On This Day in Film and Television

Events in Film & TV

  • 1954 "Seven Samurai", Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa, starring Toshiro Mifune, is released
  • 1967 KSPS TV channel 7 in Spokane, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1982 CBS radio begins youth oriented broadcast Radio Radio
  • 1984 President Reagan visits China
  • 1991 "Dinosaurs" premieres on ABC-TV
  • 1992 "Growing Pains" final episode on ABC TV
  • 1992 "Who's The Boss" final episode after 8 years on ABC TV
  • 1993 NBC announces Conan O'Brien to replace David Letterman
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1948 Actress Lana Turner marries 3rd husband Henry J. Topping, Jr
  • 1986 Actor/body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger weds newscaster Maria Shriver
  • 1994 "Mad About You" actress Leila Kenzel (33) weds Neil Monaco (34)
  • 2015 "The Vampire Diaries" actor Ian Somerhalder (36) weds Twilight actress Nikki Reed (26) in Malibu, California

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 1994 Actor Patrick Dempsey (28) divorces manager Rocky Parker after nearly 7 years of marriage
  • 2004 Model-actress Deborah Falconer (38) divorces actor Robert Downey Jr (39) due to irreconcilable differences after 12 years of marriage
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