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On This Day in Film and Television

Events in Film & TV

  • 1964 KTVR TV channel 13 in La Grande, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 WKID (WSCV) TV channel 51 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (IND) 1st broadcast

Birthdays in Film & TV

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1924 Gene Stratton-Porter, American author, screenwriter and naturalist (b. 1863)
  • 1951 J Edward Bromberg, Hungarian actor (The Mark of Zorro, Under 2 Flags), dies from a heart attack at 47
  • 1959 Len Doyle, actor (Harrington-Mr District Attorney), dies at 66
  • 1972 Janet Munro, actress (Crawling Eye, Swiss Family Robinson), dies at 38
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1962 Actor Sean Connery (32) weds actress Diane Cilento on Gibraltar; divorce 1973
  • 1997 ABC's World News Tonight news anchor Peter Jennings (59) weds Kayce Freed in Bridgehampton, New York
  • 2008 "Lonestar" bass guitarist John Rich (34) weds former model Joan Bush in Nashville

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 1938 Actress Bette Davis (30) divorces musician Harmon Nelson (31) due to cruel and inhuman manner after more than 6 years of marriage
  • 1988 Actor and comedian Robin Williams (37) divorces Valerie Velardi after 10 years of marriage
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