On This Day in Film and Television

Events in Film & TV

  • 1954 KTRK TV channel 13 in Houston, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 WABC fires Alan Freed over payola scandal
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Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1863 Maria H "Mina" Beersmans, Flemish actress (Black Griet) and wife of John Dilis (d. 1939)
  • 1890 Robert Armstrong, American actor (Mighty Joe Young, King Kong), born in Saginaw, Michigan (1973)
  • 1891 Reginald Denny, English actor (Rebecca, Cat Ballou, Batman), born in Richmond, Surrey, England (d. 1967)
  • 1894 Carl Mayer, Austrian-Jewish actor (Dreaming Lips, Ariane, Sunrise), born in Graz, Austria (d. 1944)
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Deaths in Film & TV

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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1937 Actor Jackie Coogan (23) weds actress Betty Grable (20) at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Los Angeles
  • 1944 Model agency executive Eileen Ottensoser (22) weds businessman Gerard W. Ford (20) in San Francisco, California
  • 1986 Comedian and actor Steve Martin (41) weds actress Victoria Tennant (36)
  • 1993 Actor Luke Perry (27) weds Minnie Sharp (24) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills
  • 2001 ABC News political analyst George Stephanopoulos (40) weds actress Alexandra Wentworth (36) at Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Manhattan

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2007 Linda Bollea (46) divorces professional wrestler Hulk Hogan (53) after 23 years of marriage
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