On This Day in Film & TV for April 7

Events in Film & TV

  • 1927 First long distance television transmission: An image of Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover sent from Washington, D.C. to NYC by AT&T
  • 1954 WALB TV channel 10 in Albany, GA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray's musical "High Spirits", based on Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit", opens at Alvin Theater, NYC; runs for 375 performances
  • 1970 42nd Academy Awards: "Midnight Cowboy" - Best Picture, John Wayne (True Grit), and Maggie Smith (The Prime of Miss Jane Brody) win
  • 1971 WCJB TV channel 20 in Gainesville, FL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting 3-judge US Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 1986 WrestleMania II at 3 locations: Hulk Hogan beats King Kong Bundy; Mr. T beats Roddy Piper in a boxing match
  • 1987 Al Campanis, Dodger executive for more than 40 years, resigns, after making racial remarks on "Nightline"
  • 2003 37th CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards: Toby Keith & Martina McBride win
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1977 American real estate tycoon Donald Trump (30) weds Czech fashion model Ivana Zelníčková (28) (his 1st marriage, her 2nd)at Marble Collegiate Church, NYC; we dding officiated by Norman Vincent Peale; divorce 1992
  • 2003 Academy Award "Gladiator" actor Russell Crowe (39) weds singer Danielle Spencer (32) at his 560-acre cattle farm in Nana Glen, New South Wales, Australia
  • 2007 "Scrubs" actor John C. McGinley (47) weds yoga instructor Nichole Kessler at their home in Malibu

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