On This Day in Film and Television

Events in Film & TV

  • 1953 KROC (now KTTC) TV channel 10 in Rochester, MN (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1977 Janelle Commissiong, of Trinidad & Tobago crowned 26th Miss Universe
  • 1980 Ronald Reagan nominated for US President by Republicans in Detroit
  • 1990 Bridgette LeAnn Wilson, 17, of Oregon, 8th crowned Miss Teen USA
  • 1990 Rick Dee's "Into the Night" premieres on ABC-TV
  • 2001 "Jurassic Park III", starring Sam Neill and William H Macy, premieres in the US
  • 2012 "The Dark Knight Rises", directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway, premieres in New York
  • 2017 BBC announces first ever female Doctor Who will be played by Jodie Whittaker
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Birthdays in Film & TV

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1961 [Louise] Sophie M E de Vries, actress (English Prof), dies at 88
  • 1982 Patrick Dewaere, actor (Catherine & Co), shoots self at 35
  • 1991 Dwight Weist, Radio actor/film narrator (Radio Days), dies at 81
  • 1992 "Gorgeous" George, [Arena], wrestler, dies at 84
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1960 Actress Vera Miles (30) weds actor Keith Larsen (36)
  • 1988 "Back To The Future" actor Michael J. Fox (27) weds "Family Ties" actress Tracy Pollan (28) at West Mountain Inn in Arlington, Vermont
  • 2005 Academy award winning actress Sandra Bullock (40) weds "Monster Garage" host Jesse James (36) at sunset on the grounds of The Folded Hills Ranch in Gaviota, California

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2001 "Kate & Leopold" actress Meg Ryan (38) divorces actor Dennis Quaid (46) after 9 years of marriage
  • 2012 Actor-comedian Russell Brand (36) divorces popstar Katy Perry (27) due to irreconcilable differences a year after the fairy-tale wedding in India
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