On This Day in Film & TV for December 30

Events in Film & TV

  • 1936 Beginning of the "feud" between comedians Fred Allen and Jack Benny on Allen's "Town Hall Tonight" show
  • 1939 "Of Mice and Men", starring Burgess Meredith as George, Lon Chaney Jr. as Lennie, is released
  • 1953 The first ever NTSC color television sets go on sale for about USD at $1,175 each from RCA.
  • 1963 "Let's Make A Deal," debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1968 Frank Sinatra first records "My Way" with lyrics were written by Paul Anka and based on the French song "Comme d'habitude"
  • 1980 "Wonderful World of Disney" last performance on NBC-TV
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1975 Director Martin Scorsese (33) weds teacher and author Julia Cameron (27) in Libertyville, Illinois
  • 1984 Professional wrestling manager Miss Elizabeth (Hulette) & wrestler Macho Man Randy Savage (Poffo) wed
  • 1996 "The Last Emperor" Chinese actress Vivian Wu (30) weds producer-director Oscar Costo (43) in Shanghai, China

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 1955 Actor Gregory Peck (39) divorces real estate broker Greta Kukkonen (44) after 13 years of marriage

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