On This Day in Film & TV for December 28

Events in Film & TV

  • 1895 Filmmakers the Lumiere brothers, hold the first commercial film screening at Salon Indien du Grand Café, Paris
  • 1927 Arthur Honegger's opera "Antigone" premieres with a libretto by Jean Cocteau, sets by Pablo Picasso and costumes by Coco Chanel at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels
  • 1934 Film "Bright Eyes" premieres starring Shirley Temple and featuring the song "On the Good Ship Lollipop"
  • 1949 20th Century Fox announces it will produce TV programs
  • 1953 WLBT TV channel 3 in Jackson, MS (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 KEPR TV channel 19 in Pasco-Kennewick-Richl, WA (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1956 Miss Frances [Horwich], last Ding Dong School on NBC-TV
  • 1957 CBS states it won't broadcast baseball where minor league games are on
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1950 Author John Steinbeck (48) weds actress Elaine Anderson (36)
  • 1956 Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (23) weds actor Gig Young (43)
  • 1957 "Rebel Without A Cause" actress Natalie Wood (19) weds American actor Robert Wagner (27) at Scottsdale United Methodist Church in Scottsdale, Arizona; divorce in 1962;, and remarry in 1972

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 1942 American actress Janet Leigh (15) granted annulment of 4 month marriage to childhood sweetheart John Kenneth Carlisle (18)
  • 2010 Film and record company executive Justin Siegel (23) divorces actress-singer Emmy Rossum due to irreconcilable differences after a year-and-a-half of marriage

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