On This Day in Film & TV for August 15

Events in Film & TV

  • 1918 Longest work of animation then produced - "The Sinking of Lusitania" by Winsor McCay
  • 1939 "The Wizard of Oz", American musical fantasy film adaptation of L. Frank Baum's book, premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood; directed by Victor Fleming and King Vidor with cast featuring Judy Garland (Dorothy), Ray Bolger (Scarecrow), Jack Haley (Tin Man), Bert Lahr (Cowardly Lion), Frank Morgan (Wizard), Billie Burke (Glinda), and Margaret Hamilton (Wicked Witch); songs by Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg
  • 1949 WOTV TV channel 8 in Grand Rapids, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 WCHS TV channel 8 in Charleston-Huntington, WV (ABC) begins
  • 1955 WXEX TV channel 8 in Richmond-Petersburg, VA (ABC) begins
  • 1965 Beatles play to their largest crowd of over 55,000 at Shea Stadium, New York City; among those in attending were future wives Barbara Bach and Linda Eastman [1] [2]
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1992 Actress Susan Anton marries actor Jeff Lester
  • 2009 Actor Joseph Fiennes (39) weds model María Dolores Diéguez in Tuscany, Italy
  • 2009 Charmed actress Alyssa Milano (39) weds CAA agent David Bugliari in Bernardsville, New Jersey

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