On This Day in Film & TV for August 22

Events in Film & TV

  • 1932 BBC begins experimental regular TV broadcasts
  • 1945 Noël Coward's revue "Sigh no More" premieres in London
  • 1954 15th Venice Film Festival: "Romeo and Juliet" directed by Renato Castellani wins Golden Lion
  • 1954 WPTV TV channel 5 in Palm Beach, FL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1969 The Beatles last official group photo session, at John & Yoko's home 'Tittenhurst Park', near Ascot
  • 1986 "Stand By Me" film based on the novella by Stephen King, directed by Rob Reiner and starring Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, and Jerry O'Connell is released
  • 1988 NBC premieres "Later" with Bob Costas (1st guest Linda Ellerbee)
  • 2018 Forbes say George Clooney made more money in a single year ($239 million) than any actor ever ($239m), due to sale of alcohol company, followed by Dwayne Johnson ($124m)
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 2003 Film director Leni Riefenstahl (101) weds cinematographer Horst Kettner (59)
  • 2009 Actress and model Milla Jovovich (36) weds film director Paul W. S. Anderson (47) in Beverly Hills, California

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 1927 Actor Charlie Chaplin divorces his 2nd wife Lita Grey after 3 years of marriage in the largest divorce settlement at the time (US$600,000, plus trusts for children)
  • 2011 Actress Melissa Gilbert (47) divorces actor Bruce Boxleitner (61) due to irreconcilable differences after 16 long years of marriage
  • 2012 "General Hospital" actress Vanessa Marcil (39) divorces actor Carmine Giovinazzo (44) due to irreconcilable differences after 2 years of marriage

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1944 Raymond Aimos, actor (Golem, Mayerling, La Bandera), dies at 55
  • 1960 Eduard Pütsep, Estonian wrestler (b. 1898)
  • 1965 Henriette de Vreker-Verschuur, Dtch Flemish actress (Revolt in Mental Home), dies
  • 1973 Louise Huff, American actress (Sea Waif, Caprice, Disraeli), dies at 77
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