On This Day in Film & TV for April 14

Events in Film & TV

  • 1894 1st public showing of Thomas Edison's kinetoscope (moving pictures)
  • 1953 WHYN (now WGGB) TV channel 40 in Springfield-Holyoke, MA (ABC) begins
  • 1955 WBRZ TV channel 2 in Baton Rouge, LA (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 Ampex Corp demonstrates 1st commercial videotape recorder
  • 1959 KDIN TV channel 11 in Des Moines, IA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 Lee Adams and Charles Strouse's musical "Bye Bye Birdie", starring Dick Van Dyke, Chita Rivera, and Dick Gautier, opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC; runs for 607 performances
  • 1961 1st live television broadcast from Soviet Union
  • 1969 41st Academy Awards: "Oliver", Cliff Robertson & Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand win (1st ever tie for best actress)
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1956 Actress Vera Miles (25) weds actor Gordon Scott (29); divorce in 1954
  • 1958 Film director Stanley Kubrick (29) weds actress Christiane Harlan (25)
  • 1976 American singer and actress Doris Day (54) weds restaurateur Barry Comden; divorce in 1982

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 1994 Musician Billy Joel & supermodel Christie Brinkley announce plans to divorce

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