On This Day in Film & TV for April 16

Events in Film & TV

  • 1787 1st American comedy, "The Contrast," makes its debut in NYC
  • 1932 Short film "The Music Box" released in the US, starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy (1932 Academy Award Best Live Action Short Film)
  • 1953 WAND TV channel 17 in Decatur, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 KVAL TV channel 13 in Eugene, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 5th National Film Awards (India): "Do Aankhen Barah Haath" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1962 Walter Cronkite begins anchoring CBS Evening News
  • 1978 NBC's premiere of miniseries "Holocaust"
  • 1990 August Wilson's play "The Piano Lesson", starring Charles S. Dutton, opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 320 performances
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1966 Actor and comedian Michael Palin (22) weds Helen Gibbins
  • 1994 American singer and piano player Harry Connick, Jr. (26) weds American model Jill Goodacre (30) at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1994 British actor Dudley Moore (58) weds actress Nicole Rothschild; divorced in 1998

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