On This Day in Film & TV for April 29

Events in Film & TV

  • 1912 Frank Wedekind's play "Tod und Teufel" premieres in Berlin
  • 1932 1st broadcast of "One Man's Family" on NBC radio, longest-running dramatic serial on US radio (ends 1959)
  • 1940 1st radio broadcast of "Young Dr Malone" on CBS
  • 1943 Noël Coward's comic play "Present Laughter" premieres in London
  • 1945 Conscientious objector Desmond Doss saves approximately 75 wounded soldiers in the Battle of Okinawa at Hacksaw Ridge. Later depicted in the Oscar-winning film "Hacksaw Ridge".
  • 1953 6th Cannes Film Festival: "The Wages of Fear" directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • 1953 The first U.S. experimental 3D-TV broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV
  • 1956 WLUC TV channel 6 in Marquette, MI (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1950 American actor Sidney Poitier (23) weds model Juanita Hardy; divorce in 1965
  • 1988 American "60 Minutes" broadcast journalist Diane Sawyer (42) weds German-American director Mike Nichols (56)
  • 1988 Burt Reynolds and Loni Anderson marry

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