On This Day in Film & TV for August 16

Events in Film & TV

  • 1930 The first color sound cartoon "Fiddlesticks" by Ub Iwerks (ex Walt Disney studio) is released
  • 1953 KTAL TV channel 6 in Shreveport-Texarkana, LA (NBC) begins
  • 1962 Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best as Beatles' drummer, first official concert two days later
  • 1965 American Football League's 9th franchise is officially awarded to Joe Robbie and television star Danny Thomas; Miami Dolphins start play in AFL's Eastern Division in 1966
  • 1967 WFIQ TV channel 36 in Florence, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1969 WATL TV channel 36 in Atlanta, GA begins broadcasting
  • 1973 5th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Sheraton Hotel, Harbor Island
  • 1975 Singer Peter Gabriel announces his departure from the rock group Genesis
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1846 Italian "The Barber of Seville" opera composer Gioachino Rossini (54) marries 2nd wife, French model Olympe PĂ©lissier (47) in Paris, France
  • 1902 Filmmaker Cecil B DeMille (21) weds actress Constance Adams (28) in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1983 American singer-songwriter Paul Simon (41) weds American actress and writer Carrie Fisher (26); divorce in 1984

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 1968 Singer and actor Frank Sinatra and 3rd wife actress Mia Farrow divorce after 2 years of marriage

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