On This Day in Film & TV for April 30

Events in Film & TV

  • 1598 1st theater performance in America (Spanish comedy-Rio Grande)
  • 1695 William Congreve's Restoration comedy "Love for Love" premieres in London
  • 1938 The first televised FA Cup Final takes place between Huddersfield Town and Preston North End
  • 1939 NBC/RCA 1st public TV demo with FDR at opening of NY World's Fair
  • 1943 Noël Coward's play "This Happy Breed" premieres in London
  • 1945 "Arthur Godfrey Time" begins a 27 year run on CBS radio
  • 1952 Mr Potato Head is 1st toy advertised on television
  • 1969 WEDB TV channel 40 in Berlin, New Hampshire (PBS) begins broadcasting
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1988 Actor Tom Hanks (31) weds actress Rita Wilson (31)
  • 1989 Actor and comedian Robin Williams (37) weds nanny Marsha Garces at a private ceremony in Lake Tahoe, California
  • 1990 Game show host Alex Trebek (49) weds real-estate mogul Jean Currivan (27) at the Regency Club in Los Angeles

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