On This Day in Film and Television

Events in Film & TV

  • 1923 Cecil B. DeMille's first version of "The Ten Commandments" premieres
  • 1961 WXGA TV channel 8 in Waycross, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1966 KETS TV channel 2 in Little Rock, AR (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1981 "Falcon Crest" premieres on CBS-TV
  • 1981 Reagan Executive Order on Intelligence (No 12333) that allows CIA to engage in domestic counter-intelligence
  • 1984 6th ACE Cable Awards: David Bowie: Serious Moonlight by Anthony Eaton and HBO
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Birthdays in Film & TV

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1973 Michael O'Shea, actor (Smart Woman), dies of heart attack at 67
  • 1974 Lee Kinsolving, actor (Explosive Generation), dies at 36
  • 1977 Leila Hyams, actress (Red Headed Woman, Freaks), dies at 72
  • 1979 Robert Karnes, actor (Max-The Lawless Years), dies at 62
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1976 Actress Elizabeth Taylor (44) marries for the 7th time to politician John Warner (49)
  • 1979 Liza Minnelli's 3rd marriage (Mark Gero)
  • 2012 "Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans (21) weds Courtland Rogers (26) at a courthouse in Brunswick County, North Carolina

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2015 Actors Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas divorce after 19 years of marriage
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