Today in Film and Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • 1949 Long-Haired Hare is released in Theaters starring Bugs Bunny.
  • 1951 1st color TV broadcast-CBS' Arthur Godfrey from NYC to 4 cities
  • 1955 "Imogene Coca Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1956 WKNO TV channel 10 in Memphis, Tennessee (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 "Jonathan Winters Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1967 KPBS TV channel 15 in San Diego, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1976 Actor Peter Lawford (52) weds aspiring actress Deborah Gould (25)
  • 1983 Actor Denzel Washington (28) weds actress Pauletta Pearson (33)
  • 1987 Actress and comedian Julia Louis-Dreyfus (26) weds actor Brad Hall (29)
  • 1999 "Sudden Death" action star Jean-Claude Van Damme (38) weds Gladys Portugues in Knokke-Heist, Belgium
  • 2006 Actress Nicole Kidman (45) weds country music singer-songwriter Keith Urban (44) at Cardinal Ceretti Memorial Chapel in Manly, Australia

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 1997 "Dumb and Dumber" actress Lauren Holly (33) divorces actor-comedian Jim Carrey (35) due to irreconcilable differences after 9 months of marriage
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