On This Day in Film & TV for February 20

Events in Film & TV

  • 1956 WOSU TV channel 34 in Columbus, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 Adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky's "The Brothers Karamazov", starring Yul Brynner and featuring William Shatner's film debut, premieres at Radio City Music Hall, NYC
  • 1971 National Emergency Center erroneously orders US radio & TV stations to go off the air. Mistake wasn't resolved for 30 minutes
  • 1978 4th People's Choice Awards: John Wayne and Barbra Streisand (Motion Picture), and James Garner and Mary Tyler Moore (TV) win
  • 1978 Bob Backland beats "Superstar" Billy Graham in NYC, to become WWF wrestling champion
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1968 Comedian John Cleese (Monty Python) marries actress Connie Booth
  • 1980 Actress Susan Dey (LA Law) weds producer Bernard Sofronski
  • 1998 The warrior monk "Kung Fu" actor David Carradine (61) weds actress Marina Benjamin (45) on the Laramie Street on the back lot of Warner Bros. Studio

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 1974 American singer and actress Cher (27) files for separation from husband singer-songwriter Sonny Bono (38)
  • 2007 "Baywatch" actress Carmen Electra (34) divorces rocker Dave Navarro (39) due to irreconcilable differences after less than three years of marriage

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1803 Marie Dumesnil, French actress (IphigĂ©nie en Aulide), dies at 90
  • 1936 Max Schreck, German actor (Nosferatu - "Count Orlok"), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • 1958 Thurston Hall, American actor (Roaming Lady; In Society), dies at 75
  • 1962 Halliwell Hobbes, British actor (Gaslight, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), dies at 84
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