On This Day in Film & TV for February 6

Events in Film & TV

  • 1921 Charlie Chaplin releases his first full-length feature - "The Kid", a silent film starring Charlie Chaplin & Jackie Coogan
  • 1943 Singer Frank Sinatra debuts on radio's "Your Hit Parade"
  • 1948 KNXT (now KCBS) TV channel 2 in Los Angeles, CA (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1951 Radio commentator Paul Harvey arrested for trying to sneak into Argonne National Laboratory, a nuclear test site located 20 miles (32 km) west of Chicago
  • 1961 KOAP TV channel 10 in Portland, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 WCIU TV channel 26 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 KESD TV channel 8 in Brookings, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1972 29th Golden Globes: "The French Connection", Gene Hackman, & Jane Fonda win
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1995 "The Beach Boys" leader and chief songwriter Brian Wilson (52) weds former model and car saleswoman Melinda Ledbetter (47) at Palos Verdes Peninsula in Los Angeles County, California
  • 2009 "The L Word" actress Sarah Shahi (29) weds actor Steve Howey (31) in Las Vegas, Nevada

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2007 "Married ... With Children" actor David Faustino (32) divorces actress Andrea Elmer Faustino (31) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1955 Rosey Rowswell, American MLB broadcaster (Pittsburgh Prates 1936-54), dies from uremic poisoning at 71
  • 1965 Jack Wagner, American actor (The Razor's Edge, Under Two Flags, Jive Junction), dies from a heart attack at 68
  • 1966 Narcisa de León, Filipino film mogul, dies at 88
  • 1967 Martine Carol [Maryse Mopurer], French actress (Lola Montèsm, Trente et quarante), dies of a heart attack at 46
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