On This Day in Film & TV for April 23

Events in Film & TV

  • 1896 Vitascope system of movie projection 1st shown at Koster & Bial's Music Hall, New York City
  • 1931 US gangster film "The Public Enemy" starring James Cagney and Jean Harlow premieres
  • 1948 KSTP TV channel 5 in St Paul-Minneapolis, MN (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1953 "Shane", directed by George Stevens and based on the 1949 novel by Jack Schaefer, starring Alan Ladd and Jean Arthur premieres
  • 1953 KTAR (now KPNX) TV channel 12 in Phoenix, AZ (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WCOV TV channel 20 in Montgomery, AL (IND/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1961 Singer Judy Garland appears in concert at Carnegie Hall, NYC; event is recorded for a double live album, wins Grammy Award for Album of the Year (the first such win by a female artist)
  • 1964 James Baldwin's stage drama "Blues for Mister Charlie", directed by Burgess Meredith, opens at the ANTA Playhouse, NYC; runs for 148 performances
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1925 Film producer Samuel Goldwyn (42) weds actress Frances Howard (21)
  • 2006 "Rascal Flatts" guitarist Joe Don Rooney (30) weds Playboy's 2005 Playmate of The Year Tiffany Fallon (31) in an intimate ceremony held on the beach at San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
  • 2022 Actors Ewan McGregor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead marry in Los Angeles

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1827 Johanna Cornelia Wattier-Ziesenis, Dutch actress (Phaedra, Lady Macbeth), dies at 65
  • 1957 William Orlamond, Danish actor (Flesh and the Devil, The Wind), dies at 89
  • 1965 Josephina J "Fien" de la Mar, Dutch actress (Pygmalion), dies at 67
  • 1969 Krzysztof Komeda, Polish jazz pianist and film composer (Rosemary's Baby), dies of head injuries as the result of a fall at 37
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