On This Day in Film and Television

Events in Film & TV

  • 1921 KDKA Pittsburgh presents first radio broadcast of MLB; Pirates beat Phillies, 8-0; Harold Arlin first play-by-play broadcaster
  • 1953 "From Here to Eternity" based on book by James Jones, directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift and Frank Sinatra is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1954)
  • 1956 KUAM TV channel 8 in Agana, GU (CBS/ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 WCYB TV channel 5 in Bristol-Kingsport, Virginia (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 "American Bandstand" premieres on network TV (ABC)
  • 1968 WMCV (now WZTV) TV channel 17 in Nashville, TN (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1969 The UVF plant their first bomb in the Republic of Ireland, damaging the RTÉ Television Centre in Dublin
  • 1971 WNPE TV channel 16 in Watertown, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1956 Actress-singer Shirley Jones (22) weds film and stage actor Jack Cassidy (29)
  • 1964 Film director Mel Brooks (38) weds actress Anne Bancroft (32) at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau
  • 1971 Five-time Grammy Award singer Donna Summer [nee Gaines] (22) weds actor Helmuth Sommer
  • 1972 "The Addams Family" actor John Astin (42) weds actress Patty Duke (25)
  • 1977 Actress Julie Newmar (43) weds lawyer J. Holt Smith
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