On This Day in Film & TV for August 12

Events in Film & TV

  • 1927 "Wings", one of only two silent films - the other being The Artist in 2011 - to win an Oscar for best picture, opens starring Clara Bow (Outstanding Picture 1929)
  • 1955 WPBT TV channel 2 in Miami, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 KOTI TV channel 2 in Klamath Falls, OR (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1972 Revival of Stephen Sondheim's musical-comedy "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum", starring Phil Silvers, closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, NYC, after 156 performances
  • 1980 Warner Bros, Records releases "One-Trick Pony", the fifth solo studio album by American singer-songwriter Paul Simon; it features the song "Late in the Evening" and was accompanied by a dramatic film of the same name, written by and starring Simon
  • 1988 Movie "Last Temptation of Christ" is released
  • 1999 Shakira records her first live album in New York City, titled "MTV Unplugged"
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1941 "I Love Lucy" actress Vivan Vance (32) weds actor Philip Ober (39)
  • 1949 Multi-Tony award-winning actress Angela Lansbury (23) weds actor and producer Peter Shaw (31) at St. Columba's Presbyterian Church of Scotland in London, England
  • 1956 Canadian "Star Trek" actor William Shatner (25) weds Gloria Rand; divorce in 1969

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2011 Rock singer John Mellencamp (59) divorces model Elaine Irwin (41) after 18 years of marriage

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