On This Day

1926 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • May 20 Thomas Edison says Americans prefer silent movies over talkies
  • Aug 6 "Don Juan" starring John Barrymore is released by Warner Bros, the 1st feature-length film to utilize the Vitaphone sound-on-disc sound system with a synchronized musical score and sound effects
  • Aug 18 Weather map televised for 1st time
  • Oct 7 Actress Theo Mann-Master resigns from stage
  • Oct 9 NBC (National Broadcasting Corporation) forms
  • Nov 15 1st formal radio network, RCA takes over AT&T 25 station Network (NBC)
  • Nov 23 Noël Coward's "This Was a Man" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 10 1st radio broadcast in the Sprinfield area (WCBS)

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Jan 17 Comedian George Burns marries comedienne Gracie Allen
  • Aug 13 Comedian Stan Laurel (36) marries 1st wife actress Lois Neilson (30)
  • Sep 29 Canadian-American actress Norma Shearer weds film producer Irving Thalberg

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