On This Day in Film & TV for December 23

Events in Film & TV

  • 1911 Frank Wedekind's play "Oaha, die Satire der Satire" premieres in Munich
  • 1924 German silent film classic "The Last Laugh" directed by F. W. Murnau and starring Emil Jannings is released
  • 1928 NBC sets up a permanent, coast-to-coast radio network
  • 1930 Bette Davis arrives in Hollywood under contract to Universal Studios
  • 1938 Margaret Hamilton's costume catches fire while filming "The Wizard of Oz"
  • 1951 National Football League Championship, LA Memorial Coliseum: Los Angeles Rams beat Cleveland Browns, 24-17; first coast-to-coast televised NFL title game
  • 1961 KICU TV channel 43 in Visalia-Fresno, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1966 Britain's rock TV show "Ready Steady Go" last program
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1961 Actor Martin Sheen (21) weds Janet Templeton
  • 1997 Woody Allen, 62 weds Soon-Yi Previn 27, adopted daughter of Mia Farrow
  • 2004 CBS executive Les Moonves (55) weds CBS' "Early Show" co-host Julie Chen (34) on a private estate in Acapulco

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