Today in Film and Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • 1932 1st US radio broadcast from a moving train (Belle Baker WABC from MD)
  • 1935 Major Bowes' Original Amateur Hour goes national on NBC Radio Network
  • 1941 Glenn Miller begins work on his 1st movie for 20th Century Fox
  • 1949 21st Academy Awards: "Hamlet", Laurence Olivier & Jane Wyman win
  • 1980 ABC's nightly Iran Hostage crisis program renamed "Nightline"
  • 1981 "Nightline with Ted Koppel" premieres on ABC
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Birthdays in Film & TV

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1964 Peter Lorre, Hungarian/US actor (Maltese Falcon, Raven), dies at 59
  • 1968 Howard Petrie, actor (Border River, Bounty Hunter), dies at 61
  • 1968 Alice Guy-Blaché, American film director (b. 1873)
  • 1975 Muriel Hutchinson, actor (Another Thin Man), dies at 60
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1950 Actress Ingrid Bergman (34) weds Roberto Rossellini
  • 1952 Author of 'James Bond' novels, journalist and secret intelligence agent Ian Fleming marries Anne Geraldine Charteris
  • 1984 "Knight Rider" actor David Hasselhoff (32) weds "One Life to Live" actress Catherine Hickland (28)
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