On This Day in Film & TV for August 2

Events in Film & TV

  • 1953 KCPQ TV channel 13 in Tacoma-Seattle, WA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 "In the Heat of the Night" directed by Norman Jewison, based on John Ball's novel of the same name, starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger premieres in New York (Academy Awards Best Picture 1968)
  • 1973 "American Graffiti", directed by George Lucas and starring Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard premieres at the Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland
  • 1982 Roger Ebert's "Movie News" premieres on ABC FM network
  • 1990 23rd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Holiday Inn
  • 1993 NYC radio (WFAN) personality Don Imus' lung collapses
  • 1993 Shamrock Broadcasting, a Disney company, officially takes ownership of Cleveland's WMMS-FM/100.7 & WHK-AM/1420
  • 1994 NY Supreme Court refuses Howard Stern's non financial disclosure
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1982 "Dangerous Liaisons" actor John Malkovich (28) weds film and stage actress Glenne Headly (27)
  • 1997 "Frasier" actor-comedian Kelsey Grammer (43) weds Playboy model Camille Donatacci (29) at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1920 Ormer Locklear, American movie stunt pilot (The Great Air Robbery), dies at 28
  • 1929 Mae Costello [Altschuk], American actress (The Joys of a Jealous Wife), dies of heart disease at 47
  • 1933 Arthur Collins, American baritone vocalist, known as 'King of the Ragtime Singers' (Peerless Quartet), and comedian, dies at 69
  • 1964 Jack Kirkwood, Scottish actor (Fibber McGee & Molly), dies at 69
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