On This Day in Film & TV for December 25

Events in Film & TV

  • 1954 WSFA TV channel 12 in Montgomery, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 Richard Starkey (later better known as Ringo Starr) receives his first drum set
  • 1962 "To Kill a Mockingbird", a film adaptation of the novel by Harper Lee, directed by Robert Mulligan and starring Gregory Peck, is released (Gregory Peck - Best Actor Academy Awards 1963)
  • 1963 Walt Disney's "The Sword in the Stone" is released
  • 1964 George Harrison's girlfriend Pattie Boyd attacked by female Beatle fans
  • 1967 Beatle Paul McCartney and British actress Jane Asher get engaged; engagement publicly broken six months later
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1949 British actor Cary Grant (45) weds actress Betsy Drake (26)
  • 1997 Actress Rue McClanahan (64) weds actor-producer Morrow Wilson (58) at Manhattan's Waldorf-Astoria
  • 1999 Comedian Jerry Seinfeld (45) marries PR executive Jessica Sklar (28)

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 1945 Actor John Wayne (38) divorces Josephine Saenz (37) after 12 years of marriage

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