On This Day in Film & TV for January 15

Events in Film & TV

  • 1919 Frank Wedekind's play "Die letzten Tage der Menschheit" premieres
  • 1948 "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre", film based on B. Traven's novel, directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart premieres
  • 1956 KWAB TV channel 4 in Big Spring, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 New York Yankees announce that 140 MLB games to be televised on WPIX TV this season in a deal worth over $1 million dollars
  • 1961 Berry Gordy signs The Supremes with Motown Records
  • 1962 Coco the Clown [Nicolai Poliakoff] is the subject of the BBC TV programme "This is Your Life"
  • 1967 Rolling Stones appear for the fifth time on the Ed Sullivan Show, reluctantly agree to alter lyrics of "Let's Spend The Night Together" [1] [2]
  • 1968 KDCD TV channel 18 in Midland, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1955 Film director Stanley Kubrick (26) weds theatrical designer Ruth Sobotka (29)
  • 2013 "Gomer Pyle" actor Jim Nabors (82) weds retired performer Stan Cadwallader (64) at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1893 Frances Anne "Fanny" Kemble, British Shakespearian actress (Juliet) and author, dies at 83
  • 1962 Kenneth MacKenna, American actor and director (Judgment at Nuremberg, Those We Love), dies of cancer at 62
  • 1964 (Weldon) "Jack" Teagarden, American jazz trombonist and vocalist ("Chances Are"; "Basin Street Blues"), dies from bronchial pneumonia at 58
  • 1968 John Davidson, American actor (Dick Tracy vs Crime Inc, Charlie Chan-Chinese Cat), dies at 80
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