On This Day in Film & TV for December 31

Events in Film & TV

  • 1923 BBC begins using Big Ben chime ID
  • 1943 NYC's Times Square greets Frank Sinatra at Paramount Theater
  • 1953 WFBC (now WYFF) TV channel 4 in G'ville-Spartanburg, SC (NBC) begins
  • 1962 "Match Game" debuts on NBC with host Gene Rayburn
  • 1963 Dear Abby show premieres on CBS radio (runs 11 years)
  • 1971 KAID TV channel 4 in Boise, ID (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1981 CNN Headline News debuts
  • 1982 CBS Mystery Theater final episode on radio after 8 years
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1940 Actress Bette Davis (32) weds New England innkeeper Arthur Farnsworth at 15,000-acre ranch in Lake Montezuma, Arizona
  • 1955 Actor Gregory Peck (39) weds philanthropist Veronique Passani (23)
  • 1989 Actress Annabella Sciorra (Jungle Fever) weds Joe Petruzzi

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