On This Day in Film & TV for February 11

Events in Film & TV

  • 1922 "April Showers" by Al Jolson hits #1
  • 1938 Steve Casey beats Lou Thesz in Boston, to win National Boxing Association world heavyweight title
  • 1938 World's first science fiction TV program - a broadcast of the play R.U.R. by Karel ńĆapek
  • 1954 6th Emmy Awards: I Love Lucy, Donald O'Connor & Eve Arden win
  • 1957 KUMV TV channel 8 in Williston, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 BBC pioneering series "Your Life in Their Hands" first broadcast presented by Dr. Charles Fletcher, 1st major TV series to deal with medicine
  • 1958 WTVC TV channel 9 in Chattanooga, TN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 Jack Paar walks off his TV show
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1965 Beatle drummer Ringo Starr (25) weds British hairdresser Maureen Cox (18) at the Caxton Hall Register Office, London; divorce in 1975
  • 1972 Playwright Tom Stoppard (34) weds doctor and author Miriam Moore-Robinson (34)
  • 1995 Tennis star Yannick Noah (34) weds Victoria's Secret model Heather Stewart-Whyte (25) in France

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