On This Day in Film & TV for December 17

Events in Film & TV

  • 1902 Frank Wedekind's play "Der Erdgeist" premieres in Berlin
  • 1936 Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen & dummy Charlie McCarthy, appear on TV
  • 1947 WEWS TV channel 5 in Cleveland, Ohio (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 US Federal Communications Commission approves RCA's black & white-compatible color TV specifications
  • 1954 WEAU TV channel 13 in Eau Claire, WI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 Last episode of "The Nat King Cole Show" airs on NBC, cancelled due to lack of national sponsorship
  • 1964 "Goldfinger", 3rd James Bond film, starring Sean Connery and Honor Blackman premieres in London
  • 1965 1st concert event at Houston Astrodome: Judy Garland headlines, with The Supremes as opening act
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1978 Star Wars actor Mark Hamill (26) weds dental hygienist Marilou York (23) on a civil ceremony
  • 1986 American actor Harry Morgan (71) weds Barbara Bushman
  • 1994 Actress Heather Locklear (33) weds Bon Jovi lead guitarist Richie Sambora (35) at The American Cathedral in Paris, France; divorce in 2007

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2007 Actor Dermot Mulroney (44) divorces actress Catherine Keener (48) due to irreconcilable differences after 17 years of marriage

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