Today in Film and Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • 1944 "Double Indemnity" directed by Billy Wilder and starring Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck is released
  • 1954 WSEE TV channel 35 in Erie, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 KFDM TV channel 6 in Beaumont, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 KMAU (now KGMV) TV channel 3 in Wailuku, HI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 WICD TV channel 15 in Champaign, IL (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 "Comedy in Music-Opus 2" closes at John Golden NYC after 192 performances
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Birthdays in Film & TV

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1948 Rosita Marstini, actress (I Cover Waterfront, Big Parade), dies at 54
  • 1956 Henry Stephenson, British actor (Conquest, Little Old NY, Mr Lucky), dies at 85
  • 1960 John P "John" Musch, actor/founder (JM), dies at 84
  • 1961 Lee Moran, actor (Circus Clown), dies of heart ailment at 72
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1988 Musician Mick Fleetwood (40) weds model Sara Recor
  • 1992 Rock star David Bowie (45) weds supermodel Iman (37) in Switzerland
  • 1993 ABC news analyst Jeff Greenfield weds Karen Gannett
  • 1994 Actress Kelly Preston (26) weds actor Lou Diamond Phillips (32)
  • 2004 Model-actress Ali Landry (30) weds TV personality Mario Lopez (30) at the exclusive Las Alamandas resort outside Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2007 Recording artist and the most-awarded female act of all-time Whitney Houston (43) divorces R&B singer-songwriter Bobby Brown (38) due to irreconcilable differences after 14 years of marriage
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