On This Day in Film & TV for April 6

Events in Film & TV

  • 1889 George Eastman begins selling his Kodak flexible rolled film for the first time
  • 1906 World's 1st animated cartoon is released, "humorous phases of Funny Faces" by J. Stuart Blackton
  • 1931 "A Connecticut Yankee" film based on novel by Mark Twain, directed by David Butler, starring Will Rogers is released
  • 1931 1st broadcast of "Little Orphan Annie" on NBC-radio
  • 1959 31st Academy Awards: "Gigi", Susan Hayward & David Niven win
  • 1976 1st quadrophonic movie track: "Ladies & Gentlemen The Rolling Stones"
  • 1986 CBS' fact based "Nobody's Child", story of Marie Balter
  • 1987 Los Angeles Dodger's GM Al Campanis appears on TV program ABC News: Nightline saying Blacks may not be equipped to be in baseball management, sparking a racial controversy
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1963 Actress Anita Ekberg (31) weds actor Rik Van Nutter (33) in Lugano, Switzerland
  • 1979 British singer Rod Stewart (34) weds American model and actress Alana Collins(33); divorce in 1984
  • 1997 Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan (71) weds NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell (50) at Little Washington in Washington, Virginia

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2012 Actress and model Heidi Klum (39) divorces British soul and R&B singer-songwriter Seal (49) due to irreconcilable differences after almost seven years of marriage

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