On This Day in Film & TV for December 19

Events in Film & TV

  • 1946 Noël Coward's musical "Pacific 1860" premieres in London
  • 1949 WJW TV channel 8 in Cleveland, Ohio (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 KFYR TV channel 5 in Bismarck, ND (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 Meredith Willson's musical "The Music Man", starring Robert Preston and Barbara Cook, opens at Majestic Theater, NYC; runs for 1375 performances, wins 5 Tony and a Grammy Award
  • 1960 Frank Sinatra's 1st session with Reprise Records ("Ring-A-Ding-Ding")
  • 1964 "Gertrud", Danish film directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, starring Nina Pens Rode, Bendt Rothe and Ebbe Rode, is released in France
  • 1968 WCWB (now WMGT) TV channel 41 in Macon, GA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 CBS airs "Homecoming A Christmas Story," (introducing the Waltons)
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1998 American actress Vivica A. Fox (34) weds American singer Christopher Harvest at the Park Plaza in Los Angeles, California; divorce in 2002
  • 2009 American pop singer, musician, and actor Kevin Jonas (22) weds Danielle Deleasa (23) at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York

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