Golden Globes takes place.

February 1, 2018

Today in 1953, Ronald Reagan hosts “General Electric Theater” on CBS TV.

January 31, 2018

Today in 1961, Marilyn Monroe’s last movie “The Misfits” premiers in New York City.

January 26, 2018

Today is Ellen Degeneres’ 60th birthday.

January 25, 2018

Today in 1961, Walt Disney’s animated film ‘101 Dalmatians’ was released in the US.

January 24, 2018

Today in 1927 Alfred Hitchcock released his fist film.

January 23, 2018

Today would have been U.S. film actor Humphrey Bogart’s (Casablanca) birthday.

January 22, 2018

10 years ago, movie legend Heath Ledger died after an accidental intoxication from prescription drugs. He is well known for his performance as The Joker in Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight’. For which he received an Oscar. He was not alive when awarded this Oscar.

December 18, 2017

Before dentures, the solution to rotting or missing teeth was pulling teeth from the mouths of dead soldiers.

December 13, 2017

In the Victorian Era, there were tea cups that protected your mustache from getting dunked in your tea.

December 12, 2017

The first proposal for space travel in English history was made by Oliver Cromwell’s brother-in-law.

December 11, 2017

In Early Rome, it was legal for a father to kill any members of his family.

December 7, 2017

In 1929, Princeton researchers turned a live cat into a working telephone.

December 4, 2017

Ancient Greek Philosopher, Chrysippus, died from laughing at his own joke about a donkey drinking wine.

December 1, 2017

The bomb that fell on Berlin in WWII only killed one elephant.

November 28, 2017

The Great Fire of London in 1666, which destroyed over 13,000 buildings, only killed 8 people.

November 27, 2017

Arabic Numerals were actually discovered by Indian mathematicians.

November 21, 2017

Money was once designed in ancient Greece to discourage people from acquiring too much of it.

November 20, 2017

The swastika used to symbolize good and luck until its use by the Nazis.

November 17. 2017

Mark Twain was born and died when the same comet passed through the sky.

November 16, 2017

Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on the same day just hours apart: the fiftieth anniversary of America’s freedom, July 4, 1826.

November 15, 2017

Fourteen years prior to the Titanic’s maiden voyage, in 1898, author Morgan Robertson wrote a book named, ‘The Wreck of the Titan’. Incidentally, these were the exact circumstances as the Titanic, who met her demise in the same way Titan did.

November 14, 2017

According to legend, a marathon got its name because the Athenian army told a messenger to run from Marathon to Athens to deliver the good news of the armies victory and died in Athens 26.2 miles down the road.

November 13, 2017

The first battle of the Civil War took place behind Wilmer McLean’s house. In order to avoid the war, he moved away to a small cottage where Robert E. Lee himself showed up to ask to use the cottage as the formal place of surrender.

November 10, 2017

The car that Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in had the license plate of AIII118. The war that resulted from his assassination ended with an Armistice on 11-11-18

November 9, 2017

The grave of the first and last British WWI Soldier to die are buried 7 yards away from each other.

November 8, 2017

The first Star Wars movie came out the same year as the last guillotine execution in France.

November 7, 2017

The Ottoman Empire still existed when the Cubs won the World Series in 1908.

November 3, 2017

Woolly Mammoths were still alive while the Egyptians were building the pyramids.

November 2, 2017

There are several instances in which ancient Greek and Roman coins have been found in the Americas. Along with this, there have been ancient Egyptian remnants found in Mexico. The strange thing is that there is no evidence of early, far-travelling cultures.

November 1, 2017

Nobody actually knows why the Mayans disappeared so quickly. Some researchers suggest a dramatic food shortage or spread of disease.

October 31, 2017

Halloween originated from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain in which people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. When November 1 was designated as All Saints Day, October 31 was All Hallows Eve which eventually evolved into Halloween.

October 30, 2017

During World War I, the British RMS Carmania, disguised as the German SMS Trafalgar, sunk the actual German SMS Trafalgar which was disguised as the British RMS Carmania.

October 27, 2017

In 1825, Marquis de Lafayette gave president John Quincy Adams a live alligator as a present for giving him a tour of the United States.

October 26, 2017

In 1518, around 400 people took to dancing for days without rest, and, over the period of about one month, some of those affected died of heart attack, stroke, or exhaustion. Nobody knows why they did it in the first place.

October 25, 2017

The Defenestration of Prague was an incident in which multiple people were thrown out of a window in 1618 that helped to trigger the Thirty Years’ War.

October 24, 2017

There are 88 “places” in the United States called Washington, including cities, towns, villages, unincorporated communities and the federal district, all named after our first president, George Washington.

October 23, 2017

The D in D-Day actually stands for day.

October 20, 2017

Albert Einstein was offered the opportunity to become Israel’s President in 1952 but declined.

October 19, 2017

The longest war ever lasted 335 years. It was between the Netherlands and the Isles of Scilly but the strange part is that there were no casualties.

October 18, 2017

Rosa Parks actually had complications with the same bus driver twelve years earlier when she refused to board the bus from the back.

October 17, 2017

The current United States flag was designed by a high school student. He received a B- for his efforts but his teacher changed his grade to an A when congress accepted his flag as the new national design.

October 13, 2017

Nobody actually knows why Friday the thirteenth is considered to be unlucky. One suggestion is because on Friday, 13 October 1307, Philip IV of France arrested hundreds of the Knights Templar.

October 12, 2017

On September 25, 1820, Salem, New Jersey held a trial against tomatoes.

October 10, 2017

George Washington owned one of the largest distilleries in 18th century America.

October 9, 2017

The Japanese once flew across the pacific ocean in hydrogen balloons with bombs attached during World War II. These were considered to be the first aerial weapons.

October 6, 2017

Violet Jessop was an ocean liner stewardess that survived three separate disasters on Olympic-class ocean liners, including the sinking of the RMS Titanic.

October 5, 2017

Roger Babson actually predicted the stock market crash of 1929 and the great depression that followed.

October 4, 2017

During World War II, Americans used to say “Liberty Steak” instead of “Hamburger” to avoid the German sounding name.

October 2, 2017

The original Cinderella was Egyptian and wore fur slippers.

September 28, 2017

The inventor of Pringles had his ashes buried in a Pringles can.

September 27, 2017

In 1959, the USPS successfully delivered 3,000 pieces of mail from Virginia to Florida in 22 minutes via cruise missile.

September 26, 2017

In the Victorian Era, there were tea cups that protected your mustache from getting dunked in your tea.

September 25, 2017

There was a man who survived the bombing in Hiroshima, got to an air raid shelter, and got on the morning train to arrive on time to his job in Nagasaki where he survived another atomic bomb blast.

September 22, 2017

The patent for the fire hydrant was lost in a fire.

September 21 2017

In Early Rome, it was legal for a father to kill any members of his family.

September 20, 2017

Guanajuato mummies were believed to have been buried alive due to the twisted looked on their face when they died.

September 19, 2017

Heroine was once given to children to help alleviate coughing fits.

September 18, 2017

Before alarm clocks, there were knocker-uppers that knocked on your window with a long stick until you were up.

September 15, 2017

The shortest war ever lasted 38 minutes.

September 14, 2017

In 1929, Princeton researchers turned a live cat into a working telephone.

September 13, 2017

The Berlin Wall was taken down by mistake. Gunter Schabowski meant to say that travel restrictions would be lifted but instead said that trips abroad would be possible for every citizen starting immediately, giving people the impression that the wall was being taken down.

September 12, 2017

Bobby Leach, the first man that survived going over Niagara Falls in a barrel, later died of complications after slipping on an orange peel.

September 11, 2017

In the 1980’s A&W tried to one up Mcdonalds by making a “Third Pounder” for the same price as a quarter pounder. The idea didn’t work because most people thought 1/3 was smaller than 1/4 and that they were getting ripped off.

September 8, 2017

Ancient Greek Philosopher, Chrysippus, died from laughing at his own joke about a donkey drinking wine.

September 7, 2017

Betty White is older than sliced bread by 6 years.

September 6, 2017

Mexico once had three presidents in a single day on February 18, 1913.

September 5, 2017

The Austrian Army once fought itself during the Battle of Karánsebes on the night of September 21, 1788.

August 31, 2017

The Z1 was created between 1936 and 1938 and is considered to be the first functional modern computer.