On This Day in Film and Television

Events in Film & TV

  • 1937 J. R. R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' is published by George Allen and Unwin in London
  • 1948 "Texaco Star Theater" with Milton Berle premieres on NBC-TV
  • 1953 KRDO TV channel 13 in Colorado Spgs-Pueblo, CO (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1957 "Perry Mason" TV series based on the character by author Erle Stanley Gardner, starring Raymond Burr premieres on CBS-TV
  • 1968 Police drama "Adam-12" debuts on NBC in the US
  • 1970 "Monday Night Football" premieres on ABC - Browns 31, Jets 21
  • 1970 KAPP TV channel 35 in Yakima, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1986 38th Emmy Awards: Golden Girls, Cagney & Lacey & Michael J. Fox win
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Birthdays in Film & TV

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1946 Olga Engl, Austrian actress (b. 1971)
  • 1947 Harry Carey [Henry DeWitt Carey II], American actor (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Red River), dies at 69
  • 1973 Diana Sands, actress (Landlord, Raisin in the Sun), dies at 39
  • 1974 Walter Brennan, American actor (Real McCoys, At Gun Point), dies at 80
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1996 Supermodel Christie Brinkey marries for 4th time to Peter Cook

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 1995 Actor and host Wayne Brady (23) divorces Diana Lasso after almost 2 years of marriage
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