(Tuesday, September 15, 1942, at about 2:44 p.m. local time, during World War II) — The aircraft carrier USS Wasp was torpedoed today by a Japanese submarine some 170 miles southeast of San Cristobal Island. The U.S. Navy ended up sinking the badly damaged aircraft carrier.
(Thursday, September 14, 1972, 8:00 p.m. EDT) — The Waltons, a drama about a family in a rural Virginia community during the Great Depression and World War II, debuted as a regular series tonight on CBS-TV (it first aired as a TV movie entitled The Homecoming: A Christmas Story on Dec. 19, 1971). It starred Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby and Will Geer.
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(Tuesday, September 14, 1982, 10:30 p.m. local time) — Princess Grace of Monaco, formerly actress Grace Kelly, died tonight at the Monaco Hospital of injuries from a car crash the day before. She was 52.
(Monday, September 14, 1992) — Husbands and Wives, a drama film about how one couple decision to get a divorce puts a strain on the marriage of their two best friends, premiered today at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Directed by Woody Allen, the film starred Woody Allen, Blythe Danner, Judy Davis, Mia Farrow, Juliette Lewis, Liam Neeson and Sydney Pollack. This was the last of 13 movies that Allen made with Farrow (1982-1992).
(Sunday, September 14, 1952, during the 1952 U.S. presidential campaign) — Republican vice presidential nominee Richard Nixon made his first appearance today on Meet The Press, a weekly American television news/interview program produced by NBC.