On This Day in Film & TV for August 31

Events in Film & TV

  • 1897 Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope [kinetographic camera], a device which produces moving pictures
  • 1941 Great Gildersleeve, a spin-off of Fibber McGee & Molly debuts on NBC
  • 1946 Foghorn Leghorn, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Robert McKimson and Warren Foster, (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Walky Talky Hawky"
  • 1953 KRBC TV channel 9 in Abilene, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WKBG (now WLVI) TV channel 56 in Cambridge-Boston, MA (IND) begins
  • 1954 WMTW TV channel 8 in Portland-Poland Spring, ME (ABC) begins
  • 1955 KTRE TV channel 9 begins broadcasting in Lufkin, Texas (ABC/NBC affiliate)
  • 1966 "The Battle of Algiers", directed by Gillo Pontecorvo, starring Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef, premieres at the Vienna International Film Festival
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1940 "Wuthering Heights" actor Laurence Olivier (33) weds "Gone With The Wind" actress Vivien Leigh (26)
  • 2010 Actress Leelee Sobieski (27) weds fashion designer Adam Kimmel in Italy
  • 2014 American model and TV host Jenny McCarthy (41) weds American singer and actor Donnie Wahlberg (45) at the Hotel Baker in St. Charles, Illinois

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