On This Day in Film & TV for April 3

Events in Film & TV

  • 1930 2nd Academy Awards: "The Broadway Melody", Warner Baxter & Mary Pickford win. First time Academy Awards are broadcast on the radio.
  • 1949 KQW-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KCBS
  • 1949 WLWS (now WCMH) TV channel 4 in Columbus, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 American magazine "TV Guide" publishes 1st issue; cover features photo of Lucille Ball's new born baby boy, Desiderio Alberto Arnaz IV (later professionally known as Desi Arnaz, Jr.)
  • 1958 Abe Burrows, Richard and Marian Bissell's comedy "Say, Darling" opens at ANTA Theater, NYC; runs for 332 performances
  • 1961 Jacques Offenbach and Yip Harburg's musical "The Happiest Girl in the World", starring Cyril Ritchard and Justine Rule, opens at Martin Beck Theatre, NYC; runs for 97 performances
  • 1967 WNYE TV channel 25 in Brooklyn, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 "Planet of the Apes", starring Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowell premiers nationally in the United States
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1951 Actress and singer Doris Day (29) marries producer Martin Melcher (35) in Burbank, California
  • 1995 Canadian actress Neve Campbell (21) weds Canadian bartender and actor Jeff Colt; divorce in 1998

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1943 Conrad Veidt, German actor (Casablanca, Cabinet of Dr Calgary), dies from a heart attack at 50
  • 1957 Edward "Ned" Sparks, Canadian actor (42nd Street, Imitation of Life), dies from intestinal obstruction at 73
  • 1969 Rex Evans, British actor (Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman; Zara; Matchmaker), dies after surgery at 65
  • 1975 Mary Ure, Scottish actress (Sons & Lovers; Where Eagles Dare), dies at 42
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