On This Day in Film & TV for April 9

Events in Film & TV

  • 1954 7th Cannes Film Festival: "Gate of Hell" directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • 1954 WECT TV channel 6 in Wilmington, NC (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 34th Academy Awards: "West Side Story" (Best Picture, Director, and 8 more), Sophia Loren (Two Women) & Maximilian Schell (Judgement At Nuremberg) win
  • 1967 Shortwave broadcaster Radio NY Worldwide's transmitter burns down
  • 1971 Ringo Starr releases single "It Don't Come Easy" in the UK
  • 1973 "Paper Moon" film starring Ryan O'Neal and his daughter, Tatum O'Neal, directed by Peter Bogdanovich premieres in Hollywood, California; Tatum O'Neal becomes youngest (age 10) Academy Award winner (Supporting Actress)
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1966 Italian actress Sophia Loren (31) remarries Italian film producer Carlo Ponti (65) in Paris, France
  • 2022 Heiress and actress Nicola Peltz (27) marries photographer Brooklyn Beckham (23) in Palm Beach, Florida
  • 2022 WWE star Alexa Bliss marries singer Ryan Cabrera in Palm Desert, California

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2012 Salsa artist Marc Anthony (42) files for divorce from pop star and actress Jennifer Lopez (43) due to irreconcilable differences after 7 years of marriage; finalized in 2014

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