On This Day in Film & TV for December 15

Events in Film & TV

  • 1939 "Gone With The Wind", drama film directed by Victor Fleming and starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, premieres in Atlanta (Best Picture 1940, inflation not adjusted highest-grossing film of all time)
  • 1952 KHON TV channel 2 in Honolulu, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WJHG TV channel 7 in Panama City, FL (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 KGW TV channel 8 in Portland, OR (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 WRAL TV channel 5 in Raleigh-Durham, NC (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1961 Equal access rule, political parties get TV broadcasting time
  • 1962 Vaughn Meader's "1st Family" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 12 weeks
  • 1973 Pirates of Caribbean ride opens at Disneyland
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1933 American actor Gary Cooper (32) weds American actress Veronica Balfe (20) at her mother's home on Park Avenue, New York City
  • 1984 Academy Award-winning actress Sally Field weds second husband Alan Greisman
  • 1984 Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John marries 1st husband actor Matt Lattanzi

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 1942 Actress Mary Astor (36) divorces film editor Manuel del Campo (29) after more than 4 years of marriage
  • 2008 Pop singer Madonna (50) divorces film director Guy Ritchie (40) due to unreasonable behavior after almost 8 years of marriage
  • 2010 Nip/Tuck actor Dylan Walsh (47) divorces actress Joana Going (47) due to irreconcilable differences after 6 years of marriage

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