On This Day in Film & TV for August 30

Events in Film & TV

  • 1949 WTVN (now WSYX) TV channel 6 in Columbus, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1966 American medical drama series "Dr. Kildare", starring Richard Chamberlain and Raymond Massey, ends a five season run on NBC-TV
  • 1971 WNPI TV channel 18 in Norwood, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1976 Tom Brokaw starts as news anchor of NBC's "The Today Show"
  • 1983 Elizabeth R. Zakarian (Devon Pierce), 17 of NY, crowned 1st Miss Teen USA
  • 1983 Philadelphia TV station WKBS-TV (channel 48) ends broadcasting after surrendering its license to the FCC, the first do so in at least 10 years. Parent company Field Enterprises Inc. was unable to find a buyer. [1]
  • 1986 43rd Venice Film Festival: "Le rayon vert" directed by Eric Rohmer wins Golden Lion
  • 1993 "Late Show with David Letterman" debuts on CBS, from the Ed Sullivan Theater in NYC; Bill Murray is his first guest, Billy Joel performs
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1940 CBS news correspondent Mike Wallace (22) weds Norma Kaphan in Brookline, Massachusetts
  • 1989 Roman Polanski marries actress Emmanuelle Seigner
  • 2008 "The Sopranos" actor James Gandolfini (46) weds former model Deborah Lin (40) at Central Union Church in Honolulu, Hawaii

Divorces in Film & TV

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